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The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel

5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117, United States Access

The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel

158 room boutique style hotel with large pool surrounded by towering palm trees. Kimpton Goodland offers an intimate- laid back vibe designed to invite you in and let the good times roll.
-Enjoy great food and drink at the Outpost and GoodBar. -On property is a Billiard Room/Fitness Center -Additional programming offered including live music/trivia/film screenings -Complimentary rentals of bikes/kayaks/surfboards/paddleboards -3 meeting rooms with over 4500 square feet of flexible meeting space

The property is conveniently located just west of downtown Santa Barbara only 2 miles from the beach-UCSB-Santa Barbara Airport SBA and Goleta Business District. The Goodland is conveniently located near shopping/ dining/ and entertainment. Additional tourism and recreation information can be found at

www.santabarbaraca.com

Hotel

  • Internet
    FREE WiFi
  • High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    FREE airport shuttle
  • FREE parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Early check-in
  • Late check-out available
  • Storage space
  • Work away
    Business services
  • Fax service
  • Photocopy center
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Exterior corridors
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hotel service
    Dry cleaning
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Hotel does not provide pornographic films/TV
  • Housekeeping daily
  • Security
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Wakeup service
  • Travelling with others
    Children welcome
  • Pet amenities available
  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible rooms
  • Events
    Catering services
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Green facilities
    FREE bicycles

Rooms

  • Bedding
    Branded mattress
  • Super comfy bed
  • Special features
    Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed room
  • Food & Beverage
    Refrigerator
  • Business
    Desk
  • Desk with electrical outlet
  • General
    Non-smoking

Recreation

  • Pool
    Heated pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Wellness
    Health club
  • Spa
  • Fitness
    24-hour fitness center
  • Weightlifting
  • Sport
    Golf

Food and Drink

  • Meal plan
    Continental breakfast
  • Special attention
    FREE coffee every morning
  • FREE coffee in lobby
  • FREE evening reception
  • Services
    Room service
  • Green food
    Local and seasonal food
  • Organic coffee
  • Outlets type
    Lounges/Bars
  • Restaurant

Breakfast

  • Continental breakfast

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 16:00
  • Check-out Time: 12:00

Cancel policy
Cancellations must occur 48 hours prior to local hotel time of 6pm. Guests who do not cancel prior to 48 hours before local hotel time of 6pm will be charged a one nights room plus tax. Cancellation policy is subject to change. Exceptions may apply- please see rate rules

Travel with others

Children policy
Children 17 years and under stay free with parents using existing bedding. Maximum of 2 children per room-not to exceed maximum occupancy.

Pets are allowed upon request. Charges may be applicable.

Payment type

       

Language spoken

  • English

Concierge tips

Gather and enjoy complimentary wine every evening from 5-6 pm in our living room lobby. It's a chance to shake off the stress of a long flight, relax after a day of exploring or gear up for a night on the town. As the wine pours, conversation flows. It's all in the spirit of helping you unwind, smile and maybe even meet a new friend or two.

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 4
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 158
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 3105 sq. ft.
  • Largest Meeting Room Capacity: 300

Parking

  • Accessible parking
  • FREE parking
  • On-Site parking
  • Parking

Amenities

  • Calling card calls
  • Toll FREE calls
  • Interstate calls
  • Carrier access
  • Business services
  • Fee charged for first page
  • Fee charged for first page of outgoing fax
  • Local calls
  • Audio visual equipment
  • Operator-assisted calls
  • Intrastate calls
  • International direct dialing
  • Computer
  • Fee per additional page of incoming fax
  • Fee per additional page of outgoing fax
  • Long distance calls
  • Newspaper
  • Meeting facilities

Environment

Property's Green Action

When you're staying or dining with us, rest assured we are doing everything we can to create a sustainable experience. We use nontoxic cleaning supplies, extensively recycle, minimize our water consumption, and serve organic coffee.


  •  Local and seasonal food
  •  Organic coffee
  •  FREE bicycles

Certifications

Green Key Eco-Rating Program 4

With more than 1,200 hotels certified in Canada since its inception in the 1990s, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program awards hotels an environmental rating of one to five Green Keys. Green Key members are then given guidance on how to "unlock" opportunities to reduce operating costs and environmental impacts - and in turn earn more keys.

