We have worked hard to arrange as much low-cost accommodation on campus as possible for conference guests. We highly encourage you to select these options which will allow for more interaction and time together.
Manzanita Hall* (oceanside, conveniently close, affordable): On-campus single or double occupancy accommodation will be offered in oceanside student housing Manzanita Hall, which is very close to the conference venue at University Center as well as to the ocean, lagoon, and other nature walks. We have enough single occupancy rooms or double occupancy rooms to house all participants. These simple student rooms have shared bathrooms, but bathrooms can be locked for privacy and serve only a few rooms each. Meals are included in on-campus dining halls (which offer a variety of options to meet all dietary needs) if not provided by the conference or during the free afternoon, so this will be a very affordable option. More details and direct booking for on-campus housing is available here.
Sierra Madre Villages (near edge of campus, affordable, good for groups/householding): Located near the edge of campus, Sierra Madre Villages offers shared occupancy in two-or three- bedroom apartments, each housing 2-3 (single occupancy) or 4-6 (double occupancy), with a kitchen. This option may work well for a family or a group that wishes to stay together. This will be a low cost option but is further from the venue, since the campus is quite large. It is possible to walk to the conference venue at University Center in 40 minutes, while a bus that stops nearby runs to the center of campus. On-campus dining hall meals still can be purchased for $14/meal if you stay here, while there are other food and shopping options within walking distance as well. It does not include breakfast but is good for independent householding since it has a kitchen. Direct booking for entire apartments (as a group) is now available here.
The Club and Guesthouse (more expensive, conveniently close, limited number of spaces) Keynote speakers, artist/authors, and other specially invited speakers will be housed at The Club or Guesthouse, which is also close to the conference venue, ocean, and lagoon. A simple breakfast is included. Dinner is not included but on-campus dining hall meals still can be purchased for $14/meal or there are restaurants off-campus. A very limited number of rooms in this more expensive on-campus option are now available for booking as supplies last. Instructions: On the website under Stay, select Book Now. Select your dates. When it indicates "sold out," enter the Group Code IRSCL (not Promo Code) and click Update. Then you can select your room, provide details, and pay for the room. These rooms are currently all reserved, unless there are cancellations freeing up space.
Please let organizers know if we can answer any questions about disability accommodations or if you have other questions or concerns.
Parking on Campus:
Parking permits are required on campus at all times. Attendees will need to purchase a parking permit if they are bringing a vehicle to campus. Permits are only valid in the lot designated. Attendees staying in Manzanita Village, The Club & Guest House, or Sierra Madre Villages Summer Apartment Rental will receive parking information specific to their accommodations in their housing confirmation email. Be cautious of where you park. Guests are responsible for following parking rules and for any penalties. Parking Structure 22 and Parking Structure 18 are the visitor lots where attendees should park. Permits are $8/weekday and $4/weekend day. You will need your vehicle’s license plate number to purchase your permit. When you arrive at the parking structure, proceed to one of the pay stations (any pay station in Structure 22 besides the two on the Coastal Access level) and follow the prompts on the screen to purchase a permit. You may also use ParkMobile to purchase your permit (there are signs in the structures with the Lot Numbers for ParkMobile). Please note that your permit is NOT valid in the Coastal Access spots near the entrance to Structure 22. Information about Disabled Parking can be found here.
Hotels in Goleta
Other accommodation options include numerous hotels in nearby Goleta, including the closest hotels to campus, the Courtyard by Marriott (group rate of $349/night+tax via link) and Hilton Garden Inn (group rate of $299/night+tax via link), while any hotel in Goleta or Santa Barbara with a shuttle service to UCSB campus or good bus connection should be reasonably convenient. We recommend The Leta as a nearby hotel in Goleta with some character (group rate of $279 king or $289 queen via link), while Hampton Inn (as low as $352/night) is another nearby option. Ramada by Wyndham (group rate of $225/night king+tax via link) is a lower cost option with a free shuttle to campus and the airport, while Best Western Plus South Coast Inn (as low as $338/night) also has a free shuttle. (Goleta is typically 5-10 minutes by car from campus.)
Hotels in Santa Barbara
There are also numerous hotels in downtown Santa Barbara for all tastes and for those who wish to reside in the beautiful city by the sea known as the American Riviera. We recommend, for example, The Franciscan Inn and Suites (20% off if you call +1(805) 963-8845 7am-11pm PST or email firstname.lastname@example.org and reference the "IRSCL" rate code). Staying in a hotel in Santa Barbara will necessitate arranging to travel to campus by hotel shuttle (if available), city bus, bicycle or taxi/car, as well as parking on campus. (Santa Barbara is about 20 minutes by car from campus.)
(For group hotel rates, book before July 14 or other listed date in order to secure the group rate. Valid only as rooms last.)
*Hotel prices have gone up after the pandemic/recently and are high in summer, so we highly recommend choosing the conveniently located and affordable on-campus accommodation options we are offering. Staying in Manzanita Hall will also provide meals and be just minutes away from the conference venue, as well as being by the ocean, lagoon, and beautiful nature walks -- and a kind of cultural experience perhaps, especially if you are coming from far away.