$189 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 2, 2014 Check-out: Nov 3, 2014

Pacifica Suites

3 stars
5490 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
35 reviews
Pacifica Suites

What a great little gem close to UCSB. What a pleasant surprise to find such a great place to stay.... See full review

  • Huskie Gaucho
  • Apr 3, 2014
Loved it.

We were there to visit our son at U.C.S.B. The hotel is close to campus. The staff was friendly and... See full review

  • Cathy 0327
  • May 19, 2013
All-suite hotel close to the University of California, Santa Barbara
Pacifica Suites is located on beautifully landscaped grounds lined with apple trees and flowering gardens. The hotel is outside most of the bustle of the city, giving guests restful nights. An outdoor heated pool and whirlpool help guests decompress. The free cooked-to-order breakfast, airport shuttle, and weekday wine and cheese receptions keep guests returning. Families visiting the University of California, Santa Barbara choose Pacifica Suites based on its close proximity.
Highlights
  • Free Santa Barbara Airport, Amtrak shuttle
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free weekday wine and cheese receptions
Rooms
The 87 comfortable, spacious suites at Pacifica Suites include a king or two double beds, two televisions with cable and movies-on-demand, a microwave, refrigerator, coffee-maker, bottled water, iron/ironing board, free high-speed wireless Internet, free local calls, and data ports. Each offers a private bath with a hair-dryer and bathrobes, and there is either a balcony or patio with mountain, garden or pool views. Pet-friendly rooms are available, with a daily fee.
Features
Situated on picturesque grounds, Pacifica Suites is a short drive from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and many other local attractions. An outdoor heated pool and whirlpool helps guests decompress. Parking is free. A large desk, data ports and free high-speed wireless Internet make working en suite effortless.
Dining
Pacifica Suites guests start the day full with a free, cooked-to-order breakfast with gourmet espresso. Eggs and omelets are made fresh in addition to bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, fruit, cereal and yogurt. The friendly staff can assist with dinner reservations and recommendations. On Monday - Thursday evenings, the hotel hosts free receptions with wine, cheese and cookies.
Transportation
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (1.9 mi/3.1 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (96.9 mi/155.9 km)
  • Free Santa Barbara Airport, Amtrak shuttle
Attractions
  • Goleta Beach Park (2 mi/3.2 km)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (3.6 mi/5.8 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (7.3 mi/11.7 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (7.5 mi/12.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (7.8 mi/12.6 km)
  • Stearns Wharf (8.7 mi/14 km)
Business
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Sexton House rentals for events, meetings
  • Audiovisual equipment available

Hotel Map

34.4367 -119.816
Area description
City Center

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Pacifica Suites Rooms

Poolside King Suite
Our most preferred suite facing the pool courtyard with double sofabed in the living room. Maximum occupancy 4.
Poolside Double Suite
Our most preferred suite facing the pool courtyard with double sofabedin the living room. Maximum occupancy 6.
Sunnyside King
Garden view suite with an easterly view facing outward. Double sofabed in the living room. Maximum occupancy 4.
Sunnyside Double
Garden view suite with easterly view facing outward with 2 double beds and a double sofabed in the living room. Maximum occupancy 6.
Executive King Suite
Partial Garden view suite with double sofabed in the living room. Maximum occupancy 4.
Handicap King Suite
Handicap accessible room. Partial Garden view with double sofabed in the living room. Maximum occupancy 4.
Mountainside King Suite
Our most econimical room. Westerly facing on the mountain side. Double sofabed in the living room. Maximum occupancy 4.
Mountain Double Suite
Our most econimical room. Westerly facing on the mountain side. Double sofabed in the living room. Maximum occupancy 6.
Smoking / Pet King Suite
Smoking/pet friendly room with king bed and double sofabed in living room. Maximum occupancy 4.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Dining
Coffee maker in room
Services
24 hour front desk
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
Television with cable
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper

Nearby points of interest

  • Virginia Hotel: 0.3 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 2.6 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 2.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 5 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 5.9 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 6.1 mi
  • Alameda Park: 6.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 6.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 6.9 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 7.2 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 7.3 mi
  • Skofield Park: 7.4 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 7.4 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 7.6 mi
  • Antioch University: 8.4 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 0.3 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 2.6 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 2.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 5 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 5.9 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 6.1 mi
  • Alameda Park: 6.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 6.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 6.9 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 7.2 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 7.3 mi
  • Skofield Park: 7.4 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 7.4 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 7.6 mi
  • Antioch University: 8.4 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 10 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 203 mi

