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Santa Barbara Family Vacation Center

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San Rafael Residence Hall Ucsb, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

The FVC is billed as an amazing family vacation—and it would be (and may well be) for anyone over 21 comfortable living in a college dorm from 1970 for a week. I am not one of those people. The staff is truly amazing. The food...More

Thank justfyi2018
Response from Sheri_Rae, Manager at Santa Barbara Family Vacation CenterResponded 1 week ago

Hello justfyi2018, Thank you for taking to time to share your thoughts and experience with us. I’m pleased hear that you enjoyed the programs we offer at our Family Camp. The staff, the meals and the planned activities are special to so many guests! You...More

Reviewed July 13, 2018 via mobile

We are so excited to be back at FVC for the third year in a row. Our kids are 4 and 3 years old and our eldest still talks about the activities she did the year prior! She’s super excited to see her favorite camp...More

Thank MarCeballo
Reviewed April 15, 2018

There's something about the VC that is magical. Your kids LOVE it. From babies to teens they love it. Yes it is just the UCSB campus residences but they transform it to a magical resort. Kids ride their bikes all over, come and go as...More

Thank sandytarbet
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Are you looking for a getaway with something for everyone in the family? Well then the UCSB FVC should be at the top of your list. Think sleep away camp for the whole family. The Family Vacation Center provides childcare and kids camps for kids...More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

I couldn’t recommend FVC Santa Barbara more! Wonderful, friendly, and accommodating staff and loads of fun activities for all ages. You won’t go wrong. We can’t wait to return for our 4th year now with a new family member too!

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Summer Camp for the whole family! The Family Vacation Center offers week-long Family Camp experiences on the beachside campus of the University of California Santa Barbara. This all-inclusive experience includes daily More child care (kids camp), family activities like Smores on the Beach, Pool Parties and Family Carnivals as well as nightly adult only activities that include a hosted bar.This hassle free family vacation is perfect for the family who loves spending time together, and also enjoys the option of kids camp and "parents night out" time! Less
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Heated pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
Wheelchair access
Room Service
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
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Santa Barbara Family Vacation Hotel Santa Barbara
United States > California > Santa Barbara
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Kitchenette
Number of rooms
Also Known As
Santa Barbara Family Vacation Hotel Santa Barbara
United States > California > Santa Barbara
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Pool & Beach (18)
Room & Suite (5)
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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
"This is way better than a hotel or air bnb. It's is own experience."
Apr 15, 2018
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"Include any room request in your registration and the staff will do everything possible to accommodate your..."
Mar 9, 2018
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"Towers have elevator, but are noisier."
Nov 28, 2017
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"The clusters are nice and quiet, but the towers are closer to the action."
Nov 3, 2017
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