14th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols
Santa Barbara, California, USA
November 12 - 15, 2006

Hotel Information


ICNP will be held at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort in downtown Santa Barbara (directions). The negotiated ICNP room rate is $179/night (for doubles/singles), $189 for triple, and $199 for Quad, plus taxes.

For more information on hotel amenities at the Fess Parker Resort, including tennis, pools and golf, click here. Info on Santa Barbara weather can be found at: http://www.santabarbara.com/community/weather/

Alternative Hotels

As alternatives to the Fess Parker resort, conference attendees can stay at several local hotels in the downtown / beach area.  Here is the short list:

Santa Barbara Inn
Check online for availability.
901 East Cabrillo Boulevard
(800) 231-0431
Across the street from Fess Parker

Holiday Inn Express
Nov 11th: $205
Nov 12-15: $155/night for a queen room
Includes breakfast
17 W. Haley Street
(805) 963-9757
About 1.2 miles from Fess Parker

Days Inn
116 Castillo Street
(805) 963-9772
Nov 11th: $130 for a queen
Nov 12-15: $89/night
includes a continental breakfast
1 mile from Fess Parker

Hotel Oceana
212 W. Cabrillo Blvd
(805) 965-4577
Nov 11: $245
Nov 12-15: $135/night
includes a continental breakfast
.8 miles from Fess Parker

Motel 6
443 Corona Del Mar
(805) 564-1392
Nov 11th: $92
Nov 12-15: $72/night
.6 miles from Fess Parker

Travel to Santa Barbara

The easiest way to get to Santa Barbara is through the air.  Santa Barbara has a local airport (SBA) convenient located 2 minutes away from UCSB and 10 minutes away from downtown Santa Barbara and the beach.  Several daily flights go between SBA and LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, etc.  

To get from SBA to Fess parker, the best option is to take Fess Parker's complimentary shuttle straight to the hotel.  If you call the hotel before your arrival with your flight information, a shuttle will be waiting for you outside the terminal. You can also take a taxi (~ $40-45), or take the SuperShuttle (~ $23).

Another option is to fly to Los Angeles (LAX) or Burbank Airport and drive up. It is approximately 90 miles between Santa Barbara and LAX/Burbank.  The drive takes between 1.5 to 3 hours depending on traffic conditions.   Or, you can take the Santa Barbara Airbus, a bus that goes between several locations in Santa Barbara and LAX, approximately 2.5-3 hours travel time, $80 round-trip. For those interested in a longer and more scenic drive, Santa Barbara is roughly 320 miles from San Francisco (SFO).

For visa letters, please send a request to almeroth@cs.ucsb.edu. Letters will only be provided for speakers, committee members, and those who have paid their registration fee.

Miscellaneous Information

Other useful links on food and fun in Santa Barbara: