Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ModestMom2013 Bathroom lacks privacy
The room in general was OK. Noticed the cob-webs in the corner of the room almost immediatley, which made me wonder about the general cleanliness of the entire room. The room, however, was clean. The bathroom is separated from the 'living' area by a slightly flimsy sliding opaque door, which had no lock. Not too much of an issue if your alone or with your spouse, but when also accompanied by 2 young adult son's....it feels a bit awkward. The sliding door was rather noisy during the opening and closing so had to be moved very slowly during the night. The light from the bathroom then lights up the area where eveyone else is sleeping. The pool and patio area were wonderful. The fire-pit was perfect for the cool beach area evening. As most of our time spent in Goleta was visiting family in the area, we did not have the opportunity to make use of the pool or on site restaurant.
All in all, the stay was nice. The grounds were well kept, and the area was very quiet during the night. I would highly suggest a more private layout for the bathroom/
March 8, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by JSCBUS Nice hotel, problems with rewards
The room, hotel, and staff were lovely. We enjoyed our stay and all amenities were high quality. The problem is that we booked the trip on a combination of points from myself, my husband, points/cash, and a free night certificate. The Priority Club staff scrambled the reservation and each person I spoke with added a layer of complication. Eventually it all was worked out, but it took hours before, during, and after my vacation.
February 16, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Steveiet863 Frequent stayer
This is somewhat of an older style property (motel style), however the rooms, property , and lobby area have been remodeled. Once you walk into your room you'll never know the difference. Thank you for installing the new flat screen T.V.'s with HD!
The one issue I had is the draft that comes from around the door, it really needs to have weather stripping or something of that nature installed, the rooms tend to be very drafty.
However I have many more stays in the future and will continue to use this property.
February 6, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SunnyDays13 Just slightly below average
Nothing really to write home about. Only hotel available in teh Santa Barbara area the second week of January. Not really a fan of rooms that do not have an enterance via a hallway. Regardless of hotel brands, seems like other guests are always hanging outside my room enjoying their loud conversations.
February 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nanagayle Excellent service
The only problem I had was that it was very cold in the room due to no weather stripping around door. It was unusually cold for California. Probably would not have been noticable otherwise. I love Holiday Inn.
January 11, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by hal54 Worst service ever
I have been staying at this location since it was built. This is the worst experience I have ever encountered with a holiday Inn. We will never stay at this location again, and will not consider Holiday Inns in the future.
January 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WaywardCalifornian Needs a Jacuzzi
Our stay was fine. Nice accommodations, and the body lotion and amenities were a nice touch, especially in the time-to-pamper-oneself Santa Barbara area.
One thing I must say. The person who greeted us and took care of our room reservation said that the pool was heated. I was looking forward to some California water, although it was January. The pool was not heated. My gosh, it was like ice. Therefore, no California dip during the first week of January. (Well, that was just too bad.) But, a jacuzzi/whirlpool/hot tub would have been a nice thing to have on the premises, especially while visiting the beautiful SB area. That is my only recommendation for the Holiday Inn, Goleta. Otherwise, it was a very nice stay. Thank you, Holiday Inn, Goleta!
January 9, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Carmi Comfort
It was a great experience and close to everything we needed. Room Service was EXCEPTIONAL. We actually got Room Service instead of having to go to the front desk ourselves.
January 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MartinN Great Stay
Staff was helpful. Room was very clean. I always stay at this hotel and I can see lots of improvements. I believe they have a new GM. I like the new flat screen televisions and the new channel line up. Good job!
December 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DJ150 Very CLEAN bathroom with a great shower and lots of hot, hot water with great water pressure!
Very enjoyable stay and experience. I extended my syay another evening because of the comfort level I felt. The front desk staff was awesome and because of my overall positive experience I will book my lodging needs at this location for our next family vacation!
December 4, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by schwegs Disappointed
Very disappointed in the experience and the property given other Holiday Inn Express stays in other locales. Over priced and under delivered in every category. Will not return. Furthermore, a hot breakfast was not included in the rate like the other locales I have been to, so this really made the property one I would not go back to. The rate was also the highest of 3 Holiday Inn Express properties I have been to.
Also, only received 1 water and 1 granola bar even though there were 2 people in our party.
Room was dirty, dated and in need of a complete makeover.
December 4, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Steve17011 Very dirty
I booked an overnight stay for a business meeting at the SB-Goleta property. The room was cramped, dirty and in desperate need of a facelift. The carpet and furniture were stained and had the feel they haven't upgraded since the mid sixties. Very disappointing.
November 22, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Pbednar Dirty, Dirty, Dirty
The carpet in the rooms were filthy. You had to were shoes the entire time in the room. Also the tile in the bathrooms were disgusting and your feet were dirty after you got out of the shower. HORRIBLE experience. Would not recommend to anyone.
November 10, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sigi Nice place to stay.
We ( 4 people from Germany) enjoyed the stopover here.
Santa Barbara is one of our favorite town.
November 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DML908 Clean room
The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The plumbing in the bath could use some attention. It was very difficult to turn the water on. Other then that, we were satisfied.
November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Justice24 Great Stay for the price
I stayed here for two nights for a buisness trip. there is no on site fitness center but the staff was helpful in getting me in the holiday inn shuttle to visit the gym nearby for FREE! that was awesome and they picked me up, and the bar and fire pit by the pool really helped me relax especially the free drink for being a priority member! rooms are comfy the old tv's are kinda weird, and theres no free breakfest :(. but i dont think u need a free breakfest for this holiday inn there is a great shoppin center with all kinds of places for breakfest right across the street. thank you for all the great service.
October 22, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TheresaL As a Travel Agent, I can recommend this Holiday Inn personally!
Thank you for a wonderful stay. this property was perfectly placed for our visit to Solvang and Santa Barbara area (tucked just between the two). The staff was very helpful and friendly, and the rooms were very clean. The pool area is quite nice (as is the pool bar!). We enjoyed our stay and will be back.
PS - thanks for the free Priority Club member drink! Nice perk!
October 19, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 old and average
This hotel reminded me of my college days going to a cheap motel with friends over the summer. Nothing special big old TV all glass windows seperating the room from the parking lot.
Not a very enjoyable moment in Santa Barbara.
October 15, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Avi2012 25th Sept 2012
Bathroom door doesn't have locks
Ironing board without cushion or cloth. You need to iron on bare metal
Missing TV remote
September 28, 2012