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hotel advise needed

Andover, Minnesota
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hotel advise needed

My husband and I are coming the 1st part of july . We are looking at the pacific suites. Does anybody know anything about it.

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1. Re: hotel advise needed

Is there a reason you want to stay out in Goleta? Are you taking a student to visit the University there? If that is the case it would be ok, but it's next to a busy road. We didn't consider it for our son's graduation.

However, if you want to stay in Santa Barbara and see all the sites there, you are too far away and not near the ocean at all.

If you give us a price range, we can suggest places in SB.

Andover, Minnesota
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We just want to see the site and want it fairly quiet. Want to stay under 250.00 if possible. Thanks

Andover, Minnesota
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Just booked at the Eagle inn. Sounds good had good reviews. Thanks for everyones imput. Any other ideas of things to do in the area would be great.

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We're Santa Barbarans and are often surprised at the hotel prices locally. With the current economic climate, you should be able to find a number of good places well within your budget. The Pacific Suites should be a clean, well run place, albeit a bit sterile place and about a 20 minute drive from the most visited spots in SB.

When we have friends or family in town and need more room than we can provide, we usually suggest the Secret Garden. www.secretgarden.com, but with the following caveats. The SG is on Bath Street (parallel to and one a few blocks west of Santa Barbara's main street, Street) in the "mid-State Area". The area is more residential than "touristed", requiring you to drive a few minutes to the beach, the Mission, etc. Still, it is 15 minutes closer to town than the Pacific Suites (convenient to the University, but little else). The place consists of a few rooms in a main house (too close for our taste) and several outlying cottages, some with private hot tubs, balconies, etc.

The place is not quite a B&B (sometime too precious for our taste) but is a bit more eclectic than the well run, but more "corporate" Pacific Suites. The SG web site gives a pretty good feel for the place. Good luck with your visit.

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My good friends that moved from Santa Barbara after living here for 25 years always stay at the Pacific Suites because it is quiet and right at a freeway onramp, making it easy to get to any part of town.

True, it is All The Way Out In Goleta (Noleta, actually), which puts it about 3 miles from Santa Barbara city limits. It is not within walking distance of anything (except for that freeway onramp), but parking in Santa Barbara and the Harbor area is not a problem, so if you are good with driving everywhere it should be fine.

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We have stayed at the pacifica Suites-- and yes, we did stay there because our son was at UCSB. But we would gladly stay there again, even just for visiting Santa Barbara, because it is an easy 10 minutes drive from the main attractions of town, and is one of the few bargains we have found in Santa Barbara accomodations.

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