To make the experience more complete, we recommend that students stay on campus in the Orientation residence halls during Freshman Orientation.

Parents who are attending the Parent Orientation program must make their own overnight arrangements separately.

  • UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services has set aside space in the university-owned San Joaquin Villages for Orientation attendees:
    • parents of freshmen during freshman sessions
    • transfer students and their guests during transfer sessions
    • See University Apartments below for more information about this special option!

  • There are also many local area hotels, some of which are listed below. Inquire about possible discounts for guests affiliated with UCSB.
    Some hotels offer an airport shuttle. We encourage you to make your reservations as early as possible.
  • Parents must be included on the student's online reservation form
    if they plan to attend Orientation.
  • Parents must make their reservation and payment for overnight accommodations separately from the Orientation reservation.

Close to Campus

Best Western South Coast Inn - 5620 Calle Real
Courtyard Marriott - 401 Storke Rd
Extended Stay America - 4870 Calle Real
Hampton Inn - 5665 Hollister Ave
Hilton Garden Inn - 6878 Hollister Ave
Motel 6 - 5897 Calle Real
Pacifica Suites - 5490 Hollister Ave
Ramada Santa Barbara - 4770 Calle Real
Residence Inn - 6350 Hollister Ave
Super 8 - 6021 Hollister Ave
The Leta Hotel - 5650 Calle Real

Santa Barbara Area

Beachside Inn - 336 W Cabrillo Blvd
Best Western Pepper Tree Inn - 3850 State St
Courtyard Marriott - 1601 State St - coming in fall 2022
Hilton Santa Barbara - 633 E Cabrillo Blvd
Holiday Inn Express - 17 W Haley St
Hyatt Mar Monte - 1111 E Cabrillo Blvd
Hyatt Place Santa Barbara - 4111 State St
Lemon Tree Inn - 2819 State St
Sandpiper Lodge - 3525 State St
Santa Barbara Hotel Group - several properties
Santa Barbara Inn - 901 E Cabrillo Blvd
Upham Hotel - 1404 De la Vina St

Please note:  The hotel information listed above does not reflect any endorsement by or affiliation with UC Santa Barbara.

University Apartments

UCSB San Joaquin Villages 

Special option available for one or multiple nights during Orientation for:

Please note: To stay at the San Joaquin Villages during Orientation, you will need to make your reservation and payment for San Joaquin separately from your Orientation reservation. Reservations must be made at least 3 business days in advance.

If you have already made a reservation at the San Joaquin Villages, please see San Joaquin Lodging Info before you arrive for some important details.

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 make your reservation and payment for The Club and Guest House separately from your Orientation reservation.

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