Like I said in my title it is brand new! We had reservations within hours of its opening. We received a welcome gift in celebration of its opening which was a fun surprise.
The room was clean, up to date, and roomy. No breath taking views but that's ok since we were away from the room most of the time. The staff was friendly and quick to provide any services we needed and answer our questions/concerns.
I really like that there is now a Marriott close to Santa Barbara. I was a bit surprised their hotel rates were a bit high especially since it's not in Santa Barbara. None the less, I would stay here again.