SPATIAL 2015 – Travel

Travel Our suggested travel dates to attend the unconference are arrival on Tuesday, December 8 and departure Saturday, December 12. The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) airport, adjacent to UCSB, is served by the following airlines: American Airlines1 (800) 433-7300 Alaska Airlines1 (800) 252-7522 United Airlines1 (800) 864-8331 US Airways1 (800) 428-4322 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 Flysba.com. For participants arriving at the Santa Barbara Airport, taxis are available at the entrance. 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 SantaBarbaraAirbus.com. If your hotel is in Santa Barbara, be sure to get off the Airbus at the Santa Barbara stop (Stop #2); if you are staying in Goleta, use the Goleta stop (Stop #3). The driver can call a taxi for you to get to the hotel you will be staying at. 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 burbankairport.com for more information. Santa Barbara is also served by Amtrak, with convenient service from Los Angeles, the Burbank Airport, and San Diego. Both Santa Barbara and Goleta have stations Amtrak stations. 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...

SPATIAL 2015 – Accommodations

Accommodations Our suggested travel dates to attend the unconference are arrival on Tuesday, December 8 and departure Saturday, December 12. We have reserved blocks of rooms and negotiated discounted rates to our meeting participants at several hotels in the area, offering a range of prices and locations: Goleta, downtown Santa Barbara, and close to the beach. We ask that each participant reserve his own accommodations, according to his preference, referencing “spatial” at check in to obtain the discounted rate. In each case, your reservations must be made before November 1, as the hotels will be releasing the rooms by that date and the discounted rate may no longer be made available to you. Our selection of hotels is as follows: In Goleta Goleta is about a 5­–10 minute drive to the UCSB campus, where the conference will be held. Most of the hotels in Goleta have a shuttle and will provide transportation to/from the airport and Santa Barbara Airbus station, and to/from campus. Parking at these hotels is free of charge; however, parking on campus will cost $8/day. Best Western 5620 Calle Real, Goleta Website +1 (800) 780-7234 +1 (805) 967-3200 Rates (all days): $128 + tax Hampton Inn 5665 Hollister Ave., Goleta Website + 1 (844) 786-5507 + 1 (805) 681-9800 Rates: TBA Courtyard Marriott 401 Storke Rd., Goleta Website +1 (805) 968-0500 Rates (all days): $232 + tax Motel 6 5897 Calle Real + 1 (805) 964-3596 Rates (all days): $89.99 (x 1 person) $95.99 (x 2 people) $98.99 (x 3 people) $101.99 (x 4 people) Pacifica Suites 5490 Hollister, Goleta reservations@pacificasuites.com +1 (805) 683-6722 Rates (all days): $149 + tax Please note, these are all suites and can accommodate up to 4 adults for an additional charge of $10/person Super 8 6021 Hollister, Goleta Rates: TBA The Goodland 5650 Calle Real, Goleta Rates (all days): $159 + tax In Downtown Santa Barbara Santa Barbara is about a 15­–20 minute drive to the UCSB campus; you must arrange for your own transportation to campus since there is no shuttle service. Parking on campus will cost $8/day. The Upham Hotel 1404 de la Vina, Santa Barbara Website innkeeper@uphamhotel.com + 1 (800) 727-0876 Rates (Sun–Thurs): $125 + tax Rates (Fri–Sat): $230 + tax Free parking in parking lot behind the hotel Hotel Santa Barbara 533 State St., Santa Barbara Website + 1 (805) 957-9300 Rates (Sun–Thurs): Queen bed          $159 + tax King bed              $169 + tax 2 Queen beds     $189 + tax Rates (Fri–Sat): Queen bed          $189 + tax King bed             $209 + tax 2 Queen Beds     $229 + tax Valet parking required, $10/night Close to the Beach These beach-side hotels are about a 15­–20 minute drive...