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Best Dog Friendly Hotel in Santa Barbara

  • January 20, 2018
  • By MaggieLovesOrbit
Best Dog Friendly Hotel in Santa Barbara

The Kimpton Goodland Hotel – Santa Barbara

If I can’t bring my dogs – I don’t go. It’s that simple. A recent trip up the coast had me looking into dog friendly hotels. And I found one under the Kimpton Hotel brand umbrella.

Best Dog Friendly Hotel in Santa Barbara

I’ve been a fan of the Kimpton hotels. Slightly biased because in a previous lifetime I worked for Tom LaTour (first CEO of the Kimpton hotels) when he formed his own management company LaTour Hotels and Resorts.

Best Dog Friendly Hotel in Santa Barbara

Not only were they the first to come up with the boutique hotel concept, they were a pioneer in pet friendly accommodations.

Eclectic California Vibe

I like hotels with personality. And The Goodland Hotel was just that. Located in Santa Barbara, the hip and Southern California vibe could be seen via the surf inspired decor.

Best Dog Friendly Hotel in Santa Barbara

Upon arrival you’re greeted by palm trees, a woodie and even an airstream. Lots of photo opportunities for “the gram”.

In fact when you check in – you’re given a map with all of the Instagram worthy spots.

Friendly Staff

All of the staff members we encountered were warm and welcoming. Being that I spent my first 20 years in the hotel industry, I could tell that the staff there were genuinely enjoying where they worked.

Genuinely Pet Friendly

More importantly – The Goodland Hotel is genuine towards their four pawed guests. They had these amazing treats that my two could not get enough of.

Best Dog Friendly Hotel in Santa Barbara

Nightly Wine Reception

It took me about 6 hours to drive to Santa Barbara from San Diego. I was a bit tired from the drive. And the nightly wine reception was a treat. My two sat with me while I had a glass (or two) of wine and h’ors douevres.

Best Dog Friendly Hotel in Santa Barbara

My original plans included heading to town to explore – but it was so relaxing I decided to dine on site.

Their Outpost restaurant had patio seating *heck yes my dogs could sit with me! I had a lovely dinner and retired for the night.

I only stayed one night. It was so relaxing I never ended up leaving the hotel. It only gives me a reason to go back and explore Santa Barbara more.

You can learn more about The Goodland Hotel by visiting this link:

Best Dog Friendly Hotel in Santa Barbara
By MaggieLovesOrbit, January 20, 2018
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