Housing & Travel


Antioch has reserved a limited number of rooms in downtown Santa Barbara at Hotel Indigo. Because the week of the Writing Institute is also the beginning of the annual Fiesta celebration in Santa Barbara, we advise you to make housing arrangements as soon as possible. Fiesta is the city’s biggest event of the year and hotels fills up quickly. It’s best to call the hotels directly, and mention Antioch SWI.

  • Hotel Indigo offers rooms with a king bed for $197 on weekdays and $299 on the weekend (note, it’s Fiesta). This rate is good through Saturday, Aug. 3; you do not need to stay the extra night to get the block rate. Call the hotel for reservations before June 28, 2013 (805-966-6586).

Additional Hotels in Santa Barbara

Hotel Santa Barbara
533 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Room rates from $189

Inn at East Beach (beach motel, one block from beach)
1029 Orilla Del Mar
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 965-0546
Room rates from: $180

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach (one block from beach)
931 East Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 966-1641
Room rates from: $189

Coast Village Inn Hotel (motel)
1188 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-3266
Room rates from: $139

The Fess Parker Doubletree Resort by Hilton (beach hotel)
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 884-8508
Room rates from: $239

Hyatt Santa Barbara (beach)
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 882 1234
Room rates from: $259  

Montecito Inn (motel)
1295 Coast Village Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
(805) 969-7854 
Room rates from: $265 

Canary Hotel Santa Barbara (mid town hotel)
31 West Carrillo
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 884-0300
Room rates from: $395

Hotels are expensive in Santa Barbara, so you might consider sharing a room with a friend. Or bring your significant other and make it a vacation as well!


The Santa Barbara airport (SBA) serves all the major carriers. You can also fly into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and either rent a car and drive up the coast (it is only about 90 miles, and a beautiful drive) or you can buy a ticket on the Santa Barbara Airbus. Another option is to come by Amtrak. The train station is near the beach, about six blocks from campus.