Travel Information. The UCSB campus is located approximately two miles from the Santa Barbara airport (code: SBA), which is served by several airlines including American, American West, Delta, United, and US Airways. All major rental car agencies are represented in Santa Barbara. AMTRAK also has rail connections from both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Santa Barbara is approximately 100 miles (160 km) north of the Los Angeles airport and 350 miles (560 km) south of San Francisco.
Hotels. For those who choose not to stay in the dormitories, the following is a partial list of hotels in the area. Those who choose to stay off campus are responsible for making their own reservations. Early reservations are advised, since August is a popular season in Santa Barbara. Blocks of rooms will be reserved in the Pacifica Suites, Holiday Inn, Best Western South Coast Inn, Ramada Limited and the Harbor View Inn. Note that Goleta is closer to UCSB than Santa Barbara is to UCSB, but a car will be required to travel between any hotel and the campus. All prices are subject to change and do not include a 10-12% tax; prices should be confirmed by calling the hotels directly. Mention Crypto 2007 at UCSB when you are making your reservations, since at the following hotels you will be eligible for the university rate, which can be a significant savings. PLEASE NOTE: rates for Friday and Saturday night stayovers are significantly higher. The quality of the hotels ranges from rather expensive beach-front resorts to more basic accommodations. For further information, try contacting the Santa Barbara Convention and Visitors Center, www.santabarbaraca.com
Pacifica Suites: 5490 Hollister, Goleta, CA 93111. Phone: (805) 683-6722; Fax: (805) 683-4121. Rates: $169 single/double (Sun-Thur nightly rates). Three minutes from the University and newly renovated. Rate includes up to two complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts, two rooms, two TV’s, microwave, stereo, refrigerator, pool and Jacuzzi. Complimentary beverages served from 5-7 pm. With 24-hour advance notice, will provide shuttle service to and from the Santa Barbara Airport, 8:00am-5:00pm. www.pacificasuites.com/
Holiday Inn: 5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. Phone: 805-964-6241; Fax 805-964-8467. Rates: $169 single/double (Sun-Thur nightly rates). A full-service hotel only five minutes from the University. Features include a restaurant serving breakfast, dinner & room service, a resort style pool in a palm garden setting, complimentary high-speed wireless internet throughout, valet service, complimentary airport shuttle and more. www.holidayinn.com/santabarbara
Best Western South Coast Inn: 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. Phone: (805) 967-3200; Fax: (805) 683-4466. Rates: $130 single/double(Sun-Thur nightly rates). Five minutes from the University; newly renovated. Continental Breakfast Buffet daily. Complimentary afternoon beverages Monday through Thursday. Free local calls. Refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer and free internet access in all rooms. Pool and spa. Morning and evening shuttle to UCSB and airport 7:30 am – 10:30 pm. www.bwsci.com
Ramada Limited: 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Phone: (805) 964-3511; Fax: (805) 964-0075. Rates: $132/single-$151/double (Sun-Thur nightly rates). Five minutes from the University. Data ports for internet access. Complimentary buffet-style continental breakfast. www.sbramada.com
Harbor View Inn: 28 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Phone: (805) 963-0780; Fax: (805) 963-7967. Rates: $165 single/double (Sun-Thur nightly rates). Combines the intimacy of a Spanish villa with the first-class amenities you’d expect of a 4-Diamond, luxury hotel. All rooms include a private patio or balcony and added amenities like terry cloth robes, refrigerator, coffeemaker, CD player, personal safe, iron and board, hair dryer and wireless internet access. www.harborviewinnsb.com