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The Leta Hotel

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

The Leta Hotel

If your idea of the ultimate Southern California retreat is longboards, poolside sangria and coastal cuisine, youve found your place in the sun. Here at Kimpton Goodland, we have a Golden State-of-mind attitude and 158 refurbished beach-chic guestrooms and suites for a postcard-perfect Santa Barbara stay. With Goleta Beach and Stearns Wharf an easy bike ride away and an outdoor heated pool and charming meeting spaces right on-site, youll discover its all good at The Goodland.

At our hotel in Santa Barbara's sister city of Goleta, you're just minutes from the boutiques, galleries and cafes of Santa Barbara's State Street, an easy, beach cruiser pedal (yes, we have those too) to Goleta Beach and other area beaches, and only a half hour from the fabled vineyards of Santa Barbara County. Whether you're in search of California cuisine, that special piece of art or just a gorgeous sunset paired with a craft cocktail, you're ideal positioned for the ultimate Santa Barbara experience. But you also may choose never to leave, as The Goodland is the ideal Goleta hotel for a fun filled retreat.

Hotel

  • Internet
    High speed wireless
  • Transportation
    Parking
  • Front desk
    24-hour reception
  • Concierge desk
  • Late check-out available
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Hotel service
    Housekeeping daily
  • Security
  • Wakeup service
  • Accessible
    Accessible parking
  • Events
    Conference facilities
  • Meeting rooms

Recreation

  • Pool
    Outdoor pool
  • Fitness
    Exercise gym

Food and Drink

  • Outlets type
    Coffee shop

House policy

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

Cancel policy
Must cancel at least 72-hours in advance of arrival to avoid to avoid a charge of 1 night per room to your credit card or other guaranteed payment method. Taxes may apply. Failing to call or show before check-out time after the first night of a reservati

Travel with others

Children policy
Children stay free up to age 18.

Pets are allowed upon request
We invite you to bring your pet no matter their size, weight, or breed, all at no extra charge. If your pet fits through the door, we will welcome them in.

Language spoken

  • English

Welcome capacity

  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 6
  • Number of Sleeping Rooms: 158
  • Largest Meeting Room Size: 3142 sq. ft.

Parking

  • Accessible parking
  • Parking

Amenities

  • High speed wireless

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.

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 - Google and TiCATi reviews

Eric
4 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.

Melissa Wittmayer
4 years ago – Google

9

I love coming here for happy hour, brunch, or dinner. The food and drinks are great and the ambiance is awesome. I had a little time before I met up with a friend so I was able to connect to their wifi and do some work while enjoying a cocktail.

Gabe Diaz
4 years ago – Google

9

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
4 years ago – Google

8

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
4 years ago – Google

9

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!

Dave Green
4 years ago – Google

4

A big disappointment if you’re familiar with the Kimpton brand of hotels. This place operates like a club during the day. Extremely loud music is broadcasted from the pool area and you can't escape it by going to your room. The vibrations will follow you like a pissed off demon. I'm also hearing impaired, so it says a lot that I left to enjoy the pool at another hotel. A party atmosphere is great if that’s what you’re seeking, but Kimpton represents something way more sophisticated. As a Kimpton hotel advertising a surf-themed property, you might expect Jack Johnson or Mason Jennings style music, mellow vibe, naps in the sunshine, and a place to relax after a long day at the beach. Boy was I way off base. Those looking for a Kimpton experience may be very disappointed like myself. If you’re looking for a little slice of Las Vegas in the Santa Barbara area, then this is your place. The best description I read was that this property was a Motel 6 for hipsters. There's nothing wrong with motels or hipsters. This issue is Kimpton has always catered to a youthful sophistication and there's nothing sophisticated about club music at obscene volumes on a property that looks like it was designed by Super 8.The only Kimpton-consistent experience I had was with the amazing interactions I had with staff. Ashley at the front desk deserves a raise! She is one awesome person. Lastly, The Goodland should drop the Kimpton name so people who are loyal to the brand can continue to rely on that name for a consistent experience.

David Trovato
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 years ago – Google

9

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
4 years ago – Google

8

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.

Dominique Tran
4 years ago – Google

8

Nice rooms, but the walls are pretty thin. And since parking is right outside your door, we got woken up a couple of times during the night by the car lights of people coming back and parking right outside a window...
They have a nice guest happy hour from 5 to 6:00 p.m. That was a way to start of our evening before going out to eat...

