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“Noisy doors” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta

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Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   401 Storke Road, Goleta, CA 93117   |  
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New York City, New York
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Noisy doors”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Overpriced rooms and non personal service. More like a motel feel but charging prices like a higher end Marriott. Will not return here again and I travel twice a month to Santa Barbara for business. I was on hold for more than ten minutes so I just hung up.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I really enjoyed my night here in Feb. The hotel has only been open for 6 months, so everything is new, clean and fresh. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful. Loved having a courtyard room that opened onto a putting green and fire pit. It even had a sliding glass door so I could get fresh air. This hotel is close to UCSB and the beach.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Singapore, null, Singapore
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Really quite enjoyable. Nothing fancy but big clean room, good working tv and nice bed. Would have given it 5 out of 5 if the shower was a bit more accessible rather than too low in bath tub.

However, all in all, really good value for money. Would certainly return there!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

Great location to Santa Barbara! Staff was very nice, hotel very clean. We only stayed a day, but will come back here again. Utilized the fitness center and staff helped with dinner recommendations. Located right off the highway, would suggest requesting courtyard side room for better view.

Stayed January 2013
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Surrey
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for two weeks whilst visiting Goleta on business. Usually I stay at the Harbour View, but on this occasion I wanted to be closer to the office on South Los Carneros. It is very close to the airport and they have an airport shuttle, but you may need to call the hotel from the airport to arrange a pick up as their vehicle wasn't there when my flight came in and I didn't have their number to hand.
The room was spacious, clean and had a fridge, coffee maker, iron and hairdryer. I am used to most hotels having an in-room safe/security box so was disappointed that they only offer safety boxes at reception. I had a room overlooking the soccer field and have to say that I did not hear any noise from the daily games being played there. Despite being under the flight path for the airport there was very little noise from the planes either.
The little bistro was more than adequate for me, I prefer to grab something light in the evening and the breakfast options were good.
The staff were very attentive, friendly and polite, offering advice on where to go, good restaurants, etc.

The only negative aspect is the slamming doors. I understand that the hotel wants doors to close firmly, but other hotels I have stayed in have managed to achieve that successfully without the bang.

All in all I would highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012 via mobile

Little lobby bistro was terrific. Cooked our breakfast to order. Front desk helpful with hiking trails. Fitness center was fine, not huge, but met my needs. Room was spacious enough, clean and fresh looking.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

The amenities are very wonderful, including the spacious gym with brand new equipment. The hotel is centrally located and is in walking distance to a shopping mall and several nice restaurants, including several that the front desk staff recommended (gave us a discount card). The staff was friendly and seemed genuinely concerned how we were enjoying our stay, which is a huge plus.

If I were to ding them on anything it would be how the room doors slam shut. They make a bit too much noise and you can hear neighboring rooms at times.

Room Tip: The rooms on the back side face a soccer field so, if a game might be playing it may be noisy for so...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 401 Storke Road, Goleta, CA 93117
Location: United States > California > Goleta
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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