About Our Santa Barbara Suite Hotel
Far from a Cookie-Cutter Experience
Experience a Santa Barbara suite hotel like no other. Pacifica Suites seamlessly melds classic beauty with modern amenities for a treasured experience in business and leisure travel. Among hotels near Goleta, none can offer the exotic collection of trees and plants that guests find at Pacifica Suites. None can claim residence with the historic Sexton House, a registered historic place built in the 1880s that serves as unique meeting and event space. Settle into spacious suite accommodations, take a moment to relax in our gardens, have a swim in our year round heated pool and spa and then venture out to the nearby downtown area with its renowned boutiques and eateries.
The Sexton House
One of the most fascination features of Pacifica Suites is our shared residence with the historic Sexton House. In 1852, the Sexton family left Ohio for California, and upon reaching their destination, established plant nurseries. On the Goleta property, Joseph Sexton built one of California's widely acclaimed pioneer nurseries. He introduced countless plant species to the areas and provided many of the trees and ornamentals that enriched the beautiful gardens for which Santa Barbara was eventually celebrated.
When the family grew, so did their need for space. In 1880, Joseph and Lucy commissioned Peter Barber, Santa Barbara's premier architect, to design the striking Italianate house, which now serves as the centerpiece of our property. The home became a Goleta showplace with specimen plantings, a rose hedge that stretched a half-mile, flower fields and youthful activity, which you can explore today.
A unique choice in Santa Barbara suite hotels, Pacifica Suites spoils guests with spacious accommodations, complimentary Wi-Fi and private balconies. Read more about accommodations.
Garden Café puts a new spin on complimentary breakfast at Pacifica Suites, pleased to offer cooked-to-order eggs, specialty coffees and more. Read more about Garden Café.
Groups & Meetings
Choose a unique venue for your group, meeting or special event with Pacifica Suites, offering lush landscaping the historic Sexton House as your backdrop. Read more about groups and meetings.
Pacifica Suites is located adjacent to the Sexton House, an 1880’s architectural landmark, and is within easy access of UCSB, the town of Goleta, beaches and the downtown area. Read more about our location.