Stella Meister
4 years ago – Google

8

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
4 years ago – Google

4

There is an additional $28 per day "Good Life" fee for parking and amenities. Not as well kept as usual Kimpton properties. Small rooms, sticky furnishings ... they cater to guests with kids and pets. 4 kids were practicing ollies on their skateboards with their 2 dogs outside my door at 7:00a.m. "Restaurant" is a bar with food service. Lobby staff and housekeeping are very friendly. There are no in-room coffee makers. Free coffee is available in the lobby bar from 6:30-10:30 a.m. Monday through Friday 7:00-10:30 weekends. 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
4 years ago – Google

8

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
4 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.

Lynda Bell
5 years ago – Google

9

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
5 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
5 years ago – Google

9

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

Lisa Branton
5 years ago – Google

4

Worst experience we have ever had! Went here for my husband's birthday in hopes of a unique experience (it was). We wanted to take our dog with us. The best part of the hotel was the record player and the woody outside. Cute. However, know that the walls are ABSOLUTELY paper thin!! We could hear some woman upstairs walking with high heals up for about 2.5 hours non-stop -- clank, clank, clank. So bad that I went to go sleep in our car! I have never in my life asked my husband can we go home... but this time I asked 4x in the middle of the night.

We asked for a private room and instead we were put in the middle of the hotel next to a family with young kids. Who does that?! At 7am (after finally getting to sleep at 4am!) we were woken up by conversation of family next door. Yep, paper thin walls again. The bed was also the worst we have ever experienced. The bathroom did not appear clean and so my husband refused to shower in it. Furniture was beat up.

To make matters worse, they attempted to do something nice for my husband's birthday... champagne and card. But they dropped off a card with someone elses name on it. How do you do that when I just gave you his name on check in?! So I called. They brought a new card.... and they STILL got it wrong and put my last name! :(

Really, nice attempt Goodland, but just hugely disappointing. We will NOT be returning.

Jon Lyons
5 years ago – Google

7

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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago – Google

10

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.

Roger Satur
5 years ago – Google

4

First review I've ever left because of how negative my experience was.

To start with the only positive comment, the vibe, sans the people who work the lobby, was really great and it was also off the track from downtown.

Onto the negative: Front desk staff not friendly nor helpful and borderline rude. Room view is a parking lot. All this for 389 a night after summer is over. You can definitely do much better. Also, talked to the supervisor about my frustrations; not any more polite or accommodating. Please look elsewhere if you are on the fence because it's likely you'll regret staying here.

Matthew Jordan
5 years ago – Google

10

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
5 years ago – Google

8

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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 years ago – Google

6

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.

Chad Stevens
5 years ago – Google

10

Hidden gem! Amazing place. A little hipster and a little 80s, all awesome. This isn't your average Hampton Inn.

Scott Valentine
5 years ago – Google

10

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

Joseph K
5 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.

Xime GoC
5 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
5 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
5 years ago – Google

10

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
5 years ago – Google

9

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
5 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
5 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.

Paul Hughes
5 years ago – Google

9

Went to the bar for a drink, bartender seemed a bit overloaded but was doing her best. Cocktails were delicious and innovative. Seating options are a bit limited.

Chris Tyler
5 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
5 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.

Cristina Madrone
5 years ago – Google

4

The room was awkward. No door that closes all the way for the bathroom. Instead there's a sliding door that has a gap, so you can hear the person in there using the bathroom. Bathroom door is also opaque so you have very little privacy. There's a huge window to the room where you can see everything inside, so on top of the little privacy bathroom, you have little privacy inside the room. So awkward. When we checked in, the person at the front desk was nice but he explained nothing about the hotel. We had to explore to find things on our own. Like a vinyl renting room, we found a room with a pool table, the pool, there was a restaurant and other social rooms. None of this was explained to us, which I would have appreciated.

Steffen Schulze
5 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
5 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.
5 years ago – Google

9

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
5 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
5 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.

Susan Mattinson
5 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
6 years ago – Google

7

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
6 years ago – Google

7

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.

Rafael Cifuentes
6 years ago – Google

6

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
6 years ago – Google

10

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.