The Green Key audit looks at nine major areas of sustainable hotel operations:
• Energy conservation
• Water conservation
• Solid waste management
• Hazardous waste management
• Indoor air quality
• Community outreach
• Building infrastructure
• Land use
• Environmental management

Most helpful reviews 8 36 reviews

Laurie Mineart
1 month ago – Google

9

The Kimpton brand continues to impress me! I will continue to consider this brand when choosing where to stay! Goodland has great service, extremely clean, dog friendly and they understand the value of how pets are part of the family- you can get treats, dog bowls, bed etc at no charger. The Flat Iron steak was cooked perfectly so be sure to try the restaurant on site!

Evgeny Kozlov
5 months ago – Google

9

Great hotel in Santa Barbara! Nice classic looking and clean rooms. Great reception area and good breakfast. Probably great to use a swimming pool in the summer!

aaron canales
6 months ago – Google

10

Normally I stay at the big 3, since it was my first time to SB, thought I'd try something diff pleasantly surprised! Super clean & comfy, excellent bar & restaurant, the whole place has been retrofitted to a 60's Beach/Surf Shack, chill retro vibes, a portable record player in every room, with a albums to check out in the lobby. You don't want to miss this place! A Must Stay!

Kurt Walker
6 months ago – Google

6

Great staff, everyone is nice and helpful. Very interesting layout and decor. Plenty of hangout spots, inside and out. Definite central coast funky. The rooms are showing their age, however. Front doors and jambs are janky and hard to latch securely. Stuff inside rooms is old, dudes.

Jake Benitez
6 months ago – Google

9

So cool!! I didn't get to stay I. The hotel but a buddy & I went in for a drink & the atmosphere is awesome. The bar, the outdoor area, the layout of the whole lobby & areas to walk around. I dig it. Next time I'm in the area, I'll consider staying here too...

Eric
2 years ago – Google

8

Great remodeled motel. Rooms were nicely decorated and common areas were great. A/c was incredibly loud but we actually liked the white noise as you can hear people outside the rooms easily. They had a 26 dollar a day resort fee that it felt like they were trying to hide as they take it out of the damages deposit, don't mention it at check in, and everything that is listed on their website that the fee covers was included anyways. Other than those issues I'd definitely stay again.

Gabe Diaz
2 years ago – Google

10

Came for drinks by the pool. Many people don't realize but you can go in the pool even if you're not an overnight guest. The drinks are pricey but you're paying for the poolside service. The inside bar is pretty sweet in of itself. Free pool, live music in the evenings, and plenty of comfy seating. The 70s beach house ambience is perfect for SB. Highly recommend jumping in the pool during summer as the beaches here just don't get as hot as in So Cal.

Darrin Olson
2 years ago – Google

7

Trendy motel with excellent service, bar and restaurant. Nice pool area, too. All of the doors face outside and it appears to be an older motel remodeled. Rooms are spacious and it's well maintained. Air conditioner was a little noisy.

Zeke Buf
2 years ago – Google

10

This hotel is just stunning. Big and nicely decorated room makes me feel like home. All the amenities are state of the art. I loved the central garden and pools with all those exotic plants. The on site restaurant is also amazing and they deliver food to your room. Environment is also very quiet which I appreciate. Front desk guys are very attentive. Had a nice stay in here!

David Trovato
2 years ago – Google

10

Can't wait to stay here again. There are a few nice touches, like really good quality bathroom products, and in room record players (with a record room in the lobby to check out tour favorites.) Even though we didn't think wed use it, after our two nights we'd listened to all sides of the three records in our room. We also enjoyed dinner in the restaurant, while the margarita was bland and watered down, the wings (pictured) and the mussels were extremely flavorful. Tip, no free water in the room. Bring your own bottle and fill it up n the lobby when needed. Tip 2, cold stone ice cream like a 3 min walk for dessert.

Natty Nat
2 years ago – Google

9

This was such a perfect spot! The hospitality staff was beyond amazing. The hotel is kid and pet friendly while still having a very hip and modern environment. We loved the room, private patio and vinyl player in every room with vinyls in the rooms. This is the place to stay!

Chris Hoffman
2 years ago – Google

10

The Goodland was an amazing hotel for a one night stay in Santa Barbara for a visit we made to see a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Great atmosphere. Great pool. Great restaurant. Friendly staff. Comfy bed.

lizzpadgettfarmer
2 years ago – Google

10

Hip and fun. I love that the rooms have sound machines and yoga mats so you can stretch out after a long sunny day, and who doesn't love Kimpton's wine hour? The pool was so relaxing. Good sushi like 1.4 miles away. Skip the breakfast, except for the coffee and the cold-pressed juices, which are expensive and delicious. Welcome to California!

