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“"Enjoyable"” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn

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BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
Fullerton, CA
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5 reviews
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“"Enjoyable"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

I never write reviews, but I thought I should since I relied on them so much for this quick mini-vacation. This hotel was perfect for us! We came up for one night and wanted clean, comfortable and the kids wanted a pool (in January!!) We got it all - The gentleman at the front desk - Troy, I think - was friendly, let us check in early and was helpful with dinner plans. The room was clean, the beds were so comfy!! and the pool and spa were perfect (even in January)! We ended up using the dvd lending service and really enjoyed the breakfast. It was more than we had expected!

Thanks for helping make a great little trip!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jessica E
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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48 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2012

Enjoyed staying here over the weekend. The front desk was very accommodating and friendly. Great breakfast but get there early (not enough seats); wonderful coffee machine (24/7). We even got some warm chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon. In this day and age, it's nice to have free internet, free parking and free breakfast in a pleasant environment. The only thing I didn't really like was rollaway sofa bed for my daughter - it was so bad she ended up putting the sofa back and sleeping on top of the cushions.

Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, January 30, 2012
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to post feedback about your stay with us! We are so glad that you enjoyed the many amenities we have to offer, including our warm cookies and wonderful latte and mocha coffee machine. So many of our guests find that machine a frequent stop on their stay here. We are sorry that the sofa bed was uncomfortable for your daughter. We hope on your next visit that we can accommodate you into a more comfortable room with two queen beds. Please call me, and I will personally help you with your next reservation.
Sincerely,
Nicole Weland
Assistant General Manager
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California
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82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

Nice hotel. The best thing is they will direct bill your company if you have it pre-arranged. Beds are comfy, room was quiet. They've made some upgrades to the room. Breakfast was really good. They have this machine that makes great mochas or other coffee drinks and it's all at no extra charge. You can eat breakfast inside or out on the patio under all the palm trees. Very nice. There are several restaurants down the street. Definitely will stay again.

  • Stayed January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank rio2009
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, January 30, 2012
Thank you for leaving this great response about our hotel. Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,

Nicole Weland
Assistant General Manager
BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn
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Folsom, California (USA)
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78 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

We've stayed a lot of places in Santa Barbara in the entry and mid-range places, and this is a favorite...and the relatively higher price reflects it. Well tended grounds, great breakfast area (and selection), inviting pool and spa. Room very comfortable, everything I needed to feel pampered amid the holiday crazy.

Room Tip: Ground floor on the landscaped interior was quite nice.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PBandJ01
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, January 30, 2012
Thank you for posting this great response to our hotel. We appreciate you taking the time to let us and the travel community know about what you enjoyed while you were here. We look forward to having you back soon!

Sincerely,

Nicole Weland
Assistant General Manager
Best Western PLUS South Coast Inn
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San Diego, California
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36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

We stayed here for 2 nights while visiting Santa Barbara. Though it was out of Santa Barbara, the hotel is located less than a 15 min drive away from the Santa Barbara downtown and waterfront. We found that pretty convenient.
The room is average sized and clean and well-kept . The traveler photos on this page give a good idea of the room and the property. They had a more than usual choice for TV channels with some HD programming too. The beds were extremely comfortable and we had a good nights sleep. The microwave and refrigerator in room were useful.
The property itself is well-kept and well-landscaped. Nearby there are few restaurants to choose from and also grocery stores like Trader Joes and Albertsons.The hotel also offered a good breakfast but the breakfast room was extremely busy on both mornings of our stay. There was a long line of people waiting for breakfast and some things were running out before they could be replenished. Overall the staff worked hard to make the busy breakfast time work.
Overall great value and a comfortable stay.Recommended for those looking to avoid paying high Santa Barbara room rates.

Room Tip: The rooms either face the parking or the lawns/pool area.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank suntash
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Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

We stayed here over the summer and were pleasantly surprised by the overall experience. Nicely kept grounds and a decent sized pool right outside in the courtyard. Super easy check in and luckily we got an "interior" room facing the courtyard and not the parking lot. It was so quiet that we assumed that the hotel was empty but, judging by the crowd at the continental breakfast, we were wrong. A nice variety of hot and cold breakfast options but not ample seating for the breakfast rush. Our room was nothing special, but it was clean and quiet and fairly modern. Overall, I would recommend this as an alternative to overpriced Santa Barbara hotels and the nearby Goleta State Beach is an added bonus.

Room Tip: I would suggest getting a room facing the courtyard and not the parking lot.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Twinpop67
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Norwalk, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2011

This past summer my family and I decided to stay one night at the Goleta Best Western upon reading excellent reviews on yelp.This was the first of our three stops going north along the coast of California for our roadtrip. The hotel was well maintained, room was clean, breakfast was delicious in the morning and the service was excellent. Also I loved the location as it was close to a lovely neighborhood and near some great shops such as Trader Joe's, walking distance from the property. I would highly recommend this location if you are visiting Santa Barbara as it it only a few miles north of it.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank atkinstravels
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn
Address: 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117-2319
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Location: United States > California > Goleta
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#4 Business Hotel in Goleta
#4 Family Hotel in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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