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

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.

The Steward 

Located just 2 miles from UCSB, The Steward 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. Book your stay using this link to receive a discount or use promo code UC0. Lucky for you, The Steward 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.

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. Please book via the following link:
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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. 


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.

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. Valid except during graduation weekend.

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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.

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.