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Local Accommodations

To make the experience more complete, we recommend that students stay on campus in the Orientation residence halls during Freshman Orientation. Parents have the option to stay overnight in the residence halls or off campus. However, space in the Orientation residence halls is limited. Please note: Residence hall accommodations for parents are not available during the August 7-8 Orientation session.

This list is provided for those who make their own overnight arrangements due to preference or because the Orientation residence hall accommodations have filled.

Inquire about possible discounts for guests affiliated with UCSB. Some hotels have an airport shuttle. We encourage you to make your reservations as early as possible, especially if you will be visiting Santa Barbara during Old Spanish Days Fiesta on August 2-6, 2017.


Close to Campus:

Pacifica Suites - 5490 Hollister Ave
Hampton Inn - 5665 Hollister Ave
Courtyard Marriott - 401 Storke Rd
Best Western South Coast Inn - 5620 Calle Real
The Goodland - 5650 Calle Real
Ramada Limited - 4770 Calle Real
Super 8 - 6021 Hollister Ave
Motel 6 - 5897 Calle Real

Santa Barbara Area:

Fess Parker's Doubletree - 633 E Cabrillo Blvd
Hyatt Santa Barbara - 1111 E Cabrillo Blvd 
Cabrillo Inn - 931 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara Inn - 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd
Hotel Milo - 202 W Cabrillo Blvd 
Upham Hotel - 1404 De la Vina St
Spanish Garden Inn - 915 Garden St
La Quinta Inn & Suites - 1601 State St
Lemon Tree Inn - 2819 State St
Sandpiper Lodge - 3525 State St
Best Western Pepper Tree Inn - 3850 State St

Outside of Santa Barbara:

There are hotels and motels in several towns outside of Santa Barbara.

Ventura - approximately 35 minutes south
Carpinteria - approximately 20 minutes south
Buellton - approximately 40 minutes north
Santa Maria - approximately 60 minutes north

Before and/or after Orientation:

Summer Inn
For those traveling long distances and in need of accommodations the night prior to or the night after their Orientation session, Summer Inn provides residence hall accommodations on the UCSB campus.

University Apartments:

Sierra Madre Villages 
Two- and three-bedroom university apartments are available for accommodations during all Orientation dates. These apartments offer private bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen. They are also available for those who wish to arrive earlier or stay later than their Orientation dates. These apartments are moderately priced. Click on the link above for reservation requests.

Please note: To stay at Sierra Madre Villages during Orientation, you will need to choose Program Only as your Orientation program option, and make your reservation and payment for Sierra Madre separately from your Orientation reservation.

University Lodging:

The Club and Guest House
Hotel-style guest rooms for parents. Click on the link above for reservation requests.

Please note: To stay at The Club and Guest House during Orientation, you will need to choose Program Only as your Orientation program option, and make your reservation and payment for The Club and Guest House separately from your Orientation reservation.