Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 126
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by harold73 simple, no frills, good
it's good for what it is...no complaints. rooms have been upgraded - good news
July 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2redsmom First stop on Vacation
I was a little nervous about booking a Holiday Inn Express at first, but all the reviews were favorable. We were so pleased with the hotel and our stay! The hotel is newly remodeled and looks great. The rooms were clean and breakfast had something for everyone. My husband and I sat outside in the patio area for breakfast while we waited for our teenagers to wake up. It was a very pleasant way to start the morning.
The hotel is a short drive to the cute little town of Carpinteria.
I would definitely recommend this hotel.
July 25, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 1 William 30 Nice large rooms
Hotel is somewhat pricey for an "Express". Aside from the Front Desk personnel, staff is not very friendly. Breakfast selection is OK nothing to get to excited about.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lorigiac Great Hotel
Michael, the manager, takes care of our hotel rooms every year for a family reunion. He a great guy, runs an efficient hotel. Rooms get cleaned early. Staff is very nice, breakfast is great. Very clean hotel. Can't say enough good things.
July 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Charliekinca Nice but nothing extraordinary
This is a nice hotel as many Holiday Inn Express hotels are but seemed a little overpriced. The staff was friendly and the place clean and not dated.
July 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dbisnas Not interested in customer service
We are a large family and booked 2 rooms. When we checked in the check in staff needed a charisma bypass. It was not a welcoming check in.
Our rooms were located by the pool which was supposed to be closed at 10pm. On the second night there was a family reunion which went on partying by the pool until past 11.45pm, then continued to party in the room above us until after 1.45am when I informed reception.
Upon check out I asked for a refund for last nights stay but was only offered a $100 credit for a room costing over $300 they did not care and the manager did not even come out of the office to discuss the issue.
We are touring the west coast and staying in IHP hotels for the complete stay spending over $10,000 now i will be changing to a new hotel chain.
July 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LuvTwoTravel Wonderful Remodel
I stayed here with my family and we all loved it. The setting is beautiful with outdoor seating for breakfast and great landscaping. All the staff are friendly and helpful. We will definitely return the next time we visit Santa Barbara.
July 12, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Systane3 Great location and family friendly
If you stay here be sure to request room in middle of hall and not near stairwell because the door slams shut. And request room on the opposite side of Carpenteria Street due to the road traffic. we got no sleep the first night. The second night we slept better because we used earplugs. The bed was very uncomfortable. Hotel is right down street from a wonderful quaint shopping area and many great restaurants.The entire area and city is great.
July 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jamesmp 床铺舒适
July 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by elizaQH Enjoyable stay!
We stay at this inn at least once a year when we go to Carpinteria for Rods and Roses. Our stay has always been a very pleasant experience, and this year was no exception. Though the hotel has always been very well kept and clean, we noticed a number of upgrades this year. Very nice!!
July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wandering Traveler Comfortable bed and clean room
The bed was really comfortable and got a really good night sleep. The room was very clean. Also loved the refrigerator and microwave. I am a tea drinker and usually will not use the coffee maker because it always has the lingering coffee taste in a cup of tea. The microwave allowed me to heat my water for a nice cup of tea in the morning. :)
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CinnamonOreo Comfortable bed and great breakfast, lot's of choices.
This is a nice clean facility. Recently renovated. They are still having some minor electrical issues. The rooms are big, comfortable and modern. Makes you feel very comfortable. The breakfast is included which makes this a great value, especially if you have kids, which I do. The breakfast is good and they give you lots of choices. The pool is a bit small and they could use a few more chairs.
I would stay here again and recommend it to my friends.
July 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Raj10 Clean Rooms but Poor Breakfast choices and Service
We recently stayed at this Holiday Inn for a short vacation near the beach. Looks like hotel is upgraded recently and although it is little expensive for a holiday inn rooms are nice and clean. Wireless internet is good and had fast check in and check out. However even though there is a flat screen TV in the room there is no High definition.
The complimentary breakfast area is small and too crowded. There is virtually nobody there to assist and took long time to even refill the food which is pretty much gone by the time they refilled it. Had tough time scrambling through the area with a 4 year old.
If you are looking for a clean hotel near the beach within a reasonable budget I recommend this hotel. However prefer going to a nearby IHop for breakfast.
July 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Free Independent Traveler Disappointed in Carpinteria
Needs workers who care about who they are serving.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pingle Good position for nearby beach
Newly decorated and re-furbished, this is a very comfortable motel. Beds are superb. Ask for a room not overlooking the Freeway for peace and quiet. Pool area also refurbished and poolside furniture is comfortable, although more might be required. Staff very helpful and knowledgeable. Hotel directory not available in the room and, depsite it being requested 4 times and promised one would be found, it never materialised. This meant we had no details to hand re facitlities, times etc. Washing and drying facilities were appreciated for holiday travellers! Lovey beach nearby with free parking and many restaurants in the near vicinity. Highly recommended.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bea52 Oustanding Hotel
Great accommodation, awesome staff. Professional & friendly.
Clean, fresh paint & new furniture. Great to have microwave & frig in room.
Pool area clean nice
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by xpmac2 Had a good stay
Hotel was recently remodeled so the rooms are fresh and clean with new funiture and carpet. Front desk clerk is pleasant and helpful. I stay here at least once a month.
June 19, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ryatri Newly renovated Hotel
Clean and Comfortable. The food can use some upgrading
June 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MuzzysMix Convenience transformed
Have stayed at this property as it is proximate to family in the area. However, was able to experience the completed remodel this past visit and I now am looking forward to the next time spent IN the hotel. All the changes made were improvements and done in a tasteful palette: colors that are calm and relaxing, furniture choices and placement create a more spacious feel in the room, and luxury touches . . . comfortable beds, linens, bath products were upgraded. Dining area incorporated better use of space to accommodate more people . . . which is busy in this location. Heated pool a hit with the kids; relaxing downtime for adults in lovely setting. Definitely would recommend this location to anyone traveling to Carpinteria/Santa Barbara area. p.s. Glad they kept the smiling/polite staff that I always encounter!
June 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Joyce B Nice family hotel with convenient hot breakfast
Great place to stay to enjoy this quaint beach town. Be sure to go to Tony's Italian Restaurant
June 9, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by scotta2222 comfotable
A little overpriced for the experience. Nice room and a good breakfast. Hotel down the street is a third of the price for as nice rooms.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by namtaitai Great hotel!
Very clean hotel room. Room deco was very cozy and extremely clean. Breakfast is great with a lot of different choices. Staff was friendly. Plenty of parking spaces. Love the fact that there are many electric outlets in the room that are easy to find. Also love that plenty of disposable cups are provided to ensure hygiene. Check-out was very fast and easy, you only need to leave keys inside the room. Location was great. A/C was perfect, bed was very comfy. Water pressure was very good. But I do not like the bathroom door that it closes but itself, I have to use a shoe as a stopper.
But overall it is a very excellent hotel. Strongly recommend!
May 30, 2014
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