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Pacifica Suites

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We arrived around 9:30 in the night and we were given instruction on getting to our room. The room was clean and tidy. But there were not enough blankets or comforter. We were a party of 5 and one of us had to sleep on the sofa bed. The room was cold and there was no heater adjustment in the room. So, we requested for a blanket and we did not receive those. At around 10:45 in the night, I tried calling the front staff and was unable to connect. I tried multiple times and was not able to reach anyone. I slept in the cold and added extra layers of clothing for myself. The room came with 2 full sized beds, but the full size was on the smaller size since it was really cramped for the other to sleep in it. In the morning, we went to get breakfast and even though it was a made specially for you and I cannot blame the kitchen staff, the place was a zoo, and it was managed incompetently . Even getting a toast had to go to the kitchen, and since we went around 9:00 am, it was so crowded and there were not enough food, cups or drinks to go around. They out actually put out some of the things like toasting, and waffle making outside and concentrate on the bigger things like bacon, etc., Since we were vegetarian, my husband wanted a veggie omelet and they did not have any vegetables. That was ridiculous. The hotel should have prepared ahead depending on the number of guests. Shower only had cold water which we did not like either especially in December

Beds are beyond comfortable and pillows were perfect

All in the hotel was great, workers and place were friendly and helpful. 100% recommendable. Good choice to stay in Santa Barbara.

We got a 1 bedroom suite for 3 people. Our daughter slept on the pullout which was nice because we each had our own private space. The room was spacious and super comfortable. The breakfast was amazing -- a full restaurant meal cooked to order. Fridge in the room, but no freezer and no microwave. The pool was really nice too, clean with new sturdy comfortable lounge chairs and a hot tub. Highly recommend.

It is fairly basic accommodation but the have tried hard to put a few extra touches on everything. Nice reception upon arrival and the breakfast was excellent! The pool and spa are in a very pretty courtyard and the hotel itself was very centrally located.

They first gave me a room with a view of the parking lot. But when asked they did move me. Being in Santa Barbara, why all the room doesnt have a view is beyond me. They do have shuttle service from airport and within 5 miles of the hotel. That being said, they wont take you to UCSB or downtown Santa Barbara. The taxi is about $20.00 to UCSB and $35.00 to the beach and downtwon Santa Barbara. There is a pool and hottub. Between 5-7 pm they have free wine and beer and appetizers in lobby. Staff is very friendly. The room has a seperate couch and TV area, so you dont have to just sit on the bed. Also a TV in bedroom area. It had a mini fridge and microwave. If you want lunch or dinner in your room they have a "room service type of delivery, but it is very expensive! Also the have a food delivery service you can access on your smart phone. They do have a free breakfast made to order which is very good. They do have bike you can rent to get around town. I would like to see them update the shower area. Its near airport but i didnt hear any planes while in room. Also didnt hear alot of noise in hallway. We were on second floor, so didnt hear anyone around our room either.

Overall this hotel needs some serious upgrades. Rooms and furniture were old and in generally poor condition. TV didn't work. Hair dryer blew out. Bathroom and shower were pathetic. Front desk staff was useless and unhelpful when asked about local activities and restaurants.

I love this hotel. I live in town and stay here if I want a little getaway. They have a made to cook breakfast which surpasses any hotel breakfast I have had. The choices are delicious. The rooms are clean and spacious.

Very convenient to the airport and freeway. Very nice breakfast

The room was very comfortable and roomy. Nice balcony too.

I was so pleased by this hotel's everything. The grounds are beautiful, well-maintained, and we found out about the old Sexton family history, they kept the old structure and windmill. The suite we stayed in was spacious and comfortable. Their breakfast is cooked to order, you can have whatever you want, eggs cooked how you like it, omelettes, breakfast burritos, breakfast sandwiches, both pork and turkey bacon/sausages, and even a yogurt parfait if you want to be healthy, what a wonderful generous concept! And they have amazing selections of pastries, cereal, fresh fruits, pre-packed yogurt, soft boiled egg, coffee/tea and juices offerings. I'm coming back here, and definitely prefer to stay here than somewhere in Downtown SB. It was only a 10 minute drive to the main State St. of Downtown SB. Parking on site was easy, we didn't have fight for a spot nor walk far from our unit. The only issue I had was that their walls and floors were not sound proofed very well. We can sometimes hear the people upstairs walking and people outside talking. Our suite was located next to the cafe. And they didn't have a gym or spa area. It would have been a perfect, nice getaway.

