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Bacara Resort & Spa
Bacara Resort & Spa

8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta 93117

5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (714 reviews)

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. …

£320
Extended Stay America Santa Barbara - Calle Real
Extended Stay America Santa Barbara - Calle Real
1.4 mi from Goleta
2.5 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (620 reviews)

Situated in Santa Barbara, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lost Valley Trail, Zodo's - Bowling and Beyond, and La Cumbr …

£85
Ramada Santa Barbara
Ramada Santa Barbara
1.5 mi from Goleta
2.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (1,919 reviews)

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

£95
La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
La Quinta Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
6 mi from Goleta
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (673 reviews)

Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Santa Barbara Conference & Visitor's Bureau & Fil …

£127
Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn
6.2 mi from Goleta
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (121 reviews)

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

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Inn By The Harbor
Inn By The Harbor
7 mi from Goleta
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,076 reviews)

The hotel is in a quiet downtown neighborhood, a 10-minute walk from the beach and the boutiques and restaurants of State …

£119
Castillo Inn at the Beach
Castillo Inn at the Beach
7.2 mi from Goleta
2.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,213 reviews)

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

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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
7.3 mi from Goleta
3.5 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (3,105 reviews)

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

£139
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
Pacific Crest Hotel Santa Barbara
8.3 mi from Goleta
3.0 out of 5.0
4.7 out of 5 (102 reviews)

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

£155
Montecito Inn
Montecito Inn
10 mi from Goleta
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,037 reviews)

On a boutique-lined street in one of Santa Barbara's most upscale suburbs, Montecito Inn is a Mediterranean-style hotel …

£116

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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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