Santa Barbara

Kimpton Goodland

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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

"Nice easy to get around property - seating areas, nice pool ,fireplace in lobby"
Oct 25, 2019 - San Marcos, CA, USA
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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 the place still 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 -- the hotel calls it Social Hour -- gives travelers the chance to mingle while enjoying free (yes, free) wines by the glass. DJs, game night, live music 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 also find a little extra inner peace in poolside yoga classes or burn off that extra cocktail in the fitness centre.

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 neighbourhood chock-full of wine bars and art galleries.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • 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


  • 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 WIFI for guests who are part of Kimpton Karma Rewards (free to join)

  • Internet access (fees apply)


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


  • Parking (fees apply)


  • 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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Crib/Pack 'n Play available upon request: free of charge.
Extra bedding available upon request: US$20 plus tax, per night.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$20 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Children 17 and under, staying with a paying adult do not incur additional charges when using existing bedding.

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

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$25 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes:

  • Upgraded WiFi speed throughout the hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces for up to 5 devices
  • Daily fitness classes
  • Unlimited local calls
  • Monday night SMore kits, Wednesday night Trivia, and Weekend Yoga on the Pool deck 
  • Printing & Copying services up to 50 pages
  • Access to the Goodland Vinyl Record Library
  • Self-parking
  • 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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(79 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Goodland (part of Kimpton) over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.0 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Nice easy to get around property - seating areas, nice pool ,fireplace in lobby
Other Comments
Did not like the mini bar in fridge - I brought my own things to put in there - food at restaurant was not diverse enough - wanted blueberry pancakes and menu was limited -
Michael Oct 25, 2019 San Marcos, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very unique and cool hotel! Nice rooms, good food and very hospitable staff! I'm so happy that Travelzoo introduced it to us!
Nancy Oct 24, 2019 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The hotel was beautiful and I loved that it was dog friendly. The rooms were cool and loved the record player too. It was nice to be able to text them with any needs or issues as well. It just was not a great deal because of the additional fees. There was a $28 resort fee and another $20 to park overnight. We called ahead for an early check-in but was left on hold for 20 minutes. When we did check-in, the beer tap was empty so we never received our free beers at check in either.
Jennifer Oct 22, 2019 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great wine hour, nice pool, comfortable room, fun band
Terri Oct 21, 2019 Westchester, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Food at the restaurant was good. From what I could see at the lobby & restaurant the atmosphere was cool.
Other Comments
Hotel was overbooked. We arrived at 8pm & there was no room. We had to drive an hour to a Holiday Inn that was under construction. The good news is they did cover the Holiday Inn stay for 1 night & bought us dinner.
robert Oct 15, 2019 Fullerton, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Stayed here to do some activities in Santa Barbara. Went wine tasting, had brunch, had a boat ride around the bay. The hotel itself was amazing. The bar and restaurant on site had a great atmosphere. The pool was very nice. The rooms were awesome, big comfy bed and great decor. The only knock is the distance it is to the beach/santa barbara. Not too bad but had to take a couple ubers throughout the day.
Omar Sep 30, 2019 Covina, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Good. There’s a Best Western next door that would have been a much better value in my opinion
Other Comments
There is no record player in each room I took some of my own records could not use. They move the wine hour location with out letting people know. Monday is cleaning day could not use pool until noon and patio was closed until about 3 pm bar and restaurant was closed all day. Air conditioning blows cold air on the bed making it very cold. Had to move things in front of it so it would not blow on us only about 3 feet from the bed. The gym is far from state of the art. A few hand weights only one 25lb dumb bell and about 4 other sets from 3 to 15lb very very small room menu in restaurant very strange they could offer regular things. Not many other places to eat in the local area. Mini fridge is full of billable things no room for even a bottle of wine. Shower my last Morning was almost hot. Staff from house cleaning to reception was very nice. Nothing bad to say about them
James Sep 18, 2019 Arnold, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
I have stayed here in the past and probably will stay again because Kimpton is dog friendly, they do not charge a daily dog fee which is nice and the rooms are reasonable. I feel like the exterior of the hotel could use a little upgrade. We did use the pool this trip, did not go in the bar (it was occupied by a wedding) but did eat in the restaurant and I thought the food was good and priced accordingly. Enjoyed the free coffee in the morning. The staff was very friendly. I enjoyed my stay.
Cindy Sep 09, 2019 Seal Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The front desk customer service on check out (Benjamin) was great about listening to our issues and attempting to correct them. The evening wine hour was very good. I felt the service was very good but, again, geared towards a generation younger than a boomer. (My bad).
Other Comments
This was a pleasure, rather than business trip to this property. The disappointments were: 1) The location was not convenient to downtown Santa Barbara 2) The room we occupied had several issues: a) the room chair arm was broken and created a safety hazard; b) the electrical outlets in the night stands did not work, which created an issue for my wife's CPAP machine; c) the property is probably more suited to a millennial than a boomer d) it would have been more convenient to have had two chairs in the room rather than one chair and a "hassock" for seating arrangements.
mary Sep 08, 2019 SalinasSalinas, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Rooms were like a nice motel
Aden Sep 07, 2019 Los Angeles, CA, USA

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