A few months back, Gerald and I decided to take a quick weekend trip up to Santa Barbara. He had never been before, and I had only been a few times briefly. Plus, I love a good driving distance getaway!! We stayed at the Kimpton Goodland Hotel in Goleta. It’s the most charming, boutique hotel and we loved the vintage feel of it and all of the small details.

There’s an adorable airstream parked outside at all times, a record shop in the lobby (plus a record player in each room), and bikes to take out for a ride on a first-come, first-serve basis. The main lobby area feels like a retro bungalow, with different rooms that all have something new to offer. There is even a pool table in one room and an area with picnic tables and cornhole outside.

We checked into our room and then had some drinks + snacks at the Outpost Restaurant located inside the hotel. It’s an indoor/outdoor space and the decor was perfection!

Just behind the restaurant is a little area with fire pits and chairs set up, next to the pool. You can ask the front desk for s’ mores kits and post up here after dinner!

96 Responses

  1. Wow this place looks amazing, I wanna go!! 🤩 also love the blog, subscribed, and hoping to win the giveaway! 🤞🏼

  2. Omg – This hotel is so aesthetically pleasing, I need to go! Love a good recommendation, especially for mini weekend getaways 🤩 Keep em’ coming girly!

  3. Omg so cute! My boyfriend and I have been wanting to take a road trip to Santa Barbara. Totally going to check this place out 🤗

  4. Hi,

    Great post and information! My boyfriend & I live in the greater Los Angeles area and I have never been to Santa Barbara and we were just talking about taking a trip up there soon. This post came right in time so I think it’s a sign that we need to check this place out!

  5. Omg what a cute little get away spot!! Just found your blog from your giveaway and I’m here to stay! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 Everything you create is so inspiring and fun! 🌸

  6. Entering the giveaway! Crossing my fingers because you’re one of my favorite influencers and love everything that you recommend

  7. I love this hotel’s aesthetic. That shelving with the succulents is everything 😍 Thank you for sharing!

  8. I’ve been hearing so much about Kimpton hotels, and have been meaning to book a getaway to one! So cute. 🏨 💕

  9. So cute!! I loved watching all your stories from this weekend. This place is now on my list to stay! Oh & just followed and entered your giveaway 🙂

  10. I want to go to Santa Barbara with my boyfriend next weekend trip! So cute. Love you and Gerald! Entered your giveaway!

  11. Oooohhh loveeee!! Been needing to go back to Santa Barbara. I’ve only gone once in my life. I’ll definitely make sure this place is on my list to stay at.

  12. You had me at airstream. S’mores kit?! Need a vacation like, yesterday.

    Love this chic little hotel!

  13. Just subscribed and entered the contest! Il be honest, I had no idea you had a blog. I thought you were just on Instagram, but I’m excited and am looking forward to reading your blog posts!

  14. This is seriously the cutest place and I can’t wait to go! Love following you and keeping up with your outfits and posts and can’t wait to see your house all finished!! 💕

  15. I’ve never been to Santa Barbara, and I definitely need to go after seeing your content about this vacay! If you haven’t created a post about this already, I’d love to know what your packing staples are for vacations.

  16. Hi hi! Wow. Love the vibes of this little spot! Makes me want to visit SB just to stay here. Hope you had a blast!

    **just entered your giveaway too!**

  17. Have never been to Santa Barbara, but always wanted to go! Thanks for sharing this cute hotel and thanks for hosting a giveaway on IG 💕

  18. Love the vintage vibes of the Kimpton Goodland Hotel. Thanks for the fun tip on getting s’mores kits from the front desk. I have to tell my boyfriend about this place! 🙂 Crosses fingers for giveaway. 🤞🏼

  19. This hotel is so cute! I love all the decor and design, it isn’t just an ordinary hotel! So many photo opportunities for the Instagram. It’s so nice to get away for a little bit to somewhere unique

  20. Love these photos!!!! Sounds like an amazing trip. I’d love to do something like this with my boyfriend.

  21. I follow you on insta for your fashion content (you have such great style💕) , and never knew you had a blog too! Your blog is super cute and your pics are gorgeous!! Super fun to read 🙂

  22. Ooooone more comment for good measure… 🤣 but also, this looks amazing! Heading to SB in a few weeks and really may stay here because of this post!

  23. Entered your giveaway! Also love this picture of your cocktails, I’m a photographer/manage social media for a restaurant so love seeing some great inspiration!!

  24. wow it seems amazing! I really love how you write and the pics are incredible. Just entered the giveaway, best wishes!

  25. My boyfriend went to UCSB and is in love with Santa Barbara. We live in Hawaii now but he is dying to move back!! Beautiful hotel 😍

  26. Subscribed/ entered!

    You are honestly my go to guide.

    Explore, dine, style!

    Thanks for keepin it real 🙂

  27. This is the cutest boutique hotel! My bf and I live in Ventura CA so sometimes we do mini vacays in SB when we need to get out of our small town. We have to check this out. Also, thanks for always posting the best inspo and style tips. You’re seriously one of my favorite influencers to follow because your style obvi, but also because you’re so honest every time you recommend a brand/product💕 love it keep slayin

  28. I just want to thank you again for all your transparency and positive energy that you display. You have inspired me and have encouraged me to be the best version of myself 💛 I’m entering for the giveaway but most importantly wanted to know how you’ve made my life better

  29. Michelle! First off your absolutely gorgeous! I love how you have such a passion towards putting all kinds of different pieces of clothing together to generate a variety of outfits. Not only do they identify you but by reading a couple of your blog post they’ve created meaning to your life as well. You really go into detail within your post about how you came across the idea of this outfit and how we could go about doing the same and I love that because not many Instagram influencers do that! Your doing Amazing can’t wait to read more of your post! ✨✨GIVEAWAY!!✨✨

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