If you would like to share a room with another Gaia Festival participant and you are coming on your own, please contact Kris Oster and she will match people up. Please feel free to contact her if you have any lodging questions, at kris@gaiafestival.com or 805.624.4361.


Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard,
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Reservations: +1 805 564 4333 (tell them that you’re attending Gaia Festival and the rate is $199. We only have 8 rooms on hold, so book early)

This lovely hotel is located across the street from the beach and is the site where we are holding day 1 of Gaia Fest (11/13). 8 Rooms blocked at $199. First come, first served. Arrangements made by participants. Tell the receptionist you’re coming for “Gaia Festival” and they will be able to give you the rate.


The Santa Barbara Inn
901 E. Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Reservations: +1 805 284 0904

Also located across the street from the beach, the Santa Barbara Inn is only a 4-5 minute walk from the conference location on 11/13.


$189 Cityside Standard King

$199 Cityside Standard View 2 Queen Beds


Hotel Mar Monte
1111 East Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Reservations: +1 800 643 1994

This hotel is across the street from the beach and a 5-10 minute walk to the conference location on 11/13.


$179 Petite 1 Queen Bed

$219 Standard 2 Queen Beds

$209 Standard King Bed


If you’re looking for a 3-star hotel in the Santa Barbara area, you can get good deals through Travelocity or name your price with Priceline. I’ve offered $70-$80 per night and sometimes rec’d a 4-star hotel for a 2-3 star price. Here are a few I found:

West Beach Inn – $153 per night
306 W Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Best Western Encina Lodge – $148 per night
2220 Bath St
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

If you’re willing to stay 15 minutes south of Santa Barbara, there’s a nice Best Western in Carpinteria for $109 per night:

Carpinteria, CA 93013


Carpinteria State Park - Set along the ocean, within walking distance of town, and voted one of the best campgrounds in the country.
El Capitan State Park – a beautiful, sprawling ocean-front park that offers swimming, hiking, biking trails, and spectacular views.
Gaviota State Park – set between ocean and mountains, this ocean-front park features a fishing pier and hot springs.