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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria
Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
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San Diego CA
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“Newly remodeled hotel”
Reviewed 3 July 2014

We spent one night at the hotel on our way home from northern CA. The hotel has been recently remodeled and is beautiful. The rooms are large with a divider separating bed from "kitchen" area which is a microwave and refrigerator. Paper plates, etc are provided also. It is right off the 101 freeway but we did not have noise at all in the room. It is also near a beach area.They include the breakfast in the morning which was very good.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Location is OK - Carpinteria has more character than say, Goleta, more interesting restaurants and better access to the beach. The hotel has large, somewhat institutional like rooms, decent beds and is close to downtown's restaurants, etc. The downside is the hotel is right off 101, it has thin walls and so you get road noise early in the AM. It also hosts large groups - youth sports teams when we were there (and it's a good venue for that) so there's the potential noise from lot of kids running around.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria, responded to this review, 16 July 2014
Dear Expat094,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay. It is unfortunate the noise levels 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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Santa Clarita, California
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Amazing hotel! Just was redone, and it sure doesn't remind me of a Holiday Inn! Beautiful rooms, comfortable furnishings - and lots of outlets in the room! I found the rooms and the hotel to be very clean - I use to work at a hotel, so I can be pretty difficult in this area. They even offer soft and firm pillows on the bed - so you can choose! Very accommodating to families. We would stay there again, in fact we have! I am in love with the location, and the hotel! Breakfast was good - with lots of choices - even turkey sausage! Fruit, yogurt, cereal, signature cinnamon rolls, eggs, pancakes, juices - you get the idea something, for everyone in the family! With the local choices being Motel 6 and Best Western, this is a great find for a more sophisticated traveler. This hotel is on the small size, which I consider a plus! Refrigerator and Microwave in the room, as well as stocked coffee pot. Looking forward to another trip in the fall!

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  • Stayed June 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 Lorraine661,

Thanks for reviewing our hotel and for your positive comments. We are very proud of our recent renovation and we are happy that you enjoyed the results! Our breakfast room was also updated including more healthy choices, but I'm with you....the Cinnamon Rolls are great with a hot cup of coffee.We know it gets a little hot over there in Santa Clarita, so come visit our cool coast as often as you can:-)
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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.

Room Tip: Request a room not overlooking the Freeway for peaceand quiet.
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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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San Diego
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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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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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