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Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Ranked #5 of 12 Hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
Eugene, Oregon
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful new hotel”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a wonderful new Courtyard close by to the University of California, Santa Barbara. Marriott did a great job with the mission style lobby (bistro is handy and the breakfast sandwiches are great), well appointed colorful rooms, and lovely pool/putt putt/grassy area that rooms open up to in the center.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Stacey M, Manager at Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear FamilyofFour2013,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are proud of decor in our hotel which makes it unique and a bit different than other Marriott Courtyard Hotels. I am glad you enjoyed our Bistro restaurant. It offers a wide variety of choices to either take with you or enjoy in our restaurant.
We hope to see you again!

Stacey M.
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Niskayuna, New York
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

My husband and I brought our daughter out to the Left Coast for college just last Wednesday. We are comfortable with the Marriott brand and I was able to secure a decent price for a four-night stay.

This hotel was extremely convenient to our daughter's college residence (Tropicana Villas in Isla Vista) and to the shopping areas at which we spent a TON. LOL

We took the Airbus to Goleta from LAX, picked up our rental car and arrived at the hotel just at check-in. Robin (who is an enormous credit to the Marriott) signed us in, cheered us up, gave us directions to every place we needed to go--wow. All front desk employees should be like this. Hope you had a great birthday.
Our room (156) was spotless (that may be because the hotel is only one year old) and the daily housekeeping superlative. We took advantage of the business center, but sadly, not the pool or the fitness center or the putting green or happy hour. You cannot beat the comfort of Marriott bedding. My only quibble with the Marriotts, now that I think of it, is that they must have the market cornered on ugly carpeting. LOL From the baseboards up, the place is stylish--from the baseboards down, it looks like the lining of a stomach.

When we come back for graduation next year, this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Stacey M, Manager at Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Lori12309,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am glad we were close in proximity to your daughter in Isle Vista. I am glad that you enjoyd your room and some of the amenties that we have to offer. We hope to see you again!

Stacey M
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

This is a great little hotel and I've stayed there a couple of times now. The rack rate seems to be very expensive for what you get until you use a code you can usually get it for $179. The rooms are all new and nice and there's a fun little golf course in the back and bikes you can barrow to ride down to the each. The second floor rooms are a little more private if you like to strut around nude. Like all new Courtyards, they have this stupid restaurant with overpriced food that takes forever to get. I miss the breakfast buffet and I think most business travelers feel the same way but that's my only gripe out this property. The staff is excellent and courteous.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Stacey M, Manager at Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Boywhocouldfly21,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. I am glad you were able to enjoy the bikes to explore the area and enjoy the five hole putting green in our center Courtyard. It is a favorite among our guests.

Thank you again for your feedback!

Stacey M.
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

Stayed four days in July. The one thing about Marriott is that they are the best . The hotel is brand new and super clean and the staff was the best. I was here with the family and they really went out of there way to be helpful. This hotel is in the best location in Santa Barbara. Its really close to everything. I played sand piper golf course and its not far at all. The rooms are expensive in Santa Barbara and this was one of the better values. I would recommend this hotel for everybody. This hotel is also brand new so i love how everything is super clean. That's a huge plus for me. Some of the hotels in Santa Barbara are a little dirty. We will be staying here every time i am in the area for sure.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank dan a
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Stacey M, Manager at Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Dan A,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience! I am glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us! We are located conviently next to Sandpiper and Glenn Annie Golf Course along with the airport and UCSB. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon!

Stacey M.
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Dublin,Ca
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Stayed 3 days, end of July 2013. Upon checkin, room wasn't ready, so got all set-up as far as credit card and my information. Left came back at 4pm and the person at the front desk had no clue, so we had to start the process all over checking in. Had 2 TV's in te room only one working and the other totally cut out 2nd night for no reason. I found the staff, young, inexperienced and lacking training. As an example, was given wrong directions to a resturaunt on the beach 5 minutes from the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stacey M, Manager at Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Larry P,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We continually do training with our front desk team. Thank you for your feedback as we continously strive to provide the best customer service possible.

Stacey M.
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Irvine, California
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

I was here on a business trip and stayed and this clean nice hotel. I would recommend this to families and business travelers. The staff was real nice and friendly. The hotel is brand new so all the rooms are super clean. We went and played a round of golf and sandpiper golf course is really close. I am coming back here next month and I would recommend this hotel to everyone. Great staff, great prices, and great location. This is the only Marriott in the area and we love the Marriott brand.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Stacey M, Manager at Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Matt R,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We strive to provide the best service possible and am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon!

Stacey M.
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Malibu, California
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

You can always depend on Marriott when it comes to comfortable and clean rooms and the Marriott in Goleta delivers just that. It is also the perfect location for business in Goleta, especially when visiting UCSB. We have tried other Resorts in the area that fell far short of what they were pretending to be and Marriott came through for us on this trip. The staff was friendly and responded quickly to our needs, especially when it came to needing extra towels. Everything we were looking for.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stacey M, Manager at Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Dear Rick O,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us! We are happy that our hotel meets your needs and the location is ideal. We strive to provice the best service possible to each and every guest.
We hope to see you soon!

Stacey M.
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Property: Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Address: 401 Storke Rd, Goleta, CA 93117-2973
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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
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Ranked #5 of 12 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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