Your parents never had it so good! In addition to our 24-hour quiet study lounge, living at Tropicana Gardens means enjoying resort-style amenities such as a heated pool, recreation room, cardio fitness room and gourmet dining at Trop Café.

As a Tropicana Gardens resident, you also automatically enjoy access to the community amenities at Tropicana Del Norte only 1 block away, including a private movie theater.

Questions? Call (805) 968-4319. Apply now to reserve your space!

cafe-tropTrop Café

The hub of our community, Trop Café offers multiple meal plan options to fit your needs. For daily menu updates download the College Fresh app for iPhone or Android. Trop Café is located in the courtyard by the pool.


fitness-roomCardio Fitness Room

The cardio room, located in the St. Croix quad, is equipped with an elliptical machine, a treadmill, two stationary bicycles, flat screen TVs, a rowing machine, and free weights. The cardio room is open daily from 6am to midnight.



Like to bake cookies? Attached to the study lounge, the kitchenette is equipped with a stove, oven, microwave, and sink. You can check out kitchen utensils and pans at the front desk.


laundryLaundry Rooms

Both quads in the rear of the building have a Laundry Room with card swipe operated washers and dryers. Residents are given a laundry card at the beginning of the year and money can be added to the card in the Rec Room, via credit/debit card or with cash. You can even program your washer or dryer to notify you by text message when your laundry is done.

theaterMovie Theater (Tropicana Del Norte)

Our state of the art movie theater features stadium seating for 27, 120" Hi-Def projection screen with Blu-Ray player and Dolby Surround Sound 5.1. With the black-out shades, movie time is any time! RAs will often host movie nights or popular TV episode viewing parties, complete with popcorn or snacks.

parkingOn-Site Parking

Tropicana Gardens has tons of bike parking. If you choose to bring your car, we have covered and uncovered vehicle parking for purchase. Please visit our pricing page (SBCC Pricing/UCSB Pricing) for more information.


rec-roomRecreation Room

Located in the lobby area, the Recreation Room offers a large-screen plasma TV with surround sound, two billiard tables, a ping-pong table, foosball table, piano, air hockey table, change machine and a comfortable area to relax with friends. Our Resident Assistants will also use the recreation room to offer exciting social and educational activities such as faculty speakers from UCSB/SBCC, movie nights, pool and ping-pong tournaments, as well as open mic nights.

study-lounge24-Hour Quiet Study Lounge

Hit the books in our spacious 24-Hour Quiet Study Lounge, adjacent to the lobby.


poolHeated Swimming Pool

Meet your friends for a dip in the pool! The heated and gated swimming pool is located in the courtyard area and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.



Come for a Tour

Come by anytime between 10:00am and 5:30pm to tour the property and see if Tropicana Gardens is the right place for you!

PARKING: Visitor parking can be found in the back of Tropicana Gardens in spaces 56 and 57. Please park in the spaces marked Visitor and note the number of your parking space. We'll be happy to issue a parking pass while you visit our communities!