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    Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center

    San Rafael Residence Hall, Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001
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    May 14
    May 15
    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
    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
     
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We have been going every summer here for the last 9 years. Our son LOVES it here. He counts the days until we go again and falls in love with a staffer every year. We go the same week every year and have built great...More

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    Reviewed 7 January 2017

    This is hands down best, most fun, and easiest family vacation we have ever had. It is all about the memorable experiences and the endless helpfulness of the staff. Surfing lessons, adult nights out in downtown Santa Barbara, kids-only pizza making trips to a local...More

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    Reviewed 7 January 2017

    Just this weekend while on a short weekend getaway with friends, another mom asked me "when will vacation start feeling like vacation?" Since we finally convinced these friends to join us this summer on our third trip to FVC, I told her "THIS S MMER."...More

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    Reviewed 5 January 2017

    This was a great find! Our friends referred us and my wife is a UCSB Alumni, so it was a natural fit. We have a 3 year old and 1 year old and the day camps gave them stuff to do giving mommy and daddy...More

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    Reviewed 4 January 2017

    I must admit, I was skeptical before I went to FVC, wondering if all of these reviews were accurate. However, my family and I were blown away! We were welcomed warmly on day one and the fun kept right on going. The rooms were spacious...More

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    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.
    15 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
    21 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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    "The Rooms are all in Dorms."
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    "We have stayed in the clusters and the towers--both were just great."
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