HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES

5606 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria (Santa Barbara County), CA 93013 United States (USA)
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2.5 Star Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara County
34.392 -119.5097
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Very Good
4.0/ 5

Based on 258 guest reviews

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  • Outdoor pool at hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Saves 15.5%!
  • Access to gym on-site
  • Hotel has 108 rooms
  • Check out time: 12:00pm
  • Group score of 10.0/10
  • Hotel has 2 meeting rooms

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Local Attractions

Carpinteria State Beach - 1/2 mileRincon surfing beach - 2 milesDowntown Santa Barbara - 12 milesMission Santa Barbara - 15 milesStearn's Wharf/Santa Barbara beaches - 11 miles

Our Hotel Planner Expert Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Our expert hotel planners periodically visit and review the hotels we represent in person. This is the most recent visit:
"Group Friendly property"
Overall Score3.5/ 5
A nice two story property with rooms with interior corridors, an outdoor pool & jacuzzi, free hot breakfast, free wifi and ample parking. Group friendly hotel, with everything a group is searching for rooms with some extra living room space, mini fridge, laundry on-site, fitness rooms, quiet location, etc. It is close to the 101 freeway, just 10 miles from Santa Barbara, close to the local beach, close to shopping, fast food restaurants, grocery stores and quaint beautiful old town Carpinteria. What makes this such a great location is how much you can save just for staying outside of pricey Santa Barbara.
Melissa C., a local HotelPlanner Carpinteria (Santa Barbara County) expert from US flag
30-Sep-2013 Verified Review

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Summary of 498 verified reviews

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85
Very Good

Excellent family hotel. Close to Starbucks. Close to the beach with many options for eating and drinking. Free internet. Clean wellness & sports facilities. Spacious rooms.

“Family-friendly TV programming” “Close to Starbucks and grocery store”

Excellent Family Hotel Top 1% in city

Good to know

  • Noisy

    “Noisy next door” “Lots of noise”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Hotel was clean and modern”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Two double beds worked well for our family” “Pillows were great”

  • Modern Hotel

    “Newer hotel” “Very up to date room”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

93/100
119 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Pool surroundings and rooms are immaculate. Clean wellness & sports facilities.

“Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Room was clean and cozy” “Hotel is clean and beautiful”

Location

90/100
113 reviews

Great location. Central location, near good restaurants and bars, and the beach. Convenient car access and well-priced parking.

“Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights” “Lots of shops and restaruants”

Service

87/100
125 reviews

Reception is average, but service is professional.

“Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating” “Professional staff”

WiFi

87/100
13 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Free Internet” “Internet great” “Free wifi”

Vibe

85/100
43 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Entrance area is ok. Stylish Hotel. Awesome for families.

“Comfortable reception area” “Decor was fresh and pleasing” “Newer hotel”

Pool

82/100
50 reviews

Clean pool area.

“Nice to have pool towels” “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Pool were very clean”

Breakfast

76/100
155 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice” “Excellent breakfast”

Room

75/100
218 reviews

Tidy, modern rooms with good minibars and excellent beds. Rooms needing maintenance, with bad bathrooms and A/C. Large rooms with standard TV's.

“Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “Pillows were great” “Rooms were modern and up-to-date”

Amenities

69/100
34 reviews

Okay buildings and entrance area. Pleasant hotel grounds.

“1 st floor quiet but a little dark” “Decor was fresh and pleasing” “Nice landscaping”

Bar

27/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“Milk was frozen” “Does not have any bar” “No bar area”

Good to know

  • Great pool

    “Nice to have pool towels” “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Hotel was clean and modern”

  • Clean

    “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Room was clean and cozy”

  • Clean rooms

    “Beautiful clean rooms” “Nice and neat rooms”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

93/100
23 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Room was clean and cozy” “Hotel is clean and beautiful”

Service

89/100
26 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating” “Professional staff”

Location

89/100
22 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

“Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights” “Lots of shops and restaruants”

Pool

83/100
19 reviews

Great pool.

“Nice to have pool towels” “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Pool were very clean”

Vibe

82/100
5 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Comfortable reception area” “Decor was fresh and pleasing” “Newer hotel”

Breakfast

78/100
39 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice” “Excellent breakfast”

Room

73/100
45 reviews

Large, clean rooms with excellent beds. Dilapidated rooms and bathrooms.

“Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “Pillows were great” “Rooms were modern and up-to-date”

Amenities

70/100
7 reviews

Average hotel building.

