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The 2016 Lowell Thomas Awards Dinner - Lodging Information

Join us October 14, 15, and 16

in Beautiful Santa Barbara by-the-sea

For your wonderful stay in Santa Barbara, we have negotiated significant price reductions at two great venues, which you can book directly by following the links provided below. We also suggest a number of other places to stay (there is no shortage of lodging choices in Santa Barbara).

1 - Fess Parker Resort

a. This is where most of the LTAD weekend events will occur (Saturday Morning Seminar LTAD Reception and Awards Dinner). It is located right on Santa Barbara’s iconic beachfront and features a large pool, jacuzzi, gym, restaurants and bar, and a full range of other resort amenities. It is also adjacent to great running/walking paths and accessible to the main shopping areas of town.

b. Fess Parker has a limited number of rooms available so do not delay booking. In addition to our negotiated rooms, there are other elegant options including suites suitable for entertaining and ocean view rooms. For those guests desiring to stay Thursday and/or Sunday night, the reduced rate will apply on those nights also but only for the Resort View queen rooms.

c. A dedicated website is now available for our guests to book their hotel rooms online at our specially negotiated rates.

2 - The Wayfarer

a. This is such a cool new hotel for Santa Barbara!  It is simple and elegant, and includes a kitchen for communal use, a huge colorful library and lovely pool. The king and single queen rooms include a fold down bed for those wishing to share space.  Also, for the true explorer – traveler, the Wayfarer has two “bunkrooms” that accommodate 4 guests each. The bunkrooms are not part of our negotiated block but are a fun alternative. The Wayfarer will also extend the reduced rate (savings of about $100/night) for either or both Thursday and Sunday nights.

b. The Wayfarer is about 3 blocks from the Fess Parker (15 minute walk, 10 minute drive).

c. A dedicated website is now available for our guests to book their hotel rooms online at specially negotiated rates.

Other Great Lodging Options (full range of price points)

Very close to the Fess Parker Resort and East Beach:
    •  Inn at East Beach
    •  Cabrillo Inn
    •  Motel 6 (the original one!)
    •  Santa Barbara Inn
    •  Blue Sands Motel
    •  Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara

Further away (but everything is within 15 minutes of Fess Parker):
    •  Canary Hotel
    •  Montecito Inn
    •  Four Seasons Biltmore
    •  Hotel California
    •  AirBnB has many options too, from cool villas to couch surfing!

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