C California Style

Inside The Goodland. PHOTO: Christian Schultz.

Suite Dreams

by C California Style

Boutique hotel cool-hunters have come to expect certain things from their SoCal digs…

Crosley record players in the guest rooms, a photo booth in the lobby and Adirondack chair–flanked fire pits by the pool, for three. The Goodland, Kimpton Hotels’ new 158-room property set in the Santa Barbara–adjacent surf town of Goleta, delivers on these unspoken promises and then some: L.A. design firm Studio Collective shaped the interiors, mixing in a nostalgic beachy sensibility courtesy of custom-shaped surfboards and beaded macramé wall hangings, a Southwestern flair by way of vibrant Mexican textiles and Saltillo tile flooring, and nods to Mission-style architecture, with dark wood ceiling beams offsetting crisp hand-troweled white plaster walls in the guest rooms. The key to nailing the atmo (besides gratis spiked agua fresca at happy hour)? “We think of it less as a look, and more of an overarching attitude,” says Adam Goldstein, Studio Collective design director and partner. Rooms from $229; thegoodland.com.

By Melissa Goldsein.
Edited by Jenny Murray.