“Second floor which was newly renovated” “1 st floor quiet but a little dark” “Relaxing environment”

Good to know

  • Modern Hotel

    “Newer hotel” “Very up to date room”

  • Awesome vibe

    “Comfortable reception area” “Decor was fresh and pleasing”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Nicely renovated, large suite” “Room was spacious”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Two double beds worked well for our family” “Pillows were great”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

93/100
12 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Room was clean and cozy” “Hotel is clean and beautiful”

Location

92/100
13 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights” “Lots of shops and restaruants”

Vibe

86/100
7 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel.

“Comfortable reception area” “Decor was fresh and pleasing” “Newer hotel”

Service

83/100
14 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating” “Professional staff”

Value

81/100
9 reviews

Best value for money.

“Very reasonable pet fee” “Great value” “Perfect free breakfast”

Breakfast

77/100
14 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice” “Excellent breakfast”

Room

70/100
35 reviews

Large, clean rooms with excellent beds. Dilapidated rooms and bathrooms.

“Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “Pillows were great” “Rooms were modern and up-to-date”

Amenities

70/100
3 reviews

Great amenities.

“Second floor which was newly renovated” “1 st floor quiet but a little dark” “Comfortable reception area”

Comfort

67/100
19 reviews

Spacious, moderately comfortable rooms with excellent beds, but noise problems.

“Two double beds worked well for our family” “Noisy next door” “Lots of hallway noise”

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice”

  • Great location

    “Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights”

  • Great room

    “Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “Pillows were great”

Review highlights

Location

91/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights” “Lots of shops and restaruants”

Service

88/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating” “Professional staff”

Food

80/100
3 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant that was open” “Including eggs, bacon, turkey” “Fresh fruit”

Breakfast

79/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice” “Excellent breakfast”

Room

78/100
9 reviews

Great room.

“Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “Pillows were great” “Rooms were modern and up-to-date”

Good to know

  • Noisy

    “Noisy next door” “Lots of noise”

  • Fair breakfast prices

    “Including eggs, bacon, turkey” “Free breakfast buffet”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Hotel was clean and modern”

  • Beach nearby

    “Nearby beaches” “Very close to the beach”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

93/100
111 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Pool surroundings and rooms are immaculate. Clean wellness & sports facilities.

“Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Room was clean and cozy” “Hotel is clean and beautiful”

Location

92/100
104 reviews

Great location. Near city centre with nearby beaches, restaurants, bars, and shopping. Reasonably accessible by car. Affordable parking.

“Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights” “Lots of shops and restaruants”

Service

88/100
113 reviews

Reception is average, but service is professional.

“Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating” “Professional staff”

WiFi

85/100
11 reviews

Fast and cheap WiFi.

“Free Internet” “Internet great” “Free wifi”

Vibe

83/100
38 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel. Friendly atmosphere. Entrance area is ok. Stylish Hotel.

“Comfortable reception area” “Decor was fresh and pleasing” “Newer hotel”

Wellness

81/100
16 reviews

Clean wellness & sports facilities. Average fitness area.

“Across from gym” “Fitness center was great” “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean”

Pool

81/100
41 reviews

Clean pool area.

“Nice to have pool towels” “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Pool were very clean”

Breakfast

78/100
140 reviews

Great and affordable breakfast.

“Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice” “Excellent breakfast”

Room

74/100
199 reviews

Tidy, modern rooms with good minibars and excellent beds. Rooms needing maintenance, with bad bathrooms and A/C. Large rooms with standard TV's.

“Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “Pillows were great” “Rooms were modern and up-to-date”

Amenities

71/100
30 reviews

Good amenities and entrance area and hotel buildings are alright.

“Second floor which was newly renovated” “1 st floor quiet but a little dark” “Comfortable reception area”

Bar

27/100
9 reviews

Bar is not good.

“Milk was frozen” “Does not have any bar” “No bar area”

Good to know

  • Great pool

    “Nice to have pool towels” “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean”

  • Clean hotel facilities

    “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Hotel was clean and modern”

  • Great amenities

    “Second floor which was newly renovated” “1 st floor quiet but a little dark”

  • Clean

    “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Room was clean and cozy”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

93/100
22 reviews

Clean hotel facilities. Clean rooms.

“Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Room was clean and cozy” “Hotel is clean and beautiful”

Service

89/100
20 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating” “Professional staff”

Location

89/100
19 reviews

Excellent location close to the beach.

“Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights” “Lots of shops and restaruants”

Pool

83/100
13 reviews

Great pool.

“Nice to have pool towels” “Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Pool were very clean”

Vibe

82/100
5 reviews

Awesome vibe.

