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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carpinteria is just south of the Santa Barbara/Montecito/Summerland area, but offers a more casual atmosphere, with its own main street of stores and restaurants, and a beach with a good-sized parking lot. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is a bit outside of town, but then again closer to the southern, more private, but public-accessible, beach. You probably will drive... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a place to stay on our way down to Los Angeles from the Bay area. The prices in Santa Barbara were so high and expensive and I wanted a nice place without the $500 price tag. I chose this hotel as a recommendation from my sister and after reviewing it on Trip Advisor. It was perfect for a... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both of my children attended Cate School, a boarding school in Carpinteria. So we have spent 8 years traveling to Carpinteria from Los Angeles visiting our children. So the last time we were there in May for my son's graduation upon check out I forgot to empty a drawer and did not realize it until we were back home in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We been going to this Holiday Inn Express at least three times a year for many years now and we still enjoy going there. The Hotel is a short walking distance to a shopping center with a grocery store, hardware store, drug store, and great places to eat including and IHOP. Farther down the road -still walkable - is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is newly remodeled and extremely attractive. Staff was very helpful and courteous. Our room was quiet which is very important to me. And clean. The location, just south of town, is a great location too. Everything in our room was new.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The room was modern, spacious and comfortable. However there were at least 10 ants in the bed and pillow. I called housekeeping to come change the sheets when we were out. When we got back the room was made but still one dead ant in bed. I mentioned this to the front desk and they did not seem to care.... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria, responded to this review

Dear historyteacher50, Thank you for staying with us and providing us with your valuable feedback. Your satisfaction is important to us and we try hard to make sure all of our guests have a rewarding experience at our hotel. It is nice to know that you have regarded the comfort and modern design of the rooms. However, please accept our... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Clean and beautiful Hotel Front desk staff is rude and totally not interested in "service". I had a sick baby they WOULD NOT allow an early check in and refused to help us at all. I was told ."I'm sorry there is nothing I can do, there is a park". They watched me struggle with baby and bags...didn't lift a... More 

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria, responded to this review

Dear PSyaya, Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to leave us a candid review. We are deeply sorry for the unsatisfactory service you received from the staff. Please be assured that this matter will be looked into and appropriate actions will be taken. The feedback we receive from our valued guests, like you, enables us to... More 

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

All the Santa Barbara hotels were booked this past weekend and we wanted to visit our son at UCSB. I remembered stopping at this cute little town once called Carpenteria, and decided to stay her for one night. The Holiday Inn Express is great! Updated appearance, nice size rooms which include a flat screen, small refrigerator and large hooks by... More 

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Henderson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The desk clerk recommended a great Bar-b-que restaurant and the breakfast was very good in the hotel in the morning. Very clean and quiet, nice little pool and Jacuzzi. We got to explore some of the surrounding area and bough some VERY fresh fruit.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was a nice and apparently recently remodeled Holiday Inn Express. I didn't notice the traffic noise that others complained about. The staff was good about giving recommendations of where to eat. The breakfast was good but it wasn't as well stocked close to closing time.

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mensign, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria, responded to this review

Dear mwc104, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of your experience at our hotel. We did just complete a $3 Million renovation last May and we are hearing great feedback from our guests. We hope you have an opportunity to visit us again soon. And we have been working on our breakfast presentation to better satisfy the... More 

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