It was a surprise to find such an awesome hotel which stands on the huge grounds of a historical site, a previous prominent nursery, and an old Victorian home that is now a museum,. The hotel grounds are lovely with many huge old trees. This hotel is very modern and had an amazing breakfast included. There are many bicycling and walking paths in the area and it is also in the town of Goleta. We look forward to our next visit there.

The hotel met expectations. Room was clean. Included breakfast was sufficient. Road noise was survivable. Check-in staff was very helpful.

Awesome hotel, nice comfortable, great location, great service.

As long as traffic isn't bad, the location is conveniently close to freeways to get to the areas around UCSB, Goleta and - a bit farther - Santa Barbara. Staff was always helpful and friendly. Breakfast made to order is a nice touch. Avoid the rooms that face the freeway if possible - noisy. We got a free upgrade to get away from it.

Lovely setting, pretty gardens, and nice pool area. Loved the cooked to order breakfast that was included. Our room was on the interior and it was very quiet. Good deal because it had a separate bedroom with a sliding door and a sleeper sofa in the other room. TVs in both rooms. Friendly staff. Would stay again!

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!

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.

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

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!

5490 Hollister Ave Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Located within 2 miles (3 km) of Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, Pacifica Suites is within 3 miles (5 km) of University of California-Santa Barbara. This 3.5-star hotel has 87 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Also nearby are Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens and Goleta Beach.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 87 accommodations feature balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with living rooms. Guests can expect to find cable TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, refrigerators, and coffee makers.


Property features

Guests staying at Pacifica Suites enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, 2 meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Traditional Suite, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Traditional Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Suite, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 5

Guest reviews for Pacifica Suites

Everyone (10) Couples (12) Business (3) Family (21) Friends (2)
2

unreachable staff with mediocre facilities.

Everyone

We arrived around 9:30 in the night and we were given instruction on getting to our room. The room was clean and tidy. But there were not enough blankets or comforter. We were a party of 5 and one of us had to sleep on the sofa bed. The room was cold and there was no heater adjustment in the room. So, we requested for a blanket and we did not receive those. At around 10:45 in the night, I tried calling the front staff and was unable to connect. I tried multiple times and was not able to reach anyone. I slept in the cold and added extra layers of clothing for myself. The room came with 2 full sized beds, but the full size was on the smaller size since it was really cramped for the other to sleep in it. In the morning, we went to get breakfast and even though it was a made specially for you and I cannot blame the kitchen staff, the place was a zoo, and it was managed incompetently . Even getting a toast had to go to the kitchen, and since we went around 9:00 am, it was so crowded and there were not enough food, cups or drinks to go around. They out actually put out some of the things like toasting, and waffle making outside and concentrate on the bigger things like bacon, etc., Since we were vegetarian, my husband wanted a veggie omelet and they did not have any vegetables. That was ridiculous. The hotel should have prepared ahead depending on the number of guests. Shower only had cold water which we did not like either especially in December

By , from California on Jan 4, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to complete this guest survey of our hotel. I am very sorry your stay did not go as well as we'd hope. Rest assure we will go ahead and make the appropriate changes to ensure this does not happen again. I hope you can give us another chance, we would love to try to make this right. Best Regards, Luis Mendoza Front Office Manager

5

greatest beds

Everyone

Beds are beyond comfortable and pillows were perfect

By , from CA on Jan 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed our beds, I bet you had a great sleep! Please come visit us again. Best Regards, Luis Mendoza Front Office Manager

5

impecable

Everyone

All in the hotel was great, workers and place were friendly and helpful. 100% recommendable. Good choice to stay in Santa Barbara.

