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Goleta California Hotels & Motels

Find hotels & motels in Goleta using the list below. Explore our guide for inexpensive and discount hotel/motel rates in or near Goleta, CA for your personal leisure or group travel. We show the best Goleta, California hotel and motel rooms. Browse the Goleta area hotels to find the perfect lodging! Please use the provided map of the Goleta hotels. Need 5+ Rooms? Secure Goleta Group Hotel Discounts

The Goleta center point is about the area of Downtown Goleta and the area of Goleta Amtrak Station.

Situated right on Southern California's Pacific Coast, Goleta boasts beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, and a laid-back lifestyle. With its proximity to Santa Barbara, Los Padres National Forest, and the Pacific Ocean, Goleta has an unbeatable location. Find the perfect place to stay in this Southern California gem, and start planning your getaway to Goleta. More from this guide...

Goleta Hotels, Motels & Accommodations

Super 8 Santa Barbara / Goleta 6021 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
  • Low Cost Airport property
  • 3 floors in property
  • Great location
  • Average beds
Motel 6 Santa Barbara Goleta #28
+1-800-230-4134
5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Cheap hotel
  • 87 rooms in hotel
  • Could be quieter
  • Staff was excellent
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta - Goleta 5665 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
  • 3-star Suburban property
  • Fitness center on property
  • Beds were acceptable for 58%
  • Tasty breakfast
From$159
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
The Kimpton Goodland Hotel 5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • 158 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
+1-888-305-3366
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Midscale Airport property
  • Check-in: 03:00
Pacifica Suites 5490 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111
  • Affordable Resort hotel
  • 5 conference rooms in property
  • Delicious food
  • Superb staff
From$159
Very Good 4.5 /5Recent Reviews Call
Extended Stay America Santa Barbara Calle Real - Santa Barbara 4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 ~2.29 miles east of Goleta
  • Economy Suburban property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Front desk person was great
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta - Goleta
+1-800-997-5149
401 Storke Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
  • Affordable Beach property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Mall nearby
  • Modern Hotel
From$289
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Ramada Santa Barbara : 4770 Calle Real 4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 ~2.48 miles east of Goleta
  • 3-star Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 suites
  • Air conditioning was criticized by 88%
  • Awesome swimming pool
From$114
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara 8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93117 ~4.31 miles west of Goleta
  • Luxury 5-star Beach hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Breakfast can be improved
  • The majority of guests thought the architecture was beautiful
From$289
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn - Santa Barbara 3850 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~4.67 miles east of Goleta
  • Three Star Resort property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • The majority of guests criticized the small bathroom
  • Fabulous location
From$134
Very Good 4.0 /5Guest Reviews Call
Sandpiper Lodge
+1-888-690-5247
3525 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~5.21 miles east of Goleta
  • Low-priced Downtown hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Great front desk service
  • Friendly service
Oasis Inn & Suites - Santa Barbara 3344 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~5.40 miles east of Goleta
  • Low priced Downtown property
  • Hotel has 33 rooms
Quality Inn Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara 3055 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~5.73 miles east of Goleta
  • Economy hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Vibe is not too good
  • Inclusive breakfast
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
+1-888-283-3404
2220 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~6.26 miles east of Goleta
  • Three Star Downtown property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Food was fresh and delicious
  • Perfectly clean
From$108
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews Call
Secret Garden Inn & Cottages : 1908 Bath St.
+1-800-997-5149
1908 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~6.51 miles east of Goleta
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • About half of guests said the architecture was not spectacular
  • Good breakfast and hotel grounds
Cheshire Cat Inn 36 West Valerio St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~6.78 miles east of Goleta
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
La Quinta Inn & Suites 1601 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~6.89 miles east of Goleta
  • 3 star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 3 suites
From$109
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews Call
Simpson House Inn - Santa Barbara 121 East Arrellaga, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~6.93 miles east of Goleta
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Comfortable beds
  • Close to the city center
From$410
Excellent 5.0 /5Recent Reviews Call
Upham Hotel 1404 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~6.96 miles east of Goleta
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 10 suites in hotel
  • Excellent boutique hotel
  • Fabulous staff
From$290
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews Call
Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~7.20 miles east of Goleta
  • Luxurious 5 Star Resort hotel
  • 2 floors in property
  • Value for money could be better
  • Lacking including long wait times
From$295
Very Good 4.5 /5Reviews Call
Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara
+1-800-881-1523
31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~7.37 miles east of Goleta
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3:00pm
  • Great roof top pool
  • Almost all guests thought the furniture was functional
From$175
Very Good 4.5 /5Review Score Call
Hotel Santa Barbara 533 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~7.78 miles east of Goleta
  • 3-star property
  • Near city centre
  • Average hotel building
From$199
Very Good 4.0 /5Read Reviews Call
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara 17 West Haley St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~7.81 miles east of Goleta
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 61 rooms in hotel
  • Parking should be cheaper
  • Friendly atmosphere
From$145
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews Call
Days Inn Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara 116 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~7.93 miles east of Goleta
  • 3-star hotel
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When to Visit Goleta, CA

