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The Leta Hotel Welcoming Lobby Entrance
THE LETA HOTEL
On the Coast and Down to Earth
By Bonnie Carroll
New York based AWH Partners bought The Kimpton Goodland Hotel in Goleta, California. Known now as The Leta Hotel it is managed by Spirit Hospitality.
Leta charming pool and outdoor dining patio
Wonderful Features include an outdoor pool, and delightful indoor or patio on-site restaurant. A flat-screen TV and Free Wi-Fi are available in each contemporary room along with free parking. Over 150 shops and restaurants on State Street in Santa Barbara are just 10 minutes' drive away. The University of California, Santa Barbara is 2 miles away. Select rooms featuring a seating area or a pool and a courtyard view at The Leta Hotel, as well as a complimentary yoga mat in designated rooms.
The Leta Patio Bar
Highlights include an outdoor seating overlooking a fire pit, guests can enjoy cocktails, local beer and wine at the Patio Bar, with American Cuisine featured at the onsite restaurant. The Good Bar in the lobby is always a popular spot for cocktails and guests are invited to shop for vinyl at the on-site record store. They offer a fun evening social hour, as well as morning coffee in the lobby.
Goleta Beach is located 5 minutes' bike ride away. Wine country is 30 minutes' drive away. Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail and Sand Piper Golf Club are 10 minutes' drive away. Twin Lakes Golf Course is 2 miles away. Santa Barbara Zoo is 10 miles away, and the Santa Barbara Zoo is 10 miles away from The Leta Hotel. Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Granada Theatre are minutes away on State Street.
Chic single or double accommodatons
Leta Hotel welcomes guests to a fresh take on coastal California cuisine featuring an undeniable Santa Barbara flair created from local ingredients and regional influences by Executive Chef Ricky Carapia. The menu features ocean fresh seafood as well as seasonal, sustainable ingredients sourced from local farms and purveyors. The setting is just charming, with a vibe that is very laid-back and inviting.
The restaurant was designed to serve up an experience that takes advantage of the spectacular central coast weather, and guests are invited to savor food & beverage specialties in either the inviting enclosed area or comfortable alfresco seating on the patio. BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. BRUNCH: Saturday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. HAPPY HOUR: Wednesday - Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. DINNER: Wednesday - Sunday 5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Visit www.theleta.com for complete menu.
The Leta Hotel
5650 Calle Realle
Goleta, California 9317
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