Crypto 2018

August 19-23, 2018

Affiliated events

August 17-19, 2018

Santa Barbara, USA



Reasonably priced accommodations are available in the university residence halls (dorms) for conference attendees and their registered guests. Attendees will be able to make reservations for on-campus accommodations through UCSB on-campus housing. Note that children under the age of 13 cannot stay in the dormitories, so those bringing younger children will need to make separate arrangements in one of the nearby hotels.

For attendees staying on campus, free shuttle bus service is available between the residence halls and the airport. In addition, parking is also available at no cost to attendees who reside on campus. A permit can be requested upon arrival.

Register for dorms


For those who choose not to stay in the residence halls, the following is a list of hotels that have provided room blocks for Crypto. Those who choose to stay off-campus are responsible for making their own reservations. Early reservations are advised since August is a popular season in Santa Barbara.

Parking can be purchased for $8/day (Mon-Fri) and $4/day (Sat-Sun).

  Room blocks will be released as early as 45 days prior to the conference.


The Club & Guest House at UC Santa Barbara is a hotel on the campus of the UCSB. A block of rooms have been reserved for Crypto at a reduced rate (listed below). Please note that there are no additional room fees associated with these rates. Room block full.


Blocks of rooms will be reserved for Crypto in Pacifica Suites, and the Best Western South Coast Inn. Note that a car will be required to travel between any hotel and the campus. All prices are subject to change and do not include a 10-12% tax; prices should be confirmed by calling the hotels directly.

  You must mention UCSB-Crypto when you are making your reservations so you will be eligible for the university rate, which can be a significant savings.

Please note: rates for Friday and Saturday nights are significantly higher. For further information, or to select another hotel venue, try contacting Visit Santa Barbara.

Recommended Hotels

  • The Club & Guest House at UC Santa Barbara

      Building 581
      University of California
      Santa Barbara, CA 93106

      (805) 893-7781

    Rates: $199 single/double (August 16-24)
    No additional room fees.

    Room block full.

    Well-appointed guest rooms all come with lagoon and ocean views and guests enjoy two complimentary deluxe continental breakfasts. Conference meeting locations are within a 5-minute walking distance from The Guest House.

  • Best Western South Coast Inn

      5620 Calle Real
      Goleta, CA 93117

      Phone: (805) 967-3200
      Fax: (805) 683-4466

    Rates: $175 single/double (Sunday - Thursday). $223 (Friday & Saturday).

    Five minutes from the University; newly renovated. Breakfast Buffet daily. Complimentary afternoon beverages Monday through Thursday. Free local calls. Refrigerator, coffeemaker, hairdryer and WI-FI for free internet access in all rooms. Pool and spa. Morning and evening shuttle to UCSB and airport 7:30am–10:00pm.

  • Pacifica Suites

      5490 Hollister Ave
      Goleta, CA 93111

      Phone: (805) 683-6722
      Fax: (805) 683-4121

    Rates: $209 single/double (Sunday - Thursday). $249 (Friday & Saturday).

    Rate includes up to two complimentary cooked-to- order breakfasts, two rooms, high-speed wireless internet, two TV’s, microwave, stereo, refrigerator, pool and Jacuzzi. Complimentary beverages served from 5-7pm. With 24-hour advance notice, will provide shuttle service to and from the Santa Barbara Airport, 8:00am-5:00pm.