West Cottages

The West Cottages are located on the West Campus bluffs and offer a peaceful, retreat-like setting with ocean views. Sleeping accommodations include rooms with private and shared bathrooms.


Reservation Requirements

  • 5-night minimum stay is required
  • Reservations must be made at least 10 days in advance
  • The West Cottages and the UCSB campus are smoke-free and tobacco-free
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM

Please note: No smoking is allowed. The West Cottages and the UCSB campus are smoke-free and tobacco-free. Additionally, pets are not allowed.


Room Rates per Night

Room Types

5-14 nights

15+ nights
Queen bed with private bath $130 $125
Double bed with private bath $130 $125
Queen bed with shared bath $120 $115
2 Twin beds with shared bath $120 $115
Important Information

Important Information

  • Kitchen - fully equipped, including four place settings per room
  • Laundry room (guests must provide their own high-efficiency (HE) laundry soap)
  • Living/dining room with table seating for eight, sofa and flat screen television with cable
  • Lounge for reading and relaxing
  • Wireless internet throughout cottage
  • Telephone for local calls (long distance with calling or credit card)
  • Housekeeping daily in common areas
  • Housekeeping twice a week for towel exchange and once a week for bed linen exchange
  • Vacuuming and emptying the trash in each guest room twice a week
  • All bed and bath linens
  • Desk with chair
  • Alarm clock
  • Hangers
  • Iron and ironing board
  • A flat-screen television with cable connection in every bedroom and in the common living/dining room
  • DVD player in the common living/dining room
  • All bathrooms contain bath linens, shampoo, and facial soap
  • Fully equipped kitchen (includes coffee maker, rice cooker and blender) with individual place settings (four per room)
  • Miscellaneous cooking equipment and spices
  • Lounge area and public powder room
  • Wireless internet connectivity throughout The Cottages (please see “Internet Access” information below)
  • One telephone in each cottage for local and emergency calls (long-distance calls can be made with a calling or credit card)
  • Slippers and robe for use in the communal areas
  • Your own food and water
  • Laundry soap designated for high-efficiency (HE) washing machines. We ask that you pay close attention when purchasing your detergent to make sure it has this designation.
  • Daily in common areas
  • Twice a week in sleeping rooms for towel exchange
  • Once a week for bed linen exchange

Campus visitors should use UCSB Wireless Web, which features self-registration for UC Santa Barbara guests on the Wireless Web login page. Once you register, you'll receive an SMS/text-message-provided password, which gives you a seven-day connection. Campus visitors from eduroam-participating institutions can simply select eduroam from their operating system WiFi options and log in using their institution's credentials. If you experience any issues with eduroam while visiting UCSB, please contact your home institution's service desk. UCSB Information Technology offers campus-wide WiFi instructions.

  • The Residential Network (ResNet) offers high-speed wireless internet access (ssid: ResNet-Open) at no charge throughout sleeping rooms and common areas. For further information, please refer to https://info.resnet.ucsb.edu/
  • Please note: Personal Wireless Access Points are not permitted to be set up in any housing facilities.

Check-In Time: 3pm Monday - Friday, for after hours, please call 805-451-1660.
Check-Out Time: 11:00am
Check-In Instructions: There are two steps to take in order to check into your specific cottage:

Step One: You will need to check in and get your keys at The Miramar Center at Sierra Madre Villages.

The Miramar Center Administrative Building
(located at Sierra Madre Villages)
Building 1128
555 Storke Rd
University of California 
Santa Barbara, CA 93117 

Please make sure that if you have taken a taxi it remains at The Miramar Center while you get your keys, as it will then need to take you to the West Cottages.

Step Two: At check-in, you will receive your room number, key, and a map with directions to the West Cottages.

Important information for your safety and security: The West Cottages are located in a remote area of campus. We provide the very best in security with an electronic key system. However, there is not a 24-hour staff person living on site, so it is critical that you keep your key with you at all times. If you are locked out at some point during your stay, you can call the front desk at The Miramar Center for assistance. The lockout turnaround time could be as long as 45 minutes, so please be cognizant of this when you leave your room or cottage.

General Parking Information: Parking permits are required at the West Cottages and on the UCSB campus at all times. Guests staying at West Cottages may sign up for the Transportation & Parking Services ePermit system, where your license plate is your parking permit, by clicking on Student & Guest Login here. Rates are $8/day, $56/month and $120/quarter. West Cottages guests' are eligible for faculty ePermits which are valid in Staff and Faculty spaces at UCSB.  If you do not see faculty permit options when you login, reach out to tps-sales@ucsb.edu in advance of your stay to ensure your account is configured correctly. Please refer to the campus map for the location of campus lots.

Visitor Parking: Visitors at the West Cottages will need a permit to park. Your visitors may purchase a short term guest permit at the Parking Pay Station in the West Cottages parking lot.

Please contact us if you require further information. Thank you and we hope you enjoy your stay at the West Cottages and UCSB!

University & Community Housing Services
University of California 
3151 University Center
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-7160

Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00am-12:00noon and 1:00pm-4:30pm

Phone: 805-893-4448 

Email: cottages@housing.ucsb.edu

  • UCSB Recreation Center. The Rec Cen is open seven days per week (daily hours vary), and day passes are available. Contact the Rec Cen’s front desk at 805-893-7619 for more information. Equipment includes racquetball and squash courts, weight training rooms, a gym, and three swimming pools.
  • Bicycles: Information about where to rent/purchase bicycles can be found in the information binder inside each cottage. Please utilize the outside bicycle racks in order to avoid excessive cleaning and potential damage to the cottage interiors.
  • Climate: The weather in Santa Barbara is usually quite pleasant. During the summer and fall the days are warm (75°F) and the nights are cool (55°F - 60°F) with occasional fog or overcast skies. During the winter and spring, we can experience periods of heavy rain and cooler weather. Days can range from 50°F - 65°F and evenings can range from 35°F - 45°F. A sweater or coat is typically required in the evenings during all seasons.
  • Mail: The nearest off-campus US Post Office to the West Cottages is located in the University Village Shopping Center near the corner of Hollister Avenue and Storke Road.
  • Cancellations: All cancellations or requests for a refund must be submitted in writing (fax or email). A $50 per room cancellation fee will be retained or due for ALL accommodation reservations canceled after the original reservation is made. Cancellations after the scheduled check-in date (or "no show") will result in forfeiture of all fees (any exception requests are to be made in writing to University & Community Housing Services).
  • Currency: It is strongly recommended that participants from outside the U.S. exchange their currency into dollars at the airport of entry (the nearest currency exchange is 15km from campus).
  • Disabilities: University & Community Housing Services fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to conference guests with disabilities. If an accommodation is needed, please contact our office at (805) 893-4448 or cottages@housing.ucsb.edu at least ten days prior to your arrival to ensure our ability to provide reasonable accommodation(s). Service animals specifically trained to assist a person with a disability are welcome. No other animals, including pets, therapy animals, or emotional support animals, are allowed.
  • Safety: The University will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please secure your room when you leave.

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