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Santa Barbara 4BR 2ba, Pool, Hot Tub, Beaches,wineries, Sleep 9+, Ucsb,bacara
4.9/5Exceptional! (65 reviews)
Santa Barbara Staycation!

"We had a great time at Rick's place. It was a perfect fit for our three families with kids ranging in age from 5 to 14. We let the kids stay in the master bedroom and the teenagers in the living room, with the adults in the other three rooms. The place was super clean, check in was a breeze and Rick ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Santa Barbara 4BR 2ba, Pool, Hot Tub, Beaches,wineries, Sleep 9+, Ucsb,bacara
Newly Remodeled 2 Bedroom 2 Bath Near Ucsb & Beach
Beautiful Remodeled Home
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3.01 mi from city center
4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
Great place to stay

"I loved the location, so close from the beach. I enjoyed the bikes that we could borrow from the garage. The apartment was perfect for our party of 7. The process to check in and out very easy. I would definitely come back!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Beautiful Remodeled Home
Sunny Condo With Water Views on Ellwood Preserve
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2.97 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
30 Days in Goleta

"My wife and I enjoyed our stay. The place was just like the pictures. It was perfect for our visit with family in Santa Barbara. Close to shopping and just 20 minutes from our family. It was in a quiet neighborhood. You are close to the airport. The Santa Barbara airport isn't busy and there wasn't ..."…"

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2019

Sunny Condo With Water Views on Ellwood Preserve
Gracewood Ranch House
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2.83 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Everything you’ll need

"Very private and spacious. A nice rental for an older home."…"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2019

Gracewood Ranch House
Walk to Beach, Sleeps 5 to 6, Santa Barbara/goleta
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2.67 mi from city center
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Nice stay in Goleta

"There is a lot to like about this property. Inside is very nice, the whole condo has been redone recently and is tastefully done. The 2 beds and futon are good size and comfortable. The tv, internet, and streaming choices are good too. Liked having a kitchen, it served its purpose well. The patio ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2020

Walk to Beach, Sleeps 5 to 6, Santa Barbara/goleta
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 $449 per night
5.26 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (979 reviews)

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

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
3 out of 5
6350 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
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The price is $174 per night
0.97 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (144 reviews)

"I didn't like that they charged for parking. During Covid, we already saved them on room cleaning."…"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
3 out of 5
401 Storke Rd, Goleta, CA
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The price is $145 per night
2.51 mi from city center
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 Jul 21, 2020

Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
2.5 out of 5
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
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The price is $134 per night
0.58 mi from city center
4.4/5Excellent! (978 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 Jul 28, 2020

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
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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 cafés. Around the area, top sights include Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Presidio Santa Barbara.

  • You'll find 356 Expedia hotels and other accommodations 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 center
  • The next closest is in Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), 18.4 mi (29.6 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Goleta

The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the beaches and these places to visit: Coal Oil Point Reserve, Goleta Butterfly Grove, and El Capitan State Beach. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and South Coast Railroad Museum.

As you plan your holiday getaway, you'll find 12 hotels and other lodging accommodations to pick from in Goleta. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • 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. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and pool.
  • Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta - Our customers like the dining options and pool at this hotel. This 3-star hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi.
  • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara - This 5-star hotel features a winery, 3 outdoor pools, and a full-service spa. Expedia customers like its beach locale and helpful staff.

In the surrounding area, popular places to visit include Mission Santa Barbara, located 6.5 mi (10.5 km) from the heart of the city, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse, which is 7.2 mi/11.5 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 transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

Dressing for Goleta

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 66°F during the day and 40°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 72°F, while the average at night is 46°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 75°F with nighttime averages of 54°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 73°F and nighttime averages of 40°F
  • Goleta gets about 17.09 inches of rain per year
  • Usually August and September are the hottest months with an average of 74°F, whereas December and January are often coldest, averaging 41°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Goleta?
Residence Inn by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta is a favorite 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 trip.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Goleta, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel reservations are fully refundable as long as you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you have a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and get a refund within a 24-hour period of your booking. Add your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to view the best options available in Goleta.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Goleta?
For additional details about changing or cancelling your trip to Goleta, go to https://www.expedia.com/service/.
What's the best budget-friendly accommodation in Goleta?
Based on reviews, Best Western Plus South Coast Inn is a popular 2.5-star hotel for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free full breakfast and free WiFi. Other good 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 for a family trip 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 good options for your kid-friendly vacation include Kimpton Goodland and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Attractions like Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and South Coast Railroad Museum are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic vacation to Goleta?
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a favorite 5-star hotel for couples, and features in-room massages and a full-service spa. Other good options for a romantic stay include Kimpton Goodland and Best Western Plus South Coast Inn.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Goleta?
Kimpton Goodland is a top hotel for people traveling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet’s trip include Motel 6 Goleta, CA - Santa Barbara and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to El Capitan State Beach?
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this 5-star hotel offers a winery and 3 outdoor pools. You’ll find it 6.3 mi (10.2 km) from El Capitan State Beach. Other good choices around the area include Chumash Casino Resort and Sideways Inn.
What about the best place to stay close to Devereaux Slough?
One of the top choices for your stay is Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, located a short 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Devereaux Slough, and this 3-star hotel offers a restaurant and an outdoor pool. Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara are a couple of other good options within a few miles.
What's the best accommodation 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 hotel 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 travelers looking for a pampering stay. Another upscale option for your vacation is Kimpton Goodland.
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 offer an onsite pool include Kimpton Goodland and The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.

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