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WESTMONT WELCOMES NACFLA!

We are looking forward to hosting you at Westmont College March 22-24! Here is some information to facilitate your visit to Santa Barbara. Once you have booked your trip, please contact Eliane Yochum at eyochum@westmont.edu with your flight information and hotel so we can arrange shuttle service.

TRANSPORTATION

Several airlines have flights to the Santa Barbara Airport. From there, a Westmont shuttle (Dial-A-Ride) will take you to your hotel or campus. Because planes are often delayed, please text (or call) Brent directly upon landing, and the shuttle will arrive approximately 15-30 minutes later. The numbers are: 805-455-6630 for weekdays before 5:00 p.m; 805-453-6341 for evenings (after 5 p.m.) and weekends.

Taxi service is also available or you may wish to rent a car at the airport. Roadrunner Shuttle will take you from the airport to a conference hotel for $30 for one person and $10 for each additional passenger.

You can also reach us by flying into Los Angeles International (LAX). Santa Barbara Airbus offers regular shuttle service (approximately every 90 minutes) between LAX and Santa Barbara, with a stop at the Hyatt Hotel, about one block from the conference hotels listed below. The pre-paid price is $44 (one-way) but decreases for each additional person booked on-line. Another option is to rent a car at the airport and drive to Santa Barbara, which is located 95 miles north of LAX. This may be a desireable option for those traveling together and wishing to have more flexibility.

Driving directions to campus, maps, and parking information can be found by clicking here.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Palm trees on Cabrillo BlvdWe have secured corporate discounts at the following three hotels, which are all located in close proximity on Cabrillo Blvd, directly across the street from the ocean and approximately 4 miles from campus. You will need to call (rather than book on-line) to request the Westmont discount. While there is plenty of availability currently, they may fill up quickly.

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
Sun-Thurs: $129/king; $159/2 queens (partial ocean view)
Fri-Sat: $159/king; 189/2 queens (partial ocean view)
Slightly more for ocean views; complimentary continental breakfast included.

Santa Barbara Inn
Sun-Thurs: $149 standard room
Fri-Sat: $179 standard room
Add $30 for ocean views; complimentary continental breakfast included.

Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort
$239 per room per night for one king or 2 queens (single or double occupancy). Rate increases $10 for additional adult beginning with triple occupancy. (Note that this is reduced from the regular price of $335/night.) Breakfast is not included. NOTE: The last day to reserve at this rate is March 9.

If you wish to stay elsewhere, click here for a list of other hotels. Please be aware, however, that you will be responsible for arranging your own transportation to and from conference events.

CAMPUS SHUTTLE

Shuttle service will be provided between campus and the waterfront hotels listed above. Shuttles will run only at the beginning and end of the program each day. For shuttle service to and from the Santa Barbara airport, please contact Eliane Yochum at eyochum@westmont.edu with your flight information and hotel.

WEATHER

Weather in Santa Barbara tends to be comfortable all year round—with an average maximum of 74 degrees and a minimum of 56. While the days may be sunny and warm, it tends to cool off considerably in the evenings, so sweaters or jackets are advised. Additionally, in March we occasionally get rain, so please check the forecast before your visit. Hopefully we'll have lots of warm sunshine to greet you!

CONTACT

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Mary Docter at docter@westmont.edu or Ms. Eliane Yochum at eyochum@westmont.edu. We look forward to making your experience at Westmont a wonderful one!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

For information on driving and parking directions or for things to do at Westmont or in Santa Barbara during your stay, click on the links to the left.