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$186 – Retro-Chic Santa Barbara Hotel incl. Drinks

Kimpton Goodland
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The Deal

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Save a cool 45% versus regular rates at this motor-lodge-turned-boutique-hotel with 1960s California surf culture vibes. This hip Kimpton hotel is located in Goleta, just 15 minutes' drive from the shops and eats on State Street in Santa Barbara.

  • $186 per night ... Sundays-Thursdays 
  • $254 per night ... Fridays-Saturdays
  • Higher room types are also discounted
  • Two welcome drinks are gratis ($24 value)
  • Enjoy a nightly social hour with wine (also free) from 5-6 p.m.

"Elements bring 1960s California surf culture to life" -- Fodors

Why We Love It

  • Boutique hotel just a 15-minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara
  • Free extras include nightly happy hour, yoga classes and in-room record players
  • S'mores are offered by the fireside
  • Surfer-cool vibe with lively poolside DJ sets on Saturdays and Sundays

Overview

The Goodland, located a 15-minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara, is part of the boutique Kimpton Hotel chain. A laid-back, retro-chic surf vibe sets this hotel apart from the typical Kimpton offering, but boasts the brand's signature attention to detail and quality of service. Classic surfboards pepper the hotel, which is accentuated by coastal wood and earth tones to create a warm beach feel.

Each guest room features a record player, and guests have access to a vinyl library where they can pick the perfect soundtrack for their stay. The nightly hosted happy hour -- they call it Social Hour -- gives travelers the chance to mingle while enjoying free (yes, free) wine by the glass. DJs, game night, tarot card readings and trivia night are also among the weekly offerings.

Play billiards or backgammon while sipping artisan cocktails in the Good Bar, or dine alfresco at the Outpost Restaurant, where a fresh, seasonal menu focuses on locally sourced ingredients.

Guests can find inner peace in poolside yoga classes or burn off that extra cocktail in the fitness center.

Hop on one of the hotel’s beach cruisers and pedal 10 minutes to Goleta Beach for a game of volleyball or a picnic, or make the short drive into Santa Barbara and check out the trendy “Funk Zone” neighborhood chock-full of wine bars and art galleries.

From the press:
  • “The Goodland will be the most talked-about hotspot ever to hit what we call Goleta the Good Land” -- Santa Barbara Independent

Amenities

General

  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower

Parking

  • Complimentary parking

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Crib/Pack n Play available upon request: free of charge.

Extra bed available on request and in Single bedded rooms only: $20 (subject to tax) per night. Charges may apply and will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Fees: A resort/facility fee of $28 (inclusive of tax, per night) will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

This fee includes daily fitness classes, self-parking, WiFi access throughout the resort with Kimpton Karma Rewards membership, complimentary coffee and tea in our living room each morning, and access to live music events.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

45% Off

$186 / night

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When You Can Go

Sundays-Thursdays Nov. 6 - Feb. 28; +$98 weekends

82%
Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
"The décor inside the lobby, restaurant, and room was very nice. Landscaping and pool were nice as well."
Kimberly
Oct 02, 2017
San Diego, CA, USA

Getting There

The Goodland is approximately a 10-minute car ride from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and roughly a two-hour drive from Los Angeles.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

82%
Enjoyed This
(34 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Goodland (part of Kimpton) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.1 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
3.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The décor inside the lobby, restaurant, and room was very nice. Landscaping and pool were nice as well.
Other Comments
Did not think the resort fee was worth it, especially since anyone could access the pool, even if you weren't staying there. Our shower drain did not work, so that made me wonder how the cleaning staff cleaned the shower since it started filling up within less than a minute of the water being on. We stayed there when it wasn't too busy, but I imagine it would be very noisy for light sleepers during the busy season. Room doors slamming shut made it hard to sleep.
Kimberly Oct 02, 2017 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
ambiance
Other Comments
decorated very creatively for a good all around vibe
Holly Sep 20, 2017 Danville, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Love that laid back vibe mixed with great staff and many on-site conveniences at a reasonable price!
Other Comments
While it is many steps up from a 1950s roadside motel, the basic bones are the same and they show thru the renovations. And of course the "roadside" has become a thruway thru the town, reminding you that your surfer's paradise from the 50s long gone.
Leslie Sep 08, 2017 Arroyo Grande, CA, USA
Other Comments
room very noisy, too many party people in adjacent rooms, a hidden charge of $25 for -"Goodland good time' "not sure of the exact wording" charge. I asked what it was and they said it was for parking, free wine, etc. we did not have a car and did not drink any wine. we arrived around 9pm and left at 9 am.
virginia Aug 24, 2017 neuilly-sur-Seine, FL, France
Enjoyed Most
Ambiance.
Other Comments
Lots of dogs. Wet dog smell around many areas. Food at restaurant was just OK. Service was poor at restaurant and bar.
Clint Jul 20, 2017 Westlake Village, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Terrific front desk staff (big cheer for Ashley); charmingly beachy rooms with ample amenities; a pet policy that welcomed our dog, at no extra charge, and supplied a bed for her.
Other Comments
The hotel has a wonderful, playful vibe. Sangria as the welcome drink at check-in! An LP lending library, which lets you borrow records and listen to them in the old-fashioned player in your room. Super friendly staff. The hotel is easy access to Highway 101, and a quick 15 minutes from Santa Barbara.
Amy Jul 15, 2017 Pebble Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was incredible especially the bar staff. We got to know a lot of them since we were there for five days and predominately ate and drank at the hotel during our stay. The bartenders were engaging, entertaining and know their drinks. We also love that the menu, both in the bar and restaurant, is seasonal and changes periodically. The decor was fresh and awesome too to go along with those fresh and awesome cocktails. I think Goodland gets lot of brownie points by trying to cut down hotel waste by providing the larger bottle toiletry items (shampoo conditioner, shower gel) that can be used during your stay or purchased if the guest wants to take them home. the piped in scent throughout the hotel that was a nice compliment to these products was also a nice touch. We also loved the unique touch of the Vinyl room and enjoyed listening to a lot of the albums and playing the games throughout the grounds.
Other Comments
The Irish chef (who is the only one we met and seemed to work all the time) made some yummy dishes bonita flakes seasoned blistered shisito peppers for wine hour and his coconut braised chicken ramen for ramen night were definite highlights...wow! It was nice being able to grab forgotten home comforts at the front desk too...everything was super convenient. Only complaint probably would be the shower and that was minor...was difficult to control, didn't have a lot of range of temperatures and lacked a lot of pressure. It might just need some servicing. It's amazing they took an old Holiday Inn and converted it to this little gem so def. a minor critique.
Monique Jul 12, 2017 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Rooms are very comfortable, the pool was fun. Enjoyed the records in our room and playing backgammon in the lobby..
Other Comments
Had to take away one star for the staff, while the front desk service was great the female bartender at the restaurant bar Friday 6/7 was extremely rude, zero personality. Other than that really enjoyable, great vibe. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends
Carey Jul 10, 2017 Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very fun, funky hotel. Staff was very friendly and responsive.
Kelli Jul 09, 2017 Redwood City, CA, USA
Other Comments
On July 3rd and July 4th the hotel hosted two pool parties with music from 12-5pm. The public was invited and they took over the whole area. No notice was posted on the Goodland website and I was not warned of this on Travelzoo.
Rachel Jul 07, 2017 San Francisco, CA, USA

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