When visiting Santa Barbara, UCSB alumni, friends and family receive discounted rates from participating hotels. 

The Club and Guest house

The Club & Guest House

The Club & Guest House welcomes guests to dine, stay, meet and gather in an architectural icon—newly renovated and expanded—in the heart of the UC Santa Barbara campus. The facility offers an all-inclusive guest experience with fine-dining luncheon settings, a 34-room, boutique hotel-style Guest House, private meeting areas, state-of-the-art conference spaces and an outdoor terrace for special occasions. Room blocks, conference packages and membership opportunities are available. The Club & Guest House (former UCSB Faculty Club), boasts a modernized design by acclaimed architects Moore Ruble Yudell and is proud to have achieved LEED silver certification for its sustainable and energy-efficient construction.

Hilton Garden Inn

Welcome to The Garden!  Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara Goleta is a contemporary hotel located less than 1 mile to the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB). Guests will relax and unwind in a stylish guest room featuring modern amenities.  Arguably Goleta’s best breakfast buffet is at the Garden Grille, open daily. Our Roof Top Bistro & Bar is a modern open-air dining experience, offering craft cocktails, local beer and wine, and Santa Barbara fresh fare. Join us for nights under the market lights lounging in a laid-back setting, nestled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the coast.  Open daily from sunset to stars. Live entertainment Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Click here and book today.


Hotel Californian

This 121 room hotel is just steps away from the beach and the Funk Zone. Immerse yourself in luxury, shop Santa Barbara’s historic downtown State Street, and take a dip in the rooftop pool. This new resort has been highlighted in countless magazines and publications!


The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

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.

The Leta

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. UCSB alumni and family also enjoy an exclusive offer of up to 25% our best rates! Click here and book today.

palm trees in front of rooms

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

Receive up to 20% off our Best Available Rate. Call (805) 967-3200 and ask for the Gaucho rate. 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.

Ramada Inn

Members receive up to a 20% discount. Call the Ramada at (805)-964-3511 and ask for the UCSB Alumni Rate.

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Belmond El Encanto

Receive special mid week rates (Sunday - Thursday) at Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara's only Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel. Amenities include guest transportation within 5 miles of our resort, use of motorized bicycles, welcome bottle of Santa Barbara wine, heated outdoor zero-edge pool, luxury spa and daily fitness classes, in-room Nespresso coffee, high-speed wireless Internet and daily newspaper. Pet friendly.

Pacifica Suites

Call Pacifica Suites at (805) 683-6722 and ask for an Alumni discount – rate varies based on room type and time of year (promo code is NLRA-UCSBALUMNI). Located just 2 miles from UCSB, Pacifica Suites offers the perfect location for alumni looking to relive their glory days in Isla Vista. Spend the weekend with old friends at all your favorite pastimes – whether it be Sam’s To Go, the Study Hall, or strolling the streets of DP. Lucky for you, Pacifica Suites offers spacious, all-suite accommodations - each with a separate living room, bedroom, and a balcony or patio. Fuel up for your weekend activities with a complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast every morning, and out-of-town guests will surely appreciate our complimentary airport shuttle.

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The Wayfarer

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

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.

Hampton Inn Goleta

Use code C-ALM for 20% off! Conveniently located in the heart of Old Town Goleta, the Hampton Inn Goleta is situated perfectly between the Santa Barbara Airport, UCSB, and beautiful Goleta beaches. Downtown Santa Barbara is at your fingertips and boasts exciting attractions including the Old Mission, Santa Barbara Zoo, Stearns Wharf, Wine Tasting, and additional beaches. Santa Ynez Wine Country is a short drive away. Our updated, comfortable guestrooms include a mini refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Our complimentary hot breakfast buffet, available each morning, features eggs or omelettes, breakfast meats, hot and cold cereals, toast, pastries, waffles, fresh fruit and fresh juices. All guests will enjoy our complimentary wireless internet and complimentary parking. Get in a quick workout in our well-equipped exercise room, relax in our outdoor pool, or get some work done in our business center.

Santa Barbara Airbus

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 sbairbus.com.

HOPR Bike Share

HOPR is powering 600 new dockless bikes in the University of California, Santa Barbara this August. HOPR bikes are a fun, healthy, and low cost commuting option for UCSB and Isla Vista. To get hoppin’, download the HOPR Transit App and choose a pass. 


Bird scooter share

Bird has landed in nests throughout Isla Vista...Bird Scooters are not allowed to be parked or charged on university property and may only be ridden on roadways and parking lots and not campus bicycle paths or sidewalks. Sign up with Bird and use code XOVZBG to get a free ride!