The Leta Hotel

5650 Calle Real
Santa Barbara, CA 93117, US
7.4 Rating | 4-Star Hotel |
Kimpton welcomes all pets! Pets always stay free and no pet deposit is required. Any number of pets are welcome regardless of size, weight, kind, or breed.

About This Property

Featuring an outdoor pool, this hotel offers an on-site restaurant. A flat-screen TV and Free Wi-Fi are offered in each contemporary room. Over 150 shops and restaurants on State Street are just 10 minutes' drive away. The University of California, Santa Barbara is 2 mi away. Select rooms feature a seating area or a pool and a courtyard view at The Leta Hotel. An private bathroom is also offered. Rooms also offer a complimentary yoga mat. Featuring outdoor seating overlooking a fire pit, guests can enjoy cocktails, local beer and wine at Leta Bar, while onsite restaurant features American cuisine. Enjoy a cocktail at The Leta Bar in the lobby or shop for vinyl at the on-site record store. A poolside sun terrace is also featured. There is an evening social hour and morning coffee available in the lobby. Goleta Beach is 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 from The Leta' drive away. Twin Lakes Golf Course is 2 miles away. Santa Barbara Zoo is 10 miles away from The Leta Hotel.

Pet Amenities

Pet amenities include plush pet-bed loaners in your guest room, food, water bowls and mats. They also offer a concierge list of nearby pet-friendly restaurants, parks, groomers and pet boutiques; door hangers to alert other hotel guests and staff that your cat, dog, or other beloved pet is in the room; and courtesy bags for walking your dog. Plus - nightly wine receptions where pets are welcome to join the party at select hotels!

Check in / Check out

Check in time: 4:00PM
Check out time: 12:00PM

Features and Amenities

  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • All Plates, Cutlery, Glasses And Other Tableware Have Been Sanitized
  • Allergy-free Room
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bar
  • Board Games/puzzles
  • Cashless Payment Available
  • Contactless Check-in/out
  • Cycling
  • Daily Disinfection
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests Available
  • Fence Around Pool
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First Aid Kit Available
  • Fishing
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Golf Course
  • Guests Can Opt-out Of Daily Cleaning Service
  • Hand Sanitizer In Guest Accommodation And Key Areas
  • Happy Hour
  • Heated Pool
  • Heating
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Invoices
  • Linens, Towels And Laundry Washed In Accordance With Local Authority Guidelines
  • Live Entertainment
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers
  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Non-smoking Property
  • On-site Parking
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Physical/social Distancing Guidelines
  • Pool/beach Towels
  • Protective Screen Or Physical Barriers In Appropriate Areas
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant (special Diets Available)
  • Shared Stationery Such As Printed Menus, Magazines, Pens, And Paper Removed
  • Smoke Alarms
  • Snorkeling
  • Staff Follow All Safety Protocols As Directed By Local Authorities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wind Surfing

Recent Reviews

Lori solo traveller June 16, 2022
Lori solo traveller June 16, 2022
Positives: Location to UC Santa Barbara campus, Dogs stay free
Negatives: Rooms were tiny, some staff was very nice and some were actually rude
Upgraded motel, not worth the...
Isbah group June 14, 2022
Lisa group June 11, 2022
Positives: I loved this place when it was a Kimpton- great value for a cool Spot close to UCSB. Now that it’s Hotel Leta, prices have gone up and everything else has gone down:(
Lauren young couple June 10, 2022
Positives: The pool was a nice temperature and the hotel was decorated nicely.
Negatives: Our check-in process wasn’t very nice and the woman checking up in instructed us to park somewhere that didn’t make sense considering the location of the stairs we had to take to get up to our room. The covers on the pool loungers were absolutely disgusting and stained. Housekeeping barged into our room before we were even checked out, or dressed. I won’t be back.
Potential for a good hotel...
Tuan young couple June 2, 2022
Positives: Unique decor, very clean, quiet and comfortable.
Negatives: everything was great, was a little pricey though.
Very nice hotel, very clean,...
Eirini young couple June 1, 2022
Positives: Great staff at the restaurant/bar.
Hunanyan family with young children June 1, 2022
Positives: Utro
Negatives: Nomera
We are enjoying
Christina young couple May 31, 2022
Positives: Greta location for what we needed! So nice The Leta offers a free beer at check and various types of HH. Staff is very kind, professional!! Ayla in the restaurant is an absolute sweetheart & very good server the three young ladies that helped me at the front desk were also wonderful!!!
Negatives: I know it’s Goleta/Santa Barbara but it’s still pricey. Our TV didn’t work, super noisy outside in the parking lot and since there are no elevators you could hear ppl dragging their luggage up & down the stairs. The barn door style bathroom door in our room was incredibly loud to move. In the middle of the night wakes you up if you need to tinkle
enjoyable happy hour and comfy...
Stephanie family with young children May 31, 2022
Positives: The hotel has so much potential. I love boutique style hotels and this was extremely cute and close to a whole shopping center for all your needs.
Negatives: However, let’s talk about these thin walls!? many reviews were left about this and they are the biggest reason I would not stay here again. We had neighbors who left their dog in the hotel alone from about 6pm to midnight. the dog was howling, crying, and barking. I had an infant with me which the dog kept interrupting our sleep. then when the owners got in, I’m not sure who was louder, then or the dog. they ended up waking up my infant with their loud drunken talk and “excitement to see their dog they left all day long. I called the desk to have them fix it 3x. They said they had contacted them, however, with these thin walls I could hear their phone ring clearly and hear if someone went to the door. they called once when I made the first call: they never contacted them again. The beds weren’t comfortable. I went at 3pm to check in and the man said to come back at 3:30pm. I came back again and at 4pm they said the room still wasn’t ready. I had a sleeping baby in the car who needed to get out after a 3 hour car ride. There were multiple people in the lobby upset for the same reason. A man was there arguing because they gave him a room that wasn’t vacant and he had just walked in and startled a lady who was breastfeeding. Another mane was upset because his room wasn’t ready and they sent him to the pool to relax. Little did the desk realize they were sending everyone to the pool that there was no sitting area. When I got to the pool there were about 15 seats for the entire pool area which didn’t even fill the pool all the way around. Way too little seating for the pool.
Great potential but don’t let...
Kienan young couple May 26, 2022
Very good
Nathanial young couple May 26, 2022
Positives: The Leta met and exceeded all expectations. I'm a travel agent and sometimes hard to please. Our room was clean, comfortable and very cute. The esthetic of the hotel is old school Santa Barbara or Palms Springs. There was live music and the allow record player and record rentals. There's an ooutdoor game area.The staff was friendly and helpful. I will definitely be back!
Wonderful getaway.
Dewees solo traveller May 23, 2022
Positives: Breakfast at the restaurant was delicious. The room was cute and comfy.
Negatives: The alarm clock went off at 6am! The website said no pets but I discovered that they are pet friendly. I would have brought my dog if I had known.
I wish I had stayed...
Anonymous family with young children May 23, 2022
Chloe review category business travellers May 18, 2022
Positives: Stylish hotel and rooms, great restaurant and overall vibe. You get a record player with the room and you can rent records which was a great bonus!
Negatives: Only thing I can think of is that it's a drive from the center but Ubers came very quickly and regularly.
Stylish and friendly hotel!
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