Local Information


Conference Venue

EPRV5 will be held at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort at 633 East Cabrillo Blvd. in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA. 
This map shows the location of the conference rooms at the hotel where the opening reception and meeting will be held.
Lodging and Parking

We have reserved a US government rate sleeping room block at the conference venue, the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.  The deadline to make your reservation is February 16, 2023 (extended from the original deadline of February 16). Please note that the hotel appears to already be sold out on March 31st, so if your reservation attempts to include that Friday night it will likely come back with an error.  

Reservation Link to obtain special rate.  The government rate is $214++ and includes complimentary WIFI in the guest rooms (up to 2 devices).  Check-in time is 4 pm and check-out time is 12 pm. 

Parking is available at the Hilton for $15 per day, for both overnight and day use guests, although we do not have in/out privileges. For attendees staying at the hotel, you will use your room key to leave the hotel parking.  For day use attendees, we will have validated "chaser tickets" at the registration desk for you to use when leaving the hotel parking.  You will need a chaser ticket for each day.  

Getting to Santa Barbara

For those who are flying into Los Angeles International airport (LAX) there are a couple of ways to get up to Santa Barbara.

  • Option 1: Take the Santa Barbara Airbus Shuttle from LAX to Santa Barbara.  The shuttle makes 16 trips daily and you can make a reservation on this website.   The shuttle stop in Santa Barbara is at 3845 State St., 5.3 miles from the Hilton.  From there you can Uber/Lyft/taxi to the hotel.  
  • Option 2: Take the LAX Flyaway Bus to Union Station in Los Angeles and then take an Amtrak train from Union Station to Santa Barbara.  The train station in Santa Barbara is at 209 State St., 1.1 miles from the Hilton.  The Hilton has a shuttle bus that can pick you up/drop you off at the train station.  Reserve a spot on the shuttle here.
  • Note that the hotel shuttle will also pick you up/drop you off at the Santa Barbara airport.  Use this same link to reserve a spot.
  • For folks planning to drive from LAX to Santa Barbara, and who might be interested in sharing rides, we have set up a #carpool-logistics channel in the Slack workspace that you are welcome to use for coordinating.

Additional transportation resources can be found here.

Dining at the Hilton

  • The Roundhouse, open daily 7 am - 11 am
  • Java Del Mar, Sun-Wed 6:30 am - 1 pm; Thu-Sat 1 pm - 8 pm
  • The Set, open daily 11:30 am - 10 pm
  • Grab-and-Go Sandwiches will be available for sale during the lunch break on Mon, Tue, Thur of the conference in the Wine Room across from the Java coffee bar.
  • Turkey sandwich - with lettuce, tomato, red onion, Swiss on wheat $15
  • Roast Beef sandwich - with lettuce, tomato, red onion, Swiss on sourdough $15
  • Chicken salad - lettuce, tomator, on rye $15
  • Hummus wrap - coleslaw, pico de gallo on wheat flour tortillas $14
  • assorted chips and snacks - prices vary
  • assorted soft drinks and water - prices vary 

Lunch Spots Near the Hilton

  • East Beach Tacos, 228 S. Milpas St., 0.2 miles from the Hilton
  • Habit, 216 S. Milpas St., 0.2 miles from the Hilton
  • Convivo, 901 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 0.3 miles from the Hilton
  • Jack's Bistro, 53 S. Milpas St., 03 miles from the Hilton
  • Reunion Kitchen, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 0.4 miles from the Hilton

Other Restaurants

Coffee Houses 

Printing Services Near the Hilton

    Office Max: open 8 am - 9 pm M-F; 9 am - 7 pm Sat; 10 am - 6 pm Sun at 219 E. Gutierrez, 1.2 miles from the Hilton

           Print Services at Office Max can be ordered through this website for pick-up.

    Fedex: open 8 am - 7 pm M-F; 9 am - 6 pm Sat; 12 am - 6 pm Sun at 1030 State St., 2 miles from the Hilton

           Print Services at Fedex can be ordered through this website for pick-up.

    Rite Aid: open 8 am - 10 pm; 805-965-0787

    35 S. Milpas St., 0.5 mles from the Hilton

    CVSopen 8 am - 10 pm; 805-965-0787

    336 N. Milpas St., 0.9 miles from the Hilton

Urgent Care

    MedCenter, open 8 am - 6 pm, 805-965-3011

    319 N. Milpas St., 0.9 miles from the Hilton

    Milpas Medical Clinic, open 10 am - 6 pm, 805-965-0284

    816 N. Milpas St., 1.4 miles from the Hilton

    Zugan Health Urgent Care, open 8 am - 6 pm, 805-395-4946

    1100 Chapala St., 2 miles from the Hilton

Grocery Stores

    Trader Joes, open 8 am - 9 pm

    222 N. Milpas, 0.9 miles from the Hilton

    Sprouts, open 7 am - 10 pm

    29 S. Milpas, 0.6 miles from the Hilton