Kimpton Goodland

5650 Calle Real | Goleta, CA 93117  [SEE MAP]Goleta, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Ample on-site amenities, including a pool, a fitness center and complimentary cruiser bikes
Some travelers complain of loud music from pool area
If you're looking for a hotel that embodies the laid-back SoCal spirit, The Kimpton Goodland is for you. Situated in Goleta, California, about 9 miles west of Santa Barbara, the hotel features rooms outfitted with unique accents like a framed California state flag, eccentric textures and coastal wood furnishings they also come equipped with flat-screen TVs, yoga mats and record players. Forgot to pack your vinyl? The hotel's Record Concierge is at your service. When you're not grooving to tunes in your room, see what the DJ is spinning at the outdoor pool. Though most recent guests appreciated the Kimpton Goodland's fun, funky vibe, others found all of the on-site events (especially the poolside DJ) to be a bit too noisy. A tip from past guests: ask for an inward facing room to avoid the commotion. Some reviewers even used the term "yuppie" to describe their fellow travelers, but most were charmed by the retro surf decor and especially loved the on-site restaurant, Outpost. Here again the hotel stays true to its location, serving up California cuisine made from local ingredients. Another caveat past guests highlighted: the $25 resort fee, which covers self-parking, evening cocktail hours, fitness classes and access to live music events, among other amenities. The fee doesn't cover Wi-Fi, but if you're a member of Kimpton's Karma Rewards program, you'll receive complimentary Internet access.
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Location
Goleta, CA
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 158 rooms
Primary View
Neighborhood
Style
Rustic, Modern

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  • 4.0Hotel Class

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Critic Reviews

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A vintage Woody car, a silver Airstream trailer, and a digital photo booth are among the elements that bring 1960s California surf culture to life at this Kimpton hotel in Goleta.

Santa Barbara Independent

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A hotel with yoga in the morning, deejays at night; two bars, one with billiards and a patio, one with views of the mountains and pool; an indoor-outdoor restaurant run by a globe-trotting chef; and a record player, backgammon set, and drawer-handle bottle openers in each room?

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 635 have reviewed the Kimpton Goodland, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 635 reviews 3.5 (based on 635 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Don’t be surprised to find a surfboard propped against the wall in the guest rooms at the Kimpton Goodland. The surf lodge theme is reflected in everything from the earth-tone decor and coastal wood furniture to the quirky accessories like an in-room record player and macrame wall hangings. The hotel actually has a Record Concierge on staff to assist you with the selection of tunes. Deluxe rooms are carpeted and don’t have a view, but several suites feature hardwood floors and patios with poolside views. All rooms and suites offer Kimpton extras, like in-room yoga mats, flat-screen televisions, minibars and free Wi-Fi for Kimpton Karma Rewards members. The daily resort fee of $25 includes self-parking, fitness classes, loaner bikes, the evening social hour, live entertainment, morning coffee and tea in the lobby and outdoor movies and events.
  • No elevators
Nightly resort fee$25

Standard room size250 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

This retro boutique hotel, located in Santa Barbara’s sister city of Goleta, features trademark Kimpton perks like yoga mats in guest rooms, amenities for four-legged guests and a daily social hour in a surf-themed environment where flip flops are de rigueur. Complimentary beach cruisers allow guests to explore the shops and restaurants of Goleta or pedal to Goleta Beach, just 3 miles from the property. Nearby attractions situated just a short drive from the hotel include Santa Barbara’s main shopping and dining corridor and the vineyards of Santa Barbara wine country.
  • 4 miles to University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) and Goleta business district
  • 2 miles northeast of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Goodland’s signature restaurant, Outpost, is as creative as the hotel, with a globally inspired chef whose eclectic creations draw as many local diners as hotel guests. Outpost offers fresh local seafood and sustainable ingredients sourced from local purveyors to create chef Derek Simcik’s unique offerings, which include everything from Siracha fish tacos and customizable DIY guacamole to Korean-style chicken wings and kale chips. The restaurant also offers a slew of central California wines, local craft beers and creative cocktails at the daily social hour. The lounge-like Good Bar features a billiards table and backgammon boards, and pours the hotel’s trademark garden-to-glass cocktails made with premium spirits and local garden fare. California wines and craft beers accompany a bar menu of Simcik’s creative appetizers from kimchi fries and pork belly to oysters and ceviche.

    Number of restaurants2

    Cuisine TypesAsian, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast

    Pool

    The courtyard pool at the Kimpton Goodland is known as one of the coolest social scenes in the Santa Barbara area, offering the Outpost restaurant’s signature garden-to-glass cocktails, creative small plates and special treats like s'mores by the fire pit. In the evenings, the pool hums with live entertainment.
    • Poolside service offered
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar

    Kids

    The hotel participates in the Kimpton brand's Kimpton Kids program. Young guests receive a welcome amenity and in-room perks, like animal-print child-sized bathrobes and a goldfish (upon request) to enjoy during their stay. Kids 17 and under stay free with parents.
    • Limited cribs available at this property
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs

    Fitness

    The hotel’s 24-hour fitness center features an open room for yoga and free-form exercise and an equipment area outfitted with two treadmills, an elliptical machine and free weights. Complimentary yoga classes by the pool are offered weekly and a Santa Barbara Fit Tour gives guests access to complimentary kayak and paddleboard rentals on Mondays. Bikes are also available at the front desk for cruising the shops and restaurants of Goleta or heading to Goleta Beach. The pool is the center of the social scene at the hotel, with poolside drinks and a variety of events from DJ-spun tunes to film screenings, food festivals and performance art.
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

      Business

      The Goodland offers more than 5,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Rincon Ballroom and the Gaviota Room. The ballroom can accommodate up to 350 guests for a theater-style presentation, while the Gaviota Room works well for mid-sized meetings of up to 135 attendees. The Good Bar is also available for an out-of-the-box presentation or event. The hotel offers complete meeting services, including audiovisual equipment rentals, technical support and farm-to-table catering, as well as team building events. Kimpton’s Global Business Program offers discounts and perks, like late checkouts, for small- and medium-sized businesses.
      • Small groups of nine rooms or less also receive discounts
      • Kimpton “Pick Your Perks” business offer includes discounted rates, Apple watches and other custom benefits

      Number of meeting rooms2

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available

      Pets

      There are no size or weight restrictions and no additional fees for four-legged guests. The hotel also provides pet beds; food and water bowls; and a guide to dog parks, scenic neighborhood walks, pet-friendly beaches and local pet-centric businesses.
      • Pet-sitting and dog-walking services available for an additional fee
      • Pets allowed (free)
      • Dog walking (with fee)
      • Pet-sitting (with fee)

      Wedding

      Couples who want a laid-back and playful California wedding can hold their ceremony and reception on the Good Bar's patio around the pool or, for a more formal affair, celebrate in the Rincon Ballroom. The ballroom can hold up to 310 guests for a reception and up to 260 for a banquet. The hotel’s notable chef will create a custom farm-to-table menu for wedding dinners and cocktail receptions, while the hotel’s wedding planner will handle every detail from decor to entertainment.

        Maximum wedding guest capacity310

        • Hotel hosts weddings
        • Outdoor space for weddings
        • Wedding planners available

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