Michael Horton
2 years ago – Google

7

Good, cute hotel. Good location. Probably not good enough to justify the high price, though (~$239 a night). The record store is tiiiiiiiiny. Rooms are pretty good, not particularly special in any way. Cafe is good.

Stella Meister
2 years ago – Google

7

Super cute boutique surf hotel! All of the little details made the environment so unique. Record players and records were included in every room for free. Also super close to downtown shops and restaurants. Only downside was check-in and check-out speed. They lost our reservation and made us wait for 20 minutes before just giving us a room:( All in all, such a fun hotel, will definitely be returning if we are return to Santa Barbara and would definitely recommend.

B BOlitzky
2 years ago – Google

4

Not as well kept as usual Kimpton properties. Small rooms, battered furnishings ... they cater to guests with kids and pets. "Restaurant" is a bar with food service. Lobby staff and housekeeping are very friendly. It is located along acres of strip mall on Calle Real. If you need/want anything you can walk to it in five minutes. Many many restaurant choices within walking distance. 6 minutes by car from the airport.

Jon Lyons
2 years ago – Google

7

Rooms were nice. Inviting environment, and nice people. There was an extra resort fee of $28 which was unexpected, and breakfast cost extra. Also, the disabled accessible shower leaked water all over the bathroom floor instead of draining properly. On the plus side, the people at the front desk gave a free bottle of lotion that my wife really liked because they didn't have the free sample bottles. Overall a good experience.

David McMillan
3 years ago – Google

4

The hotel is essentially a motel. It has wafer thin walls so consequently is fairly noisy. There are no tea/coffee facilities in the room. The shower has a very old head, so the water rather dribbles out. The room is a good size and the bed fairly comfortable. The ok but low end budget accommodation.

Loboloko
3 years ago – Google

9

Very unique hotel with lovely rooms. I really liked the fact that the room i was in had a record player. Overall cool vibes

Lynda Bell
3 years ago – Google

10

Went for an office Holiday party. Had to order at the bar but food was delivered to me and was delicious. Some of us shared it was ALL good. The decor is mid century modern boho. Very fun and funky. The servers were nice and the 🍺 choices not bad. Lots of local brews and wines. In all a nice casual place.

Gary E Johnson
3 years ago – Google

10

Very friendly, cure, comfortable place for the night. Free wine in the lobby at happy hour. Fish lettuce cups were excellent.

Chi Yeh
3 years ago – Google

10

Convenient location to shops and stores. Fashionable boutique hotel. Comfortable beds. Will visit again soon.

Jon Lyons
3 years ago – Google

8

Rooms were nice. Enviting environment, and nice people. There was an extra resort fee of $28 which was unexpected, and breakfast cost extra. Also, the disabled accessible shower leaked water all over the bathroom floor instead of draining properly. On the plus side, the people the front desk gave a free bottle of lotion that my wife really liked because they didn't have the free sample bottles. Overall a good experience.

Megan Poblete
3 years ago – Google

7

This hotel really has a cute vibe and is decorated very well. The food and drinks are great at both the Good Bar and Outpost. Employees are all very friendly here and are very willing to help. The walls here are a bit thin.. so you can definitely hear what is going on next to you.

what a fabulous day
3 years ago – Google

6

So torn about this place! Such a cool vibe, smores nights… record players… beautiful decor BUT our bathroom needed a serious update.. as well as a couple other things like the doors to each room. It was a really fun place though and we able to take our dog everywhere.

Nick McNabb
3 years ago – Google

9

Really cool spot. Has a really unique vibe to it (record players and albums in the rooms, etc). Bar is nice with good drinks, great menu and friendly staff.

Matthew Jordan
3 years ago – Google

9

Wonderful hotel a little outside of Santa Barbara. Great for families and for people with dogs--as it's welcoming of pups. Fun bar and restaurant, plus a good pool. My only concern is that the rooms get a little loud during the day, as they all orbit the pool. But hopefully you'll be napping pool side, not indoors.

Prescott Nowell
3 years ago – Google

7

The menu is ambitious but doesn't deliver for the price. The best thing I have eaten there is a hamburger that's not on the regular menu. Drinks are tiny and exceedingly expensive with little punch, I had a margarita without any hint of tequila. More generous drinks, more crowd pleasers on the menu, and it could be really good. But as it stands there are better options with much better prices.

Andy Huang
3 years ago – Google

10

Excellent place to stay. Front desk will greet you with a cup of local beer after you checked in. Very friendly and knowledgable about places to do in the area. Our host Judi was excellent, and got us everything we needed for the night. Room are very contemporary and clean. High recommend those who are coming to Santa Barbara to check out and stay at this hotel.

