December 14, 2017

Travel Advisory

Last Updated: December 14, 2017


Our thoughts are with all those who are currently impacted by the wildfires in Southern California.

For those who are in, or looking to travel to Santa Barbara, the Thomas Fire is currently taking place in the mountains and foothills of Santa Barbara County, north of Montecito and Carpinteria, southeast of the city of Santa Barbara, as well as in Ventura County, southeast of Santa Barbara.

For current updates on the Thomas Fire, Santa Barbara County conditions and resources, please visit:


The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department and Air Pollution Control District has issued a poor air quality warning for Santa Barbara County, as a result of smoke and ash from the Thomas Fire burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara County. Please visit or call (805) 961-8802 for the latest updates.


Santa Barbara County is experiencing brief power and communication outages due to the Thomas Fire. Power outages have resulted in intermittent internet access. To get up-to-date incident information, residents in the 805 area code can call 211. Outside of area code 805, call toll free 800-400-1572. You can also contact 211 via text or simply text your zip code to 898211.


Highway 1 is currently open to traffic. Highway 154 will be experiencing heavy traffic and will be closed daily from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes.Highway 101 is open to traffic but may experience periodic road closures.

As conditions may change, please check current highway and road conditions: Cal-Trans map or 1-800-427-7623


Amtrak service has had intermittent interruptions and may be affected. For current Amtrak updates, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)

Flights via Santa Barbara Airport are running as scheduled.


Throughout the Santa Barbara South Coast, many businesses are open and events are proceeding as planned. However, some businesses/attractions/events may have been impacted.

If you are currently in Santa Barbara or planning to come this week, please call in advance to check on the status. Several businesses/attractions that were closed earlier in the week have since reopened.

Downtown Santa Barbara businesses that are open:


Parking in Downtown Santa Barbara will re-open on Friday, December 15. Customers will be provided with 2.5 hours of free parking.


If you are planning to Visit Santa Barbara this week, please check with your hotel for any possible evacuation plans that may be in your area.

The following hotels are offering special rates to first responders and those who have been affected by the Thomas Fire. Please call directly to check for rates, availability and restrictions. Have pets? Make sure to ask about flexible pet policies.

Beach House Inn & Apartments – (805) 966-1126
BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites – (805) 682-7277
BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn – (805) 687-5511
Best Western PLUS South Coast Inn – (805) 967-3200
Blue Sands Inn – (805)965-1624
Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach – (805) 966-2219
Cabrillo Inn at the Beach – (805) 966-1641
Cheshire Cat Inn – (805) 569-1610
Coast Village Inn – (805) 969-3266
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta – (805) 968-0500
El Capitan Canyon –  (805) 685-3887
Harbor House Inn – (805) 962-9745
Harbor View Inn – (805) 963-0780
Hilton Garden Inn –  (805) 562-5996
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara – (805) 963-9757
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara – (805) 966-6586
Hotel Milo – (805) 965-4577
Hotel Santa Barbara – (805) 957-9300
Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara –  (805) 882-1234
Inn by the Harbor – (805) 963-7851
Kimpton Canary Hotel – (805) 884-0300
Lavender Inn by the Sea – (805) 963-4317
Lemon Tree Inn – (805) 687-6444
La Quinta Inn & Suites – (805) 966-0807
Marina Beach Motel – (805) 963-9311
Montecito Inn – (805) 969-7854
Motel 6  – (805) 564 1392
Old Yacht Club Inn – (805) 962-1277
Orange Tree Inn – (805) 569-1521
Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara – (805) 683-6722
Quality Inn Santa Barbara – (805) 687-6636
Ramada Santa Barbara – (805) 319-4314
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta – (805) 770-5031
Sandpiper Lodge – (805) 687-5326

Santa Barbara Inn – (805) 966-2285
Secret Garden Inn & Cottages – (805) 687-2300
Simpson House Inn – (805) 963-7067
Spanish Garden Inn – (805) 564-4700
Super 8 Santa Barbara/Goleta – (805) 967-5591
The Eagle Inn – (805) 965-3586
The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel – (805) 964-6241
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara – (805) 968-0100
The Wayfarer – (805) 845-1000
Upham Hotel – (805) 962-0058
West Beach Inn – (805) 963-4277
White Jasmine Inn – (805) 966-0589

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