Guest Accommodations at City Center

The main building at City Center offers several charming guest rooms for short-term stays. This is a convenient and economical way to stay in the city while experiencing the peace and quiet of life in a Zen Buddhist temple.

Building Description

The main building at City Center, located at 300 Page at Laguna, offers charming guest rooms for short-term stays. This is a convenient and economical way to stay in the city while experiencing life in a Zen Buddhist temple and enjoying the serene elegance of a building designed by Julia Morgan.

Rates are per night and include breakfast with the resident community. Delicious vegetarian meals are available for lunch and dinner by donation; lunch is offered Monday – Saturday and dinner Monday – Friday. Bathrooms are shared with resident Zen practitioners, except for Rooms 1 and 48, which have private bathrooms. A wake-up bell is rung at 5:00 am. All guests are welcome, but not required, to join the daily meditation schedule and other activities.

All guest rooms are on the third floor except for Room 1. Reservations of a week or more are given a discount of 10%.


Room 1Room Descriptions

Small Room, Shared Bath, With a Double Bed.

  • Weekdays (Mon – Thur): Single $125. Double $150.
  • Weekends (Fri – Sun): Single $135. Double $160.

Large Room, Shared Bath, With a Queen-sized Bed and the Option of Adding a Futon.

  • Weekdays (Mon – Thur): Single $145. Double $170.
  • Weekends (Fri – Sun): Single $160. Double $185.

City Center Guest RoomLarge Room, Private Bath

  • Room 1, is ADA accessible, has a queen-sized bed, a writing desk, and a private bathroom with tub and shower.
    • Weekdays (Mon – Thur): Single $165. Double $190.
    • Weekends (Fri – Sun): Single $180. Double $205.

Large Room, Private Bath, and Kitchenette

  • Room 48 is a large, quiet room overlooking the courtyard on the third floor, with a queen-sized bed, private bathroom with tub and shower, and kitchenette. 
  • Weekdays (Mon – Thur): Single $185. Double $210.
  • Weekends (Fri – Sun): Single $200. Double $225

You can view the available rooms and book online by clicking the buttons below. Once a reservation is made, we will review and process your deposit payment within one business day and send you a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please call us at 888.743.9362 or 415.475.9362 or email the reservations coordinator at rezoffice@sfzc.org.

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Policies and Other Information

Other Meals: Delicious vegetarian meals are available for lunch and dinner by donation; lunch is offered Monday – Saturday and dinner Monday – Friday.

Check-In and Check-Out: Guest check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is 11:00 am. Since this is a Zen temple, monks, residents, and staff keep a strict schedule. Those who need to check in later than 9:00 pm, please indicate this at the time of reservations so someone is available to answer the door pass on keys. Once guests have received their keys, there are no restrictions about when they can come and go.

Bathrooms: Shared with resident Zen practitioners, except for Room 1 and Room 48, which has a private bathroom.

Wake-Up: A wake-up bell is rung at 5:00 am. All guests are welcome, but not required, to join the daily meditation schedule and other activities.

Discount: For bookings of a week or more, we offer a discount of 10%.

Cancellation Policy: Reservations cancelled within two days of arrival will be charged for the first night's stay. All other cancellations will incur a $35 fee.