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Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

5620 Calle Real, Goleta 93117

2.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,511 reviews)

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

£125
Kimpton Goodland
Kimpton Goodland

5650 Calle Real, Goleta 93117

4.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (341 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Santa Barbara Orchid Estate and within 9 mi (15 km …

£140
Hampton Inn Goleta
Hampton Inn Goleta

5665 Hollister Ave, Goleta 93117

2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (447 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lost Valley Trail and 3 mi (4.9 km) from University of …

£161
Super 8 Santa Barbara/Goleta
Super 8 Santa Barbara/Goleta

6021 Hollister Ave, Goleta 93117

2.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (582 reviews)

Situated near the airport, this motel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Lookout County Park and 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from University of …

£90
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta

5897 Calle Real, Goleta 93117

2.0 out of 5.0
3 out of 5 (462 reviews)

Situated in Goleta, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Zodo's - Bowling and Beyond, Lookout County Park, and Center for …

£74
Ramada Santa Barbara
Ramada Santa Barbara

4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara 93110

2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,913 reviews)

Just off US-101, this Ramada hotel is 4.5 miles from Santa Barbara Municipal airport, Goleta Beach, and UC Santa Barbara.

£101
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

3850 State St, Santa Barbara 93105

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (1,216 reviews)

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

£138
Kimpton Canary Hotel
Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara 93101

4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (823 reviews)

Evocative of a Spanish manor, this sophisticated urban retreat is a half-block from State Street, with its open-air shoppin …

£248
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort
The Fess Parker Santa Barbara - DoubleTree by Hilton Resort

633 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara 93103

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (1,786 reviews)

This mission-style resort is on Cabrillo Boulevard across from Chase Palm Park and the beach. State Street, the Santa Barbara …

£188
Sandpiper Lodge
Sandpiper Lodge

3525 State St, Santa Barbara 93105

2.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (2,318 reviews)

Located in the Upper State Street District of Santa Barbara, this hotel is within 3 blocks of La Cumbre Plaza shops and Santa …

£82

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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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