“Comfortable reception area” “Decor was fresh and pleasing” “Newer hotel”

Breakfast

80/100
29 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice” “Excellent breakfast”

Room

72/100
41 reviews

Large, clean rooms with excellent beds. Dilapidated rooms and bathrooms.

“Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “Pillows were great” “Rooms were modern and up-to-date”

Amenities

71/100
5 reviews

Good amenities and hotel building is acceptable.

“Second floor which was newly renovated” “1 st floor quiet but a little dark” “Comfortable reception area”

Comfort

67/100
23 reviews

Spacious, moderately comfortable rooms with excellent beds, but noise problems.

“Nicely renovated, large suite” “Two double beds worked well for our family” “Noise from adjoining rooms”

Good to know

  • Modern Hotel

    “Newer hotel” “Very up to date room”

  • Awesome vibe

    “Comfortable reception area” “Decor was fresh and pleasing”

  • Spacious rooms

    “Nicely renovated, large suite” “Room was spacious”

  • Comfortable beds

    “Two double beds worked well for our family” “Pillows were great”

Review highlights

Cleanliness

93/100
12 reviews

Clean rooms.

“Pool and spa were absolutely spotlessly clean” “Room was clean and cozy” “Hotel is clean and beautiful”

Location

92/100
13 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights” “Lots of shops and restaruants”

Vibe

86/100
6 reviews

Awesome vibe. Modern Hotel.

“Comfortable reception area” “Decor was fresh and pleasing” “Newer hotel”

Service

84/100
13 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating” “Professional staff”

Breakfast

77/100
14 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice” “Excellent breakfast”

Room

69/100
32 reviews

Rooms are okay but needing better maintenance, with subpar bathrooms. Large, clean rooms with excellent beds.

“Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “No movie channels” “Water heater was not working”

Comfort

66/100
16 reviews

Spacious, moderately comfortable rooms with excellent beds, but noise problems.

“Two double beds worked well for our family” “Noise from adjoining rooms” “Some stains on sheets”

Good to know

  • Fantastic service

    “Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating”

  • Tasty breakfast

    “Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice”

  • Great location

    “Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights”

  • Great room

    “Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “Pillows were great”

Review highlights

Location

91/100
6 reviews

Great location.

“Excellent freeway access” “Close enough to see the sights” “Lots of shops and restaruants”

Service

88/100
7 reviews

Fantastic service.

“Staff was excellent” “Staff was very accommodating” “Professional staff”

Food

80/100
3 reviews

Delicious food.

“Restaurant that was open” “Including eggs, bacon, turkey” “Fresh fruit”

Breakfast

79/100
7 reviews

Tasty breakfast.

“Night breakfest was great” “Complimentary breakfast is very nice” “Excellent breakfast”

Room

78/100
9 reviews

Great room.

“Refrigerator and microwave were in great condition” “Pillows were great” “Rooms were modern and up-to-date”

Review highlights

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Customer Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

4.0 out of 5.Based on 258 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Completely renovated in 2014, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is still one of the areas newest hotels. All accommodations are oversized "studio suites" with refrigerators and microwave ovens, free High-speed wireless internet, and one king or two queen beds. A complimentary deluxe "Express Start" breakfast is served daily in our breakfast cafe'.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:3:00pm
Check Out:12:00pm
Year of Last Renovation:2014
Floors:2
Rooms:108
Corridors:All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:108
Handicap Rooms:7
Suites:1
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:2
Meeting Space:450 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 30 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:0.3 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Pool Info:
Outdoor heated pool & whirlpool spa, open daily 7:00am to 10:00pm.
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
24 Hours in advance
Nightly Parking:0.00
Total Taxes:12.00%
Total Misc Fees:$0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)

Amenities / Features


Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet friendly wing only (1st floor) add $15.00 per night.


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shower
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • Travellers cheques accepted
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Santa Barbara Airport - 18 miles North of Hotel. No hotel shuttle available. One-way taxi fare approx. $45

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Complimentary expanded continental breakfast served daily 6:30am to 9:30am. Expanded hours during summer weekends.

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

The Holiday Inn Express highlights above are subject to change without notice.

Seasonality and Projections at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

Rate fluctuations of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

The chart above shows fluctuations of prices for both group/meeting rates and the best individual traveler prices our system could find at the time the group bid was placed. The most competitive group/meeting rate displayed is 35.7% in the month of June 2014 and the highest average individual rate is $260 in the month of September 2016. This chart will show past seasonality and also project future months. If you are flexible with dates, you may want to consider staying at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites in a month when rates are lower.

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