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Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 18, 2013

We liked staying at this hotel as it was away from the hustle and bustle of Santa Barbara. We came to enjoy some of the bike paths (not street) the city has to offer and we were not disappointed. The grounds/landscaping at this hotel is impeccable. The KS bed was a bit worn and tended to say towards the middle. Eating area was spacious and well appointed. Internet service was a little slow when downloading videos.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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South-Coast I, Manager at Best Western Plus South Coast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for completing a review regarding your recent stay at our property. 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.

We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel.

Sincerely,

Nicole Weland
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Expecting out-of-town company for my daughter's baby shower, I called the Best of the Best, the South Coast Inn in Goleta, CA. We had the King Suite, which accommodated 4 ladies quite well, no one was running into each other. The room was well done, nothing to complain about. Breakfast was very good, except coming down a bit on the late side, 9:15, things were scarce in some areas of the available foods. I was disappointed that there was not the ability to make my own waffles as there is at many Best Western properties. We used the pool and spa both nights we were there. My only complaint was there were not pool towels available, perhaps they ran out or they just don't have enough to accommodate all their guests. So, bring your own beach towels for the pool & spa.
Other than those few little things, I would highly recommend this property. It's clean, well staffed with very friendly people and, most importantly, freeway close.

Room Tip: Parking lot side is as quiet, maybe quieter than the pool side.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Dancingeyes
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South-Coast I, Manager at Best Western Plus South Coast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for completing a review regarding your recent stay at our property. 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 are so glad you were all able to stay comfortably in the suite, and that you were able to enjoy breakfast. We are sorry that the pool towels were out......they get used up really quickly in the summer! We hope you will come back and see us again soon.

We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel.

Sincerely,

Nicole Weland
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

This hotel is convenient to UCSB. It was clean and well kept. The landscaping was beautiful. The staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fresh and good. I would recommend this hotel for business travelers and for families.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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South-Coast I, Manager at Best Western Plus South Coast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for completing a review regarding your recent stay at our property. 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 on your next trip to UCSB.

We appreciate your loyalty to our hotel.

Sincerely,

Nicole Weland
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

I like the hotel and have stayed there 3 or 4 times. The lawns are nice and kept up. Breakfast is good and there is a variety to chose from as far as continental breakfasts go. The rooms are clean but could use some updating. The shower head is not great and as far as the pillows go, unless you like your head at a 90 degree angle, bring your own.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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South-Coast I, Manager at Best Western Plus South Coast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you for the review. We are also very excited about our renovation. We are going to start in the next 30 days and are upgrading all of our rooms and the lobby. We will have new shower heads in all of our showers. Also, we currently have smaller pillows available for check out from housekeeping. Thank you for continuing to come back!
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Nicole Weland
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Clean and given nearness to hwy 101 quiet. The front desk was friendly. We stayed because we had to be at the airport by 5am. Our early departure precluded sampling the advertised breakfast. The hair dryer was one that barely dries and cuts off when overheated. Standard motel issue, but still annoying. Beds and pillows are excellent.

Stayed: August 2013
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South-Coast I, Manager at Best Western Plus South Coast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Dear Guest,
We are so glad that you enjoyed our quiet hotel rooms and friendly service. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We hope that next time you come, you can stay for a free breakfast and enjoy our new pool area.

Thank you,

Nicole Weland
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

Had to catch an early flight out so stayed in Goleta. It was high season so all of the hotels apparently can command luxury hotel prices. At $180/night, I'm having a hard time justifying the price. First of all, it's an external room entrance like many of the hotels in Goleta. Second the room was clean but in need of redecorating. I had to hunt around to find a plug in not taken already and I can plainly hear my neighbors talking through the common door. The lobby was in decent shape and they had a 24hr coffee machine which also made capucinos (yum). The pool looked well kept. Given my early flight I didn't have a chance to try the breakfast.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that doesn't have an adjoining door otherwise you'll hear your neighbor.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Eric T
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South-Coast I, Manager at Best Western Plus South Coast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for the reply! We appreciate the feedback. All of the local Santa Barbara/Goleta hotels do have an increase in price during the high seasons. We try very hard to offer the best value for the area and are sorry that you did not get to try our great Free Breakfast.
We hope to have you back soon!

-Nicole Weland
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Stayed here with a friend and our teenager daughters while college shopping. We made our reservation close to the last minute and were lucky to find this place at a relatively reasonable rate (for the Santa Barbara area in mid-summer, anyway). Our room was very clean, which is my number one priority. It was also equipped with the necessary number of towels upon our arrival -- usually when traveling with my husband & 2 kids, I almost always have to request more towels so we can each have our own. The location is pretty quiet. There is a nice pool, sauna, and a very nice patio area with lots of seating to enjoy the FREE full breakfast. Our daughters were enthralled with the industrial sized Keurig-type coffee machine, which dispenses a big variety of drinks. My one complaint is that there should be more hooks or towel bars in the shower area of the bathroom. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone traveling to the Santa Barbara area.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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South-Coast I, Manager at Best Western Plus South Coast Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2013

Dear Guest,
Thank you so much for the great review. We are so glad that you and your family were able to enjoy our many amenities while here shopping for colleges. A lot of our guests really LOVE the coffee machine and we are glad you did, too! We hope to be your home away from home for any trips to the area.

Thank you,

Nicole Weland
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Additional Information about 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:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Goleta
#3 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#4 Family Hotel in Goleta
#4 Business Hotel in Goleta
Price Range: $151 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus South Coast Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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