Please contact The Retreat at Pacifica Graduate Institute Guest Services at

If you are not renting a car, transportation is available to Santa Barbara from LAX airport via the Santa Barbara Airbus.  Amtrak stops in both Carpinteria and Santa Barbara.  Taxi service is available from Santa Barbara Airport, and all public transportation depots. Pacifica Shuttles will be offer service between campus and the Best Western.

Open parking is available at our Ladera Lane Campus 7 days a week, and at our Lambert Road Campus on Saturdays and Sundays only.  If you are traveling to our Lambert Road Campus Monday-Friday, please call reception at (805)969.3626 ext. 101 to reserve a parking space.

Please check in with reception at the Ladera Lane Front Lobby any time after 3 pm. You will be given a key to your room at that time. Check out time is 11 am. Please return your key to the front desk when checking out. Please do not leave the key in the room. We greatly appreciate your timeliness in the checkout process. This allows our housekeeping staff to turn the rooms around before our next program checks in.

Program meals include breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the days that you are in session. The last day of the session will typically include breakfast and lunch.  If you are arriving early (one or more days prior to your program start date) dining services will not be provided.

Our catering company offers healthy, whole meals. They offer vegetarian as well as vegan options and include local and organic ingredients whenever possible. If you have medically restricted dietary concerns, please note it on your registration form.

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