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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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#8 of 12 hotels in Goleta
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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
Bottled water
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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Tony M wrote a review Jun 9
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We requested and confirmed early check by phone the day before - only to be told the next day that their confirmation was “not a guarantee”. We explained our issue - we needed to get ready for our son’s graduation that afternoon. Didn’t matter. The front desk did nothing about getting the room ready, nothing about getting us into another room in the half empty hotel. They kept us waiting around and did nothing to help. It was the most frustrating, annoying experiences I’ve ever had at a hotel - a flat refusal to do anything to help solve the problem they created. Skip this place
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Sanaz S wrote a review May 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
If you choose to stay here get ready for an all around substandard experience (the price of course is well above the average) - rooms are small with the least amount of amenities, don’t expect to see a coffee maker or even a laundry bag. Here’s the kicker though, no cleaning service offered this holiday weekend (memorial weekend) because it’s busy! We were charged $1000 for a single room for two nights but weren’t offered the basics. We are happy to leave this hotel behind and will not be coming back.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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JJLMc wrote a review May 2021
Lomita, California243 contributions41 helpful votes
I stayed at the Kimpton this weekend. Now to be clear there was nothing wrong with the property but I was disappointed. This is a glorified motel and not to the standard I would expect from a higher-end property. As an example the Kimpton in La Jolla was great, and they closed and sold the property because it did not meet the level of Kimpton standards. That was a much nicer Kimpton property. This one must just be a cash cow. The main dresser in our room had numerous conspicuous scratch marks all over it. Additionally, there was some substance smeared on one of the main drawers. The baseboard for the bed was very scratched up and scuffed. The night table on one side of the bed was very marked up. We had to use one of the outlets behind the dresser and there was THICK dust all behind the dresser. Now I am not trying to be overly critical, but I point these things out because my expectations were different. The staff was friendly, the property was safe, it was dog friendly. All of these things were true. Just at the price of this hotel, I expected a higher standard. It was inline with a Best Western.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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totallyi2009 wrote a review Apr 2021
Staten Island, New York764 contributions114 helpful votes
First, even though the hotel looks like a motel, it is NOT a motel, it's a "motel-style" inn. I was a bit worried reading all the negative reviews so my expectations were not too high. Overall, I was very pleased with the property. Yes, the rooms are not the newest or super posh, but the hotel compensates it with a very attentive service and cool and funky retro "SoCal" experience. Inner courtyard is very nice but can be overrun with kids. Breakfasts are tasty and reasonably priced. All-in-all, I am very satisfied with the stay, especially for the price paid. Kudos to Hunter (sales manager) as well as front office and breakfast staff for making the stay very nice.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Inner courtyard rooms (poolside) are nicer and more insulated from road noise.
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Melissa Gutierrez wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions
This was a Very nice, friendly clean place. Loved the atmosphere and how wonderful the staff was with not only being helpful and welcoming to me but also to my fur baby..I would definitely return here
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
$177 - $388 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.