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BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn

2.5 of 5 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location is so-so, on a busy street lined with strip malls, but it's only a 5 minute drive to a nice beach, and 10 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara. The staff is friendly. The rooms are quiet, clean, and comfortable. The breakfast was a step above a typical continental breakfast (the frittatas were especially good!). Our only complaint: the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I flew into Burbank from Portland OR a couple of days before heading out on a Mexican cruise. Our goal was to see a bit of the coast north of LA and, in particular, visit the Hearst Castle. Driving up from the airport after dark, we just happened upon South Coast Inn. Looked nice and the rate... More 

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Goleta, CA, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great price at a lovely hotel and quiet location. Elks Lodge 613 right across the street. Jacuzzi and pool were wonderful and clean. Nice restaurants, Grocery stores and shopping just a short walk up the street. The beach, airport, and train station are 10 minutes away by car. We loved the lush manicured gardens.

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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. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, we really appreciate your kind words and positive review. Thank you and we hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

Temecula, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were very pleased with this hotel for price and for the location both for the local golf courses and for the freeway access to downtown Santa Barbara which suited us. The gardens are the nicest hotel we have seen in a long time.

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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 hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and enjoyed our lush gardens. Thank you again for your kind review and we hope top see you soon! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

Los Angeles, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had business at the local university, and it was the university that made the initial reservation. the room cost was $125. per night. They served a full breakfast which was included in the price. The coffee was not very good, but the breakfast had pretty much everything. The room was clean, the sheets soft. Once inside, we could... 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 the positive feedback. I am pleased to hear that we were able to meet you needs and that you enjoyed the many amenities that our propery has to offer. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice Location, excellent breakfest!! The room was very cozy and the bed was very comfortable. The pool and jacuzzi were very clean and inviting, although we did not use them. All in all a very nice location. Well worth the slightly elevated cost!

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

Hello and thank you for reviewing our property! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the many amenities that our property has to offer. We hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

Redwood City, CA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable, quiet hotel located very close to the UC Santa Barbara campus. Friendly and efficient staff. Breakfast is delicious with great variety. Garden topiary is unique and lovely. Rooms are bright and spacious (We had a room on 2nd floor with a king bed). We had a non-function heater in our room but this is the 1st time we had... 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 taking the time to review our property. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our staff works really hard to maintain the gardens and breakfast, so we really appreciate your kind words. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

Buenos Aires, Argentina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a place to stay, clean and cheap near Santa barbara. So this place was ok, reasonable breakfast, clean, with parking... It was ok for us... We just used them to sleep , as a base for our operations. We went to solvang, Santa barbara and montesito.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad to hear that you found our property convenient. I hope you will visit us in the near future to see our improvements, as we are remodeling all of our guest rooms. Thank you and we hope to see you again! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

Torrance, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here--one of the nicest Best Westerns we've stayed in. The setting is beautiful, and the hotel courtyard feels like a patio garden in an rural setting. We saw monarch butterflies flying in from the green space nearby. The breakfast was very hearty for a continental breakfast. We didn't care for the egg fritatas as they... 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. I am happy to hear that you found our courtyard beautiful, our staff works really hard to maintain our gardens so we appreciate the positive feedback. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

San Diego
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219 reviews 219 reviews
62 hotel reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This hotel is located about two miles from the UCSB campus. It is a good, less expensive alternative to staying in Santa Barbara. It was clean and the staff was friendly. The breakfast was typical. It is on a commercial street with some shopping and restaurants. The grounds are very well kept.

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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! I am happy to hear that that you found our hotel convenient and that you enjoyed your stay. We really appreciate your review and we hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Marissa F. More 

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Address: 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
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Location: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus South Coast Hotel Goleta
Best Western Goleta
Goleta Best Western
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#3 Family Hotel in Goleta
#5 Business Hotel in Goleta

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