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Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
California
1 review
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“Good experience!”
Reviewed 24 April 2009

We just spent one day at this hotel earlier this month. The grounds of the hotel are really kept nice. Overall it is a perfectly good place to stay for a couple of days.
Very nice!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 April 2009

5 good nights' sleep before 5 morning gigs nearby. Quiet comfortable times thinking and working in room. Long, healthy, relaxing, meditation, planning, creativity-enhancing walks in natural areas at short driving distances. Fine variety of restaurants + supermarket and Trader Joe's within walking distance! Breakfast early is great, but smaller tables and chairs in breakfast area would be far better, so that people can walk around without coming so close to the automatic doors that they pop open and let in an artic blast on early Jan mornings--wear your warmest fleece to breakfast!

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed 11 March 2009

I stayed here for more than a week in February as I was recovering from a surgery I had at the nearby Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital. This hotel could not have been a better choice. Despite it being a family-friendly property, this grounds were perfectly quiet and well kept. Their continental breakfast was more than adequate and their front desk staff was very helpful, never seeming too busy or rushed to answer a question or help you make arrangements. Again, I was not there under the best of circumstances and had a couple of "special needs" and they were very accomodating. The housekeeping staff knew I was ill and did the best they could to be quick about their duties. They brought me fresh towels as I needed them without any complaint or delay. The hotel offers shuttle service to and from Santa Barbara airport and helped me arrange car service to the hospital. Also, something I found very convenient - they are located just down the street from tons of restaurants, supermarkets, banks, etc. It's a great location. I shopped at a nearby Trader Joe's and was able to pick up prescriptions at Walgreens.
Big bonus - they also offer a happy hour M-T with free wine and beer and snacks. The room is big, and they have two big-screen tv's to watch. When I was there it was crowded, but not noisy. Very friendly atmosphere and the bartender actually walked around to refill your glass if you were low. You can rarely get service like that in the best of hotels!
Needless to say I was very pleasantly surprised with the accomodations and would go back in a heartbeat. Considering how comfortable it is, I wouldn't think twice about staying there and driving the 10 min. into Santa Barbara, rather than staying at a hotel in town for twice the price.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled solo
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Sunnyvale, California
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Reviewed 3 March 2009

We go to Carpinteria-Santa Barbara-Solvang-Goleta area on a regular basis. Finding a hotel with a 4 yr old in mind isn't always easy. My husband isn't picky, but I am. I want a clean room, friendly front staff, hot breakfast, nice pool and spa and a place where we can sleep and not worry about the noisy guests upstairs or next to our room. Our hotel picks have always been trial and error. But not anymore. We've found our hotel. They have exactly what we're looking for. They are friendly, CLEAN, presentable, and QUIET (I asked for their quietest section). We'll be coming back to this one every time we go on a family vacation.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled with family
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St. Helena, California
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91 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2009

Close to UCSB, this Inn offers good value (in winter), a convenient location, and comfortable rooms. As a parent of a UC Santa Barbara student, the Best Western South Coast Inn is a very good choice when visiting offspring.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 16 February 2009

South Coast Inn is superb. The grounds are beautiful. The lobby and breakfast area are lovely. The rooms are nice. The breakfast is outstanding. The value for dollar is excellent. The pool and hot tub area are very attractive. The location is quiet.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Essex County, NJ
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2008

As a frequent traveler to the Santa Barbara area for business, have stayed at several hotels. The Best Western is a great hotel for proximity to the university, Goleta Beach, and the 101, with easy access into Santa Barbara. The rooms are nice and clean and the property is nicely landscaped with a good pool.

The breakast is fine, not great but adequate. And, of course, complimentary Happy Hour from 5 - 7 pm is always a good thing!

All in all, I highly recommend the South Coast Inn when visiting the Goleta/Santa Barbara area.

Stayed July 2008
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Property: Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Address: 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
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Region: United States > California > Goleta
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Goleta
#3 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#4 Family Hotel in Goleta
#4 Business Hotel in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus South Coast Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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