If you are staying at Tropicana Del Norte please check in at the front desk of Tropicana Del Norte. Guests for both Tropicana Villas and Tropicana Gardens check in at Tropicana Gardens front desk.
Parking for Summer Guests
During the summer, our summer camp & conference guests park for free onsite at Tropicana Gardens, Tropicana Del Norte and Tropicana Villas.
During the academic year, we have a few designated Tropicana Guest parking spaces in the Gravel Lot next to Kappa Alpha Theta on the corner of El Colegio and Embarcadero del Mar. Guest Parking Permits are available at the front desk of Tropicana Gardens or Tropicana Del Norte for $10.00 per 24-hour business period.
Tropicana Student Living is committed to maintaining high standards for safety and security. Six of our professional staff live at Trop with their families during the summer and there is a manager on duty 24/7. The Sheriff’s Department or the Isla Vista Foot Patrol will respond for law enforcement at Tropicana. For an emergency, call 911 immediately. Please report suspicious individuals or activity to the front desk by calling (805) 968-4319.
Security cameras are located throughout public areas. Tropicana staff patrols the inside and outside of our buildings nights and weekends. It is every guest’s responsibility to maintain the security of Tropicana, such as keeping doors securely locked and protecting keys from loss. It is also important for you to close your suite or apartment door and lock your windows at night. For safety as well as security reasons, screens must remain on windows at all times. Doors must not be propped open. Tropicana has quiet hours every day from 10:00 pm to 8:00 am. We ask our guests to respect quiet hours and to be courteous to their neighbors. We encourage all guests to take responsibility for personal safety. Please use a buddy or escort system for safe travel at night, whether out jogging, walking to and from campus, or going to Isla Vista for a late night snack. Do not walk alone at night.
Tropicana enforces local and state drinking laws. In California the legal age for drinking is 21. Guests over 21 may drink in the privacy of their apartments. Tropicana does not tolerate illegal drugs; drug violations are enforced by direct notification of police.
If you fly into the Santa Barbara Airport, the 11 bus will take you to El Colegio Road. If you fly into LA the Santa Barbara Airbus makes 16 trips daily between its Goleta location and the LAX airport, while Roadrunner Shuttle offers door-to-door service to Santa Barbara, LAX and Burbank airports. The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) offers convenient bus service to shopping centers to the west, to downtown Santa Barbara, and from the local airport. Taxi service is available from Gold Cab, (805) 681-9000. Amtrak service on the Pacific Starliner is available at the Goleta Amtrak station, a short 10-minute drive. There is also the Santa Barbara Amtrak station which you can reach by taking the 24x bus via the State Street trolley.