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BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn

#3 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
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5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brush Prairie, United States
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was my first time in Santa Barbara, Ca It was spur of the moment business trip. The hotel was very good in making room for me even when the front desk had no rooms showing plus offered a special rate based on it being a business trip. They close to attractions but without the hub bub! Very clean and... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for one night on the way thru on pch drive. This hotel was very nice and I would have loved to have stayed longer. Beautiful grounds and clean rooms, free breakfast. Would definitely recommend a stop here.

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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our property, we appreciate your feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

Preston, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Initially planned to stay at a hotel in the centre of Santa Barbara, but sadly found hotels that charged for parking and then wanted to apply an extra $150 room charge to cover potential damage caused, but then only return the money two weeks later by post?? Thankfully found the Best Western Plus just outside Santa Barbara with free parking... More 

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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we really appreciate your feedback. We appreciate you sharing your travel tips with the Trip Advisor community. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you and we hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is small but fairly nice. Some rooms were recently renovated and updated and they are clean. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is a pool and hot tub on the grounds. Breakfast is included.

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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review

Dear Karen W, Thank you so much for your review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Nicole Weland AGM More 

Berkeley, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I left some clothes here. After I called and said that I would come back to get them they got "donated". Jake, the front desk manage,r told me that they were still looking for the clothes in the back, and I had to come ask him 1/2 hour later and really press him to admit that they lost/stole/discarded them. I... More 

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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review

Dear David, We are very sorry that you were not able to retrieve your lost and found clothing item. We tried to contact you after your stay and then held your items for with no return contact from you for 6 months. Since it had been so long with no response with a shipping address or payment, the items were... More 

Sacramento, California
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Otherwise a nice hotel - friendly staff, clean room, nice pool and spa, ping-pong table, decent breakfast, good work-out room, near the beach and UCSB and good restaurants. Lilly's Mexican Food has the BEST tacos. We will stay here again.

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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our property, we appreciate your feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. I am sorry to hear about your experience with the shower head. We are going to resume our guest room renovations in September so that will include re-doing our bathrooms and shower... More 

Whitby, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location is good - variety of places to eat, get coffee etc. About a 12 min drive to Santa Barbara. Property is beautiful - very tranquil! Staff are OUTSTANDING! Very knowledge and helpful - willing to go that extra mile to help with anything! Would easily stay here again!

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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, we appreciate the positive feedback. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, it really makes us happy when guests enjoy their stay. Thank you again and we'd love to see you soon. Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

San Jose, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is in a nice location. The staff was friendly and helpful. The food I had was good. My only issue was the set up where the food is. Having the coffee next to where the hot food is slows things down because people get their coffee and add sugar and creamers and the people in line have to... More 

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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our property, we value your feedback. I am excited to let you know that we will be remodeling our breakfast and lobby area in the next few months, so that will ease the flow of the breakfast area. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon. Sincerely, Marissa... More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I would definitely recommend this hotel. The staff was great, room was clean and comfortable. The breakfast was much better than I had expected and have experienced at other hotels. Parking was easy, always plenty of spaces, even late at night. The only negatives would be no elevator (carrying luggage upstairs was no fun) and not so great wifi. Both... More 

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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate the positive feedback. It makes us so happy when guests have great experience. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Have stayed at this hotel many times while visiting my UCSB student. Always good. The staff has always been very helpful. Nice pool and patio area. Easy to get around, as the hotel is close to the freeway, but not so close that you hear freeway noise. Not far from UCSB, State Street, etc.

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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our property, we appreciate your feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoy staying with us. Next time you stay with us please mention that you are a UCSB parent so we can apply the "Gaucho" discount rate. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon. Sincerely,... More 

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