Travel & Hotels

By Air

We strongly urge you to fly into the Santa Barbara airport - although it may cost slightly more than flying into Los Angeles (LAX), the time and hassle saved will be more than worth it. UC Santa Barbara is an easy 5 minute cab ride from the Santa Barbara Airport, see taxi information below. For Santa Barbara Airport travel information regarding flight, or ground transportation visit

Daily nonstop flights are available to Santa Barbara Airport from San Fransisco-SFO (United), Los Angeles-LAX (American & United), Denver-DEN (Frontier & United), Portland-PDX (Alaska), Seattle-SEA (United), and Phoenix-PHX (US Airways).

For those of you who can't resist the lowest ticket price and fly into LAX, there is a shuttle service ( that makes one stop on the way and then drops you in Santa Barbara. The price is $80 roundtrip and takes approximately 2 hours in the best of traffic.

Taxi Information

Blue Dolphin Cab
805.966.6161 or 805.962.6886
Accept Cash, Master Card, and VISA

Goleta Yellow Cab
Accept Master Card, and VISA

Checker Cab
805.560.8284 or Moe 805.560.8284 or 1.888.511.1110
Accept Master Card, American Express, and VISA

Yellow Cab
Accept Cash, Master Card, and VISA

A Goleta Cab
Accept Cash, Master Card, and VISA


Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort                                        
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
For Reservations call: 805-564-4333     

Fess Parker is recently renovated, and offers over-sized guestrooms that are 425 - 525 square feet with views of the mountains, lush gardens or Pacific Ocean from your own private furnished terrace or patio. Fess Parker is located just steps away from the beach and only ½ mile from downtown and State Street, and 11.6 mi from UCSB.

Additional Hotels

Located near UCSB

HotelCost per nightPhone
Best Western South Coast Inn$109805-967-3200
Hampton Inn
Holiday Inn (Goleta)$135

Located on Santa Barbara Beaches

West Beach (by the Wharf)$1801-800-716-6199
Harbor View Inn (by the Wharf)$195+ ($325+ summer rate)
Hotel Oceana (across from Wharf)$159+ ($239+ summer rate)805-965-4577
Cabrillo Inn (East Beach)$119+ ($199+ summer rate)1-800-648-6708

More Intimate

Sandman$135+ ($159+ summer rate)1-800-350-8174
Villa Rosa$129+ ($189+ summer rate)805-966-0851

Bed & Breakfasts (in Santa Barbara)

Bath Street Inn$131-$295 (year-round)805-682-9680
Cheshire Cat$139+
Upham Hotel$200-$475
Simpson House$285-$6151-800-676-1280
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