Dining

Breakfast Cafe Only
* Cuisine - American Breakfast * Serving - Breakfast Only * Hours - 6:30am-9:30am Monday-Saturday/7:00am-10:00am Sunday

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (35)

Ratings and reviews for Pacifica Suites

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
35 out of 35
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.2
Room comfort:
4.4
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.7

89% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Huskie Gaucho
Business
OC
Apr 3, 2014

Pacifica Suites

What a great little gem close to UCSB. What a pleasant surprise to find such a great place to stay. Cookies when we register, Happy Hour with local wines and beer and delicious made to order breakfast in the morning. We'll be back!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
chastityroberts
Business
wisconsin
Mar 21, 2014

would not stay again

I agree with the other reviews that had issues. No laundry facility, noisy both road ie freeway and pool. water coming from tap and bathroom stunk horribly and took 10 mins of running it before it stopped being brown. It was quiet for the most part while sleeping. Front desk is very snotty, and that is unacceptable from a motel that is that shabby and over priced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
1
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
katbonte
Business
Mountain View CA
Feb 23, 2014

convenient to UCSB

We only stayed here one night but it fit the bill for what we needed and was clean, well-equipped and a great value for the money. Cooled to order breakfast was included in the price (waffles were especially yummy) and it was a real SUITE–two real rooms, a living/sitting room and a separate bedroom, not one of those places that call themselves suite but are actually one big room. (What's the DEAL with THAT, anyway?!) My one wish was that there was a gym ONSITE, as I was too lazy to get in my car and go to the health club 2 miles down the road that the inn had an arrangement with. ($5 passes for hotel guests) It's not a great location if you like to WALK to everything, as you have to drive to downtown SB and the University of SB, but it was very convenient for driving. I can't comment on the pool facilities as we were too busy touring the campus and checking out downtown to use them. If you don't mind not being right in downtown you can have a very pleasant and much more affordably priced stay at Pacifica Suites.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Blizzo
Business
Palm Desert, CA
Dec 29, 2013

Nice place

We stayed for one nite and had a great time. This place has excellent breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SBmom
Business
Bakersfield, California
May 23, 2013

Nice Hotel

Really nice hotel. The grounds were beautiful. Not far from Downtown Santa Barbara. The room was really comfortable as were the bed and pillows which is unusual for me. Would stay here again without hesitation!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Cathy 0327
Business
SoCal
May 19, 2013

Loved it.

We were there to visit our son at U.C.S.B. The hotel is close to campus. The staff was friendly and helpful. Loved the bed and pillows. Close to the beach, shopping and food. Breakfast was included and it was good. We wish we would have asked for a room farther away from the road, but the noise wasn't bad enough to complain. We would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
From the bay
Business
East Bay, CA
Apr 22, 2013

Nothing special

Front desk staff not very friendly, didn't explain the hotel amenities. Room was spacious but average. Good location near freeway but room was noisy. Maid left wet towels on bathroom counter that we had forgotten to put on the floor, she should have either taken them or hung them up. Breakfast was subpar. Not a good value for the money, we probably won't stay here again unless we're desperate.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
oregonian on spring break
Business
portland, or
Mar 31, 2013

oregonian

Very quaint nestled next to the freeway but you would never know it.. Suite was on the small side but the bed quality definitely made up for it. They do not have a self laundry facility which would have been nice. Breakfast was awesome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FredDB
Business
San Diego CA
Aug 27, 2012

Best Kept Secret

The hotel is a short 10 minute drive from downtown Sta. Barbara, which is not bad, being on the way if you are planning on visiting the vineyards further north, or the Danish inspired town of Solvang. The hotel has modest , but well-kept, facilities. The room was bigger than I expected--all suites from what I was told, with 2 flat screen TV's, refrigerator, free wi-fi, and very clean.. The room was well-appointed, with a sofa, writing desk, two full queen-sized beds and very clean bathrooms. Breakfast is all to order. You just hand your choice to the counter and get your breakfast in a couple of minutes. None of the cookies and coffee you find in cheap chain hotels. The landscaping around the hotel was beautiful and there is a restored 19th century house beside the main hotel building, which I understand is used for meetings and conferences. If you do not want the noise of downtown Sta. Barbara at night or the constant flow of cars near the beach, this is the hotel for you and it does not hurt that the price was very reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

For one of the best Mexican food in California, at least according to Julia Child herself, try out the La Super Rica Taqueria.No pretensions. Only good food.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
UCSB Mom
Business
Vacaville, CA, USA
Jun 15, 2012

Close to Campus

This is probably the closest hotel to UCSB. Nice but overpriced.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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