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“Too crowded and noisy” 3 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4558 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013   |  
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
Escondido, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Too crowded and noisy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here several times because its near family. Older, less updated but well kept. Last visit was noisy...lots of college students living there, parking very limited and noisy bar. We were on first floor, upstairs occupant decided to shower at 3:00am, and walk around slamming stuff for an hour. No breakfast included although there's an onsite restaurant. Next time, back to Holiday Inn Express.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bwcarpinn, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at our property.
On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for not exceeding your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you gave us to implement improvements to ensure we offer a better experience for guests in the future.
I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.
If I can provide any assistance, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 805-684-0473.

Sincerely,

Luciano Croccia
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I stayed here to save some money, rather than staying in Santa Barbara. It's an easy drive from the hotel to State Street in Santa Barbara. The hotel itself is fairly nice and the front desk staff are very friendly and helpful. Having stayed at Best Westerns almost exclusively, I'm not sure this one deserves the "Plus" name. Upgrades to the rooms are need and the bathrooms need some attention. There is a restaurant in the hotel that provides breakfast, but I didn't check that out. I'd recommend this hotel if you're looking for a good deal.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bwcarpinn, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at our property.
Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 805-684-0473.
Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.

Sincerely,

Luciano Croccia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

This is a lovely hotel with a beautiful courtyard, not visible from the street. Rooms with courtyard view have a shared balcony which can be a problem if you have noisy neighbors but the staff will respond quickly. Rooms are remodeled and very clearn. Hotel is a short drive to the beach.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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bwcarpinn, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at our property.
Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 805-684-0473.
Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.

Sincerely,

Luciano Croccia
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Stayed 1 evening just passing through. This is your typical motel property and not much different than the ones in Santa Barbara but the parking is free and it's half the price. S.B. is only a 10 min drive away which is where we went to have dinner and spend the evening.

When returning to the hotel, there was a tour bus idling (loudly) outside while it's guests unloaded (tours for 18-35 yr olds it said on side of bus). The guests were loud coming/going and the bus apparently took them elsewhere but only to return again later in the evening. The hotel is surrounding by it's parking lot as well as roads. I really can't say where the quiet rooms would be. I heard mention of buses in reviews but now I know what they meant....

Hotel was clean and as expected. The shower head was broke and spit water out weirdly. Staff was okay and never asked or checked out the breakfast.

Carpinteria is a cute lil town with a couple bakeries on the main street about 1/4 mile walk (or drive) from the hotel. There is a coffee bean & tea leaf as well.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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bwcarpinn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Anthony,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at our property.
Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 805-684-0473.
Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.

Sincerely,

Luciano Croccia
Management
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
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Germany
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Very clean hotel in an extraordinary building and with very good location near 101 freeeway.
Rooms are very spacious and clean. Very friendly staff. I can hardly find anything that is wrong with this place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bwcarpinn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Hilary,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at our property.
Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 805-684-0473.
Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.

Sincerely,

Luciano Croccia
Management
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
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Marysville, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

This property is located near the 101 freeway and convenient to the downtown of Carpenteria. It is a beautiful mission style building with a pretty inner courtyard. The staff is very helpful. Carpenteria is a pretty beach town with good restaurants and lots of amenities. If you are visiting the Santa Barbara area, I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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bwcarpinn, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Dear Mr. Bill,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at our property.
Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 805-684-0473.
Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.

Sincerely,

Luciano Croccia
Management
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

The BWP in Carpinteria is simply a great deal. Only a few more minutes down the 101 from Santa Barbara (which is a plus if you're heading farther south), the hotel is much less expensive than anything in SB. Our room was very spacious, on the outside of the building (which we feared would mean freeway noise all night, but wasn't a problem), clean with good (not great) linens ( this isn't the Four Seasons after all). After a quick dinner in "downtown" Carpinteria, we sat in the wonderful court yard and had a drink. The interior rooms open to the court yard, so those are probably more desirable rooms, but then again, who wants people sitting right outside their door. Only minus is that I looked at the spa while considering a soak and it looked like it hadn't been vacuumed in a few days (just the normal dirt on the bottom), but enough to turn me off the idea.

Room Tip: Interior rooms and exterior rooms toward the front of the hotel probably quieter, as freeway runs al...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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bwcarpinn, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn, responded to this review, October 11, 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for your review regarding your recent stay at our property.
Your business is very important to us and we value your feedback. By telling us what you liked about your stay and how we can improve, you are helping us deliver a superior experience for you and other guests in the future. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
If I can be of assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to contact me at 805-684-0473.
Thank you again for taking the time to complete the survey. We appreciate your loyalty to our brand.

Sincerely,

Luciano Croccia
Management
BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
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Address: 4558 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
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Location: United States > California > Carpinteria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 143
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