The convention will be held at the luxurious Fess Parker-Doubletree by Hilton Resort Hotel, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 just steps from the Pacific Ocean.
The room rate is $168 plus tax, and includes free WiFi in all guest rooms. The cut-off date for the guaranteed rate is December 14, 2016. You may reserve online, or by phone at 805-564-4333. The group code is NOA. You may earn Hilton Honors points at the Fess Parker. The hotel requires 72-hours advance notice of cancellation to avoid a cancellation fee of one night's stay and requires notice at check-in changes in the length of your stay.
Airport and Amtrak Transportation
The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to and from the Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) and the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station between the hours of 5:00am and 9:00pm. Please arrange service in advance by calling Guest Services at 805-564-4333.
If you like you can fly to Los Angeles (LAX). It is about a two hour drive if you rent a car, or you can take the Santa Barbara Airbus (https://www.sbairbus.com). The airbus runs about every two hours. It has wifi and costs $88.00 round-trip.
Also, a third option exists to fly to Burbank and take Amtrak, from the Burbank airport to Santa Barbara. There are currently 6 trains daily and the fare is as low as $29.00.
Message from convention host
Dear NOA members,
It is exciting to think of all of you coming to the January 2017 Convention in Santa Barbara! The Fess Parker is a great venue for us, and I think you will enjoy your stay immensely. Along with all the great sessions, performances, and competitions, I hope to have a few "Santa Barbara" events and activities that will be special to this great part of the country. Travel is very easy out of our airport, and if you plan ahead to stay Sunday, I will be leading a wine tasting journey to the heart of Santa Barbara wine country that would be a great end to the convention. More on that soon...
I look forward to seeing you all in Santa Barbara!Ben Brecher, local convention host