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    Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center

    San Rafael Residence Hall, Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001
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    May 7
    May 8
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (22)
    Pool & Beach (14)
    Room & Suite (4)
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    Overview

    • Excellent87%
    • Very good10%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travellers talk about
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Pool
    Beachfront
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
    Fitness centre
    All hotel details
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    Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
    245 reviews
    #5 of 11 hotels in Goleta
     
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    2,223 reviews
    #1 of 11 hotels in Goleta
     
    Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
    671 reviews
    #3 of 11 hotels in Goleta
     
    BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn
    605 reviews
    #2 of 11 hotels in Goleta
     
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    Reviewed 2 January 2013

    We went to the FVC for the first time and I can guarantee we will be back year after year. If you are a new parent, you will love this vacation because you can choose how much couple time and how much family time you...More

    Helpful?1  
    Reviewed 1 December 2012

    This was our first time at FVC and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Whether is was the adults only activities, camp for the kids, or the joint activities, the family of all ages (kids 3 and 5) had a great time. The accommodations were...More

    Helpful?1  
    Reviewed 20 November 2012

    had never been to the FVC before and was not sure what to expect. Overall it was a great trip although you should have a clear expectation of what you are signing up for. I was pleasantly surprised with the organization, the impressive staff (college...More

    Helpful?4  
    Reviewed 12 November 2012

    our family of five have been enjoying this vacation for 9 years! we have an elementary aged child and two teenagers and they all say this is their favorite vacation! the family vacation center is located on the beautiful campus of ucsb in santa barbara...More

    Helpful?1  
    Reviewed 5 November 2012

    This was our first trip to the FVC and we went with another family. We reserved our 2013 spot before we left! My two kids had a great time and particularly enjoyed their counselors, the Rec Cen pools and high dives, the craft studio and...More

    Helpful?1  
    Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
    245 reviews
    #5 of 11 hotels in Goleta
     
    Bacara Resort & Spa
    2,223 reviews
    #1 of 11 hotels in Goleta
     
    Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
    671 reviews
    #3 of 11 hotels in Goleta
     
    BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn
    605 reviews
    #2 of 11 hotels in Goleta
     
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Babysitting
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Tennis Court
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Details
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 68
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • Santa Barbara
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    Traveller (22)
    Pool & Beach (14)
    Room & Suite (4)
    Hotel & Grounds (28)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    erinb007
    Hi Suzzanne-I have a question about FVC. I am a single mom with a 6 year old daughter and have no doubt it will be amazing for her, yet what I really want is peace and quiet. Are there places to get that ? A special adult pool? It looks very busy in the video I saw, which is great for her...thanks!
    15 January 2017|
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    Response from Brad F | Reviewed this property |
    Yes! You can absolutely find peace and quiet. You don't have to sign up for the adult activities either, but even still some of those are extremely relaxing and quiet (painting for example). You can sign up your daughter for... More
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    ilovetotravel84
    How is this vacation for older teens? Our son would be 17 when we come here.
    14 July 2016|
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    Response from linz98144 | Reviewed this property |
    I have younger kids, but met others with older ones when we went(for the second time). They all said their kids had a BLAST and in fact they pretty much didn't see them the entire week.
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    Snufelicious
    Anyone has tips on what are other good items to bring along? We are planning our first trip this year. E.g. - Beach chairs (are these provided?) - Beach towels - Pool toys etc
    20 May 2016|
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    Response from linz98144 | Reviewed this property |
    All that is helpful. Also bikes and other outdoor toys for kids. We are going to remember a bucket and shovel as well as a picnic blanket this year.
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