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Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco, California
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“Great location, great hospitality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

Central location in Goleta, 10 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. There is not much around that you could walk to. If you want to walk to eat or shop, you will have to stay closer to downtown or along the harbor. Of course you may be paying the price.

Big room with separate living area and sleeping area. We got a room with king bed. With a double bed room, the suite could easily fit six. The bathroom is big with lots of towels and upgraded amenities. There are also two robes. The bed is comfy. The room is very clean.

This hotel is good for couples or family traveling. You see, breakfast is cooked for you every morning. Eggs, pancakes, coffee, milk, fruits, cereal are all included. Hospitality does not end there. As soon as we were checked in, the host at the reception could not wait to tell us about the wine reception on weekdays. We did not have a chance to check that out but we heard it features many local wine around the Central Coast. That sounds fantastic!

The buildings are two-storey with no elevators. If you stay on the second floor, be prepared to haul your luggage up the stairs. The buildings are made of wood so when guests slam their doors you tend to get a big shake too.

There is no fitness center. At least we did not see one. But really, why stay indoor when you have the beautiful Santa Ynez valley with all the gorgeous trails.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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PacificaSuitesGM335, General Manager at Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. Our team takes pride in providing great value and service to our guests, and we are so happy to know how much you enjoyed your stay with us. Our complimentary breakfast is a great value, especially for families, and I am glad you were able to take advantage of it during your stay. Hopefully on your next visit you will be able to enjoy our complimentary wine reception as well! Thank you again, and we hope for the opportunity to welcome you back soon.

Sincerely,

Tiffany Lesperance
General Manager
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

I arrived on a sunday evening and the place felt deserted. I got a room facing the parking lot and the freeway and felt like I was completely isolated from everything. The hotel has no bar and no food. The suite is indeed large but you cannot walk to anything and what you can drive to is very limited. It is however minutes from La Sumida, my favorite nursery and just as close to a great fresh produce stand. I found a good little family Mexican restaurant in the neighborhood (grocery store anchor) shopping center, so it worked fine for me as it also close to UCSB which is where I was coming from. If you want a Santa Barbara beach and shops/restaurants experience, look somewhere else; this is Goleta and this place is right on the frontage Road.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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PacificaSuitesGM335, General Manager at Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara, responded to this review, 8 January 2014
Dear Valued Guest,

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our hotel on Trip Advisor. I am so sorry to hear of any disappointment you found during your recent stay with us. It is our goal to provide an exceptional experience for each of our guests, and I regret that this was not achieved for you. If you would like to discuss your stay further, please feel free to contact me at your convenience at tlesperance@pacificasuites.com.

Warm regards,

Tiffany Lesperance
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2013

Nothing real fancy here, but very comfortable and convenient. Right by Route 101. For us, a one-night stop on way from SF Bay Area to Long Beach. Staff is friendly. Breakfast is great. Terrific value. We'll come back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2013

There was a separate living area with couches, table and TV. Mattresses were soft in my opinion. The room looks clean but the overall hotel seems a little tired especially the bathroom/sink areas. Rooms are spread out in the property like a resort.

Morning breakfast was cooked to order. You check the options you want on an order form and hand it to the cook. There's the usual pastries, yogurt, fruits, juices and coffee.

I would stay there again if I was in the Santa Barbara area again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2013

Just returned from a 2-night stay here. We loved the location: tucked away yet right next to 101. The rooms were really clean and the beds were comfortable. The best things was both kids slept well. Also, the breakfast was great with the hot made-to-order format. Never seen that before. The only glitch was we had to sit outside on a cold morning with the kids to eat the first day we were there. We figured that we were probably a little late and the dining room was full. So if you travel during winter and want to sit in the cozy dining room instead of outside, plan to get there by 7am or 8am max. To be fair, one of the outdoor seating did have a patio heater but we were not lucky enough to sit by it. Oh and the next morning we did sit inside and loved our breakfast! Their awesome coffee machine made the perfect latte and amazing hot chocolate. :-)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Lakewood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

We arrived early and were given the courtesy of early check-in.

We expected the complimentary breakfast to be danish, juice and coffee. We were pleasantly surprised that it consisted of a full prepared-to-order hot breakfast.

When we returned to our room at the end of the day I was delighted to find chocolates and a complimentary bottle of wine in honor of my birthday. The staff was extremely helpful in assisting us with directions and recommendations to local attractions and restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Loma Linda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

This is a very nice property in Santa Barbara with friendly staff. The price of the room was very reasonable to start off, and even more so when you consider that a free breakfast was included for both myself and my wife. I would definitely return again.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
Address: 5490 Hollister Ave., Goleta, CA 93111
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Region: United States > California > Goleta
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Goleta
#2 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#2 Business Hotel in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a grand property anchored by the historic Sexton House and exotic plants and flowers and stay within easy access of area attractions, beaches and activities. ... more   less 
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