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Kimpton Goodland

Travelzoo Staff

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

"Elements bring 1960s California surf culture to life" -- Fodors
Enjoyed This
(78 Member Ratings)
"toiletries- lotion, body wash, shampoo and conditioner"
13. Jul 2018
San Diego, CA, USA

Map & Directions

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

Rooms & Rates

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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 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



  • 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)

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


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


  • Complimentary parking


  • 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check-in: 21.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 17 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Cot available upon request: free of charge.

Extra bed available on request and in single bed rooms only: $20 (subject to tax) per night. Rates are based on double occupancy. Extra occupant fee for guests over the age of 17 is $20.00 (subject to tax, per person per night). Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

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

Fees: A resort/facility fee of US$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 IHG Rewards Club members, 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Enjoyed This
(78 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Goodland (part of Kimpton) over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
4.2 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Other Comments
Motel feling. Air conditioning unit was loud and blew like the Arctic! When off room was stuffy.
judy 21. Jul 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
toiletries- lotion, body wash, shampoo and conditioner
Alison 13. Jul 2018 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
atmosphere, toiletries
Alison 13. Jul 2018 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was located close to many restaurants and grocery stores
Jose 10. Jul 2018 Santa Clarita, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
All the events and activities, staff were friendly
Other Comments
Hard beds, small room
Jennifer 07. Jul 2018 Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The staff was courteous, prompt, and attentive.
Other Comments
Need more pool loungers, chairs, umbrellas
kristina 06. Jul 2018 Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Everything! Loved the decor. So relaxing. Enjoyed the turn table and records. Can't wait to go back!
Other Comments
Staff kind and accommodating. Unpretentious but clean. Loved the mini-bar. Eclectic. Son going to UCSB and we will stay here every visit!
Gina 04. Jul 2018 Lemoore, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great atmosphere and the staff was fantastic! We enjoyed the craft drinks at the bar and the food was also great.
Shannon 03. Jul 2018 Northridge, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
That it was pet friendly
Other Comments
Helpful if information included that train is close.
Terri 26. Jun 2018 Pasadena, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Dog friendly, stylish decor
Kari 17. Jun 2018 Los Angeles, CA, USA

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