Aug 19 – 23
Santa Barbara








On-campus accommodations

Reasonably priced accommodations are available in the university residence halls for conference attendees and their registered guests. Attendees can make reservations for on-campus accommodations through conference registration.  Note that children under the age of 13 can not stay in the dormitories, so those bringing younger children will need to make separate arrangements in one of the nearby hotels.

For attendees staying on campus, free shuttle bus service is available between the residence halls and the airport. In addition, parking is also available at no cost to attendees who reside on campus, and a permit can be requested upon arrival. 

Hotel information

Attendees 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 for Crypto 2012 in the Pacifica Suites, Holiday Inn, Best Western South Coast Inn and Hyatt Santa Barbara. Note that the city of 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. Here are maps of the UCSB Campus and the Goleta area.

Properties located in Goleta


Pacifica Suites:

5490 Hollister, Goleta, CA 93111. Phone: (805) 683-6722; Fax: (805) 683-4121.

Rates: $189 single/double (Sunday-Thursday). Three minutes from the University and newly renovated. Rate includes up to two complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts, two rooms, high-speed wireless internet, two TV’s, microwave, stereo, refrigerator, pool and Jacuzzi. Complimentary beverages served from 5-7pm. With 24-hour advance notice, will provide shuttle service to and from the Santa Barbara Airport, 8:00am-5:00pm.


Holiday Inn:

5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. Phone: (805)-964-6241; Fax (805)-964-8467.

Rates: $149 single; $169 double (Sunday-Thursday). 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.  Attendees can phone the hotel directly or book online at using group code CRP.


Best Western South Coast Inn:

5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117. Phone: (805) 967-3200; Fax: (805) 683-4466.

Rates: $145 single/double (Sunday-Thursday). Five minutes from the University; newly renovated. Breakfast Buffet daily. Complimentary afternoon beverages Monday through Thursday. Free local calls. Refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer and WI-FI for free internet access in all rooms. Pool and spa. Morning and evening shuttle to UCSB and airport 7:30am – 10:00pm.



Beachfront hotel located in Santa Barbara


Hyatt Santa Barbara:

1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. Phone: (800) 643-1994.

Rates: $189 single/double (Sunday-Thursday). Built in 1931, this historic property welcomes guests with its casual elegance and first-rate service.  Located directly across from East Beach in Santa Barbara, guestrooms include Hyatt Grand Beds, Flat screen televisions, high-speed internet access and pampering bath amenities.  Bistro 1111 Restaurant, located on the property, offers ocean view dining.

To register directly online:

PLEASE NOTE: All prices are subject to change and do not include a 10-12% tax. Prices should be confirmed by calling the hotels directly. When making reservations, Mention UCSB Crypto Conference. Rates for Friday and Saturday night stays are significantly higher. For further information, try contacting the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Center.