Discover Santa Barbara Goleta
Discover historic Spanish architecture, beautiful beaches, wineries, fantastic restaurants and boutique shopping. Just off Highway 101 and moments north of Santa Barbara, Goleta, or "the Good Land," offers the best of California without the crowds.
Uptown Goleta is situated near University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Airport and a local favorite – Goleta Beach Park. Our hotel is placed in the heart of Goleta’s business parks with local flavors surrounding, including wine tasting rooms and craft breweries. Also, the hotel is located just 12 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara with attractions such as the Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearn’s Warf.
Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta:
Your Home in California
Just a few minutes north of Santa Barbara, the Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta offers year-round vacation packages and spacious accommodations designed for family and extended-stay travel.
For a scenic arrival, we recommend driving up the historic Pacific Coast Highway with its breathtaking ocean scenery and beaches.
- Hotel is located within walking distance of Amtrak station
- Complimentary Wi-Fi in the public spaces and guestrooms
- Outdoor pool and whirlpool
Get to Know Goleta
Places to Try in Santa Barbara
Wine Tasting in the Funk Zone
Our Favorite Local Restaurants
California's reputation as a culinary center is well-deserved: its production of and access to fresh, quality ingredients allows for flavorful dishes that shine with chefs' creativity.
Boathouse at Henry's Beach - This upscale seafood and brunch spot offers a beach location, outdoor seating and panoramic views.
Lucky Penny Pizza - The menu here is simple but good: wood-fired pizza, craft coffee, beer and wine.
Lama Dog - This tap room offers a changing selection of craft brews and wines in an urban setting.
The Lark - Set within the historic Santa Barbara Fish Market building, this restaurant offers a menu of shareable plates created with locally sourced, responsibly grown and seasonal ingredients.
Loquita - This dinner-only restaurant celebrates the Spanish dining experience with hot and cold tapas, wood-fired seafood, grilled meats, paella, Spanish wines, vermouth and sangria.
The Nook - This hotspot offers contemporary American cuisine in a unique space: a repurposed shipping container.
Los Agaves - Traditional Mexican food offered in a bright, welcoming space with tile-topped tables and vibrant artwork.
Jane at the Marketplace - This family-owned and operated restaurant offers homemade dishes including pizzas, sandwiches, grilled meats and desserts.
Atttactions in Goleta and Santa Barbara
Goleta and Santa Barbara offer a mix of history, culture and outdoor recreation, appealing to arts aficionados, wine lovers, adventurers and families alike. Start by exploring the area's past with a visit to the historic downtown.
Old Mission Santa Barbara - This 17th century Spanish mission was founded by the Franciscan order and retains much of its original art, artifacts and tools. Explore the recreations of the living quarters and the colorful gardens. It also offers beautiful views of the city and ocean.
Stearns Wharf - This pier in the Santa Barbara harbor is filled with restaurants, recreational opportunities and specialty shops where you'll find souvenirs, candy and ice cream.
Santa Barbara Sailing Center - Opportunities to explore the water including whale-watching, cruises, sailing lessons, private charters, paddle boarding and kayaking.
Santa Barbara Bikes To-Go - Rent a cruiser or hybrid bike, and head out to explore the scenic terrain along the beach.
MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation - This hands-on museum in downtown Santa Barbara encourages learning through interactive exhibits that explore science and creativity.
State Street Promenade - Independent boutiques, specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and cafes draws visitors and locals to this street in historic downtown Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Adventure Company - This adventure outfitter plans spelunking, stand-up paddle boarding and wine tours among others
The Camino Real Marketplace
The Courtyard Santa Barbara Goleta is located less than two miles from the Camino Real Marketplace. The Camino Real Marketplace is one of Goleta’s favorite and most diverse shopping destinations, offering a variety of restaurants, entertainment, home goods, retail and more.