We have arranged for a block of rooms at discounted rates at the Upham Hotel, and we will pay for three nights in a standard single room. However, if you would like an upgraded room or would like to extend your stay for an early arrival or late departure, we will ask you to assume the extra cost.

Upham Hotel (www.uphamhotel.com)

1404 De La Vina St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

(805) 962-0058

(800) 727-0876

If you plan to stay at the Upham Hotel, please let Karen Doehner (kdoehner@spatial.ucsb.edu) know what your travel dates/times are and if you require an upgraded room. She will provide the hotel with a rooming list, and will need your request for lodging no later than Friday, November 15. At check-in, simply reference “spatial.” 

There is no need for you to call the hotel, it only duplicates their records and gets confusing.


All participants are expected to book their own round-trip travel to Santa Barbara and, upon arrival, to submit their receipts for reimbursement. Suggested travel dates are Sunday, December 8 and Wednesday afternoon, December 11.

The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is about 8 miles from the hotel and is served by commuter affiliates of most major airlines. Airlines with flights to Santa Barbara are:

American Airlines 1 (800) 433-7300
Alaska Airlines 1 (800) 252-7522
Delta Airlines 1 (800) 221-1212
United Airlines 1 (800) 864-8331
US Airways 1 (800) 428-4322

The best way from the airport to the Upham is by taxi. If you do not fly directly into Santa Barbara, ground travel is available from LAX to Santa Barbara through the Santa Barbara Airbus (http://www.sbairbus.com/). Fares are cheaper when booked early, and discounted fares are offered if you are traveling with a companion. Reservations can be made online or by calling their toll-free number, +1 (800) 423-1618. If arriving on the Airbus, get off at the Santa Barbara stop (the Hyatt Hotel, 1111 E. Cabrillo Blvd.) and take a taxi to the Upham from there.


We will be arranging for your lunches and possibly one dinner during the meeting days; breakfast is included in the hotel rate and is available in the hotel lobby. Please let Karen know if you are vegetarian or have any dietary preferences or restrictions that we should take into consideration when arranging for the meals.