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The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel

#6 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
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5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117 (Formerly Hotel Goleta)
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was trying to book a room for one night and was having trouble on the website. Some friends had booked a block of rooms for the weekend but I could only come for one night. I called the front desk and they said I had to go through central reservations - the person there was rude and would not... More 

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San Francisco, California
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30 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking to getaway for a few days, tried out a newer member of the Kimpton family. Those who frequent Kimpton properties know that they tend to take in the flavor or themes of their locales. The Goodland with its emphasis on the beach lifestyle lives up to that expectation. The staff is extremely well trained and courteous and go out... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at this property are genuinely caring, and truly exceptional. Which is why I really wanted to give this place four stars. Unfortunately, it falls a little short in a couple key areas. Most problematically, there is essentially no soundproofing between the rooms and you will likely hear every detail of conversations in adjoining rooms. This was especially problematic... More 

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Antioch, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I used price line to get a hotel near UCSB. I was visiting my daughter for Mother's Day weekend. Pros, staff very nice. Cons, the walls are so thin in the rooms you can hear very clearly your neighbors talking word for word! next the carpets were very stained. There was no bathtub in room and the shower just had... More 

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Ian M, General Manager at The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. I am so sorry that you did not enjoy your time at our property. We are always striving to exceed our guest's expectations and it is heartbreaking when we miss that mark. We do have a resort fee, but that is due to our amazing grounds, pool experience,... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here one night in April. It looks like a motel spruced into a hotel.The rooms are small and so is the bath area. We had a room close to the pool and it was loud out there with blaring music. The rooms are definitely not sound proof. We had requested a room with 2 double beds. When we... More 

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Seth M, Manager at The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Pixel05, Thank you for your feedback and we sincerely apologize about the carpets in your room. I know it’s not any help now but please know that we are working to find an immediate and permanent solution. We appreciate the feedback regarding the service. On your next trip to The Goodland our carpets should be resolved. Seth More 

Portland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not Kimpton's best renovation! It's an old Holiday Inn, and although they have put alot of cool and groovy influences into this hippy hotel, it's still a holiday inn underneath! We were in an upgraded room, and still had to pull the room darkening shades to have privacy, and everyone walked by our windows to get to the... More 

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Seth M, Manager at The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

PDXfan33, Thank you for your honest feedback regarding your stay. We are sorry we could not exceed your expectations and live up to our Kimpton standards. Our hotel is definitely different and though we cannot change some things, like the hotel layout we will continue to focus on our Housekeeping service. We hope that you can try The Goodland again... More 

Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there one night, the lobby and staff are good, good food, at the hotel restaurant, freshly made tacos and "The Good burger" made up for the bad room. But, the rooms need new carpet, thin walls, we blasted the ac so it drown out the noise from other rooms.

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Seth M, Manager at The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello SaugusM, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at The Goodland. We loved to hear all the positive feedback about the restaurant and service. We are working on our product upgrades and I am confident that when you return you will be impressed! We are looking forward to seeing you soon. Seth More 

Lake Forest, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like most Kimpton Hotels, they usually offer good value with lots of extra little things for free. The Goodland Hotel is fine for a weekend stay in the Santa Barbara Area. It has a retro beach feel to the place and rooms. The bed was comfortable & the bathroom was small but done well. I liked the hard surface... More 

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Seth M, Manager at The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Alohaboys4, Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your stay at The Goodland and thank you for being an Inner Circle member. We appreciate your positive feedback regarding your stay and promise to look into the items you mentioned you were not satisfied with. We hope to see you soon at The Goodland. Seth More 

Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great bar, nice setting. This place has been totally redone and is beautiful. Great bar, was able to sit outside with a bond fire. Walking distance to other restaurants. Bus stop in front. Bikes you can ride

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Seth M, Manager at The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

vaqme, Thanks for your great feedback. I am thrilled ot see that you enjoyed the bar and our amazing outside patio. We look forward to seeing you back at The Goodland soon. Seth More 

Lake Forest, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Soo... We were a little leary to book due to all the mixed reviews..but pleasantly surprised! Definitely a fun hipster scene.. Fuddy duddies should stay away or come and be ready to have fun! Restaurant was great, bar was fun and relaxed. Nice heat lamps and fire pits. We loved the backgammon in the lobby too.... We had a room... More 

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Seth M, Manager at The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

travelingcrew, Thank you so much for your feedback! I loved reading about your experience and am glad to see that you were able to enjoy all that The Goodland has to offer. We look forward to seeing you back soon! Seth More 

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