With its coastal location in Southern California, Goleta has warm summers and mild winters, with pleasant weather year round. From late May through late October, you'll find highs in the low 70s and sunny skies. If you visit any time from early November through late April, you'll typically find highs in the upper 60s and an increased chance of rain. Despite its rainy winters, however, Goleta enjoys an average of over 275 sunny days each year.

If you're planning to visit during one of Goleta's well-attended annual festivals, book your accommodations as far in advance as possible. Every September, the Goleta Lemon Festival celebrates this zesty fruit and coincides with the Goleta Fall Classic Car and Street Rod Show, drawing thousands of spectators to these family friendly events.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Goleta, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Goleta

Averate Rates by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs displaying average price patterns by star rating class in Goleta, CA. Analyze these line graphs to determine the best months to book in Goleta for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotels in Goleta, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $177.67

From apartment-style hotels to luxury resorts, you'll find plenty of upscale accommodations in the Goleta area.

When you stay at the Hampton Inn Goleta, you'll be a few blocks from downtown Goleta and a short drive from Girsh Park, Oak Park, and the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Rooms feature 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite programming, workspaces, free Wi-Fi, and mini fridges. Relax in the hot tub, soothe your sore muscles in the sauna, or cool off in the outdoor pool. In the morning, start your day with the Hampton Inn's buffet-style hot breakfast.

At the Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta, you can make the most of spacious rooms equipped with mini fridges, microwaves, coffee makers, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Use the hotel gym to stick to your workout routine, and sit down to a complete meal at the hotel restaurant. The Courtyard's business center, free airport shuttle, and available meeting rooms make this hotel a smart choice for business travelers.

One of Goleta's most upscale resorts, the Bacara Resort & Spa boasts three outdoor pools, two hot tubs, an on-site spa that offers body treatments and massages, and a winery. Dine at one of the hotel's three restaurants, or stay in and order room service. The guest rooms are also upscale, with amenities like pillow-top beds with down comforters and Frette Italian sheets, private balconies, 48-inch LED TVs, and iPod docking stations. With 70,000 square feet of available event space, the Bacara Resort is the ideal location for a wedding or large corporate function.

Right down the street from Goleta, the Santa Ynez Inn, Luxury Boutique Hotel is the perfect place to get away from it all. Convenient to downtown Santa Ynez and Los Padres National Forest, this luxury hotel also offers easy access to several wineries. Choose from a Classic Room, Deluxe Room, or Junior Suite, and enjoy amenities like plush bathrobes, mini fridges, and Wi-Fi. Wake up to a complimentary breakfast buffet, which includes eggs benedict, french toast, and omelets.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Goleta

Best Budget-Friendly Hotels in Goleta, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $180.32

Southern California might have a reputation for high prices, but you'll save big when you stay at these top budget-friendly hotels in the Goleta area.

When you want a quick and easy stay in Goleta, set your sights on the Super 8 Santa Barbara / Goleta. This wallet-friendly hotel is located in the heart of downtown Goleta, and it's just a short drive from the University of California - Santa Barbara and Goleta Beach. All 65 guest rooms include conveniences like flat-screen TVs with cable channels, free Wi-Fi, workspaces, and coffee makers. Hang out by the outdoor pool and soak in the California sun, or enjoy an outdoor meal in the picnic area. In the morning, take your pick from the hotel's complimentary breakfast buffet.

Located just a half mile from downtown Goleta, the Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta is convenient to the city's Amtrak station and the University of California - Santa Barbara. Guest rooms are basic, but they include essentials like LCD TVs with cable programming and wireless internet access available for an additional surcharge. Help yourself to a free cup of coffee in the hotel's common area, and save with free on-site parking throughout your stay.

