Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 104
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by frequenttraveler1k Paper thin walls
It was past 2:00AM and we could not get a decent sleep as we were hearing all the laughing and shower noise from the room next to us. I suppose there is barely any insulation on these walls to block the noise. Other than that the hotel was great with everything looking new.
May 29, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jan2005 We stay here always
We have been staying at this Holiday In Express for a few years now. We have 2 small dogs and this hotel is "Pet Friendly" and they are very fair with their pet policy. The grounds are excellent for walking the dogs. The rooms are larger than average, bed is very comfortable and the bathrooms are a good size also. We had a microwave and refrigerator which is really a benefit when traveling.
Holiday Inn Express is the BEST VALUE FOR YOUR MONEY. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
April 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pasquale25 Clean updated renovations
Recent renovations bring a fresh new feel, great proximity to the beach.
Highway is a bit noisy.
March 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Homeward_Bound What a Nice Hotel!
I enjoyed staying here so much. I was in a recently renovated room with 2 queens. It had a couch and sitting/working area. The TV is a big flatscreen that swiveled so I could watch it from the couch or my bed. The heat and a/c worked great. The bathtub was actually big enough to take a bath in. Towels were thick and large. Bed was VERY comfortable. I really appreciated that they have both firm and soft pillows, and extra blankets and sheets in the closet. Breakfast was pretty decent, although I'd love to see gluten free options in cereal and breads. Overall, I felt very comfortable in this clean and well-conceived hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful. Great place! I hope I can stay again.
February 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Charlie313 Great stay!
Staff was great, beds and pillows comfortable and the breakfast was great.
February 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MSHUITZI Business trip
The hotel has been updated with a recent renovation. The rooms are smart and comfortable. The location of the hotel is less than a 10 minute walk to downtown Carpinteria, and the beach across the street. The staff is courteous and willing to help. Overall, I would make this my only hotel to visit when in the Carpinteria area.
February 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Stay Great location near Santa Barbara
Stayed here while visiting my daughter in Santa Barbara. Location was great near downtown Carpinteria and just minutes to SB.
First time we brought our pet and there were many grassy areas and sidewalks to take a walk.
Beds were EXTREMELY comfortable, nice size TVs, and nice shower heads!
Staff was extremely friendly and attentive.
I would definitely stay and recommend this property. Good value for the $
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Otis Clan Great place to stay in SoCal
We really enjoyed our stay in Carpinteria. Even though they were still finishing their renovation, our stay was not disrupted at all. The close proximity to the beach was amazing. We will be back!
January 2, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SuzPiano Usually, a great place, but current maintenance, updating work made I recent stay unacceptable.
I was given a recently upgraded room upon check in, but the smell of chemical or glue made me nauseous. Thankfully, they moved me. Unfortunately, the next morning, I was awaken by drilling and pounding noise at 8 am :-( I had to tolerate the noise the entire morning. I decided to have an early breakfast at 8. They did not serve orange juice, only apple juice. I did not se any fresh fruit available, not even a banana!
As I said, normally, I enjoy my stay, have been a regular guest for 15 years!
December 16, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Zzxx Not for me again!
They could not find luggage cart at check in or out. Employees smoke right of front door and it stinks. Employee let doors slam early in morning so we could not sleep. I know they were doing some construction but cleaning staff was making the noise. No luggage carts......not good!!!!!!!!!!!
December 12, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Raquel1983 Cleanliness is not there best quality
I am a regular at this location and there was one experience where I had stated that the maids need to check under the beds always, I stayed there and there was an empty soda bottle under the bed this is the second time I have found trash under the beds. Also the tubs can use scrubbing and bleach in the drains I saw a bit of mildew super gross!
December 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bmackh Best among the best
I travel for research to universities around the United States, and I've stayed at many an IHG site. By far....and I do mean BY FAR...this has been the best, most quiet, cleanest, and friendliest facility and staff I've EVER come across! Thank you! Thank you for making my stay such a quality experience. Thank you for a friendly and knowledgeable staff! Thank you for the spotless cleanliness!
November 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AMYSC4 Terrible Experience
My family and I had a terrible experience. We stayed for just one night and the day we checked in and settled in the room, we found that the air conditioning was broken. And then, the next morning when we woke up, there was no running water! We then called the front office and the lady said she would call right back but then she never called back. And then when we called again, no one picked up. We then went downstairs to try to talk to someone but there was no one there. We couldn't find anyone to talk to find out what was wrong. It was a terrible experience and the service was terrible.
November 17, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Luna17 Nice Hotel
The hotel was nice and clean. They are remodeling one site but that didn´t bother us. We booked one suite for 5 people but the room was way too small for 5 adults. We had to book an extra room. With two rooms we had an relaxing night.
