We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“4 1/2 Stars”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“4 1/2 Stars”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

It's a Marriott...great location, excellent accomadations, kinda pricey though, thank goodness for points! Very clean, love the lobby's at the Courtyard's very cool and relaxing and comfortable. The beds the pillows Marriott knows how to do it. Nice windows and doors also!

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
Helpful?
Thank Jay S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

244 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    119
    83
    27
    9
    6
See reviews for
97
49
10
59
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (54)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Paso Robles Wine Region, California
Level Contributor
119 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

A great stay at the Courtyard by Marriott. We stayed Friday night 9/7/12, so I guess the hotel had only been open about two weeks. It is easy to get to from Hwy 101, just take the Storke Rd/Glen Annie Exit & go West on Storke Rd. past Hollister Ave & it will be on your right. It is West of The Marketplace shopping center which has Costco in it. We had a 2 queen bed room & it was comfortable. The doors to the hallway are really, really noisy & I find this to be a common problem (not particular to this hotel). The doors use those cool new scanners where you just hold your room key up to the door & you don't have to slide it in. This new Courtyard uses the "bistro" style restaurant which has Starbucks coffee drinks, a full bar, and light meals. I miss the breakfast buffet that Courtyard used to offer. I think with the Bistro they are able to really downsize the hotels without actually having a restaurant kitchen at all. The rooms are nice but again they are a little downsized as Marriott is now using smaller furniture that looks like an IKEA wall unit. I prefer the look of the older Marriotts that had real furniture and a real restaurant. However this one has a very nice tub/shower combo, and a nice sized bathroom. The central courtyard area with pool looked nice from our hotel window above. We were on the 2nd floor as we are Gold members of marriott rewards. The front desk staff were helpful, the staff in the "bistro" were still learning how to prepare the light meals. I ordered a burger and fries for my son. The menu doesn't say this, but the burger comes with fries. They serve free coffee in the morning in the lobby until 10 am. You can also buy the special Starbucks coffee drinks anytime in the bistro. There are two computer stations just to print boarding passes in the hallway near the elevator by the lobby, and there is also an additional computer business center for guests as well. We checked in after 9 pm so we didn't have time to try the exercise center but it looked like a pretty good one. Highly recommended. I like how they put the hearing impaired rooms across from the elevators because those guests won't hear the elevator noise. Good planning on their part. Give it a try, I think you will enjoy your stay. Housekeeping staff need additional training & supervision to make sure they are doing everything they should (like dumping used coffee grounds, cleaning bathroom doors when dirty, etc. ) Hopefully this will happen as it is a new hotel. Overall a good stay and we will be going back. It has been a long time waiting for any type of Marriott hotel in the SB area, so I think it will be very popular.

Room Tip: Marriott rewards members get the better rooms when requests are made. That said, the best rooms ove...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MOTHERLOAD
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bakersfield, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

We couldn't find a nice place to stay at in Santa Barbara so we decided to drive out to Goleta and stay at this Marriott. When we arrived we were surprised to find that the hotel had only been open less than 24 hours. The room was obviously spotless and clean. The smell of fresh new carpet and linens. I like the new wireless access cards to get into the rooms. We were given a gift bag with several items for being guests during their opening weekend. The staff was friendly and proud of their new hotel. Free wireless access with a good signal connections in our room. Nothing much to complain about other than the incredibly high price but it is difficult to find a clean, modern hotel in the Santa Barbara area for less than $300 per night.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Rafael R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pukalani, Hawaii
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

The best domestic Courtyard I have seen - similar to Asian properties. Top of class! Communal areas are richly decorated with beautiful furniture and art. Rooms are standard Courtyard issue but incorporate local art on the walls. Beds have been upgraded. The onsite sales team is extremely friendly and accommodating.

We researched all the properties in Santa Barbara and Goleta for our long term stay room block including a RFP by the local Visitors Bureau - you will be very pleased here in terms of comfort and value.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank RSuzuki
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Goleta
3.2 mi away
Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
3.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn
2.9 mi away
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.1 mi away
Kimpton Goodland
Kimpton Goodland
#6 of 11 in Goleta
3.5 of 5 bubbles 354 reviews
9.6 mi away
Kimpton Canary Hotel
Kimpton Canary Hotel
#6 of 51 in Santa Barbara
4.5 of 5 bubbles 995 reviews
2.8 mi away
Bacara Resort & Spa
Bacara Resort & Spa
#1 of 11 in Goleta
4.0 of 5 bubbles 2,221 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta

Property: Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Address: 401 Storke Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-2973
Phone Number:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta 3*
Number of rooms: 91
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Marriott, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, getaroom.com and HotelQuickly so you can book your Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing