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BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Goleta
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San Jose, California
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32 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Less expensive choice near UCSB”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

We chose this hotel based on reviews here, the price, and our prior good experiences with Best Western properties. The good: breakfast choices, the grounds, 2 queen beds instead of doubles, the price. The not-so-good: room temperature. We could never find the happy medium between stuffy and warm and dry, noisy and cool. The air is operated by a unit on the front wall and I got up a couple times during the night to either turn it on or off. This is also a hotel with windows and doors on the exterior, which means that if you want natural light coming in, you will need to not mind people walking by your window on their way in and out of their own rooms.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are always looking for ways to improve, and you will be happy to know that while we plan on keeping the great breakfast, large queen beds and great prices we will also be starting some great renovations. One of these include in wall air conditioning units with in wall thermostats. We just put our first one in, and will be doing as many as possible over the next year and a half to completion.

We hope you can come back and visit us again to try these out!

Thanks again,

Nicole Weland
Assistant General Manager.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

Wonderful breakfast with a great array of choices. Nice grounds with pool and fun topiary. Room was comfortable, clean, quiet, and pleasant. Hotel staff was excellent - very helpful and courteous. Good wi-fi access

Room Tip: We asked for a quiet room and were put near the back of the property - this was very quiet.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
I am so excited that you were able to partake in our great hot breakfast! It is great to hear when guests enjoy what we have to offer. It is also nice to hear that our staff is continually offering great customer service and that you were able to take the time to notice our fun topiaries. We hope that you come and stay with us next time that you are in town to visit UCSB.
Thank you again for the feedback,

Nicole Weland
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

I attended a wedding in Santa Barbara with close freinds and we booked this property because of it's location. It was a pleasant surprize. It was clean, beds were comfortable, grounds were nicley kept and the breakfast was great! A good time was had by all, I would stay here again. There is no ocean view, but the prices are much less expensive than the hotels on the beach!

Room Tip: The free breakfast rooms fills up fast, come early! Oh and it is within walking distance of restaura...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, July 6, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive response to our hotel. I love hearing that our staff is doing a great job. It is also nice to hear that you were able to take advantage of all the great local shops and restaurants in our area. Thanks for coming and we hope to have you back soon!

-Nicole Weland
Assistant General Manager
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

I was thinking that this would be just another stay at an ordinary hotel, but to my surprise, it greatly exceeded my expectations. For the price, it was very nice. The staff was so helpful and could not have been kinder. The complimentry breakfast consisted of waffles, muffins, yogurt, coffee, cereal, orange juice, etc. There was so much variety. The hotel is just beautiful. The rooms are very nice. However, the only negative thing I can say about it is that the rooms are a bit old. The floors are damaged and there were scratches and some hairs in the bathtub. Overall, I am very happy that I stayed here. I will definitely come here again.

  • Stayed May 2012
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Thank you so much for your review of the hotel. We love the feedback, and it is great to hear where we are impressing you and where we can make improvements. Thanks again for taking the time to leave your comments. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Nicole Weland
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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

I stayed here with my family over the weekend and had a very nice stay. The staff quickly brought a crib for my 1 year old when I requested one. The room was not large, but clean and had a microwave, which was convenient. There was plenty of parking. The free hot breakfast was very convenient and the coffee machine that makes lattes, cappuccinos and hot chocolate was popular with most of the guests - I took advantage of it 3 times during our stay. Quick check in and check out. No wifi, but the front desk provided a cable for high speed internet. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank TorranceRyan
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here. We love having families like yours stay at the hotel. We are grateful that you took the time to leave the comments about our great breakfast and our ever so popular coffee machine. We hope that you can come and visit again soon so that you can try out the brand new wi-fi system we are putting in this week!

Thanks again,

Nicole Weland
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012

We stayed there while visiting Santa Barbara for a weekend wedding. We found the area lodging rather expensive but this place was reasonable. The rooms were very clean. The staff was friendly. The beds were very comfortable. The grounds are very well kept. The landscaping is exceptional. We even found some of the bushes shaped like animals - something you would find at Disney properties. Convenient location. You could walk to Denny's (24 hour) restaurant and several other businesses. Also, offered a very good breakfast, included in the price of the room. My first experience in a Best Western. Will try this chain again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank EquityL
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Thank you for your glowing response. We are so happy when our guests can take the time to enjoy the hard wook that we put into the gardens and topiaries! We are also glad that you had the time to enjoy breakfast. Please come back and stay again!

Thanks again,

Nicole Weland
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Perris, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2012

Rooms are nice with up to date tv/dvd to enjoy your time in. Small fridge, but large enough to keep food cold for the luchbox. Microwave small too. Nice cup coffee makers that shut off on their own after brewing. Extremely clean with good room service. Beds in my room though a little soft and uncomfortable and my collegues had the same problem in their rooms. My work day starts @ 6am, and breakfast isn't served until 6:30 so can't rate that. Walking distance to stores though. 101 freeway close by and only heard traffic when outside, otherwise nice and quiet.

Room Tip: Rooms on west side a little warm in the afternoon with the sun hitting the windows.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Thank 23Dorsett
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, May 15, 2012
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave feedback on your stay with us. We are so glad that you were able to enjoy the many amenities we have in the room, such as the TV, DVD player, fridge and microwave. We are sorry that you were not able to take in our great breakfast and we hope that next time you stay, we can arrange for that.

Look forward to having you stay again,

Nicole Weland
AGM
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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 Family Hotel in Goleta
#4 Business 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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