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“Great hotel, nicely locate to Santa Barbara” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta

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Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
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56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great hotel, nicely locate to Santa Barbara”
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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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
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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
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Had a nice overnight business stay. The hotel is very new and reasonably nice. The elevators are remarkably slow for a two story building and the lobby bistro is a bit expensive for travelling on your own dime. Conveniently located near the airport. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Like I said in my title it is brand new! We had reservations within hours of its opening. We received a welcome gift in celebration of its opening which was a fun surprise.

The room was clean, up to date, and roomy. No breath taking views but that's ok since we were away from the room most of the time. The staff was friendly and quick to provide any services we needed and answer our questions/concerns.

I really like that there is now a Marriott close to Santa Barbara. I was a bit surprised their hotel rates were a bit high especially since it's not in Santa Barbara. None the less, I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Carroll County, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

The hotel is a dichotomy. Pros-It's new and clean with a friendly staff; great amenities. Cons-No rooms with King&bath (king&shower; queen&bath combinations only), only provide analog TV to guest rooms (senseless cost savings), and does not recognize Gold Card status!!! We have generally come to dislike the Courtyard business model and seek Fairfield Inns when we travel.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta

Property: Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Address: 401 Storke Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-2973
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 #4 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta 3*
Number of rooms: 91
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