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Featured Goleta Family Hotels

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
2.5 out of 5
5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $198
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.3/5Excellent! (1,783 reviews)

"The hotel room and bed was very comfortable and clean, beautiful grounds and facility. Kitchen staff packed up on the minute and were unfriendly. All in all great hotel."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 7, 2019

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
Kimpton Goodland
4 out of 5
5650 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
Free Cancellation
CA $163
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
3.8/5Good! (699 reviews)

"The floor in my room wasn't freshly cleaned. The room was over all comfy. If someone was smoking outside on the balcony above me the smell would come into the air conditioning unit & fill my room. It wasn't for very long but wasn't pleasant."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2019

Kimpton Goodland
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5 out of 5
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $396
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
4.4/5Excellent! (1,154 reviews)

"Loved this hotel. Staff is great but the best part is walking around the grounds. Lots of hills contribute to a unique experience. Food and services were all great. Can’t wait to make a return trip."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 8, 2019

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
3 out of 5
401 Storke Rd, Goleta, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $213
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.4/5Excellent! (435 reviews)

"Love the Courtyard, miniature golf, outdoor firepit, fitness room."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2019

Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
2.5 out of 5
5665 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
CA $488
per night
Oct 18 - Oct 19
4.3/5Excellent! (701 reviews)

"Clean and updated , close to main highway. There are a lot Parking space."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 6, 2019

Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta
3 out of 5
6878 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $213
per night
Nov 10 - Nov 11
4.3/5Excellent! (296 reviews)

"Lovely hotel centrally located to all the activities we had planned in the Santa Barbara area. The room was clean and well appointed. The only critique I have was that there was quite a bit of mold and mildew inside the shower."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2019

Hilton Garden Inn Santa Barbara / Goleta
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta
2 out of 5
5897 Calle Real, Goleta, CA
Free Cancellation
CA $106
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28
3.2/5 (890 reviews)

"Staff was friendly and efficient. Rooms were comfortable and quiet"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 13, 2019

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Goleta
Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
2 out of 5
6021 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $129
per night
Oct 22 - Oct 23
3.5/5Good! (967 reviews)

"Older property, but the room was clean and well maintained."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 29, 2019

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta
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Where Should We Stay in Goleta?

If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Goleta is a good choice. The beaches, basketball games, and cafés are just some of the things that make this an attractive family vacation destination. Take to the air and fly into Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), which is the closest airport, or Santa Ynez, CA (SQA), which is located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Goleta, you might want to consider one of the 9 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Families on vacation have good things to say about these accommodations:

Super 8 by Wyndham Santa Barbara/Goleta - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free breakfast. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 2-star motel.

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara - Features 3 outdoor pools, a kids' club, and 3 restaurants. The overall comfort and helpful staff make this 5-star hotel popular with guests.

Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free buffet breakfast. Guests like the overall comfort and clean rooms at this 2.5-star hotel.

Best Western Plus South Coast Inn - Offers an outdoor pool, free parking, and free full breakfast. Guests like the central location at this 2.5-star hotel.

When Should We Visit Goleta?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the kids and head to Goleta.

  • Hottest months: August, September, July, and October, with an average temperature of 74°F
  • Coldest months: December, January, November, and February, with an average temperature of 41°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 0.87 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, January, March, and December, with an average rainfall of 3.41 inches

What Should We See and Do in Goleta?

While you and your family are visiting Goleta, you might want to check out some kid-friendly attractions such as Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, South Coast Railroad Museum, and Rancho La Patera and Stow House. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Presidio Santa Barbara.

Goleta is also well-known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Restaurants
  • Sports
  • Shopping
  • Cafés
  • University life

Getting Around Goleta

To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Goleta Station. Goleta may not have many public transit choices so consider a car rental to maximize your time.

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