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All reservations are to be made by CSISS personnel unless you choose accommodations other than those listed below. You have a choice of the following two options:

  1. San Rafael Guest House (on-campus dorm); small private room is $180 for 6 nights, or
  2. Pacifica Suites (hotel near campus); shared suite is $426 for 6 nights; private suite is $852 for 6 nights.

Reminder: Your lodging costs will be deducted from your $500 scholarship. So it's your choice!

San Rafael Guest House (on-campus dorm)
In the summer of 2001, the UCSB's San Rafael Residence Hall (dormitory) will provide short-term "no frills" lodging for guests conducting university business. University business includes attendance at conferences, seminars or workshops sponsored by a University department.

This seven-story tower building is located on the edge of campus bordering the student community of Isla Vista. Rooms available are very small and spartan, containing one twin bed, and are provided with fresh linen and towels. Rooms also have a small microwave, small refrigerator and desk. Shared hall bath facilities. Please note that the University is building a new residence hall next to this facility. Construction noise may be an issue between the hours of 7:30 am - 5 pm.

SMOKING is NOT allowed in any University building. UCSB has a mandated no-smoking policy with the exception of designated outdoor patio areas.

There are no dining facilities within the building. However, the University Center has several food facilities and the student community of Isla Vista has many small restaurants and eateries.

Length of Stay
Reservations may not exceed seven (7) nights.

Room Rates
$30/night for a small private dorm room; $180 for 6 nights; $210 for 7 nights.

Check In & Check Out
Check In is 4:00 p.m. & Check Out is 11:00 a.m. The front desk is staffed on a 24-hour basis and will take telephone messages and post these messages on the Information Board located in the lobby.

Parking on campus is by permit only. Permits are available at the front desk and fees are $5 daily. If you are driving onto campus in your private or rental vehicle, please identify yourself at the University gate as a resident of San Rafael Guest House and you will receive a one-hour temporary permit. You may purchase a permit for the duration of your stay at the Front Desk of San Rafael Hall. Payment for permits is by Visa, MasterCard or American Express only.

What To Bring
With shared bath facilities it is recommended that you bring a bathrobe and shower shoes. We are unable to provide "wake-up service" and therefore an alarm clock is also recommended. You may bring your own phone instrument (with cord) in order to utilize the restricted phone service available in each room. Restricted service will allow residents to receive incoming calls (but no collect calls), to make outgoing collect calls, and to make local calls and calls to other campus phones. By using a telephone calling card or credit card, residents may also make long distance calls. The front desk has a small number of telephone instruments which you may check out for short periods.

No pets are allowed.


Pacifica Suites (hotel near campus)

This is a full-service hotel only 10 minutes from the University. Please refer to their website for full amenities and details: All rooms are suites with a separate bedroom and a spacious living room, and all suites have the following:

  • Video Cassette Deck and 2 Televisions
  • Clock Radio & Stereo Cassette Player
  • Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Bath & Separate Dressing Area
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Attentive staff available 24 Hours a day

A complimentary full cooked-to-order breakfast is included each day with your reservation.

CSISS personnel will make all reservation arrangements at Pacifica Suites. To avoid confusion, we ask that workshop participants do not contact the hotel directly.

Room Rates
We have a discounted room rate of $142 per night per suite (this includes all taxes). Therefore, the private suite rate for 6 nights is $852, and the rate for sharing a suite is $426 for 6 nights.

Check In and Check Out
Check In is 4:00 p.m. & Check Out is 12 noon

Except for the complimentary breakfast, there are no other meals or dining facilities within the hotel. However, there are a variety of full-service restaurants and fast food restaurants (within walking distance) several blocks in either direction on Hollister Avenue.

Hotel Parking
There is ample free parking at Pacifica Suites.

On-Campus Parking
If you are driving onto campus in your private or rental vehicle, please identify yourself at the University gate as a workshop participant in Ellison Hall. Each day, you will need to purchase a daily parking permit ($5 daily fee).

The University will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items. All dorm rooms should be secured each time you leave the room.

No pets allowed.

Travel Information

By Air
Most people traveling by air will initially land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about 2.5 hours away from Santa Barbara. From there, you have the option to either fly to Santa Barbara, travel to Santa Barbara via the Santa Barbara Airbus or rent a car and drive to Santa Barbara.

Flying into Santa Barbara
San Rafael Guest House and Pacifica Suites are both ten-minutes from the airport.

  • Pacifica Suites provides a complimentary shuttle for airport pickups and departures. Upon arrival, call (805) 683-6722 to request this shuttle service to the hotel.
  • To get to the San Rafael Guest House, there are usually taxi cabs at the airport or you may wish to try the recommended SuperRide Shuttle, (805) 683-9636, which offers a local rate ranging from $5 to $8 per person (usually large white van, big blue lettering "SuperRide" on sides and top). Check at the airport first before calling -- and there is a direct-line courtesy phone in the baggage claim area.

The Santa Barbara Airbus
The Airbus provides several daily bus trips from the Los Angeles International Airport to Santa Barbara; Phone: US/Canada (800) 423-1618; (805) 964-7759 for those calling outside the US/Canada area, or Fax: (805) 683-0307. You may also book your reservations for the Airbus on line using . There are discounts for advance reservations and for parties of two or more as well. Reservations are strongly recommended. The Santa Barbara Airbus has agreed to provide drop-off and pick-up service to and from LAX and the campus residence halls when there are at least five passengers going to these stops. Otherwise their closest drop off site is in Goleta and you will need to call for a taxi or SuperRide Shuttle to get from there to campus.

Personal/Rental Vehicle
UCSB and the hotel are easily accessible from US 101.

  • To get to the San Rafael Guest House: From the South, take the UCSB/Highway 217 exit and ask for directions at the gate to San Rafael Guest House. From the North, take the Storke Road/UCSB exit and drive south (toward the ocean) to a "T" junction with El Colegio Road. Turn left onto El Colegio Road and ask for directions at the University gate. Remember to purchase a parking permit from the front desk.
  • Pacifica Hotel: The address for Pacifica Suites is 5490 Hollister Avenue, in Goleta. From the South, take the UCSB/Highway 217 exit, then immediately take the next exit, Hollister Avenue. On Hollister Avenue, take a left traveling underneath the overpass, and Pacifica Suites is on the left, one block after the overpass. From the North, take the Patterson Avenue exit, then a right on to Patterson Avenue until you reach Hollister Avenue
    (stoplight). Take a right turn onto Hollister Avenue, and Pacifica Suites will be on your right about a half mile (but before the overpass interchange).

By Train
Santa Barbara is served by Amtrak Train Service. Amtrak terminals are located in Santa Barbara (12-15 miles from campus) and Goleta (5 miles from campus). From there, you may reach the campus or hotel by SuperRide Shuttle or taxi only.

Special Needs
UCSB Campus Conference Services will fully comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you will be attending the workshop and require special assistance, please mark this on your Personal Data Form in the appropriate space. We need to know this in advance, so we may make every attempt possible to accommodate your special need.

Thank you. Have a good week!
LaNell Lucius, CSISS Administrator




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