Visiting Santa Barbara

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

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.

Hotel Milo

UCSB Alumni and Family receive up to 10% off accommodations at Hotel Milo. Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, 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..

Pacifica Suites

Use promo code ALUMNI to receive 20% off your stay! 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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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.

Kimpton Goodland

Only two miles away from UCSB, The Kimpton Goodland 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.

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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!

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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The Wayfarer

Use promo code ALUMNI to receive 20% off your stay! 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.

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Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

Receive up to 15% 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.

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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.

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. 

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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!