Stay at the Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn, and get comfortable in double or king rooms with vintage decor. All guest rooms include fireplaces, mini fridges, coffee makers, and free Wi-Fi. Families traveling with small children can request a crib for no additional charge, and the hotel's outdoor pool is ideal for kids of all ages. Check with the helpful front desk staff members for assistance with booking local tours, or head out and explore on your own. Don't miss the hotel's free breakfast, available every morning.

Ideal for stays of a week or more, the Extended Stay America Santa Barbara - Calle Real is situated near the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate and Goleta Beach. Whether you choose a basic studio room or a larger one-bedroom suite, you'll find that these spacious rooms feature kitchens, stovetops, refrigerators, and microwaves so you can prepare your favorite meals in your home away from home. In the morning, sip a fresh cup of coffee in your room, or head down to the hotel's Superstart Breakfast, which includes cinnamon rolls and coffee.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Goleta

2 Star Average Prices: $145.79

2 Star Hotel Prices in Goleta

Goleta: Real Discounts

Whether you're planning a luxury getaway or a budget-friendly work trip, you can save even more with group hotel discounts. AAA members can save at the Best Western Plus South Coast Inn and the Ramada Santa Barbara.

AARP members and senior travelers get discounts at the Svendsgaard's Danish Lodge - Americas Best Value Inn and the Pacifica Suites. Members of the military and government employees get low rates at the Super 8 Santa Barbara / Goleta and other area hotels.

Best Value Options in Goleta, CA

To get the best value out of your Goleta stay, book a room at one of these top-rated mid-range hotels.

Located less than a mile from the center of Goleta, the Best Western Plus South Coast Inn is also convenient to the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and the University of California - Santa Barbara. Book a standard room with one king or two double beds, or upgrade to a king suite to get a little extra space. All 121 guest rooms include mini fridges and microwaves for your conveniences, as well as a pillow-top bed for your comfort. Use the Best Western's complimentary area shuttle to check out nearby attractions or to get to the airport or train station.

Conveniently located between Goleta and Santa Barbara, the Ramada Santa Barbara is just a short drive from Los Padres National Forest, Elings Park, and Arroyo Burro Beach. You'll find everything you need in the Ramada's comfortable rooms, from a mini fridge to a microwave to a 32-inch LCD TV. Use the free Wi-Fi to find the closest beach, or head outdoors and take a swim in the hotel's pool. In the morning, stop by the Deluxe Continental Breakfast for your choice of fresh pastries, cinnamon rolls, yogurt, fruit, and made-to-order waffles.

Book your stay at The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel, and settle into this retro-inspired property in the heart of Goleta. Opt for a Deluxe Room with a courtyard view, snag a Premier Room, or book a Courtyard Patio Room with your own private outdoor space. Work up a sweat in the health club, hit the outdoor pool to cool down, and sit down to a nice meal in the hotel's outdoor dining area. The Goodland also offers a complimentary shuttle to the Santa Barbara airport.

At the Pacifica Suites hotel, you'll get all the space you need in suites with sofa beds, private terraces, and pool access. All guest rooms include amenities like comfortable pillow-top beds, handy mini fridges, and free wireless internet access. Use the fitness center to stay in shape, go for a swim in the outdoor pool, and grab a bite to eat at the hotel's café. This Santa Barbara hotel is just a short drive from the Pacific Coast and the University of California - Santa Barbara.

Can’t-Miss Attractions in Goleta, CA

No matter the season, you won't want to miss a trip to Goleta Beach Park. This oceanfront park features a fishing pier, beautiful beaches, paved biking trails, and an expansive picnic area, making it the ideal spot for sunbathing, swimming, boating, and relaxing. At nearby Refugio State Park and Beach, visitors and locals alike can surf, swim, sunbathe, and soak in this area's natural beauty.

Make your way to the Coronado Butterfly Preserve to see countless butterflies and walk the trails, which connect to the Ellwood shores coastal bluffs and the Goleta Monarch Grove. Like the Coronado Butterfly Preserve, the Goleta Monarch Grove is busiest during the winter, at the peak of monarch migration season.

From outdoor adventures to Southern California history, Goleta has it all. Book your trip today, and get ready for an unforgettable visit to the Pacific Coast.

Verified reviews of the city: Goleta, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Goleta, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"A Relaxing, Inviting City"
Score 5.0 / 5

Great shopping and eateries. There is a beautiful butterfly preserve that is a must see too.

Mary Ellen L., from 28-Apr-2015
"Kid Friendly"
Score 5.0 / 5

Zodos was a really fun place to go with the kids.

Veronica M., from 20-Jul-2014
The average traveler rating of the city of Goleta, CA shown above is 5.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
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