Came for the weekend to watch our daughter play in a field hockey tournament at UCSB. This hotel's location was closer to UCSB than other comparable hotels in Goleta as it is on the south side of U.S. Route 101. It is also within walking distance to the Camino Real Marketplace where there are shops and restaurants to patronize.
The hotel is new and well planned out. It has a ground level and a second floor level accessible by stairs or an elevator. We are not Marriott members but requested and got a second floor room overlooking the courtyard with pool and firepits. We chose the most economical room which had 2 queen beds. They looked more like full-size beds, so we each had our own bed to spread out on. In our room was a mini refrigerator that had no ice box and no microwave.
As mentioned by other reviewers, the door to the room slams shut when you release it and it does make a loud noise. The bathroom door is also hinged to close when released. We propped it open with a weighted object, especially after taking showers. Even with the ventilation fan running, it took a while for the steam to clear the room.
For this category of hotel, we consider the rate to be high. We used a Marriott gift card which made the cost more acceptable to us.