Other Hotel Options

Other Area Hotels

For a complete guide to area hotels and motels, including information about amenities and prices, check the Santa Barbara Convention & Visitors Bureau (available in French, German, Spanish, and Japanese.)   See also John Dickson's santabarbara.com.

The list below provides a selection of local area hotels in varying price ranges

Notes: Prices and terms are subject to change without notice. It is usually best to call the local (805) number for these hotels, rather than use an (800) number or a reservation website. Calling the local number will enable you to get more accurate information about UCSB/KITP discounts, and about availability for your dates.  N.B.: With nearly all local motels, there are some dates during the year (such as UCSB graduation weekend in June or during Old Spanish Days festival in August) when rates may be substantially higher.

The Ramada Limited is located 4 miles from the campus and has lush gardens and a waterlily lagoon. 

The hotel has three two-room "family" suites; contact the hotel for availability and pricing.

Rooms have complimentary high-speed internet (both ethernet & wireless.)  All rooms feature interior corridors for guests' safety, microwaves, refrigerators, electronic safes, premium cable television with free HBO movies, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers, clock radios, a desk and two telephones.  Rooms feature a private balcony or patio. There is also a small business center for guest use. In addition, guests receive complimentary athletic club privileges at a local facility.

The hotel also offers complimentary taxi to/from the local airport or either train station. Upon arrival, call the Ramada or Gold Cab (805-681-9000) to take advantage of this free service.   The hotel also provides free taxi service to/from UCSB, available daily but limited to one round-trip per day. There is also nearby an off-road bike path to campus.

When you call, please identify yourself as a UCSB-KITP visitor  to get a discounted rate. You must guarantee your reservation with a credit card but, if you cancel by 4pm on the day prior to arrival, you will not be charged.  If you require any assistance with your reservation or rate, contact the Assistant General Manager at the local number listed below.

4770 Calle Real (805) 964-3511
Santa Barbara, CA 93110 (805) 964-0075 FAX
www.sbramada.com info@sbramada.com

The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, is located across from the Calle Real Shopping Center, just 3 miles from KITP.  Rates vary seasonally and over weekends.  Request the UCSB rate, a 15% discount off the best available rate.  Group rates are available for blocks of 5 or more rooms; contact Joslyn Parizo (Joslyn [dot] Parizo [at] thegoodland [dot] com) for information.

The hotel features the Outpost Restaurant and Patio Bar, adjacent to cozy fire pits & a large, resort style pool, serves breakfast, dinner and weekend brunch. The Good Bar is the second bar on property with a patio & billiard room and offers live entertainment as well as grab & go breakfast and complimentary morning coffee. Additional amenities include, complimentary daily social hour (think free wine, beer, and a special cocktail), fitness center, boutique spa, complimentary bicycles, and same-day valet/laundry and dry cleaning service. Hotel Goleta is also a pet-friendly hotel, with no additional charge for furry family members.

An additional $25 (plus tax) resort fee will be added per room each night of your stay. This fee includes daily fitness classes, self-parking, WiFi access throughout the property with Kimpton Karma Rewards, complimentary coffee and tea in the lobby each morning, access to live music events, and local shuttle transportation within 2 miles of the property (based on availability).

5650 Calle Real (805) 964-6241
Santa Barbara CA 93111 (805) 964-8467 FAX

The recently-opened Hampton Inn is located only 2.5 miles from KITP, about 1.5 miles from the airport. No extra charge for double occupancy, up to 4 people per room.  Rooms start around $150; 7-day discount. Rates vary; check online. No shuttle service, but very conveniently located if you have a car. They are also on the #11 bus line, with service every 1/2 hour to campus during the daytime.

Rate includes complimentary breakfast. Free high speed internet access; free local phone calls. Swimming pool, fitness room. Near Old Town Goleta shops, but not convenient to bike/foot paths.

5665 Hollister Ave (805) 681-9800
Goleta CA 93117 (805) 681-9844 FAX

The Pacifica Suites Hotel is an "all-suites" hotel about 2 miles from KITP. Room rate includes: Complimentary wireless internet, cooked to order breakfast, evening wine reception, and shuttle service to and from Santa Barbara Airport. All suites have separate bedrooms, with a refrigerator, flat screen televisions in both rooms and a bath with separate dressing area. They offer a "corporate rate" to UCSB-KITP visitors.  Rates are higher on weekends and in summer. They are also on the #11 bus line, with service every 1/2 hour to campus during the daytime.

5490 Hollister Avenue (800) 338-6722
Santa Barbara CA 93111 (805) 683-6722

Motel 6 is a budget motel in a convenient location, much cheaper than the others above.   Getting from there to KITP requires use of a car or taxi.  (If attending a KITP Conference, you can take the KITP shuttle from the SouthCoast Inn, about 1/2 mile east.)  Rates change frequently; check their website for details.   

5897 Calle Real (805) 964-3596
Goleta CA 93117 (805) 683-0647 FAX

Super Eight is a budget motel located 1 and 1/2 miles from UCSB.  (Although their address is on Hollister, the entrance is from Fairview.)  Rates change periodically and are generally higher than Motel 6.  To be certain of getting the UCSB rate (a "15% discount rate"), ask for the front desk manager (Darryl) or the general manager (Renee). Super 8 offers complimentary Superstart Breakfast®, free high speed wireless internet, picnic & BBQ area, guest laundry, outdoor heated pool, and discounted day passes to Goleta Valley Athletic Club. They are conveniently located on the #11 bus line, with service every 1/2 hour to campus during the daytime. 

6021 Hollister Avenue (805) 967-5591
Goleta CA 93117 (805) 964-2461 FAX

This hotel has been recommended by some of our visitors who want to be right downtown at the beach.

202 W. Cabrillo Boulevard   805.965.4577
Santa Barbara, CA 93101  

Holiday Inn Express (Hotel Virginia) is a 61-room hotel in the downtown Santa Barbara area, near the beach and downtown sightseeing and shopping. It features classic 1920's art decor furnishings with modern amenities, such as free WiFi access. It is fully air-conditioned and has a private parking lot (there is a $7 per day parking fee).  Because of location, prices are more like a regular Holiday Inn than Express.

Rate includes a continental breakfast, and no extra charge for double occupancy (when available). To get the KITP special rate, let them know you are with "Theoretical Physics" at UCSB. The manager is Kay Mortar.

17 West Haley Street (800) 549-1700
Santa Barbara CA 93101 (805) 963-9757
  (805) 963-1747 FAX

There is 'hostel' in Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Tourist Hotel. This is a low-cost alternative located in the downtown Santa Barbara area.

134 Chapala St. (805) 963-0154
Santa Barbara, CA (805) 456-3926 FAX

Canary Santa Barbara is the only luxury hotel located in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara.  For those guests that want to be a stone’s throw away from the popular State Street shopping experience, Canary is the place to be.  Canary offers daily complimentary coffee service, a complimentary nightly wine hour and good company.  The hotel has a rooftop terrace that comes complete with a lounge area, pool , whirlpool spa and 360 degree views of Historic Santa Barbara.  Guests of the Canary have complimentary access to the innovative fitness center, Spectrum Club, located right next door to the hotel.  The hotel boasts an amazing bar & grill on property, Finch & Fork, that specializes in locally harvested/grown food & will knock the socks off of any foodie that steps through the door!  Canary is a pet-friendly hotel with no additional charge to bring your furry friends.
Canary welcomes all UCSB guests with a smile & a thank you.  If you have trouble booking the UCSB link listed below, please call the Sales Manager for assistance.

31 W. Carrillo Street 805.879.9146
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805.879.9145 FAX
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