By , from Yerba Buena, Tucuman, Argentina on Jan 3, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 7, 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I am glad your stay went as well as described. Please come visit us soon! Best Regards, Luis Mendoza Front Office Manager

5

great hotel close to ucsb

Everyone

We got a 1 bedroom suite for 3 people. Our daughter slept on the pullout which was nice because we each had our own private space. The room was spacious and super comfortable. The breakfast was amazing -- a full restaurant meal cooked to order. Fridge in the room, but no freezer and no microwave. The pool was really nice too, clean with new sturdy comfortable lounge chairs and a hot tub. Highly recommend.

By , from New Jersey on Nov 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words. We appreciate the time you have taken to respond to our Survey and look forward to welcome you back to our Hotel. Dona Fazekas Front Desk Supervisor

4

nice hotel with outdoor pool

Everyone

It is fairly basic accommodation but the have tried hard to put a few extra touches on everything. Nice reception upon arrival and the breakfast was excellent! The pool and spa are in a very pretty courtyard and the hotel itself was very centrally located.

By , from Gilroy, CA on Apr 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to complete this guest satisfaction survey. Your feedback is greatly appreciated as it is a way that we can keep improving! I hope you enjoyed your stay with us and we cant wait to welcome you back. Best, Luis Mendoza Front Office Manager

4

close to ucsb

Everyone

They first gave me a room with a view of the parking lot. But when asked they did move me. Being in Santa Barbara, why all the room doesnt have a view is beyond me. They do have shuttle service from airport and within 5 miles of the hotel. That being said, they wont take you to UCSB or downtown Santa Barbara. The taxi is about $20.00 to UCSB and $35.00 to the beach and downtwon Santa Barbara. There is a pool and hottub. Between 5-7 pm they have free wine and beer and appetizers in lobby. Staff is very friendly. The room has a seperate couch and TV area, so you dont have to just sit on the bed. Also a TV in bedroom area. It had a mini fridge and microwave. If you want lunch or dinner in your room they have a "room service type of delivery, but it is very expensive! Also the have a food delivery service you can access on your smart phone. They do have a free breakfast made to order which is very good. They do have bike you can rent to get around town. I would like to see them update the shower area. Its near airport but i didnt hear any planes while in room. Also didnt hear alot of noise in hallway. We were on second floor, so didnt hear anyone around our room either.

By , from Washington on Apr 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Apr 14, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review our property after your recent stay. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and hope we can welcome you back soon. Best, Luis Mendoza Front Office Manager

3

old and beat up.

Everyone

Overall this hotel needs some serious upgrades. Rooms and furniture were old and in generally poor condition. TV didn't work. Hair dryer blew out. Bathroom and shower were pathetic. Front desk staff was useless and unhelpful when asked about local activities and restaurants.

By , from New York on Mar 20, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 26, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Please accept my apologies as it looks like we have let you down. Sorry that our hotel was not up to your par, but we will keep on working harder to improve. Hope our paths meet again soon! Best, Luis Mendoza Front Office Manager

5

feels like home

Everyone

I love this hotel. I live in town and stay here if I want a little getaway. They have a made to cook breakfast which surpasses any hotel breakfast I have had. The choices are delicious. The rooms are clean and spacious.

By , from Santa Barbara, CA on Feb 21, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 27, 2017

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review our property after your recent stay. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and hope we can welcome you back soon. Best, Luis Mendoza Front Office Manager

5

great hotel

Everyone

Very convenient to the airport and freeway. Very nice breakfast

By , from ohio on Dec 24, 2016

Review comment responded on Dec 30, 2016

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you so much for taking your time to review our property during your recent stay. I am glad you enjoyed our cooked to order breakfast. I hope to welcome you back the property very soon. Have a great New Years Day. Best, Luis Mendoza Front Office Manager

5

great place to relax. lots of trees for shade.

Everyone

The room was very comfortable and roomy. Nice balcony too.

By on Jun 20, 2016

Review comment responded on Jun 28, 2016

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking your time to review your stay at the Pacifica Suites. We are glad you thought the room was "comfy" and enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best,