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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
Certificate of Excellence
Clacton-on-sea
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Usual high quality from another Holiday Inn Express”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This hotel was in the process of finishing being refurbished. Rooms were attractively decorated with good lighting, comfortable beds and choice of firm/soft pillows. There were good washing and drying facilities. The outdoor heated swimming pool and jacuzzi had comfortable poolside furniture. Complimentary breakfast was as per HI standard. Efficient welcome from reception staff. Usual high service was dented by the lack of an in-house hotel directory and promises to provide one were not fulfilled despite 4 requests. Good choice of restaurants in the vicinity.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2014

Our most recent trip to the Carpinteria/Santa Barbara area reminded me that I needed to take a moment to write about this wonderful hotel. Because we have family and friends in the area, our family has stayed at this hotel many times over the years. We have wonderful memories of playing in the pool, relaxing in our freshly cleaned rooms, and enjoying breakfast at the morning buffet. The manager and staff have always been courteous, attentive, and professional. They have often gone "the extra mile" in meeting our travel needs. We like the location, too. It's near local businesses, but has the feel of being an oasis. The freeway is close, but freeway noise has not been a problem. And the price is a bargain! We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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mensign, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria, responded to this review, 27 June 2014
Dear pepeingle,

Thanks for your review of your recent visit to our hotel and community. We appreciate that you saw the progress we had made, even though we still had a few things to finish for our renovation. We really appreciate our return visitors who seek us out when visiting our great little seaside town of Carpinteria. It is our sincere hope that you will continue to visit us for many years to come.
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I stayed at the hotel for 5 nights on a business trip, but having some serious separation anxiety from my baby I brought her with me. The room had a crib ready to go, per my request, but I would recommend bringing your own crib sheets. The staff are some of the nicest and friendliest I have ever met. The restaurant is quite good and well priced with a nightly happy hour. During the day the babysitter would walk the baby down Linden Ave (downtown Carpinteria) in her stroller, so it's a very convenient location being walking distance to restaurants, Von's and of course the beach. Carpinteria is an amazing city and if you are looking to get away from it all I would recommend staying here, versus Santa Barbara.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We took the Amtrak to Carpinteria and stayed at this hotel. The hotel is clean. The rooms are adequate. The bed was comfortable and the price was very reasonable. The location is not too far from the main part of the town. We made use of the local shuttle city bus system. It runs up and down Carpinteria Ave and this made it convenient to traverse the town from our hotel. i would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Frisco, Colorado
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

Professional Doormen, Front desk staff, and Breakfast attendant. Room was clean, quiet, great location. Stayed for just a night when passing thru SB and the parking was a little slim but for its location it was perfect.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Ojai, California
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Easy check in. Lots of parking near door to room. Clean room. Very comfortable bed. Friendly staff. Easy on/off highway. Lots of choices included with breakfast. A great small town place to stay between 2 larger cities Santa Barbara and Ventura.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Clara County CA
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

The two is more for corporate since there was no notice of the renovations going on when I made the reservations. For the staff and hotel give a 3 making due as best as they could.

Pros: Quick drive to the State Beach, walkable if don't have young kids. Room was clean and well furnished, new TV. Breakfast was typical HIX fare.

Cons: Due to renovations, lobby was a mess and pool was closed. Not much within walking distance besides Strip mall with Albertsons, IHOP and couple other Mom and Pop restaurants. Walls not good sound barriers, kind of noisy.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Dear archstenton,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the ongoing renovations prevented you from fully enjoying your time at the hotel. We are confident the necessary adjustments will be made, in order to achieve complete guest satisfaction.

Thank you again for your comments, we look forward to serving you in the future.

Sincerely,

Ben J
Case Manager
IHGCare
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria
Address: 5606 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013-2602
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Region: United States > California > Carpinteria
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
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