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Residence Inn Santa Barbara Goleta

6350 Hollister Avenue · Goleta, California 93117 USA

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Santa Barbara Goleta Local Area Attractions

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Just off Highway 101 and moments north of Santa Barbara, Goleta, or “the Good Land,” offers the best of California without the crowds. Discover historic Spanish architecture, beautiful beaches, wineries, fantastic restaurants and boutique shopping.


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Get to Know Goleta

Sunny weather, a historic Spanish influence, nearby beaches, a rich arts scene and restaurants showcasing Californian cuisine await discovery in Goleta. Minutes north of Santa Barbara, the Instagram-worthy city features preserved Spanish architecture, miles of hiking and biking trails and acres of lemon groves that give way to rugged ocean coastline.

Wine Tasting in the Funk Zone

Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone HERE is a mix of arts, business and industrial spaces, offering shopping, dining and entertainment with a local touch. Within the neighborhood’s few square blocks, visitors can explore some of the area’s best wineries.

Funk Zone Map

Area 5.1 Wines
Two blocks from the beach, this stark, loft-like wine bar takes its name, inspired by the classified area in the Nevada desert, seriously and features secret blends and Cold War-inspired décor.

The Valley Project
Drawing from the five American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) of Santa Barbara County, this wine “project” showcases the bounty of the area by using its wines to take visitors on a journey through the region’s topography, soils and microclimates. They also offer wines on tap.

Corks n’ Crowns
The fireplace, outdoor seating and relaxed vibe are perfect for enjoying a beer or wine flight.

Fox Wine Co.
Santa Barbara natives Sarah and Blair Fox transformed their passion for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah into this wine shop. They offer three flights, 15 wines by the glass and bottle and homemade organic cider on tap.

Santa Barbara Winery
Set against a wall of wine barrels and offering a shaded outdoor patio, this winery offers superb Pinot Noirs, Syrahs and Chardonnays among other varietals.

Riverbench Winery
This tasting lounge offers a small portfolio of wines from one renowned vineyard, where cool ocean breezes create varietals with tropical fruit tones.

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 Hendry’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 and 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. Craft cocktails feature seasonal fruits and vegetables.

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.

Seven Bar & Kitchen
Local cuisine and live music (weekend nights only) are staples at this urban hangout.

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.

Must-See Sights

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. Santa Barbara’s original inhabitants were the Chumash Indians, known as master basket makers and boat builders. Learn more about the native community at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

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
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.

Your Home in Goleta

Just a few minutes north of Santa Barbara, the Residence Inn 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.

  • Free shuttle to/from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (2.2 miles)
  • Within walking distance of Amtrak station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Spacious rooms with full kitchens
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool
  • Patio with BBQ grills

 

Contact Us

For more information about our hotel or to make a group booking, please contact our Sales Executive, Amber Floyd:

Email: Amber.Floyd@marriott.com
Phone: +1-805-400-8948