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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
Omaha, Nebraska
Level 5 Contributor
41 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cheaper alternative to Santa Barbara”
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
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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.
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Luciano Croccia
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
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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
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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.
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Luciano Croccia
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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74 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
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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
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Germany
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96 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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
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2 Thank HillaryTour
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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
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Carpinteria Inn
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Marysville, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
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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
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
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Thank jespassinthru
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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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Los Angeles, California
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2013

This hotel is good. It had excellent front desk service, excellent location, lovely courtyard and very standard rooms. It is not a fancy hotel but is very doable for a few nights - you can't beat its walk to town and to beach (10 minutes. )
Nothing screams I love this place - but you will love the town it's in. Value is very good

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Nancy M
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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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Property: Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn
Address: 4558 Carpinteria Avenue, Carpinteria, CA 93013-1863
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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 Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Carpinteria
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 143
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