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The Fess Parker: A Doubletree by Hilton Resort

A discounted room rate has been arranged at this hotel. Use the information below to make your reservation. Please be aware of the December 2, 2016 cut off date. Make note of the cancellation policy of your reservation. Discounted rate is subject to availability. There are limited rooms available, so book early and be aware what rate you are getting when you make your reservation.*



Lodging Suggestions*


Santa Barbara has a variety of hotel and motel options from with to choose. The list below includes properties near the beach and the college as well as options within easy driving distance of the conference. Please make sure your conference registration is complete before making your lodging and travel arrangements.

If you plan to stay for the weekend, Friday and Saturday night rates may increase.

Public school employees qualify for the Government rate at many hotels. This rate is not guaranteed and is based on hotel availability. It is often less expensive than the regular rate, so if you qualify, be sure to inquire about this option with the hotel.

Here are just a few options. For specials, check your favorite online booking websites such as www.Kayak.com.

Please be aware of the cancellation policy for the reservations you book.

Hyatt Santa Barbara

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  • Address: 1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
    Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • Phone: (805) 882-1234
  • Parking: $28 Overnight Valet Parking (Hotel parking lot is Valet only)
    Free street parking surrounding hotel, based on availability
  • Website: santabarbara.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html
  • Notes: Heated outdoor pool and hot tub, 24-hour StayFitTM Gym. Located along the Santa Barbara Coast.

West Beach Inn

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Mason Beach Inn

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  • Address: 324 W. Mason St
    Santa Barbara, CA 93101
  • Phone: (805) 962-3203
  • Parking: Free
  • Website: masonbeachinn.com
  • Notes: Includes free wifi and free continental breakfast. Hotel has pool and hot tub.

Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara

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Holiday Inn Express and Suites Carpinteria

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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn

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Best Western Peppertree Inn

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Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

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  • Address: 2220 Bath St.
    Santa Barbara CA 93105
  • Phone: (805) 682-7277
  • Parking: Free
  • Website: www.encinainn.com
  • Notes: Includes free wifi. Heated pool and whirlpool. Complimentary Santa Barbara Airport and AmtrakŪ shuttle service.

Harbor House Inn

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  • Address: 104 Bath Street
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Phone: (888) 474-6789
  • Parking: Free
  • Website: www.harborhouseinn.com
  • Notes: Includes free wifi, one block from the beach.

Best Western Beachside Inn

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  • Address: 336 W. Cabrillo Blvd.
    Santa Barbara, California 93101
  • Phone: (805) 965-6556
  • Parking: $3/night
  • Website: www.beachsideinn.com
  • Notes: Includes free wifi and continental breakfast. Heated outdoor pool.

Coast Village Inn

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  • Address: 1188 Coast Village Road
    Montecito, California 93108
  • Phone: (805) 969-3266
  • Parking: $3/night
  • Website: www.coastvillageinn.com
  • Notes: Free wifi. Complimentary bikes. Heated outdoor pool. A basic Motel but in a great location in the Montecito Village.


*The hotel suggestions are offered as a courtesy to you. Neither Academic Innovations nor Get Focused...Stay Focused!®  is guaranteeing that rooms and/or rates suggested are available at the time of viewing this information. Neither Academic Innovations nor Get Focused...Stay Focused!® will be held liable or responsible for any reservations that are incorrectly booked, or differences in room rates quoted by hotels/approved by districts to actual room rates at the time of reservation/billing.


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