Take it Easy With Longboards and Poolside Cocktails at This Southern California Retreat

Goodland Hotel Santa Barbara

Take it easy, relax, breathe in the fresh sea breezes and soak up the ambiance of The Goodland hotel in Goleta, Santa Barbara’s sister city. 

Here you’ll find an under-the-radar chic boutique unlike any other hotel in Santa Barbara. Wake up and practice yoga in your room with the complimentary mats or join one of the fitness classes.

Experience SoCal coastal cuisine at our restaurant and lobby bar. And when it’s time to explore, you’re just minutes from top Santa Barbara attractions like Goleta Beach and State Street. Whether your adventures take you to nearby wine country or poolside, you’ll discover it’s all good at The Kimpton Goodland.


If your idea of the ultimate Southern California retreat is longboards, poolside cocktails, and coastal cuisine, you’ve found your place in the sun at one of the best Santa Barbara hotels around.

At The Kimpton Goodland, you’ll find a Golden State of Mind attitude, surf-inspired décor, and eclectic accommodations, plus a passion for music shared through the VNYL record shop and live music scene. All of their eccentric, laid back touches will no doubt have you enjoying the good life, one day at a time.

Designed with an easygoing, California-cool aesthetic, The Kimpton Goodland’s artful guest rooms and suites feature earthy, eccentric textures and fabrics with a nod to surf-culture nostalgia.

All of the guest rooms and suites include:

  • Italian Frette bed linens and bathrobes
  • Luxury Atelier Bloem bath amenities
  • A turntable and selection of vinyl (or choose your own records at VNYL)
  • LCD flatscreen TV with HD channels
  • Seating area with armchair and ottoman
  • Fully stocked gourmet honor bar
  • Yoga mat, umbrella, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and a personal safe
  • Hardwood floors

Depending on whether you want to surf, standup paddle, fish, watch butterflies, play ultimate Frisbee, roll along on a beach cruiser or any creative combo you can dream up, Santa Barbara has a beach for you.

Just north of Goleta, El Capitan is great for catching waves, exploring rocky tidepools, or uncorking that Santa Barbara wine on a picnic. Just ten minutes from Goleta, check out the surf break at Refugio State Beach or go on one of the kayak tours offered here every summer. This palm-lined gem of a beach is also great for picnics and just enjoying the coastal scenery.

Or just play in their backyard: Goleta Beach. Just three miles from The Kimpton Goodland, this long stretch of sand features volleyball nets, lots of grills and grassy areas for that picnic and a walking trail for a coastal cardio bump.

Whichever location and activities you choose, you’re sure to find an unforgettable place in the sun on these Santa Barbara beaches.

You can book a room now at The Goodland Hotel from $173/night


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