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    Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center

    San Rafael Residence Hall, Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001
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    Traveler (29)
    Pool & Beach (16)
    Room & Suite (4)
    • Excellent87%
    • Very good11%
    • Average1%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible0%
    Travelers talk about
    “dining commons” (11 reviews)
    “wine tasting” (35 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Fitness center
    Wheelchair access
    Tennis Court
    Kids Club
    Self-Serve Laundry
    Shuttle Bus Service
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This summer will be our 10th year going...... our son counts the days. He has been going there since he was 1 1/2 years old and loves it! I think he may be a counselor some day. I found this place on line when I...More

    Thank petdvm
    Reviewed November 28, 2017

    Bottom line: we have attended since 2004, so that speaks for itself! We have seen changes in that time, some great (new activities for returnees, comfy mattress covers included), some not so great (tighter cost control). All activities are very well matched to each age...More

    Thank trvlggirl
    Reviewed November 14, 2017

    This was my husband and I's first time at this family camp, and we were super impressed with the attention to detail paid to everything, not just by Sherri, the director, but also all of the summer staff she hires. Our kids were taken care...More

    Thank R L
    Reviewed November 3, 2017

    We absolutely love the FVC! This will be our 3rd year going and we've already convinced 4 other families to sign up and they're all returning again this year. What sets it apart is that it's a real vacation for everyone. After having a very...More

    Thank Ginna P
    Response from Sheri_Rae, Director of the Family Vacation Center at Santa Barbara Family Vacation CenterResponded November 7, 2017

    Hello Ginna, Thank you for your review. We love hearing about stress-free family experiences. As you know the Family Vacation Center is all about the best family vacation for each group and I'm happy to hear that it is a great fit for your family....More

    Reviewed November 3, 2017

    I am a UCSB Alumni and always knew about Family Vacation Center (FVC), but 2017 was the first year that I took my family. It truly was the best vacation that we ever had since having kids!! There was a great balance between family time,...More

    Thank uragog
    Response from Sheri_Rae, Director of the Family Vacation Center at Santa Barbara Family Vacation CenterResponded November 7, 2017

    Hello! Thank you for sharing your experiences, we really appreciate it! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed the entertainment, activities and the staff. The counselors love it just as much as you all do! We pride ourselves on making the FVC experience wonderful for...More

    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Beachfront
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Babysitting
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Breakfast included
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Things to do
    • Tennis Court
    • Heated pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 68
    • Location
    • United States >
    • California >
    • Santa Barbara
    • Also Known As
    • Santa Barbara Family Vacation Hotel Santa Barbara
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    Traveler (29)
    Pool & Beach (16)
    Room & Suite (4)
    Hotel & Grounds (33)
    Family and Play Areas (8)
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    August 27, 2017|
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    Response from Sheri_Rae | Property representative |
    Hello, 175-200 people would indeed take up nearly all our spaces in a session. I would be happy to chat with you about possible opening up a new session to accommodate your group. If you are still interested in our location... More
    July 14, 2017|
    Response from Sheri_Rae | Property representative |
    Hello, Thank you for reaching out. I apologize that I did not get back to you sooner. I would be happy to chat with you about a family gathering of this size. If you are still looking for a location and would like to chat... More
    January 14, 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
    Room Tips
    "Towers have elevator, but are noisier."
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    "The clusters are nice and quiet, but the towers are closer to the action."
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    "The higher up your room, the more chance you have a view"
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    "A/C units on roof can be loud if you're directly under them on the top floor."
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