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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
+1-888-389-4121
5606 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • 3-star Beach property
  • 2 meeting rooms in hotel
  • Every guests reviewed enjoyed the friendly atmosphere
  • Awesome vibe
From$109
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Motel 6 Santa Barbara S Ca #1353 in CARPINTERIA
+1-888-675-2083
5550 Carpinteria Ave., CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA 93013
  • Low priced property
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn - Carpinteria
+1-800-716-8490
4558 Carpinteria Ave., Carpinteria, CA 93013
  • 4-star Beach property
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • Amenities are good
  • Hot tub and pool are very small
From$109
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Motel 6 Santa Barb North Ca #346
+1-800-805-5223
4200 Via Real, CARPINTERIA, CALIFORNIA 93013
  • 2-star hotel
  • Check in: 11am
Inn on Summer Hill : 2520 Lillie Ave.
+1-888-965-1860
2520 Lillie Ave., Summerland, CA 93067 ~5.54 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 3 star hotel
  • 14 rooms in hotel
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
+1-888-788-5576
1260 Channel Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~8.13 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Luxurious 5 Star Oceanfront property
  • Hotel has 26 suites
From$495
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Montecito Inn in Santa Barbara
+1-888-897-9207
1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~8.15 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Four-star Suburban property
  • 10 suites in property
  • For 65%, the rooms looked old
  • Good accessibility by car
From$139
Very Good 4.0 /5Latest Reviews CallBookMore Details
Coast Village Inn - Santa Barbara
+1-888-311-4278
1188 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara, CA 93108 ~8.38 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • Check in time: 15:00
From$90
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
The Inn at East Beach
+1-888-469-4795
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~9.65 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Three Star property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Mar Monte Hotel, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
+1-888-734-9421
1111 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 Website ~9.70 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Expensive Beach hotel
  • 200 sleeping rooms in hotel
From$149
Average 3.5 /5Reviews CallBookMore Details
Motel 6 Santa Barbara Beach #1 : 443 Corona Del Mar
+1-888-841-5292
443 Corona Del Mar, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~9.75 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 2 star hotel
  • 51 rooms in hotel
Palmoro House
+1-888-455-5160
424 Por La Mar Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~9.79 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Mid-scale Beach property
  • 2 floors in property
  • Close to the beach with easily accessible parking
  • Stylish Hotel
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara
+1-888-965-8297
633 East Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 ~10.04 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 4-star Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 17 meeting rooms
From$139
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Hotel Californian
+1-888-906-6358
36 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.76 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Expensive hotel
From$75
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Villa Rosa Inn : 15 Chapala St.
+1-888-749-6785
15 Chapala St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.78 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • There was no hair dryer
  • Fantastic service
Ala Mar by the Sea
+1-888-878-9982
102 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.80 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Two star property
  • Beautiful beach
  • WiFi system needs upgrading
Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-389-4485
121 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.83 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Midscale Downtown property
  • Check-in: 3:00PM
  • Location is excellent
  • City centre within easy reach, said 100%
From$276
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Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
+1-888-389-4121
202 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.86 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Affordable Beach hotel
  • 11 suites in property
West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel : 306 West Beach Inn
+1-888-675-2083
306 West Beach Inn, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.91 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Midscale Beach property
  • Check in time: 4:00 pm
From$239
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The Waterman in Santa Barbara
+1-800-716-8490
12 East Montecito St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.94 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Four star Downtown property
  • Free comp. breakfast
From$139
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Beachside Inn
+1-800-805-5223
336 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.95 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Three Star Beach property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
From$80
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The Eagle Inn
+1-888-965-1860
232 Natoma Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~10.98 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 3-star Beach property
  • Check in: 3:00 PM
  • For only 61%, the noise level was all right
  • Near city centre
From$147
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Mason Beach Inn in Santa Barbara
+1-888-788-5576
324 Mason St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~11.00 miles west of Carpinteria
  • 3 star Beach hotel
  • 2 floors in property
Avania Inn of Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara
+1-888-897-9207
128 Castillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~11.02 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Furniture needs more attention
  • AC needs updating
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel
+1-888-311-4278
17 West Haley St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 ~11.12 miles west of Carpinteria
  • Midscale Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Average parking
  • For 83%, the rooms looked old
From$145
Very Good 4.0 /5Review Score CallBookMore Details
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Rates shown are nightly rates before taxes and do not necessarily reflect all Carpinteria, CA discounts available. The chart reflects the cheapest Carpinteria hotel for each day and each star rating category.

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: $186.32

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.

4 Star Hotel Prices in Carpinteria

Affordable Hotel Options in Carpinteria, CA

3 Star Average Prices: $169.14

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: $111.77

Best Discounts in Carpinteria, CA

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.

FAQs about hotels in Carpinteria

What are the top rated hotels in Carpinteria?

Simpson House Inn, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara and Hotel Californian are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the top luxurious hotels in Carpinteria?

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara and Simpson House Inn are the top 3 luxury hotels near Carpinteria city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Carpinteria?

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Motel 6 Santa Barbara S Ca #1353, and Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn are the properties closest to Carpinteria city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Carpinteria cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Carpinteria can be as cheap as $111.77 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Carpinteria cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Carpinteria has been $169.14 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a high-end hotel in Carpinteria cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Carpinteria has been $186.32 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Carpinteria?

Simpson House Inn, Hotel Californian and West Beach Inn, a Coast Hotel are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Carpinteria?

Comfort Inn & Suites Ventura Beach, Quality Inn Santa Barbara and Rodeway Inn Ventura are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the most popular Best Western hotels in Carpinteria?

Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn, Best Western Plus Santa Barbara and Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Carpinteria?

Kimpton Canary Hotel, an IHG Hotel, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites and Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city: Carpinteria, CA

Below are reviews of the city of Carpinteria, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Lovely "
Score 4.0 / 5

I like the small town feel

Sara K., from 02-Nov-2019
"Enjoy my stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the City. Beach, restaurants outside the hotel and great shops.

Sandra T., from 04-Aug-2019
"Enjoyed my stay!"
Score 5.0 / 5

Loved the City. Beach, restaurants outside the hotel and great shops.

Sandra T., from 04-Aug-2019
"Fantastic Staff "
Score 4.0 / 5

GM was great.

Alessandro P., from 17-Jul-2019
The average traveler rating of the city of Carpinteria, CA shown above is 4.5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews
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