"Nothing but great things to say about our stay at the best Western in Goleta. The hotel was clean the grounds were immaculate the staff was courteous ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Best Western Plus South Coast Inn you'll be 1.9 km (1.2 mi) from Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from Rancho La Patera and Stow House. Highlights at this hotel include free breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

All 121 rooms feature LCD TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, free wired Internet, and iPod docks. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and microwaves. Nice touches to enhance your stay include designer toiletries, while pillowtop beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and free weekday newspapers are also available.

Enjoy the fitness center and spa tub. A 24-hour business center, a meeting room, and limo/town car service are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available for free. There's also the convenience of a free airport shuttle.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this Goleta hotel include University of California-Santa Barbara and Presidio Santa Barbara.

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Refrigerator & Microwave, Mountain View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$133 per night

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, Multiple Beds, Accessible, Non Smoking (with Sofabed)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Refrigerator & Microwave, Mountain View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0
5 out of 5

Wonderful stay

Nothing but great things to say about our stay at the best Western in Goleta. The hotel was clean the grounds were immaculate the staff was courteous and attentive and the breakfast in the morning offered a nice variety for the one meal of the day nobody really wants to dress up and take time out for. The evenings were very quiet, it was really a great place to get a good night's sleep. We will definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from chicago area on Aug 19, 2016

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2 out of 5

Beware rooms with connecting doors

Beware rooms with connecting doors - between that and thin walls you can hear everything next door. In our case it was screaming, fighting kids for hours. Don't stay here unless you like other people's noise.

Posted by , from Los Angeles on Jan 2, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 17, 2016 by nicole

Dear Ted, We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your stay because of a connecting door noise issue from your neighbor. These rooms are definitely a minority at our hotel, so we would love to have you stay in one without a connecting door, and have a better experience. So sorry this happened. Sincerely, Nicole Weland, AGM

4 out of 5
Pros: location, landscaping, pool area, continential breakfast
Cons: the bathroom was small, a little outdated.
Location: lots of resturants and convienance stores.
Property was nicely landscaped. Great continential breakfast. Rooms are comfortable but a little dated. Clean rooms, nice hotel staff.

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015

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4 out of 5

Great Place

This is a nice clean place for a reasonable price. It's now my go to place in the Santa Barbara.

Posted by , from Santa Clara, CA on Jul 25, 2013

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5 out of 5

Great visit!!

Although this was room was booked for me as a replacement, I should have considered it originally.   Great room, nice grounds, friendly staff.   Made UCSB graduation very pleasant indeed

Posted by , from Moreno Valley, CA on Jun 20, 2013

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3 out of 5

Happy Overall...

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Very clean place, the free breakfast was pretty good. Nice little courtyard to go sit down and relax for a bit. Not bad for the price in that area. My only con was finding out a week later that they charged me twice for no apparent reason, but they resolved it very quickly.

Posted by on May 28, 2011

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5 out of 5

Beautiful grounds

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, coffee in the room
Every now and then I go to Goleta to visit my son at college. This hotel has been quiet, clean, professional and very comfortable. I would highly recommend it to other parents and anyone who is traveling to Santa Barbara or just passing through. The overall look is peaceful and beautiful.

Posted by , from Sherman Oaks, California on Feb 8, 2011

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5 out of 5

Excellent Stay

I stayed here for 2 nights. The property is clean, staff is friendly. I recommend a room not facing the parking lot as there was high activity. I had a room facing the courtyard and it was excellent. I wish the spa would have been open and would prefer a gym onsite but overall, for a short visit, excellent. Breakfast was fabulous!

Posted by on May 18, 2010

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1 out of 5

Do not stay here!

During our second stay at this hotel we were in a room where the toilet wouldn't flush. We called the front desk twice to get it fixed and we were told it was fixed. When it didn't work for the third time, we called the front desk in frustration. Their solution was to give us the keys to a much smaller room 10 doors down to use just the bathroom and move us the next day. We were 4 people in a suite. I couldn't imagine getting up in the middle of the night and walking outside 10 doors down for a toilet. I said "How about comping us a couple of nights and bringing us a plunger." We weren't camping but we were paying lots of money for a room for four nights but we took the keys to the other room. When we returned from dinner the front desk clerk said they snaked the toilet and it was working. We were grateful and thought that was the end of the issue. Yet, the next morning, when we checked in with the front desk, we were told to leave that morning and we were never welcomed back because we had "demanded" compensation for the broken toilet. We still had two nights left on our reservation and we never "demanded" anything. In fact, during our first stay we were told our file said "really nice people." The front desk clerk was apologetic and kept making excuses for the manager and owner saying they were stressed because of the renovations and the main system going out the night before. This is not the way you treat a customer. Stay somewhere else. This hotel needs repair and is managed by people who need to learn good customer service.

Posted by on Apr 27, 2010

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3 out of 5

Not Impressed

I wasn't thrilled with my stay. The place was ok, but the staff wasn't particularly helpful. I didn't know my way around the city and needed some help which seemed to be hard to get. My major complaint was the beds. Also the outdoor corridors--being a single woman I would have felt safer with indoor rooms instead of the motel look the Best Western has going on.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2008

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About the Best Western Plus South Coast Inn

Location 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117

Property Features

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. A computer station is on site, and both WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. A 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a meeting room are available. Free breakfast is available. An area shuttle within 3 mi and a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request) are free. A terrace, multilingual staff, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Plus South Coast Inn. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Goleta hotel.

  • 121 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Built in 1986
  • Full breakfast (free)
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (3.4 km / 2.1 mi)
  • Train station: Goleta Station (4.5 km / 2.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle and area shuttle within 3 mi
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn offers 121 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and DVD players. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium cable channels. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary weekday newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • IPod dock
  • HD television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free full breakfast.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 4 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Plus South
  • Best Western Plus South Coast
  • Best Western Plus South Coast Goleta
  • Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
  • Best Western Plus South Coast Inn Goleta
  • Best Western South Coast
  • Best Western South Coast Inn
  • South Coast Inn
  • Best Western Goleta
  • Best Western Plus South Coast Hotel Goleta
  • Goleta Best Western

You should know

  • Best Western Plus South Coast Inn offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation on arrival with your arrival details.
  • Up to 4 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.