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Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 117 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Enjoyed It! What an enjoyable town and location. I wish I could have extended my stay however the traffic to commute to Santa Barbara is a gamble so sadly I had to leave Carpinteria. The staff was nice - remember this is laid back beach area so understand it is a different pace and a different generation - chill and relax that is what this location says to me. The restaurants in the town are memorable and the 6 miles I did not the beach walk / run was fantastic. People have commented on the carpet - the rooms were great and seemed extremely clean however the wear and color of the hallways seemed exactly like an open air near the beach carpet would be like - I sleep in the room and mine was excellent. I do not care about the halls carpet as it could be concrete I just drag my luggage across it to my clean room Will stay here again if I ever have the opportunity! May 27, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 ...wish I was in Carpenteria more often!!!! LOCATION: a quick stroll across the street to the beach for a brisk morning refreshing walk. RESTAURANTS: what a selection of GREAT food establishments all VERY close (within minutes) pizza, chinese, coffee, burgers, subs, thai, cafe (ZOOKERS=WOW). STAFF: friendly & helpful! from the front desk to housekeeping and maintenance, all happy to help and ready to roll. even the FREE breakfast crew was ready to meet our needs! PROPERTY: room was clean and stocked. halls and carpets fresh and maintained. landscape was colorful and sculptured. May 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good service Thank you very much. It is confortable stay at your hotel. May 1, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Surprisingly Nice I was quite leery of staying at a Holiday Inn Express. I'll admit I can be a bit prissy when it comes to where to stay. And I must say it was a surprisingly nice experience. Clean room with lots of smaller amenities. Great value. A far cry from the holiday inn's from the day's of yore. I would absolutely stay there again. April 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great service overall we had excellent experience, just didn't understand why we should pay extra 20$ for a bed that was already there.... April 26, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great experience, comfort and value Multiple things good about this hotel: Close to Santa Barbara and the ocean You don't need a 2 night minimum on weekends Upscale rooms, beds and overall look Such a great place and value near Santa Barbara. Great Staff! April 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Unacceptable bathroom fan noise In Room 141 when we turned on the bathroom light the fan made a terrible grating noise. The loudness of this noise was exceeded only by the screeching when the light and fan were turned off. Unacceptable for the price. March 22, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Location Located just a block from a beautiful walk along the bluff. March 7, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Convenient and quiet. This was a very comfortable hotel and so easy to get to. I look forward to staying here again. I wish they had some weight equipment at this location. The only exercise equipment was a couple of treadmills. The fridge froze everything I bought at the store (veggies, yogurt, beer). There was no way to turn it down so I unplugged it. I think the Holiday Inn needs to improve on breakfast selection as there is always only an alternate between scrambled eggs and an egg and "cheese" omlette. Also, their coffee leaves much to be desired. February 15, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Worse stay ever... My first couple minutes in the lobby set the tone for the entire trip. During check in, the guy could not find my reservation. After ten minutes of checking files and conferring with the other guy at the desk, he realized I was already checked in. Apparently, the person who checked in a few hours before me had a similar name as mine. Our first names are identical; however, the last names are not close. No big deal. they eventually got it corrected. Breakfast is nothing to cheer about. The is bacon is always burnt and brittle (it is better used for a salad topping). Sausage patties are swimming in a pool of grease in the warming pan. No variety of available fruit. An apple would not hurt. Still not too big of a deal. I do not eat breakfast everyday. This next problem should not have lasted my entire stay without it being addressed. The desk chair in the room was broken. The spring that allows the chair to rise is missing. I'm a fairly tall guy and do like sitting at a desk where my chin is just a couple inche from the table top. Heck, the coffee table top was higher than the broken chair. The morning after checking in, I bought this to the attention of the lady at the front desk. She made a note to have it addressed. I thought it was a simple fix. Swap chairs from a room that is not occupied. A couple days later I made the same request. Again the lady jotted a note. I asked twice more during my stay to have the chair replace with the same results...nothing happened. Not even a reason why they have not taken any action. This is totally unsatisfactory for such a simple problem February 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TV Problems The biggest problm we had was the TV Service. We had the staff come and try to resolve the problem but they were not able to correct the poblems. The problem was you couldn't turn theTV on/off or adjust the volume from the remote. This meant that you had to get up from bed to make any changes beside channel changes. The cable box worked well but not the TV, even if you selected "TV" on the remote. The comment from the staff was they have had alot of problems with the TV's and they are due for replacement. January 25, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by I can't get a receipt It will be a week tomorrow since we checked out, and I still don't have a receipt due to the Hotel's computer problems and lack of service. That's after my follow-up phone calls and email attempts. The property is a "refreshed" older property that is different than the NEW Holiday Inn Express facilities you may be familiar with around the country. Overall, I'd stay away from this one. January 20, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by not a good experience I have stayed at this hotel many times. The last time I stayed the room smelled really bad. I asked for another room and your staff was happy to help. In the second room I found fleas in the bed. My dogs have never had fleas. They are very spoiled and get every treatment available. I told the front desk and they said they would advise housekeeping. I showed them the several flea bites on my arm, but got no compensation. Even though I stay at your hotel several times a year this last experience has made me think twice about staying there again. January 15, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice Place, Good for Kids Motels in this area are pricey so this was actually reasonable for the area. I try and stay at this chain because they are consistent with what your going to get. Always clean and nice. Plus breakfast which is great if you have kids. I hadn't seen any reviews of this particular Holiday Inn Express so was hoping it was like the others ive been to and it was. January 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Well done! We stayed here New Years Eve, the night before we headed off to the Rose Bowl. The room was clean and comfortable. Shower good. No frills, but that's the way I like it. Breakfast is the usually garb-and-go-stuff, but that's all that was needed. January 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great place to stay It's been quite a while since I have enjoyed a stay as much as I did at your property. Everything was near perfect from. Fast professional check in (great desk staff), nice comfortable room, manicured grounds, nice breakfast setup, and even a great pool and jacuzzi. I will be back and stay again. January 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Overall very nice hotel. We booked 3 rooms via the Holiday Inn website for the best rates. Very comfortable , clean rooms even in the pet rooms. Pleasant and helpful staff as well. January 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Relaxing experience and great service. We recommend staying at Holiday Inn Express-Carpenteria. When planning our next visit to Carpenteria, we will be looking forward to making our hotel reservation at this location. November 3, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice property I stayed in the Holiday Inn Express recently due to a family birthday in town. The location is convenient to the beach and local amenities. My room was quiet and clean so I was very happy with my stay. The price is a little high for what you get however; it is very near to SBA and I believe it is the nicest chain hotel in Carpinteria. October 8, 2012
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