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Goleta hotels and places to stay

Rosewood Miramar Beach
5 out of 5
1759 South Jameson Lane, Montecito, Santa Barbara, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £736 per night
11.45 mi from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (128 reviews)

"Wish more amenities were open. Great hospitality!"…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul 2020

Rosewood Miramar Beach
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
2.5 out of 5
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £102 per night
0.58 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (971 reviews)

"This is a very nice property, beautiful grounds. Our room was very clean, a little skimpy on room size and amenities. Due to COVID, access to pool area was limited and "full breakfast" not available -- we understand that, but it wasn't made clear before booking. Staff very nice and helpful. We will ..."…"

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2020

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
2 out of 5
6021 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £86 per night
0.17 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (989 reviews)

"The rooms were quite nice and it was awesome to have the pool safely open."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta

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Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara
2 out of 5
5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
Free cancellation
The price is £70 per night
0.37 mi from city centre
3.2/5 (989 reviews)

"I love everyone who works there! They have become my friends over the last 4 years that my daughter has attended UCSB!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara
Sideways Inn
3 out of 5
114 E Highway 246, Buellton, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £103 per night
23.99 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,028 reviews)

"The bed was very comfortable and clean. The room was quiet and pleasant"…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Sideways Inn
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £422 per night
5.26 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (976 reviews)

"Beautiful property with wonderful pool amenities even during the social distancing guide lines."…"

Reviewed on 3 Aug 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Chumash Casino Resort
4 out of 5
3400 East Highway 246, Santa Ynez, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £95 per night
19 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,584 reviews)

"My stay at Chumash Casino Resort overall was very nice! I love the security measures they had for the hotel section. Using your room key for access of the area made me feel secure and the IDing. The room was nice as well but the TV didn’t work and one of the bed frames where loose with screws visible. ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Chumash Casino Resort
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
3 out of 5
6350 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £150 per night
0.97 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (145 reviews)

"Great hotel. Wonderful staff. Super clean and CoVID19 aware."…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
3 out of 5
401 Storke Rd, Goleta, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £127 per night
2.51 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (484 reviews)

"This hotel is so clean and quiet. Very relaxing and the staff is friendly and polite. Definitely could smell how clean the room was when walking in. Everyone was wearing a mask and I definitely felt safe there."…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul 2020

Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta
3 out of 5
6878 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £126 per night
2.37 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (403 reviews)

"Clean rooms and comfortable beds"…"

Reviewed on 11 Aug 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta
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Visiting Goleta

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Goleta, and visitors give high marks for the beaches and top-notch restaurants. This city also attracts tourists with its sporting events, shopping and cafes. Around the area, top sights include Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Botanical Garden.

  • You'll find 521 Expedia hotels and other accommodation options in the larger area of Santa Barbara
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), 18.4 mi (29.6 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Goleta

The city's cultural venues include South Coast Railroad Museum and Rancho La Patera and Stow House. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Los Padres National Forest, El Capitan State Beach and Coal Oil Point Reserve. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Sandpiper Golf Club and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 19 hotels and other accommodation options to pick from in Goleta. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta - This 3-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.
  • Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta - Our customers like the breakfast and pool at this hotel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with an in-room kitchenette. Expedia customers like its family-friendly amenities and beach locale.

In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, located 6.4 mi (10.4 km) from the heart of the city, and Mission Santa Barbara, which is 6.5 mi/10.5 km away.

Getting around Goleta

To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Goleta Station. Goleta may not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Dressing for Goleta

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 19°C during the day and 4°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 22°C, whilst the average at night is 8°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 24°C with night-time averages of 12°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 23°C and night-time averages of 4°C
  • Goleta gets about 439.00 millimetres of rain per year
  • Usually August and September are the hottest months with an average of 23°C, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 5°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Goleta?
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Reviews from our site also recommend Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta and Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta as top choices for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Goleta, will I receive a refund?
Yes, most hotel bookings are fully refundable if cancelled before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the filter option “free cancellation” to review the top deals on offer in Goleta.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Goleta?
Based on reviews, Best Western Plus South Coast Inn is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free full breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices for your budget-friendly stay include Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara and Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday to Goleta?
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn is a hotel with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other choices for your family trip include Kimpton Goodland and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Also, attractions such as Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and South Coast Railroad Museum are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Goleta?
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and a full-service spa. Other good options for your romantic getaway include Kimpton Goodland and Best Western Plus South Coast Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Goleta?
Kimpton Goodland is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Goleta?
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a top 5-star beachfront hotel with 3 outdoor pools and 3 restaurants. Other good choices for your stay near the beach include Kimpton Goodland and Best Western Plus South Coast Inn. Head to El Capitan State Beach or Isla Vista Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury accommodation option in Goleta?
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a 5-star hotel with a winery and 3 restaurants, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Another upscale option for your stay is Kimpton Goodland.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Goleta?
Kimpton Goodland is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a poolside bar.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Goleta?
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta is a 3-star hotel featuring a restaurant and an outdoor pool, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options to stay near a golf course include The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara and Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta. Visit Sandpiper Golf Club or Glen Annie Golf Club to perfect your golf swing.
What are some accommodations with pools in Goleta?
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn is a top hotel with an outdoor pool, free full breakfast and free WiFi. A couple of other options that feature an on-site pool include Kimpton Goodland and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.

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