Aug 18 – 22
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 UCSB on-campus housing.  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 2013 in the Pacifica Suites, Best Western South Coast Inn and Courtyard Marriott. 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. All prices are subject to change and do not include a 10-12% tax; prices should be confirmed by calling the hotels directly. ROOM BLOCKS WILL BE RELEASED AS EARLY AS 45-DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONFERENCE(S).

Mention UCSB Cryptography Conference 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. For further information, try contacting the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Center,

Properties located in Goleta


Pacifica Suites:

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

Rates: $189.00 (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.


Courtyard by Marriott Hotel:

401 Storke Road, Goleta, CA 93117. Phone: (805)-968-0500; Fax (805)-968-0505.

Rates: $199 single/double (Sunday-Thursday). Three minutes from the University, the brand new Courtyard is a boutique style property offering engaging spaces and detailed design. Featuring complimentary shuttle service, internet, parking and fitness center. Coined laundry onsite. Bistro Restaurant serving breakfast and Starbucks in the morning and dinner and cocktails in the evening. Fire pits, pool and Spa to relax and unwind.


Best Western South Coast Inn:

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

Rates: $150.00 (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.