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Carpinteria California Hotels & Motels

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The Carpinteria center is about the area of Carpinteria Valley Museum and 1 mile southeast of Carpinteria Amtrak Station.

Carpinteria, California, is a small coastal city just east of Santa Barbara. Since the city is located right on the shores of the ocean, it's a popular spot for outdoor activities, such as surfing, sunbathing, and exploring tide pools. The city is also home to the free California Avocado Festival, which occurs every year in the beginning of October and draws around 110,000 visitors. Whether you want to enjoy the food and fun at the festival or you simply want to explore Carpinteria, you'll find plenty of area hotels for your stay that offer all the amenities you need. More from this guide...

Carpinteria Hotels & Accommodations

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites : 5606 Carpinteria Ave. 5606 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria (Santa Barbara County), CA 93013 ~0.40 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 108 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Staff is friendly and attentive
  • Close enough to see the sights
From$129
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Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn - Carpinteria
+1-888-305-3366
4558 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Bad housekeeping, according to 83%
  • Every guests reviewed were unsatisfied with the kitchenette
San Ysidro Ranch : 900 San Ysidro Lane
+1-800-881-1523
900 San Ysidro Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~7.99 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Four-star property
  • Make you feel pampered
  • Rooms could be larger
From$500
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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara 1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~8.13 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Luxurious 5-star Oceanfront hotel
  • Check in time: 4:00PM
From$495
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Montecito Inn : 1295 Coast Village Rd. 1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~8.15 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Expensive Suburban hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Comfortable beds
  • Most guests thought they were poorly maintained
From$139
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Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara 1111 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Website ~9.65 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Four-star Beach property
  • 3 floors in hotel
Santa Barbara House by Hyatt - Santa Barbara 424 Por La Mar Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~9.79 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 3 star Beach property
  • 24 rooms in property
  • Fresh fruit
  • About half of guests complained about the bathroom
The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort 633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~10.04 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Four-star Downtown property
  • Hotel has 23 suites
From$139
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Harbor View Inn in Santa Barbara
+1-888-305-3366
28 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.73 miles west of Carpinteria
  • High-end Beach hotel
  • Hotel has 13 suites
  • Loved the hotel restaurant and coffee shop
  • Professional service
From$240
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Hotel Californian in Santa Barbara 36 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.76 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Four-star hotel
Villa Rosa Inn in Santa Barbara 15 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.78 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Average value
  • No A/C
From$100
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Alamar Motel : 102 West Cabrillo Blvd.
+1-866-221-8581
102 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.80 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Low-priced hotel
  • Average view
  • Service is ok
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara 121 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.83 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • No breakfast at the hotel
  • Super small bathroom
From$276
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Hotel Milo 202 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.86 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Hotel has 29 suites
From$112
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Casa Del Mar Inn in Santa Barbara 18 Bath St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.89 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Expensive hotel
  • The majority of guests said the beds were comfortable
  • Most guests liked the big bathroom
From$105
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West Beach Inn - Santa Barbara 306 West Beach Inn, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.91 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • Comp. Breakfast
From$239
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The Wayfarer - Santa Barbara 12 East Montecito St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.94 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Four star hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
From$160
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Best Western Beachside Inn 336 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.95 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • 60 rooms in property
From$80
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The Eagle Inn : 232 Natoma Ave. 232 Natoma Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.98 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 3-star Beach hotel
  • Access to gym on-site
  • All guests thought parking was inexpensive
  • Balcony and fireplace was excellent
From$210
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Avania Inn of Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara 128 Castillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~11.02 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Mid-scale Beach hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Desserts were ok, said 66%
  • Ordinary amenities
Days Inn Santa Barbara : 116 Castillo St. 116 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~11.03 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Two star hotel
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara 17 West Haley St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~11.12 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Mid-scale Downtown property
  • Check in: 03:00 PM
  • Most guests thought the architecture was beautiful
  • Clean rooms
From$145
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Montecito Del Mar in Santa Barbara 316 West Montecito St., Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~11.14 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Mid-scale hotel
Hotel Santa Barbara 533 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~11.15 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Three Star Downtown hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Cleanliness Great
  • Friendly service
From$198
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Canary Hotel 31 West Carillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~11.56 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Luxury 5-star Downtown hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
From$319
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When to Visit Carpinteria, CA

While temperatures are fairly mild year-round in Carpinteria, summer is still the most popular time to visit. From June to August, average highs stay in the 70s Fahrenheit, and the city sees very little precipitation. This is when plenty of events happen around the area, and hotels will raise prices to take advantage of all the visitors. However, do keep in mind that June is usually the cloudiest month in coastal Southern California.

By the time September through November roll around, the summer crowds have thinned, which means hotels start to drop their prices. Since the temperatures still hover in the low- to mid-70s, that makes these months an ideal time to visit Carpinteria. Just remember that the Santa Ana winds can be strong this time of year.

From December to February, Carpinteria sees average highs in the mid-60s and average lows in the mid-40s. While the area doesn't see any snow, these are the wettest months, with rainfall averaging around two to four inches a month. However, if you don't mind dodging raindrops, this is the time of year when you'll find the lowest prices for hotel rooms.

Like fall, spring is also a great time to visit Carpinteria. The summer crowds haven't descended on the area, so you'll still find plenty of deals on hotel rooms. Plus, the rainy season comes to an end and average high temperatures from March to May are in the upper 60s, so it's very comfortable to head outside and do some sightseeing.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Carpinteria, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Carpinteria

Carpinteria by Star Rating

Below we've posted 3 graphs demonstrating mean price patterns by star rating class in Carpinteria, CA. You can use these line graphs to evaluate the most cost effective months to make a reservation in Carpinteria for your upcoming travels.

Luxury Hotel Options in Carpinteria, CA

4 Star Average Prices: $262.22

When you want a hotel that offers something special for your stay in Carpinteria, take a look at the luxury hotel options around the area.

San Ysidro Ranch is a 500-acre luxury resort ranch that's just five miles from the Santa Barbara Zoo and nine miles from the heart of Carpinteria. The individually decorated suites have furnishings that include crystal chandeliers and Persian rugs. Every room comes with fireplaces, patios, Nespresso machines, flat-screen televisions, and free wireless internet access. You can even book the cottage where John and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned. When you're hungry, the resort offers a complimentary continental breakfast and two elegant restaurants.

If you prefer to stay across from the ocean, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore offers ideal accommodations. The Spanish style luxury resort sits on 22 acres of lush gardens. The refined rooms come with 65-inch flat-screen televisions, free wireless internet access, Nespresso coffee makers with complimentary pods, and deep soaking tubs. If you want to relax during your stay, there are two pools and an on-site spa that offers massages, body treatments, facials, and more. When you're hungry, there's a lounge serving cocktails and tapas, a poolside bar and cafe, an Italian restaurant, and a Mediterranean restaurant.

Affordable Hotel Options in Carpinteria, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $197.40

No matter what time of year you decide to visit Carpinteria, you'll find many affordable hotel options. Sandyland Reef Inn is a modest motel that's just three miles from Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and a mile from Carpinteria State Beach. The relaxed rooms come with sitting areas, free wireless internet access, and flat-screen televisions with cable channels. Some rooms also have mini fridges. At the hotel, you'll enjoy amenities that include coin-operated laundry facilities, a seasonal outdoor pool, hot tub, and free parking.

Choose to stay at Motel 6 Santa Barbara – Carpinteria North and you're just 1.4 miles from Carpinteria State Beach. The colorful rooms feature granite countertops, wood-look floors, and 32-inch flat-screen televisions with AV connections for gaming. Additionally, children 17 and under can stay free with an adult. Amenities you'll enjoy at the hotel include coin laundry, a year-round outdoor pool, and free coffee in the lobby. If you're traveling with your pets, you'll also be happy to know they're also welcome at the hotel.

Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara House is a satellite building located a few blocks from the hotel's main lobby and just nine miles from the heart of Carpinteria. The rooms include coffee makers, refrigerators, free wireless internet access, 47-inch flat-screen televisions with cable channels, and in-room safes. When you stay at Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara House, you'll have full access to all amenities at the main hotel, including a fitness center, heated outdoor pool, spa services, and dining at a bistro with an ocean view. You can also arrange for transportation from Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara House to the main hotel.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Carpinteria

2 Star Average Prices: $142.46

2 Star Hotel Prices in Carpinteria

Carpinteria, CA Hotels with Discounts

Whether you're searching for special discounts or good deals to let you enjoy your getaway even more, the hotels around Carpinteria can help. If you have a AAA or CAA membership and you stay at The Fess Parker a Doubletree by Hilton Resort, you can enjoy five percent off your stay. While you're here, you'll find spacious rooms that offer an ocean view, mountain view, or resort view. You can take advantage of top amenities, like wireless internet access, a minibar, and a private patio or balcony. The resort also offers a heated outdoor pool, spa, three tennis courts, and five on-site restaurants.

When you're searching for discounts on your hotel room, book a stay at Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn. At this hotel, veterans, current military personnel, and qualified government employees can save 10 percent or more on their room. Additionally, AARP members and seniors 55 and older can save 10 percent or more. If you're a member of AAA or CAA, be sure to use your membership to get 15 percent or more off room rates. Finally, motorcycle enthusiasts who join the Best Western Ride Rewards discount program can save 10 percent or more on their room.

Best Value Options in Carpinteria, CA

The value option hotels in Carpinteria offer some of the top conveniences and amenities at prices that work with your budget. If you want to stay close to top attractions like Carpinteria State Beach and Rincon Beach Park, you want to book a room at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Carpinteria. These comfortable rooms come with high-pressure shower heads, coffee makers, desks, free wireless internet access, mini fridges, microwaves, and televisions with premium cable channels. The hotel also offers an outdoor pool, fitness center, business center, complimentary breakfast, and free parking.

Situated on scenic Highway 101, Cliff House Inn On the Ocean is eight miles from hiking at Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and three miles from Rincon Beach Park. All the rooms come with free wireless internet access, televisions, and refrigerators. When you exit your cozy room, you'll walk out onto a walkway that offers stunning views of the ocean that's just steps from the hotel. While you're at the hotel, take advantage of the complimentary continental breakfast, seasonal outdoor pool, upscale restaurant, and 200 feet of private beach.

Cabrillo Inn at the Beach is a low-key hotel that's nine miles from downtown Carpinteria and a half-mile from the Santa Barbara Zoo. Here you'll find simple rooms that come with mini fridges, free wireless internet access, and televisions with premium cable channels. Amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a second-floor sundeck with ocean views, free parking, and a continental breakfast served in a lounge offering ocean views.

What to Do in Carpinteria, CA

Since Carpinteria is right on the water, checking out the beaches is one of the most popular activities in the area. Carpinteria State Beach is a 62-acre protected beach that's ideal for surf fishing, birdwatching, camping, nature walks, and tide pool exploration. While it has a gentle slope and calm waves in some areas that are ideal for swimming, it also has more rocky areas that create good surfing swells. There's also Rincon Beach Park, which is very popular for surfing, as well as offering a place for swimming, picnicking, and birdwatching.

If you're interested in some of the best hikes and views in the area, head to Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve. Here you'll find hiking trails that lead to scenic overlooks of the ocean and a great spot for birdwatching and whale watching. There are also trails that take you to the edge of a harbor seal sanctuary. When the tide is out, you can even head down to the beach and explore the tide pools.

Whether you're checking out the festivals or enjoying the outdoors, you'll find a variety of hotels in Carpinteria that are perfect for your stay.

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