accommodation for UCSB visitors
There are a few hotels in Goleta very close to campus. Some even
shuttle you for free to the campus and have a special UCSB rate. Take a look at
the following website for a list of hotels in Goleta.
Staying downtown Santa
Barbara is another option. You are further from campus
(approx. 10miles), but you are in the middle of a beautiful and fun town. For
lodging in Santa Barbara,
you may check one of the standard lodging web sites (hotels.com, expedia, etc.). The following Santa Barbara website also contains several
Finding a place to rent in Santa Barbara for less than one academic year
generally requires some work, but eventually everybody finds a place.
If you want to be close to the university, you should
aim for an apartment in Goleta or Isla Vista (the latter will be less quiet). If you do not
plan to buy/rent a car, make sure that you inquire about how to get to the
university and supermarkets (bicycle, bus?)
to find the distance from any apartment to UCSB. Use the following address for
Frank Hall UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 @34.414,-119.841
Google maps has a pretty good
resolution in the Santa Barbara
area so you may actually be able to see the apartments. Click on the link above
so see a satellite image of my building.
In the last few years, Craig’s list has become the tool of choice to find
This web site keeps a list of apartments for rent.
UCSB also maintains a lists rental listings
Word of mouth is often the best way to find a place.
If you know people at UCSB, you may want to send a few emails inquiring if they
know of any good place to stay.