Santa Barbara is a tourist town. While there are many hotels in the area, the less expensive ones fill up fast, so make reservations early! The hotels closest to campus are in Goleta; those in downtown Santa Barbara are often more expensive, and you'll need to take a car or MTD bus (12x or 24x for express service, line 11 for the bus that makes frequent stops in Santa Barbara and Goleta) to get to campus.
Accommodations should be made individually by each attending guest, as no conference related hotel is available. Affordable hotel information can be found at the UCSB visitors page, linked below. For attendees who will not have access to a vehicle, it is our recommendation that you find lodging within walking distance of the bus lines (11, 12x, or 24x) that serve the campus. Information on bus lines and transit is in the transportation tab, and some information can also be found at www.sbmtd.gov.
You may also find information by checking out the UCSB visitors page, which features information about local lodging, including a partial list of Goleta, downtown, and beachside hotels.