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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria

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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

No need to search further for a GREAT place to stay while you are traveling along the Santa Barbara Coast in California. This is it! Near the freeway, tucked in where it's quiet, warm welcome by staff, great immaculate suites holy moly, can I say more. Don't let anyone talk you down on Holiday Inn. Once you walk in your... More 

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stuart, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great value. Rooms are nice and large. Entire facility is clean and in good shape. Breakfast is really better than most and price is right (free). The pool area and spa are very nice. We would definitely return to this motel..

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ONLY negative to our entire stay was the room door! I assume that it is a fire door, and that is appreciated, but it is extraordinarily heavy, and a child or somewhat fragile person would find it difficult to maneuver. It is really heavy! BUT, we appreciated a comfortable bed, selection of pillows, replenished bathroom amenities each day, conscientious... More 

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

Dear JARPHX, Thanks for the great review of our hotel. Yes, those are fire rated doors required by the local Fire Marshal. We have been challenged by the weight as you mention and we are working to adjust &/or replace the door closers to alleviate this problem. We are gratified that you found the remainder of your stay a pleasant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Check in was ok..apart from Kyle the rest of the staff were useless. No breakfast and nothing for our children to do in this inn. It's noisy as near the motorway and the carpets smelled foul. It's overpriced for what you get and I won't return unless I'm desperate!! I have no idea who awarded this place a plus???

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

Dear JuliaB1970, I'm sorry that we failed to impress during your recent visit. Based upon your comments, it almost looks as if you stayed at another hotel?? A $3 million interior renovation of our hotel was completed just a year ago. We don't have a Kyle, and we serve a complimentary breakfast daily 6:30am to 9:30am (we do extend our... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Aside from the fact that we requested adjoining rooms that were given away due to a computer crash and the fact that the bathtub was a bit clogged, we were pleasantly surprised by this hotel. The rooms are new, spacious, and gorgeous (we had 2 queens plus a sleeper sofa) and the hotel was quiet in spite of the number... More 

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

Dear snappytaco, Thanks for choosing our hotel for your visit and for taking some time to write a review. We are sorry for the snafu with our computers (thankfully since resolved), and for the slow draining tub. I am reassured by the fact that you found many positives to write about. We are always working towards that 5 star stay,... More 

San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night passing through, and found this place to be modern, clean, great location, with comfortable beds, roomy as we had 2 queens, and we loved the "Pancakes 8-Midnight" theme. Price was right.

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

Dear LeoEgo22, Thanks for the 5 star rating and review! Looks like we were hitting on all cylinders during our stay as is our goal every day, with every guest. Please come and visit us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a quick one night trip to Carpinteria and Santa Barbara. The hotel is in a great location (can walk to town and to the beach) and rooms were spacious. Breakfast was one of the best we've had - pancake machine, yogurt, cinnamon buns, scrambled eggs, bacon and more! Great service - we asked for more towels and blankets... More 

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

Dear Danni M, We're really glad you found us and enjoyed your visit to Carpinteria. We try really hard to cater to families and it sounds like our location and services worked for yours. Thanks for posting a review and giving us a 5 star rating. Hope you can visit again soon. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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