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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 - Goleta
+1-888-389-4121
6021 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
  • Economical Airport property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Rooms need regular maintenance
  • Fair airport hotel
Motel 6 Santa Barb Goleta Ca #28 - GOLETA
+1-888-675-2083
5897 Calle Real, GOLETA, CALIFORNIA 93117
  • Economical hotel
  • Check-in time: Avail
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta
+1-800-716-8490
5665 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
  • 3 star Suburban hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Great parking, according to 96%
  • Accessible parking
From$149
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Kimpton The Goodland Hotel
+1-800-805-5223
5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Four-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has an eco-friendly policy See policy
  • Almost all guests enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
  • Modern property
Best Western Plus South Coast Inn : 5620 Calle Real
+1-888-965-1860
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Inexpensive Airport property
  • Check in time: 3:00PM
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Pacifica Suites
+1-888-788-5576
5490 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111
  • Mid-scale Resort property
  • 87 rooms in property
  • Great amenities
  • Noise level is acceptable
From$155
Very Good 4.5 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta
+1-888-897-9207
6878 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93117
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 3 floors in property
From$179
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Extended Stay America Santa Barbara Calle Real
+1-888-311-4278
4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 ~2.29 miles east of Goleta
  • Low Cost Suburban property
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • Room needs to be redecorated
  • Disappointing internet connection
From$101
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
+1-888-469-4795
401 Storke Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Gym is available on property
  • Clean hotel facilities
  • Acceptable breakfast prices
From$289
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Ramada by Wyndham Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara
+1-888-734-9421
4770 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93110 ~2.48 miles east of Goleta
  • 3 star Suburban property
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • AC needs updating
  • Good business hotel
From$118
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Hyatt Place Santa Barbara : 4111 State St.
+1-888-841-5292
4111 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93110 ~4.02 miles east of Goleta
  • Mid-scale Downtown hotel
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
From$219
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Bacara Resort & Spa : 8301 Hollister Ave.
+1-888-455-5160
8301 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93117 ~4.31 miles west of Goleta
  • Luxurious 5-star Beach hotel
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Good service
  • Most guests found the grounds to be nice
From$289
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Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn - Santa Barbara
+1-888-965-8297
3850 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~4.69 miles east of Goleta
  • Mid-scale Resort hotel
  • 19 suites in hotel
  • Hotel has excellent food and service
  • Vibe wasn't good
From$115
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Sandpiper Lodge : 3525 State St.
+1-888-906-6358
3525 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~5.22 miles east of Goleta
  • Two star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 4 suites
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • Rooms in need of an update
Motel 6 Santa Barbara State Ca #2 in Santa Barbara
+1-888-749-6785
3505 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~5.23 miles east of Goleta
  • Economy hotel
Quality Inn Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara
+1-888-878-9982
3055 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~5.73 miles east of Goleta
  • 2 star property
  • Comp. Breakfast
  • Good restaurants & bars in the area
  • Clean pool area
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites : 2220 Bath St.
+1-888-389-4485
2220 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA 93105 ~6.27 miles east of Goleta
  • 3-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Great room
  • Every guests reviewed thought parking was inexpensive
From$125
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
Orange Tree Inn in Santa Barbara
+1-888-389-4121
1920 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~6.67 miles east of Goleta
  • Mid-scale property
  • Check-in: 15:00
La Quinta by Wyndham : 1601 State St.
+1-888-675-2083
1601 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~6.89 miles east of Goleta
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • 3 suites in property
From$109
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
Simpson House Inn
+1-800-716-8490
121 East Arrellaga, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~6.93 miles east of Goleta
  • Luxurious 5-star Downtown property
  • 15 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Great location
  • Most guests said rooms were big enough
From$410
Excellent 5.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Upham Hotel : 1404 De La Vina St.
+1-800-805-5223
1404 De La Vina St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~6.96 miles east of Goleta
  • High-end Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
  • Quite clean
  • The majority of guests found problems with the furniture
From$225
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Belmond El Encanto
+1-888-965-1860
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~7.20 miles east of Goleta
  • Luxurious Five Star Resort property
  • 5 meeting rooms in hotel
From$295
Very Good 4.5 /5Guest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Kimpton Canary Hotel - Santa Barbara
+1-888-788-5576
31 West Carrillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~7.36 miles east of Goleta
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Access to gym on-site
Spanish Garden Inn : 915 Garden St.
+1-888-897-9207
915 Garden St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~7.61 miles east of Goleta
  • High-end Downtown property
  • Check in time: 3 pm
Hotel Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara
+1-888-311-4278
533 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~7.78 miles east of Goleta
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms
  • Most guests thought it was clean
  • The majority of guests thought the shower was ok
From$187
Very Good 4.0 /5Hotel Reviews CallBookMore Details
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Goleta, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Goleta hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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

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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: $180.33

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

Best Hotel Discounts in Goleta, CA

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.

FAQs about hotels in Goleta

What are the top rated hotels in Goleta?

Simpson House Inn, Pacifica Suites and Hyatt Place Santa Barbara are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most high-end hotels in Goleta?

Bacara Resort & Spa, Simpson House Inn and Belmond El Encanto are the top 3 luxury hotels near Goleta city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Goleta?

Super 8 Santa Barbara, Motel 6 Santa Barb Goleta Ca #28, and Hampton Inn Santa Barbara are the properties closest to Goleta city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Goleta cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Goleta can be as cheap as $145.79 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Goleta cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Goleta has been $180.32 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 4-5 star hotel in Goleta cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Goleta has been $177.67 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Goleta?

Simpson House Inn, Pacifica Suites and Belmond El Encanto are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Goleta?

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn, Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn and Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Goleta?

Kimpton Canary Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara and Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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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