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Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach

22 Castillo St., Santa Barbara 93101

2.5 out of 5.0

Located in West Beach, this inn is within 2 mi (3 km) of Carriage and Western Art Museum, Presidio Santa Barbara, and Santa …

£79
avg/night
Bacara Resort & Spa
Bacara Resort & Spa

8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta 93117

5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Goleta, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course, 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Sandpiper Golf Club, and 1.4 mi (2. …

£356
avg/night
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

5620 Calle Real, Goleta 93117

2.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Zodo's - Bowling and Beyond, Lookout County Park, and Center …

£114
avg/night
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara

433 Corona Del Mar Drive, Santa Barbara 93103

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in East Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cabrillo Bike Path and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara …

£103
avg/night
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

3850 State St, Santa Barbara 93105

3.0 out of 5.0

Set on 5 landscaped acres, this Best Western Plus hotel is across from upscale La Cumbre Plaza shopping, 1.5 miles from Santa …

£134
avg/night
Santa Barbara House
Santa Barbara House

424 Por La Mar Drive, Santa Barbara 93103

3.0 out of 5.0

Located in East Beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cabrillo Bike Path and Santa Barbara Zoo. Presidio Santa Barbara …

£108
avg/night
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara 93105

3.5 out of 5.0

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is in downtown Santa Barbara, on a quaint street lined with century-old buildings. …

£128
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Pacifica Suites
Pacifica Suites

5490 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara 93111

3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Santa Barbara, this romantic hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Lost Valley Trail and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Universit …

£151
avg/night
Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara 93101

5.0 out of 5.0

Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this romantic bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Barbara Conference & …

£203
avg/night
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara

202 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93101

3.5 out of 5.0

Set amid fragrant gardens and graceful palm trees, Hotel Milo Santa Barbara is across from West Beach, between Stearns Whar …

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Pocket Guide: Goleta

Located eight miles west of Santa Barbara, between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Coast, Goleta is home to the University of California’s Santa Barbara campus and Santa Barbara Airport. Popular with the student crowd, Goleta also attracts visitors who come for its annual California Lemon Festival in September.

Find Hotels in Goleta

There is a variety of hotels in downtown Goleta. Head to Hollister Avenue, the city’s main drag, which is lined with everything from modest roadside inns to boutique guesthouses, many with swimming pools, bars and restaurants. Book a hotel in downtown Goleta and you'll have easy access to the beach, university and Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.

Things to Do from Your Hotel in Goleta

Grab a picnic from one of Goleta’s three weekly farmers’ markets and head to Goleta Beach Park. This white sandy sweep is well equipped with a fishing area, volleyball courts and a kids’ playground, as well as a beachfront cafe. Or you could hire a bike and head out to the more remote beaches, El Capitan and Refugio.

If you like trains and railways, you could easily spend an hour or two in the South Coast Railroad Museum (open Thursday to Sunday), or learn about Goleta’s history at the stately Stow House, once the headquarters of Rancho La Patera. For some time on the green, head to one of Goleta's championship golf courses, such as Glen Annie tucked away in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, or the stunning Sandpiper Golf Course.

Experience Goleta's Nightlife

Goleta has a buzzing young vibe no doubt helped by the dozens of lively student bars, craft-beer pubs and live music venues. For a quieter tipple, head to the waterfront for a sundowner in a beachside cafe. Make your way back to your Goleta hotel for dinner, or venture out to the streets surrounding your hotel and sample some of Goleta's popular neighbourhood restaurants.

Getting around Goleta and Santa Barbara is easy. Explore the downtown and the beachfront areas by foot or on bike, or explore the outer suburbs and state beach parks via Santa Barbara's extensive bus network. After a busy day sightseeing, it's good to know you can head back to your Goleta hotel for a relaxing night’s sleep.

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