Rooms have a laid-back surfer vibe, with warm wood accents and colorful accessories. You'll find a record player in your room (yes, we mean real vinyl), and there's even a "Record Concierge" on staff who will help you select the perfect soundtrack to complement your stay.
You might also discover a few fun surprises in your suite. Backgammon boards and yoga mats are not uncommon!
Modern rooms in The Goodland welcome guests with a relaxed vibe — Photo courtesy of The Goodland
For an even deeper unwind, check out the pool at The Goodland. It's warm and inviting all year round. Relax, listen to music and order snacks served poolside. The pool's located conveniently close to The Good Bar, their onsite bar that pours farm-fresh cocktails, as well as local beer and wine.
If you happen to work up an appetite while swimming, there's no need to leave the property to find a delicious meal. Reserve a table at The Outpost, the hotel's own restaurant, helmed by Chef Derek Simcik.
Here, California flavors marry with worldly preparations for a one-of-a-kind dining experience seven nights a week. Try raw Pacific Coast oysters with housemade pickles and brisket bao-buns steamed to perfection. The Outpost has a great happy hour on weeknights and hosts brunch on weekends, too.
Hungry? Stop into the hotel's onsite restaurant for a gourmet bite — Photo courtesy of The Goodland
Best of all, The Goodland is a pet-friendly hotel in the best possible way. Pets of any size or number stay for free. (As their website says, "If your pet fits through the door, we’ll welcome them in.")
Pet beds, food and water bowls are all available for use during your stay at no extra charge. In fact, Fido or Whiskers will receive a special treat upon check-in!
The Goodland charges a small additional resort fee per night, but that fee includes fun social events, self-parking and fitness classes in the gym. The Goodland also offers complimentary bike tours every Tuesday morning. If you want to cruise around on your own, you can check out a bike from the front desk at no additional charge.
While in Goleta, don't miss your chance to check out the fabulous and varied selection of drinking establishments. If you like dive bars, Old Town Tavern is a can't-miss. Fancy something fancier? Stop by The Imperial for a cocktail hour straight out of Mad Men.
Hungry? Check out this list of the 10 best Goleta restaurants.