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Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Smelly rooms with bugs”
Reviewed 11 August 2012

I like Motel 6, I usually stay in them when I am traveling and know not to expect a whole lot. This one is the worst I have ever seen. The carpet was damp, the room had a sour musty stench to it and we killed three cockroaches - two in the bathroom and one on the wall between the beds. The internet which you pay $2.99 for was so slow we couldn't really do anything with it. I have paid less at Motel 6 and have had better rooms than this. Stay away from this one. Pay a little more for a hotel that at least keeps its rooms nice.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 August 2012

Booked a non-smoking room but they put us in a smoking room. After only one night our clothes stank of smoke for the remainder of our trip.

Was told that the internet wifi was in our booking. It wasn't so we had to pay extra when checking in.

Terrible place.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Travellers are raving about these Carpinteria hotels

Bakersfield, California, United States
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2012

The stay started going bad over a month in advance. I called to make a reservation, and instead of making a reservation, they charged me for the night I called. Then when I called to straighten the problem out, they tried charging me twice as much for the room. Finally got them to agree to give me the room since I already paid for it, and they once again canceled the reservation because they didn't bother to get a credit card. I arrived to find no room waiting for me. They got me a room, at a price quoted a friend, and they swore the refunded the money to my credit card. They never did. The rooms are two beds, no where to put anything, no room for luggage if you use both beds. Water pressure very poor, and no lobby for basic morning conveniences. At least they had an ice machine, but forget it if you want anything warm. The cruelest part is is the wake up call talks about coffee in the lobby. There is no lobby, and they don't supposedly start serving until 7, so forget it unless you sleep late. Fortunately they are next to a very nice and accommodating gas station with good coffee, and free hot water. That gas station really saved the stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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Guerneville, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2012

I hear that Carpinteria South is the better Motel 6 to stay. It wouldn't be hard to improve on Carp. North. Complimentary breakfast was apparently a cup of coffee. No tissues in the room, no hot water pot for tea or instant coffee. Thankfully we were on the back side of the building because the hotel is right by the freeway and loud. Plus gunshots in the evening. At least the walls and paint and bathroom were in good repair. But $100 a night? C'mon.

Room Tip: Back of the hotel away from the freeway.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Heath
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2012

Room was clean. Smelled a bit musty and moldy so bought some disinfectant spray. Absolutely no dresser, shelves or any place else to put clothes, except on wire rack above hanging rod in bathroom. Lighting good right around building but the second tier of parking away from the building poorly lit. Great location in Carpinteria.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Next to freeway. Light sleeper bri nb g earplugs. Overall clean. Ok for a quick one night stop.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Grass Valley
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2011

This Motel 6 location is in poor condition and best avoided if possible. We did get a room on the backside so the traffic noise was OK. Nothing on the walls but shiny beige paint. Stairs up were dirty and the overall feeling was an over the hill motel. Office staff was OK but that was the best part. Only stayed there because motel next door was even worse with a sketchy crowd.

Avoid if possible. Might try the other Motel 6 about a mile away. They cost a little more but have to be better than this one.

Room Tip: If you have to stay here, get a room in the back away from the freeway.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North
Address: 4200 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1222
Region: United States > California > Carpinteria
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North 2*
Number of rooms: 124
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