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Here at The Goodland, we have a Golden State-of-mind attitude that’s all about fresh, local, laidback and enjoying life one sip at a time. A hotel as special as The Goodland deserves a spirited bar that gives guests like you a place to mix, mingle and enjoy the flip flop-friendly boutique style we call home. We’re shaking things up in our Good Bar, an intimate, laidback lounge designed to invite you in and let the good times roll with a billiards table, backgammon boards and a coastal cool soundtrack. This is where spirits including premium whiskey, tequila and mezcal are mixed with local ingredients like lavender and mint to create notoriously delicious cocktails. There are also local craft beers and wines from vineyards just a cork’s throw away, all served by bartenders and staff that know how to help you celebrate the good life.
A fresh take on coastal California cuisine featuring an undeniable Santa Barbara flair created from local ingredients and regional influences. The globetrotting Executive Chef Derek Simcik’s menu features ocean fresh seafood as well as seasonal, sustainable ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors. The setting is just as special, with a vibe as laid-back and inviting as a Santa Barbara sunset. Outpost is designed to serve up an experience that takes advantage our spectacular weather, so we invite you to enjoy our specialties in either an enclosed area or alfresco seating.
In Santa Barbara’s sister city of Goleta, you’re just minutes from the boutiques, galleries and cafes of Santa Barbara’s State Street, an easy, beach cruiser pedal (yes, we have those too) to Goleta Beach and other area beaches, and only a half hour from the fabled vineyards of Santa Barbara County. Whether you’re in search of California cuisine, that special piece of art or just a gorgeous sunset paired with a craft cocktail, you’re ideal positioned for the ultimate Santa Barbara experience. But you also may choose never to leave, as The Goodland is the ideal Goleta hotel for a fun filled retreat.
The Goodland is central located to Santa Barbara’s major attractions:
State Street in Santa Barbara with over 150 shops and restaurant – 10 minutes
Wine Country – 30 miles (that’s 10 miles closer than if you were downtown)
Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail – 10 minutes
University of California Santa Barbara – 5 minutes
Goleta Beach – 5 miles
El Capitan Beach – 15 minutes
Sand Piper Golf Club – 10 minutes
Sunny Santa Barbara and gorgeous stretches of beach go together like chips and salsa or sunsets and sighs. It’s just the perfect complement. So when you’re at our Goleta hotel, you’ll have your work cut out for you deciding which beach – or beach park – to visit first. All are just minutes away and some are so close, like Goleta Beach, you might as well roll down in one of our complimentary bicycles. Depending on whether you want to surf, standup paddle boarding, fish, watch butterflies, play ultimate Frisbee, roll along on a beach cruiser or any creative combo you can dream up, Santa Barbara has a beach for you.
Just north of Goleta, El Capitan is great for catching waves, exploring rocky tidepools, or uncorking that Santa Barbara wine on a picnic. Just ten minutes from Goleta, check out the surf break at Refugio State Beach or go on one of the kayak tours offered here every summer. This palm-lined gem of a beach is also great for picnics and just enjoying the coastal scenery. Or just play in our backyard: Goleta Beach. Just three miles from The Goodland, this long stretch of sand features volleyball nets, lots of grills and grassy areas for that picnic and a walking trail for a coastal cardio bump. Whichever location and activities you choose, you’re sure to find an unforgettable place in the sun on our Santa Barbara beaches.