Reinard Dolleschel
3 years ago – Google

10

Saturdays at the pool bar are so much fun. Good music, good drinks (try the "Day Drinker" - a tasty vodka watermelon concoction). Staff is super nice.

Tyler Goldammer
3 years ago – Google

7

Service and drinks are very nice. Rooms are modern and come with a record player, which is a cool touch. Food is very good but seems a little pricey.

Jon Smith
3 years ago – Google

5

Nice place, but not upscale as advertised, the rooms they are relatively small and the bathrooms are not very user-friendly. Having said that if you're looking for a quick Road side trip it's a quaint space. They are dog friendly which is both a positive and a negative as people with not well trained dogs, can keep you up at night. Also the walls are relatively thin so I would recommend if you were staying here staying towards the corner of the hotel as to share minimum same wall space with other guests. However the place is very clean and the staff are very friendly it is also relatively easy to get around Santa Barbara while staying here has everything seems to be within 20 minutes.

Scott Valentine
3 years ago – Google

9

Great service. Very cool employees. Great pool. Cold beer. Great guest.

Joseph K
3 years ago – Google

8

Great outdoor ambiance. Easy parking. Menu a bit limited. Prices are decent. Service was ok. A little on slow side. Food was good.

Jonathan Walsten
3 years ago – Google

9

This resort was very nice. Clean rooms, great lobby. Very friendly staff with great dining.

Xime GoC
3 years ago – Google

8

Every room has a record player and you can borrow vinyls to play in your room! Really cool looking hotel, nice comfy beds and very friendly staff. They're dog friendly and have complimentary coffee in the morning, breakfast is not included though.

Jerry Emerick
3 years ago – Google

10

What a cool place! The rooms are clean, comfortable and very cleverly themed. Even a functional turntable with vinyl albums in the room. Nice pool. Excellent bar with outside seating, fantastic appetizers and great service. Very retro/surfer appearance! We would definitely go again!!!

Ken Pace
3 years ago – Google

9

Great location. Rooms are really nothing special, nice enough, but pretty typical, motel style room. The rest of the place, the bar, the restaurant, etc. is really nice.

Gloria Elias
3 years ago – Google

10

The bar by the pool had such a great ambiance. Bartenders were attentive and prepared some of the best cocktails I've had in Santa Barbara!

Dondi Shelkar
3 years ago – Google

10

What a great place to stay near the wonderful Santa Barbara. A bit pricey on the weekends. Restaurant serves excellent food too.

Kevin Huynh
3 years ago – Google

8

The definite socal experience in the form of a hotel. It's close to quite a few restaurants, and the rooms come furnished with light reading and record players. Though clearly a former motel, the renovated decorations and attention to detail make it adorable, bringing out its own sense of charm. Sound isolation is the only problem, due to the nightlife that always seems to be alive there.

Chris Tyler
3 years ago – Google

9

Nice little hotel thats not a major chain. Floors are laminate, so it makes it pet friendly. But that also means your bare feet will gather bits of dust and dirt. I'll definitely be coming back again.

Christian Madrone
3 years ago – Google

5

I liked the decor, the staff was all very nice. The room was a little weird barn door style door to bathroom with opaque glass no sense of privacy. We were staying with a friend so kinda weird. Record player in room didn't work well I think the speakers were blown. Overall a nice hotel but a little pricey to stay there again I didn't feel like I got my bang for my buck. I have stayed at kimpton hotels before and have always been impressed. This one was soso.

Steffen Schulze
3 years ago – Google

8

I like very much the backyard. Its a place where you can relax while still having people around. Also the pool is very nice. Just the room ws a bit too noisy, depending on the neighbors you get. Walls seem to be very thin... You can also hear every train passing by...

Yousef Rajabzadeh
3 years ago – Google

10

Excellent amenities. We loved the firepit, the social hour, listening to vinyl in our rooms, and biking on their fixies. The service was excellent. The room was clean and conformable. It was located close to everything we wanted.

Peter Wroblewski Jr.
3 years ago – Google

10

This was not my first time at The Goodland, but it was my first time attending a professional event at the Goodland. This was a catered event, but all dishes had nuts and I have a nut allergy. The staff did an incredible job of quickly responding with a new dish that was fantastic. Thank you!

antuan goodwin
3 years ago – Google

9

Pretty dope hotel. Sort of an old motel layout with an upscale vibe and attention to detail. This is a very laid back spot. I like that the rooms all have record players and you can check out albums from the lobby.

