Conference Hotel
ETRA 2012 will be held at the Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara, CA, US, a 24-acre Spanish Colonial-style hotel resort facing the Pacific Ocean, located on one of Southern California's most beautiful coastlines.

The special conference rate is $179/night for the conference period of March 28th through March 30th. The price will be the same from March 25th through April 2nd, subject to availability. The rate will be available until February 27th, 2012.

You can call the in house reservations department (recommended) at (+1-805) 884-8511 or toll free at (+1-877) 893-0892 and reference the group name: ETRA 2012 - Eye Tracking Research and Applications and the group rate will populate for the agent. You can also make reservations online via the Hotel's Reservations page using the group code ETR in the Special Accounts and Rates section.

Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort
633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 564 4333

See the location at Google Maps.

Nearby airports

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), 11 miles (20 minutes); Los Angeles Intl Airport (LAX), 93 miles (2 hours); Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (BUR), 87 miles (1.5 hours)

Directions to the hotel from nearby airports: follow this link.

Santa Barbara weather in late March is typically quite nice: daily highs of around 68 F (20 C) and nighttime lows around 48 F (9 C). It's a very nice "walking on the beach" weather.

Nearby restaurants
There are several places within walking distance for lunch and dinner, and many more within a short drive (with plenty of inexpensive parking available in downtown Santa Barbara). State Street, in particular, offers plenty of options. For a list of some of them, please follow this link.

Things To Do in Santa Barbara

  • Explore nearly 200 of the nation's most celebrated wineries
  • University California Santa Barbara – only 15 minutes from our hotel
  • Visit the Santa Barbara Mission, "Queen of the Missions"
  • Catch a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl
  • Stop and "smell the flowers" at the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens
  • Shop 'til you drop at Paseo Nuevo, Camino Real Marketplace or La Cumbre Plaza
  • Go back in time at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Take a walk on the wild side at the Santa Barbara Zoo where you can see over 500 animals

Find out many other atractions
and interesing things on this link.