This place looks nice from the front, but is still under heavy construction. My room was on the east side of the property. The pull-down shade did very little to block the 6:20 sunrise. I wouldn't have slept long anyways as the linen semi truck backing down the parking lot at 6:30 followed by the rumble of large laundry carts would have women me up. This is an every day occurrence.
The hotel furnishings are some of the least comfortable I've experienced. The floor is dirty with stained carpet. The shower didn't drain properly so I got to take a shower bath every morning. The doors don't open correctly. You have to turn the handle the wrong direction past where you'd think.
I had stayed here when it was a Holiday Inn and $50 cheaper. It was quiet and comfortable. Hard to understand how a remodel has made this place worse.
The ownership and management have put great effort to make this a hipster hangout with a nice bar / restaurant. That's about the extent of the good.
I hope the management is reading these reviews. There's a very common theme.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Goleta welcomes guests with 160 beautifully appointed guest rooms surrounding an inviting pool in a garden courtyard setting. A large patio area, outdoor fire pit and al fresco bar come together to allow the perfect little escape. Hotel Goleta is located just two miles from the Santa Barbara Airport, UCSB, High-Tech business centers and the beautiful Goleta Beach. For guests looking to experience the world-renowned Santa Barbara attractions including the Mission, museums, Stearns Wharf, the Zoo and downtown shopping, Hotel Goleta is a short 8 miles away.All guest rooms have been recently renovated delivering guests all the touches of home like spacious desks, flat-screen TVs, luxurious linens, and plush pillows. Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel to stay connected on the road. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Santa Barbara - Goleta Hotel Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Holiday Inn