November 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike1117 Staff is very friendly and helpful
Great location. Stay at this Holiday Inn on business 4 to 5 times a year because the staff is very friendly and pays attention to small details that make a big difference in your stay.
Recommend this property highly. They are currently refreshing the rooms which will be another reason that makes this Holiday Inn a great place to stay on vacation or business.
November 11, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by mare45 Needs upgrade and repair
Room and service were okay but for the full weekend price too many amenities were out of service with no on-line notice: pool, spa, ice machines, pancake machine all non-working. Major remodel of one wing was taking place. But MAIN complaint was terrible urine odor in stairwell! Other hotels manage pet guests! Won't stay there again.
November 5, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by IHGmember2013 No TV, Gym
I was very disappointed during my recent visit. Stayed all week and the TV DID NOT WORK FOR THREE DAYS! Had issues with the bathroom cleanliness, had black TAR like stuff on the mirror and had to be moved. The last thing I want to do after a long day at work is pick up all my stuff and move to another room...again!
GYM has broken equipment.
The property is certainly not at par with other IHG properties.
PROS: Very friendly front desk staff, location.
Cons: Sadly many....
The front desk apologized for the issues with my stay and said they would give me extra points for my stay......Yet to see any of those points!
As a Platinum member I travel a lot and was very disappointed.
October 23, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 1951Greg Clean, Quiet and Friendly
All you can expect from a Holiday Inn Express. Clean, well kept and friendly.
October 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JTNY Nice Hotel
The room is nice a big. The bed is comfortable. I recommend this property to whom is traveling to Santa Barbara area.
October 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by amfm Worst stay
the hotel was very dirty,the location looks like the getto.
the room carpet , furniture and bathroom stained and dirty.
the breakfast had very few choices , no fruit.
I will never stay here again. waist of money.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EastWest66 Route 66
After completing Route 66 we were continuing our journey up to San Franssco using the 101 Coastal Highway. We wanted somewhere on route that was trustworthy, comfortable and affordable .....with a few 'extras' included. The Holiday Inn provided all of that - and more. The room was well appointed, the bed was super comphy and we were able to have a good breakfast before we left.
October 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Businessman858 Good Place
Grounds are nice and rooms are comfortable and clean. Highly recommend. Plain and simple
September 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chappie Excellent service and beautiful hotel
We would HIGHLY recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the Santa Barbara area. It was a relatively short drive from carpenteria to Santa Barbara.
The hotel itsellf was clean and quiet.
The rooms were very comfortable
The staff were so friendly and helpful.
We will continue to recommend holiday inn express to all our friends and family
September 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hamako Relax, Walk to Town, Love the ocean breeze
great place to relax, walk to downtown, get a bite to eat, lots of variety and delicious food, or walk to Albertson's grocery store (totally remolded and built green for energy use).
I got this reservation for my family while they were in town visiting me.
September 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 Staff and service went above and beyond!
As walkers in a 39 mile 2 day breast cancer event...the staff opened their hearts and their hospitality and provided access to the breakfast area the night before...we had to be up and out before the kitchen area opened... everyone cheered us on and asked if they could do anything to made our stay more comfortable...thanks for the support! Michael your the BEST! see you next year!
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by califan05 Cleanliness
Cleanliness is the most important thing to me! The first thing I do is check the bathroom! I don't want someone else's hair in there! Not only was this room clean, it was modern and simple and aesthetically pleasing!!
September 4, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JeffOC Good property close to beach
Good property, located within 10 minutes from the beach and the city center, 10 miles from Santa Barbara. Carpinteria is much quieter than Santa Barbara, and the beach is super nice. Unfortunately, the rooms don't have balconies, but otherwise they are spacious and comfy. Daily service is really good, pool and Jacuzzi are nice and clean. Overall, very good. Would be even better if we could open the window more than 1 inch.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by encinoguy Excellent all around stay
Could not be happier. Room was a great size and had plenty of space. Loved the amenities and breakfast was great. Perfect stay for the SB soccer tournament and I will definitely be back. Couldn't ask for anything more from this hotel.
August 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freddie64 Overall experiances.
I have been utilizing the staff and services of this establishment from the time the doors opened for business. I can honestly say that every one from the management position to the maids / maintenance and anyone connected with the operations have been great!
I would also like to mention that I have dealt with several different managers and have always been treated with the upmost of respect.
In closing I can honestly say that whenever I or my family are in the area and need a place to stay that it will be the, " Holiday Inn Express Carpenteria."
August 27, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jbbmoto Nice relaxing stay
We stayed here for a wedding that was in Santa Barbara. The hotel was very nice and very clean. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The location was very nice, close to the 101 and walking distance to the Carpinteria Park for a beautiful view of the ocean.
We enjoyed our stay and would recommend this hotel for a relaxing vacation.
August 23, 2013