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“Good for a short stay” 4 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
Torrance, California
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117 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good for a short stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

If you need a place to stay that is close to Santa Barbara and reasonable this is it. Easy access to freeway. they have a pool, jacuzzi, gym and a great breakfast !!! Rooms should be remodeled by the end of the year which would make it even better place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Michelle S
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad that you enjoyed staying with us, and were able to take in the pool jacuzzi and gym. We hope to have you back soon on your next trip to Santa Barbara.

Thank You,

Nicole Weland
AGM
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • 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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17 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

The room was well-kept. Not new, but not old either. It was like a neatly groomed middle-aged person. The beds were comfortable, and I liked the pillows a lot. They were just the right size, though of course individual preferences vary. The complimentary breakfast was decent.

The shower head was a highlight of the room. Unless hotels that try to save water by giving you shower heads that dribble water out slowly, this Best Western will soak you with some good power. Nothing fancy -- no massage functions or anything like that. Just a lot of water coming at you. See my photo!

If you want to get some work done on your laptop, you might want a somewhat better environment. The table/work area was small. There are few electric outlets in the room. This is the main drawback of the room. They should perhaps consider updating the room by adding some lamps with outlets at the base.

The staff seemed efficient in my limited interaction with them. I checked in fast and checked out fast.

The hotel location is convenient. It's two blocks away from a 24-hour restaurant (Denny's). There is an Albertson's and Trader Joe's a bit further down the road. You can get to Santa Barbara and the University of California at Santa Barbara very easily via 101.

Room Tip: For a quiet room, get one in the back, away from the main road, rail road, etc.
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Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Dear guest,
We are so glad that you had a great time at our hotel. We love hearing about all the amenities and details that people love about. We hope that you can stay with us again in the future and come enjoy us on vacation, rather than work!! Looking forward to having you back.

Thank you,

Nicole Weland
AGM
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Carlsbad, California
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73 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

As a seasoned business and pleasure traveler, I look for the features and amenities that will make traveling easier and more pleasurable, day and night. This hotel has them all. From ultra clean rooms, convenient parking, friendly, efficient staff to a great hot breakfast, I was very pleased. Comfortable bed, great shower and tub, good bath amenities, plentty of plush towels. Could not want for anything more. I have stayed in other hotels in the area before but the Best Western Plus South Coast Inn is a cut above.

About a ten minute drive into Santa Barbara, it's still close to many nice restaurants, and if you're traveling up the coast with the family and wish to stock up with snacks and drinks, convenience stores and markets are nearby as well as fuel stops. Easy on and off the 101 Freeway too.

Room Tip: Back of the building away from the highway and trains is a good idea when possible. The train is acr...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Guest,

We are so happy that you had such a great time at our hotel. We strive for excellence and are really satisfied when we hear back from a guest who has really enjoyed their stay with us. We hope that we can be your home away from home when you come to visit the area.

Sincerely,

Nicole Weland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed for two nights while visiting my daughter in college. The property has gone through some remodeling and I think it's done and it looks great. The pool and area around the pool was very relaxing and done well. Our room had all the amenities that you needed, DVD, microwave, small refrigerator, coffee marker, & flat screen. Room was clean and beds were very comfortable with nice linens. Would stay again if in the Goleta area.

Room Tip: In the back of hotel and pool side quiet rooms, away from any road noise.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 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 Fredtaho
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are so glad that you came to stay and enjoy our great property. We are pleased that you enjoyed the positive changes we have been making to the property, and we hope that you choose us again when you return to the area to visit your daughter.

Sincerely,

Nicole Weland
AGM
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Torrance, California, Usa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

Hotel was pretty good. Service was good. Breakfast was great. No pool or any communication pool was being redone at time of our stay. We would have probably stayed elsewhere had we known this. Overall it was good but thought some sort of discount should have been given for not having pool as advertised.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kent A
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are very sorry about the inconvenience of the closed pool. We know that it is a huge draw, especially with this nice weather we have been having! We are now finished upgrading the area, and hope that you have a chance to come stay with us again and enjoy it!
Thank you,

Nicole Weland
AGM
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were surprised by how good this hotel was although it seemed more like a motel at first. The staff were very helpful and friendly and even offered to drive us to the beach. The location is superb and the rooms were excellent, the only downside was the pool was out of action. The room had a fridge, microwave, dvd player and cable tv. The beds were very comfortable and there were some excellent restaurants within 5 minute walk. Would thoroughly reccomend

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Trickydicky666
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South-Coast I, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn, responded to this review, May 10, 2013
Dear guest,
We are so happy that you loved your stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our hotel and our service, and we hope to have you back on your next visit to the area!

Sincerely,

Nicole Weland
AGM
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn

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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Best Western Plus South Coast Hotel Goleta
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