Accommodations and Travel

The Upham Hotel offers discounted rates to our meeting participants for a standard room with a queen bed. If you intend to stay at the Upham, please notify Karen Doehner ( of your travel dates, so you may be added to the rooming list. A standard room will be reserved for you, unless you indicate your preference for an upgraded room; you would be charged for the difference in price. Please do not make your reservations directly with the hotel.

At check in, you must reference “spatial.”

Please see here for information regarding reimbursement.

The Upham Hotel

      1404 De la Vina Street (corner of Sola Street)
      Santa Barbara, CA 93101

View Larger Map


The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) airport, adjacent to UCSB, is served by the following airlines:


The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), approximately 8 miles west of downtown Santa Barbara, is most convenient and is served by express airlines codesharing with the above airlines. For more info, see

For participants arriving at the Santa Barbara Airport, we recommend taking the Eos Transportation shuttle—very convenient and less expensive than taxis ($15–18 one-way versus $32–40 for a taxi). There is usually a shuttle waiting at the airport for deplaning passengers, otherwise there is a courtesy phone in the baggage claim area. Also, it’s convenient and a bit less expensive to schedule a round-trip with them. For more info, see Eos Transportation.

For participants flying into the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), LAX is about a 2-hour drive from Santa Barbara and is served by most major airlines and rental car companies. As an alternative to renting a car, the Santa Barbara Airbus can transport you from LAX to downtown Santa Barbara. They offer discounted rates for round-trips and pre-paid trips. For schedules, fares, and pick-up/drop-off locations, please see Please be sure to get off the Airbus at the Santa Barbara stop (Stop #2), as the last stop is in Goleta and is further from the Upham Hotel.

On the northern edge of the greater Los Angeles area, the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR) is also about 2 hours from Santa Barbara, with airfares usually comparable to LAX fares. See for more information.

Santa Barbara is also served by Amtrak, with convenient service from Los Angeles, Burbank Airport, and San Diego. The station is about 1 mile from the hotel.

Santa Barbara weather: In early December nights are cool (5–10 Celsius, 40–50 Fahrenheit) and days are mile (15–20 Celsius, 60–70 Fahrenheit). The Mediterranean climate makes rain possible, but days may also be clear and sunny. For current conditions and forecasts, see the Santa Barbara weather forecast.

Official Visitor Guide to Santa Barbara