We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Land of Medicine Buddha

  • Free Parking
Save
Enter dates to see best deals
Check In Check Out
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
More options
View Deals
We check up to 200+ sites for the lowest hotel prices
1 room 2 adults 0 children
View Deals
Close 
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 27: English reviews
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 14 January 2017

The road leading up to it is a narrow one lane. Drive with caution. There is ample parking by the bookstore. Dogs are allowed on the trails on leash. Beautiful two mile trail with some elevations and another six mile option. Worth a visit. We hiked with elementary school age kids and it was not difficult. It is a retreat...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JeriLG
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The road leading up to the temple is only one lane. Drive with caution. Parking is available after you go into the gate and make a right at the sign. Restroom is available by the dining hall. Oh. Did I mention dress comfortably and like you are going hiking because you will be walking uphill to get to the shrine....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Shirley C
Ventura, CA
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I hiked on the property -- they are open to the public Sundays after 12 Noon (Closed Saturdays!) for hiking. It is a beautiful, magical, serene property. The hike is a 6.5 mile loop that took me a little over 2.5 hrs. Would rate as moderate - very easy terrain but a few steep hills. Highly recommend this for a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank KrisPena
North Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Simple rooms with healthy tasty food. The surrounding area is great for hiking located in the serene redwoods of Santa Cruz. •pool •WiFi in certain areas; respect those who live here and try to not be on devices near holy areas •laundry service •meditation classes •tea/coffee/fruit/filtered water available to those that stay on premises 24/7

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nerual
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed at LMB as part of a Road Scholar retreat for women. Overall, I found LMB deserved high ratings. As advertised rooms are simple, clean and the bed was very comfortable. The bathroom was very small and didn't have a towel rack. The food was excellent ! The grounds were beautiful and peaceful. My stay would have been better...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank PleasureTraveler510
Chatham, NY
Reviewed 5 April 2016

The first adjective that comes to mind is 'serene'. The only sounds are the occasional ringing of the prayer bells or gong. This year, my niece accompanied my friend and me on a hike. Hills involved, both up and down, but frequent benches often with a quotation or tenet of Buddhism. Learn, discover, and exercise at your own rate, all...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CLCoronios
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 14 October 2015

Wonderful hike, with great trails and places for meditation just off the trails, or at the temples along the way. The Enchanted Forest is also super peaceful. We toured it while a young girl was doing laps to raise funds; look her up!

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank iamnyc
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I participated in a yoga meditation retreat here. The rooms were spartan, but comfortable and clean, and the food was vegetarian, very tasty and a well-described to fit any dietary concerns. The grounds were inspirational and the whole weekend was very relaxing and restorative. This is a great place for a retreat, but don't expect to check in with anyone...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sjconbi
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem. No frills, but lovely place to stay. The facility was clean and the breakfast was good and filling. Surrounded by forest with easy access to incredible hiking trails. Meditate, hike, relax!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank yuribluerose
Capitola, California
Reviewed 7 July 2015

You don't have to spend the night to enjoy the ambiance of this tranquil 100 acres of meadows and dense forest. You are welcomed to view and enjoy many prayer wheels, bells, gongs and the most impressive artwork, a giant golden Buddha in a most contemplative setting. This Tibetan Buddhist retreat is located a few miles north of Capitola. In...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank hankzby

38 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (36)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (16)
Viewed
Other (20)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Soquel
4.5 km away
Capitola Hotel
Capitola Hotel
#1 of 4 in Capitola
241 reviews
4.1 km away
BEST WESTERN Seacliff Inn
5.3 km away
Rio Sands Hotel
Rio Sands Hotel
#2 of 6 in Aptos
300 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.1 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS Capitola By-the-Sea Inn & Suites
8.4 km away
Hilton Santa Cruz / Scotts Valley
7.9 km away
Inn at Pasatiempo
Inn at Pasatiempo
#15 of 54 in Santa Cruz
400 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
Services
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Award winning retreat center located in the Monterey Bay area of Central California. Green business. Open all year for groups and individual guests. Located on 108 acres of coastal forest. Ferns, redwood groves, warm meadows, hiking trails, Property adjoins Nisene Marks State ParkAmenities include, pool, sauna, onsite massage available, onsite dining, meditation, gift shop, dog friendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Land of Medicine Buddha

Address: 5800 Prescott Rd, Soquel, CA 95073-9407
Region: United States > California > Soquel
Price Range: RM356 - RM802 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 25
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Land of Medicine Buddha staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Did not stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles CLCoronios, 3 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I was able to use somebody's wifi - don't know whose. But I should have been reading my books!”
 of 5 bubbles mchrisg2015, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Tree Top rooms upper floor. Quiet and well located”
 of 5 bubbles wynterhk, 15 Sep 2014 | Read review
“The yurts are good if you want more solitude. I haven't had a bad experience with any of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 398Nicole, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Upstairs rooms are best (no one walking overhead) yurts more secluded”
 of 5 bubbles jinpasangmo, 11 Jul 2014 | Read review
5 of 5