Accommodations at the San Rafael
All accommodations are arranged in the San Rafael
Guest House (University residence hall). All
accommodation reservations are to made by CSISS personnel
unless you choose accommodations other than those
listed below. You have two options for accommodations
in San Rafael:
- private room
within a suite in San Rafael Guest House (campus
dorm): $50/night , $300 for 6 nights, or
- shared room
(one roommate) within a suite in San Rafael Guest
House (campus dorm): $30/night, $180 for 6 nights
CSISS will pay for the cost of your lodging via UCSB
invoice, so you will not have to remit payment to
UCSB for this fee. However, your lodging costs will
be deducted from your $500 scholarship. So it's your
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 have two twin beds
each and are provided with fresh linen and towels.
The rooms are grouped into suites with bathrooms shared
amongst two to four rooms, housing two to eight guests.
There is a comfortable living area that connects the
rooms in each suite. 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.
Private room: $50/night/person , $300 for 6 nights
Shared room (one roommate): $30/night/person, $180
for 6 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.
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 are allowed.
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:
The campus is a ten-minute drive from the airport.
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
The Santa Barbara 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 is easily accessible from US 101. 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
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 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