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
- San Rafael Guest House
(on-campus dorm); small private room is
$180 for 6 nights, or
- 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.
$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: www.pacificasuites.com.
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.
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
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
There is ample free parking at Pacifica Suites.
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.
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 www.sbairbus.com . 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.
UCSB and the hotel are easily accessible from US
- 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).
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.
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