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Friday February 12, 2016[+]
The Santa Barbara Writers Conference Scrapbook — Words of Wisdom from Thirty Years of Literary Excellence 1973 – 2003 In 1975 the SBWC established itself at the Miramar Hotel in Montecito, just South of Santa Barbara, kicking off a twenty … Continue reading
Friday February 5, 2016[+]
The Santa Barbara Writers Conference Scrapbook — Words of Wisdom from Thirty Years of Literary Excellence 1973 – 2003 In 1974, building on the success of the first SBWC, the Conrads produced a line-up of speakers that would be the … Continue reading
Friday January 29, 2016[+]
The Santa Barbara Writers Conference Scrapbook — Words of Wisdom from Thirty Years of Literary Excellence 1973 – 2003 The very first Santa Barbara Writers Conference took place in forty three years ago. To give a little perspective: In … Continue reading
Hyatt Santa Barbara
The conference is held at the beautiful Hyatt Santa Barbara that looks out onto a stunning oceanfront. The hotel offers:
- beautiful ocean and mountain views
- luxurious air conditioned rooms with refrigerators, microwaves, and in-room coffee makers
- wifi and data ports for online access
- heated outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi
- fitness center
- spa and massage
- restaurant and bar
Across the street is the East Beach Grill, the Pacific Ocean and the 22-mile Cabrillo Beach walkway for runners, walkers and cyclists. Downtown Santa Barbara is within walking distance, as are Stearns Wharf and the Harbor, for more shops and restaurants.
The Hyatt Santa Barbara's special room rate for those attending the Santa Barbara Writers Conference is $199 per night plus tax Sunday through Thursday night and $299 per night plus tax on Friday night. Reservations must be made with the hotel: call (888) 421-1442, or visit this reservation link: Santa Barbara Hyatt.
Last year the Hyatt sold out, so be sure to book your reservation early. The deadline for the SBWC group rate is May 6, 2016.
Parking charge: hotel guests: $28.00 per night for overnight valet parking.
Day or evening guests: $10.00 day rate for valet parking.
A 20% discount will be offered for lunch and dinner in the restaurant for SBWC attendees (not valid for breakfast or room service).
A number of other hotels and motels along Cabrillo Boulevard are just a short electric shuttle ride away.