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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
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“Awful....motel 6 is better”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Poor place....smelly, noisy, and expensive to boot.

Parking is good, that is about it.

From the outside it is very nice looking, with quaint features but overall this hotel represents very very poor value.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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San Diego, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I stay at this location for business trips to Santa Barbara. The rates are better than being in Santa Barbara and Carpinteria is a sleepy, classic California beach town. The location has beach access and town within a reasonable walking distance and the property itself is nicely landscaped and very attractive. For those who want to hang at the pool all day this is not the spot. There is a pool and jacuzzi but the areas are small and not so scenic. I don't know why anyone would choose that over the beach but some people do. Overall this location is a great deal, easy access to Santa Barbara and the town of Carpinteria itself is a classic dose of California to be appreciated in itself.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Santa Fe, NM
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

The room was clean enough but I have higher standards than what we were given. It is not a horrible room but the property is in need of a make over. It looks a bit tired and dated, though it will do for a night. There really aren't many hotels in Carpinteria so if you need more choices, move on to the next town.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

My family stayed at this Best Western recently for a lacrosse tournament in the Santa Barbara area. It is located in the beach-side town of Carpinteria. Carpinteria does have a quaint downtown area a short drive from the property.

The property is located adjacent to the 101 freeway (definitely try to get a room that doesn't face the freeway). The rooms are pretty basic. The property has a laughably small pool- it looks more like a spa. There is a restaurant on-site, but they do not offer a complimentary breakfast. The property feels more like a hotel, with a nice lobby and interior doors, than a traditional motel. The room was clean and the property was well kept.

We paid about $250 a night, which seemed very high for a Best Western, but the location was convenient. Considering the cost, the basic room, the lack of complimentary breakfast, I'd just rate this place as average.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Property is nice and they were very accommodating for a wedding i went to. I'd stay here again if it was needed but nothing special. The rooms were small and the shower was not very good. The grounds were very nice.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here recently on our way to San Luis Obispo. The outside of the hotel is charming and check in was easy. When we got to our room it had a chemically musty smell that wasn't great. The tub had mold in it so I didn't feel comfortable taking a bath which I like after a long day on the road. The walls are thin and you could hear people walking and slamming the doors until about 10PM. The hotel faces the freeway so all night the traffic is roaring by and one door has a sheer blind so light comes in. All of these things make it hard to get a good night's sleep. When we went to check out there was only one person handling the desk and there was a long line of people waiting because one lady was arguing that she was overcharged. I would not recommend this hotel or stay here again.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Visalia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Staff at check in desk was excellent ~ overall the entire staff was great. Hotel very clean and comfortable....restaurant on 3rd floor very good breakfast and friendly staff. I'll stay here again and again since I come to Carpinteria often.

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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
Address: 4558 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Region: United States > California > Carpinteria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 143
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