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“No room safe......” 4 of 5 stars
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Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5490 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111   |  
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
Wigan, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“No room safe......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

That was my only issue with this hotel - even our log cabin in Yosemite had a roomsafe - we had to use safety deposit boxes at the front desk (FOC) but they are only big enough for passports & money - nowhere secure to leave DSLR's iPads etc when out of the hotel.

Other than that this is a very very nice hotel, very comfortable rooms, free parking, nice pool area, good gardens and good (free) breakfast.

Very efficient friendly & helpful staff including a hardworking receptionist who seems to live behind the reception desk...there at lunchtime, there when I went to bed, and there when I got up early in the morning.

It's not in Santa Barbara itself more on the outskirts, but maybe I should have checked on a map first.

Would I return? absolutely, would I recommend it to others? Yes.

Room Tip: ground floor poolside suites are very nice
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Mateo, CA
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

Pleny of free parking, large, quiet rooms, comfortable mattresses, great happy hour, attentive peronnel and a large well-prepaed breakfast. These folks don't sklimp.

When I realized that I had forgotten my toothbrucsh, the lady at the desk GAVE me a free one. Said it happens all the time.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Easy to access.Yet a secluded setting.Perfect retreat after a long day.The Staff is very friendly and attentive.Food service is exceptional with quality choices.Will stay again.We picked this site after much research on internet and it was as advertised.its a short drive to santa
barbara pier either by highway and direct on Hollister to Smith st. and wonderful shoppes and restaurants.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We happily returned to Pacifica Suites because we had such a pleasant time there in September 2011. This time round the experience was just as good, if not better. This clean, well-maintained, quiet and comfortable motel provided exactly what we needed: a large space with two beds for three adults and three small dogs. For us, the place is perfectly situated. The nearby freeway, which we found barely audible, gives easy access to the 101. The stores in Goleta are less than half a mile away, and on the other side of the 101 (on Calle Real) there are plenty of markets etc. And one can ride on Hollister to downtown Santa Barbara and the best beaches without any difficulty. The housekeepers did a terrific job tidying up after us. One more thing: in 2011 the popular (rather greasy) breakfast was not really for us. But this time round we discovered that the options had changed. The breakfast burrito, in particular, was terrific.

Room Tip: This time we had a room facing away from the pool. This was good for the dogs, who weren't distr...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

The hotel was perfect for what we were looking for - an easy spot to spend the night between long days of driving. The suite had a nice loving room area separate from the bedroom, which was nice, and they had philosophy toiletries which I loved. Breakfast was included and the staff was very friendly. The food and options were fine but there wasn't a ton of variety for someone looking for a healthier breakfast (though they did make my omelet with egg whites). It wasn't super close to downtown Santa Barbara (about a ten minute drive) but was very close to goleta beach and UCSB campus.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

it seems all the rooms are suites with plenty of room and two TVs. The pool is large enough for kids to have fum in without bumping into each other. It is near Highway 101 but very quiet. Santa Barbara is obout a ten minute drive from the hotel. There are two beaches just a few minutes away (one on the UCSB Campus). Would definately stay here again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago< Illionois
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

This hotel was as many reviewers said-close to highway(and a little hard to spot that sign at night).
But a great value-clean, mini friidge in room, with the "suite" style room, comfy bed and pillows and Delicious Breakfast to Order which kept us full for most of our days wine tasting! We were not around for the evening "wine reception" but again-nice perk.

The water was a bit brown in both toilet and tub-but we were warned so didn't suprise us.

We probably should have chosen an upgrade for a room with a balcony-and perhaps next time if we return we will.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 5490 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111
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Location: United States > California > Goleta
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Goleta
#2 Business Hotel in Goleta
#2 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a grand property anchored by the historic Sexton House and exotic plants and flowers and stay within easy access of area attractions, beaches and activities. ... more   less 
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