Fodor's Expert Review The Goodland

5650 Calle Real, Goleta, California, 93117, USA

A vintage Woody car, a silver Airstream trailer, and a lobby record shop are among the elements that bring 1960s California surf culture to life at this Kimpton hotel in Goleta. The seaside-theme rooms include vinyl record players and handcrafted touches such as Mexican tiles and pillows fashioned from vintage rugs. The on-site restaurant, The Outpost, serves locavore SoCal dishes in a chic interior space or on a shaded patio.

PROS

  • cool and casual vibe
  • live music or DJs several evenings a week
  • complimentary wine-and-beer social hour and s'mores by the fireside

CONS

  • not close to downtown Santa Barbara
  • some rooms on the small side
  • thin walls allow for noise transfer from neighboring rooms

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Residential Area
Casual Chic
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 877-480–1465 | 805-964–6241

HOTEL DETAILS

158 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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