Destiny Harrell
4 years ago – Google

9

I met with friends and we just had a few happy hour drinks at the bar. One side has happy hour 4-6pm and the other side has 5-7pm happy hour. The design and furnishings were eclectic and amazing. It feels almost like a Palm Springs hotel. And the lobby had a smores bar and an open fireplace for roasting. I live in Goleta but definitely considering staying here for a night or two to see what else this hotel has to offer.

ED Hudson
4 years ago – Google

10

Very hip. Fun in room music. Nice restaurant on the property. Great bar scene, good mixologists.

Susan Mattinson
4 years ago – Google

6

Beware of the Goodlife fee and tax! Nothing here is 'free' or 'included'. Otherwise, a nice place to stay. We found the hotel to be clean, funky, well put together, fun! Very pet friendly, 2 restaurants, close to everything. The only other negative was the service in the Good Bar for coffee and food. The server was angry and her attitude was annoyance and aggravation. Very disconcerting. Otherwise, the hotel and employees were very warm, inviting and made me want to stay longer!

Susan Mattinson
4 years ago – Google

8

Excellent place to stay! Clean, funky, well put together, fun! Very pet friendly, 2 restaurants, close to everything. The only negative was the service in the Good Bar for coffee and food. The server was angry and her attitude was annoyance and aggravation. Very disconcerting. Otherwise, the hotel and employees were very warm, inviting and made me want to stay longer!

Madison Cuneo
4 years ago – Google

8

This is a cute hotel with great style - very retro. We met some friends who were staying there and enjoyed our drinks and a great atmosphere. However, it sounds like they had some troubles with their room(s) and had to switch multiple times... Not sure I would stay there in the future.

Dani Beit-Or
4 years ago – Google

4

Great Design Poor Service and Amenities. Hotel charges a resort fee and the only "resort" is a heated pool + 2 fire pits. This is a converted "motel 6" into a renovated place. The design is beautiful but, no coffee in the rooms, no small desk to put a laptop. rooms are tiny and beds are twin at best. Restaurant and bar's morning servers were antipathetic.

Rafael Cifuentes
4 years ago – Google

5

Visited the Outpost bar and sat outside near the fire pit. Great atmosphere great decor. The only thing that lacked was the service. Waitress and bartender were a little slow. Bartender was cool very chatty and great attitude. Waitress was a little rude. Plates were never picked up. Still I would go back and try again

Chris Lara
4 years ago – Google

9

Love the design of the property and the rooms. Loved the fact that there's a restaurant and a bar located only feet away from my room. It also didn't hurt that I was upgraded to a pool view room at check-in. Would definitely recommend for any stay in or around Santa Barbara.

Raymond Lo
4 years ago – Google

9

Great rooms and atmosphere! Checking out different record albums made for a fun night. We really enjoyed staying at the Goodland and recommend the hotel highly.

Tina Alphier
4 years ago – Google

7

Property is centrally located, we'll kept and trendy. The bar area is very comfortable and an awesome place to spend an evening with friends. Lovely looking pool. Staff was pleasant and attentive, in good spirits the whole night. We were there for a reunion.

Ginny Morrison
5 years ago – Google

10

Such a great place to stay. Rooms are nicely decorated, records and record player complimentary! The decor of the hotel is what impressed me most. It was so well done and had a very relaxing feel to it. Fire pits by the pool and a restaurant with great decor also.

Lesther Papa
5 years ago – Google

8

The people were really friendly and helpful. I felt like they were always willing to help me out. The hotel was close to UCSB and the beach but little ways away from Santa Barbara proper. Still it was a short trip to get to SB from Goleta (where the hotel is). Rooms had a cool retro beach vibe. It was fun but no coffee maker. They did give free in the morning though. Overall a pretty solid hotel.

Phil Grigg
5 years ago – Google

6

Decent place to stay. Room renovations are good. Needs free Wifi something like $12/day is stupid when you can go sit at a Starbucks for free. Very young vibe. Music is loud at night, which is cool and fun if on vacation. Not so great if you worked all day and wanna unwind.

Alexander Moralez
5 years ago – Google

8

Super hip place with a younger vibe. Lots of little touches like record players in the room mixed with obvious oversights like really bad carpets. Super friendly staff, full of character, worth a trip. Would be 5 starts if the WiFi was free. Paid 235 for a King room for the night, which was a reasonable rate for a holiday weekend. Definitely coming back.