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Kimpton Goodland

5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2319
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/20/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 12 hotels in Goleta
GreenLeaders Silver level
Kimpton Goodland Hotel is a boutique surf hotel in Santa Barbara's sister city Goleta. This new beach chic hot spot features an outdoor pool, on-site spa, fitness center offering daily classes, restaurant and lobby bar. Brand new fresh carpet and wood flooring. Evenings are filled with live music, movie nights in the courtyard and more entertainment. The Goodland is conveniently located near UCSB, Goleta's business district and downtown Santa Barbara. It's all good at the Goodland: Book Now.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Game room
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / closet
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Nongnapas M wrote a review Nov 2021
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We paid extra for the "POOL VIEW 1 QUEEN UPPER FLOOR ROOM" to be assigned a room with no view in a dark corner next to a very loud ice machine. Not to mention that half of the second floor was empty and there was absolutely no reason for us to be placed there (discrimination? probably). When we brought this up to the reception, there was no apology for the inconvenience. We were simply told to go back to our assigned room, move out our stuff, and come back to the reception to get a new key card to to the new room. No assistant from hotel staff whatsoever. The reason being that the old key cards needs to be deactivated for us to get a new one. My husband had to wait with all of our belongings + our dog in the hallway while I ran back and forth across the hotel to sort out the issue. No assistant from hotel staff whatsoever. Would not go back.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Josh R wrote a review Nov 2021
Santa Monica, California57 contributions46 helpful votes
#1. We booked on their website, rather than a third party website, bc we thought they’d have the best rates. We booked a pool view, upper floor room for $389 – and it was quoted as “best flexible rate”. Two days before our trip, we decided to look for a cheaper hotel – but decided to first, out of curiosity, see if Goodland had cheaper rooms. As it turns out, they were offering our same room at $289/night – er, $100 more than our initial reservation. So it appears that the “best flexible” rate that Goodland offered us was, in fact, their “best flexible + $100” rate. (We booked that cheaper room and canceled our prior more expensive room.) #2. We also booked a “pool view” room. Take a gander at our pics – so you can see the view that our “pool view” room had. We probably had the worst view of any room – because it simply looked into a brick wall. The least they could’ve done is paint a mural of a pool on the wall – so that they could credibly call my room “pool view”! lol #3. As to the room: The bed is comfortable -- but the room didn't have any chairs. #4. They tell you online that, if you join their membership club, the wifi is free. Since we haven’t paid for wifi in 15 years and would never do so at Goodland, we joined their club – for the sole purpose of getting their wifi for free. Of course, when we tried to access wifi in the room, the wifi platform didn’t recognize our membership credentials. So we had to call their outsourced tech department for help – on a call that lasted 10+ minutes. Seriously – we were relegated to a 10-min tech call, late on a weekend night, to try to avail ourselves of the free wifi that we joined their membership club to get – which is the very wifi that you can get for free at McDonald’s and Starbuck’s. But not at Goodland. (Btw: Curiously, when we checked out and asked about the mandatory “resort fee”, I believe that the receptionist said that it was, in part, for wifi service -- that is, the same wifi service that Kimpton duped us online into thinking we'd get for free if we joined their membership club. #5. One design observation: The shower knob/controls were at knee level. What are they thinking? The hotel seemed not even 50% full -- so on our walk to our room, which was at the very back, corner of the hotel, we passed perhaps 10+ actual pool view rooms that were vacant. (We hadn't realized they'd given us the wrong room until it was too late at night to move to another room.) At check-out, they were kind enough to waive the offensive, junk, improperly-named "resort fee" and took $50 off our bill. Finally, we're done with our rant. But one more thing: The restaurant is great. Between the misleading pricing, paying for a room with a pool view that had a view of a brick wall, to the frustrating wifi experience, to the lack of chairs, it’s all an around unimpressive experience. The entire guest experience was insulting. to us. Overpriced even at $289.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Ferreroserio wrote a review Nov 2021
Uruapan, Mexico28 contributions7 helpful votes
A very sad an disappointing experience. I visited on February 2019 and I was enchanted by the place, the experience by entering the room, the awesome kitchen and the cleaning service. No the magic has gone. It’s not worth the price, you need to do your cleaning, the restaurant food is terrible and the way they serve it on the carton board containers are sloppy. Definitely I’ll book a different hotel next time.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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Cynthia P wrote a review Nov 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa70 contributions36 helpful votes
This was only my second stay at a Kimpton Hotel. As hotels go, this Kimpton was convenient to Santa Barbara, the bed was comfortable, the evening's entertainment was good and the breakfast was quite delicious. Unfortunately, like most places these days, it was clear that the hotel was short staffed as when I asked for a cart to collect my luggage, I was told that the trolley was out in front of the hotel and that she was the only person working the front desk area. When I checked-in to the hotel I asked for a room with 2 double beds which they accommodated. However, they told me that I'd have to move out the next morning as they were fully booked for double bed rooms. This was very inconvenient as we had to pack our bags and store them in the car to move to a new room. But, as we wanted 2 double beds, we agreed to take the room. The next morning, we went out for the day. When we came back after 5 pm, we asked for the keys to our new room. At that point, we were told that we could keep the room we were in because they had had a cancellation for a double bed room. Most disappointedly, however, was the fact that the room we were in hadn't been serviced at all. The bathroom hadn't been cleaned, the sheets hadn't been changed; it was just as we left it!! This was not a memorable hotel stay for sure, and it was room charge was excessive given the quality of the hotel!!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Judy M wrote a review Nov 2021
San Francisco, California14 contributions3 helpful votes
We were in town for a wedding and stayed in room 163 which was convenient since we brought our puppy along on our trip. On our first night, we found a large spider crawling along the floor by the bathroom. This is my first time ever experiencing any type of insect in any of my past hotel experiences. Thankfully my husband was there to kill it. When we woke up the next morning I happened to find a pincher bug in my dogs water bowl. When I received a text message from the hotel asking about how our experience was going I informed them of the unwanted guests we came upon. They told us that they would comp the resort fee which didn’t bring us much satisfaction. Perhaps I would’ve been happy if they offered to put us in another room.. The morning we were leaving, I came upon ANOTHER pincher bug scurrying across the floor, this one was much larger than the last. This hotel is a glammed up Motel 6. With room rates as high as they were, I couldn’t believe how dirty this place was. Not to mention how itchy I felt just knowing the bugs crawling around when I was sleeping at night. I will say that the customer service was pretty friendly. Other than that I would look elsewhere for a comfortable night stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Goodland
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Goodland?
Nearby attractions include The Cube Escape Rooms (0.6 miles), Zodo's - Bowling and Beyond (0.4 miles), and Fairview Gardens (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Goodland?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Goodland?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Goodland?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Goodland?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Goodland?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Habit Burger Grill, Kyle's Kitchen, and Nikka Fish Market and Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Goodland?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Is Kimpton Goodland located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Goleta.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Goodland?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Goodland?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Goodland offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.