Travel and Accommodations

Santa Barbara hotel discounts for All Gaucho Reunion weekend.

The Club and Guest house

The Club & Guest House

Come meet, gather, dine and stay in a beautiful and serene university setting. The newly-renovated facility includes a 34-room boutique hotel-style guest house, 5 state-of-the-art meeting spaces and a spacious main dining room with lagoon and ocean views. Among other perks, alumni membership benefits include discounts on The Guest House accommodations, venue rental for private events and fine-dining lunches. 

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Belmond El Encanto

UCSB Alumni and Family receive 20% off accommodations at El Encanto. Set amid lush hills overlooking the Pacific, El Encanto is among the most iconic Santa Barbara resorts. Spread across seven acres of lush landscaped gardens, it’s been part of Santa Barbara’s social landscape since 1918 when it first opened. The hotel is as gleaming as it is glamorous, but crucially, El Encanto is relaxed and low-key. It’s the kind of place that invites you to take a stroll, breathe in the beautiful fresh air and stretch out in one of the spacious suites.


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The Leta

Alumni Discount valid through 3/21/24
Only two miles away from UCSB, The Leta is the epitome of true Californian style. With chic surf-inspired rooms, delightful food and beverage options, and an ambiance of artistic sophistication, we promise an experience you won’t forget. Please book via the following link:

UCSB All Gaucho Reunion Weekend - The Leta Santa Barbara Goleta, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

  • To book by phone or email, contact the front desk at (805) 964-6241 or send an email to using the group code 50SBAW
  • The destination fee is WAIVED per night, upon checkout.

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Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

Alumni Rate: $209.00 Thurs., April 18th, or $289.00 Fri., 19th & Sat., April 20th. Valid through midnight, March 19, 2024
Located close to UCSB and the Santa Barbara Airport. Relax at our newly renovated property. Includes use of our heated pool, spa, gym and hot breakfast. All Gaucho Reunion guests can make reservations two ways.  Call the hotel directly and ask for the UCSB ALUMNI  group name or book through using this link to receive the group rate of $209.00 Thursday, April 18th, or $289.00 Friday, 19th & Saturday, April 20th. Per room per night plus taxes. Rooms have either 1 king or 2 queen beds, all non-smoking. Included in the price of the room is a hot breakfast buffet served: Monday-Friday from 7am to 9am, Saturday & Sunday from 7am to 10am

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Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara

Alumni Discount: up to 20%
Find our award-winning hotel near the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) at the base of the Santa Ynez Mountains, nestled amid lush gardens, a fresh-water lagoon, and colorful koi ponds. Call the Ramada at (805)-964-3511 and ask for the UCSB Alumni Rate. Valid throughout the year, except for graduation weekend.


The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Alumni Discount: 15%
Nestled in the coveted Gaviota Coast of Santa Barbara, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a Spanish colonial styled oceanfront resort of unsurpassed beauty and mystical charm.  With direct beach access, a 42,000-square foot luxury spa, six culinary venues, including Angel Oak - the resort’s signature restaurant, and a multitude of other resort amenities, this 358-room resort is the perfect all-encompassing retreat offering privacy and close proximity to nearby world-class wineries and Santa Barbara attractions. Call (805) 968-0100 x6 and ask for a UCSB rate or use code ERS to book “corporate rate” of 15% off the available rate.

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The Waterman

Alumni Discount: 5%
Locals and alumni may use promo code L6C to receive 5% off the current rate during All Gaucho Reunion Weekend. The Wayfarer is the perfect home-base for UCSB alumni. Located on State Street in the Funk Zone neighborhood, The Wayfarer offers a convenient location for exploring downtown Santa Barbara. Meet up with old friends and new ones on the Urban Wine Trail, enjoy a short walk to the pier, and relive a night on the town. The Wayfarer offers 27 private hotel rooms or 4 shared hostel rooms - each with a 42” LCD, complimentary Wi-Fi, and comfy bedding. Guests also enjoy daily complimentary breakfast, a large community kitchen & dining room, fun on-site games, and a heated pool overlooking State Street.

Hotel Milo

Hotel Milo

Alumni Discount: 10%
UCSB Alumni and Family receive up to 10% off accommodations at Hotel Milo. Enjoy stunning ocean views from rooftop terraces and complimentary beach cruiser bicycles while you relish the Santa Barbara atmosphere. 

To take advantage of this discount click here and book today or use promo code UCSB24.


To Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Airbus

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Santa Barbara Airbus was founded in 1983 as a locally owned and operated transportation company. Our mission is to enrich the lives of our customers by providing convenient, enjoyable and beneficial transportation to and from Santa Barbara and LAX as well as offer private charter services and fun day-trips. Call us for more information at 805-964-7759 or visit our website at

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