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Classic California Beach Town Getaway
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0.23 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (42 reviews)
We liked it!

"Appreciated both the location and the space."…"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Classic California Beach Town Getaway
New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach.  You wont get closer to the water.  Beach Loft.
5/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Beautiful stay.

"The unit is in a great location, was very clean,, and had an easy check in process. We will be back."…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2019

New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You wont get closer to the water. Beach Loft.
Carpinteria's Newest - Plush 1 Bedroom Lodging at the Beach
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0.4 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"Brand new plush condo close to everything. Easy one block walk to beach and short walk to restaurants and shopping. Loved the fire pit on nice front patio. Just a very nice and relaxing place. just what any beach lover would like."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Carpinteria's Newest - Plush 1 Bedroom Lodging at the Beach
Steps From Watching Sunsets in the Sand
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0.43 mi from city center
4.8/5Exceptional! (47 reviews)
Amazing apartment close to the beach

"This apartment was perfect! My daughter and I stayed there and we walked to the beach twice a day every day! Loys of great places to eat within walking distance. The apartment is well appointed and very comfortable. Great communication with the owner. I would definitely stay here again. Loved ..."…"

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Steps From Watching Sunsets in the Sand
Best Deal in Carpinteria!
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0.43 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (121 reviews)
Great Location

"We had a great stay at the condo. Wish we could have stayed longer."…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Best Deal in Carpinteria!
Affordable, end unit on courtyard in desirable La Cabaña! Steps From beach
4.6/5Wonderful! (19 reviews)
Great place

"Had a wonderful time Very clean centrally located to everything Close to the beach and town Will stay here again"…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Affordable, end unit on courtyard in desirable La Cabaña! Steps From beach
New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach.  You wont get closer to the water!  Surf Loft.
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Beautiful Wedding Retreat

"The property was absolutely beautiful and perfect location for after our wedding as we got married at Rincon Event Center, walking distance away. Perfect little getaway. Couldn't have asked for a nicer stay or location."…"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

New! Sea Lofts at Padaro Beach. You wont get closer to the water! Surf Loft.
The Cottages at Polo Run - Three Beautiful Cottages on 7 Acres
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3.01 mi from city center
4.9/5Exceptional! (35 reviews)
Weekend getaway

"This property is beautiful and an amazing view. It has a 'home,' like feel and I definitely recommend this place to everyone"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

The Cottages at Polo Run - Three Beautiful Cottages on 7 Acres
Beautiful Ocean & Polo View Luxury Condo Rental I Gated Santa Barbara Polo Club
5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Really nice condo ,kipley , the host was very helpful

"Property was well maintained nice pool , tennis courts and fitness centre"…"

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2019

Beautiful Ocean & Polo View Luxury Condo Rental I Gated Santa Barbara Polo Club
Spacious Newer Home Within Walking Distance of Secluded Beaches and Polo Fields
4.7/5Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Great space, convenient location to Santa Barbara Polo Club

"I loved that each of the 4 bedrooms has its own separate full bath. The orange trees and lemon tree in backyard are pretty. The property is pretty well maintained. Getting access to the house is easy. Was perfect location for an event we had at Santa Barbara Polo Club and close to 101 on ramp. The ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Spacious Newer Home Within Walking Distance of Secluded Beaches and Polo Fields
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Visiting Carpinteria

Families will find kid-friendly activities in Carpinteria, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, top-notch restaurants, and shopping. This welcoming city also attracts tourists with its cafés. Around the area, top sights include Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Mission Santa Barbara.

  • You'll find 356 Expedia hotels and other accommodations in the larger area of Santa Barbara
  • The closest major airport is in Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal), 18.2 mi (29.3 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Oxnard, CA (OXR), 22.5 mi (36.2 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Carpinteria

The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including Tomol Interpretive Play Area, Carpinteria State Beach, and Tar Pits Park. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary and Seaside Gardens.

As you plan your holiday retreat, you'll find 31 hotels and other lodging options to pick from in Carpinteria. Below are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria - With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its family-friendly amenities and beach locale.
  • Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn - Our customers like the bar and WiFi at this hotel. With a stay at this 3.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
  • Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South - With a stay at this 2-star motel, guests can enjoy access to an outdoor pool and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its central location and comfortable rooms.

Top places to visit outside the city include Presidio Santa Barbara, located 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from the city center, and Santa Barbara County Courthouse, which is 10.6 mi (17.1 km) away.

Getting Around Carpinteria

To see more of the larger area, hop on a train at Carpinteria Station. Carpinteria may not have many public transportation choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

Dressing for Carpinteria

  • Between January and March, daytime temperatures average 67°F, while nighttime temperatures stay around 44°F
  • From April to June, the average is 73°F during the day and 47°F at night
  • July through September sees average temperatures of 76°F during the day and 55°F at night
  • In October-December, you can expect 76°F as the daytime average and 44°F as the nighttime average
  • Carpinteria gets about 15.98 inches of rain per year
  • September and August are usually the hottest months averaging 76°F, while December and January are usually the coldest with an average temperature of 45°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Carpinteria?
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This hotel offers free breakfast and an outdoor pool. Reviews from our site also recommend Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn and Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Carpinteria, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most hotel bookings are fully refundable if cancelled prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of check in. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, it might still be possible to cancel it and get a refund within 24 hours of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then filter by “free cancellation” to view the best deals available in Carpinteria.
Where can I learn more about changing or cancelling my trip to Carpinteria?
To find more details about picking new dates or cancelling your trip to Carpinteria, click here.
What's the best accommodation for a budget-friendly stay in Carpinteria?
Based on reviews, Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South is a popular 2-star property for our travelers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North and Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation in Carpinteria?
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North is a property with an outdoor pool and free parking, and it’s a top choice on Expedia for families. Other good choices to stay with the kids include Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria. Attractions in the area like Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also fun for kids of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for a romantic getaway to Carpinteria?
Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn is a favorite 3.5-star hotel for couples, and features an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Another choice for a romantic stay is Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria.
What's the best pet-friendly hotel in Carpinteria?
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria North is a top property for people traveling with their pets, and offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi for its human guests. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria is another good option for a stay with your pet.
Where is the best hotel to stay close to Carpinteria State Beach?
Adjacent to Carpinteria State Beach, Santa Barbara, Carpinteria Beach Charming House is one of the top choices for your stay based on our traveler data, and this resort features in-room kitchens and fireplaces. Other good choices within a short distance include Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn and Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South.
What about the best place to stay near Rincon Beach Park?
One of the top choices for your stay is Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South, located 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Rincon Beach Park, and this property offers an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria and Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn are a couple of other good options within a few miles.
What's the best place to stay to stay near the beach in Carpinteria?
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria is a top beach property with an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria. Head to Carpinteria State Beach or Rincon Beach Park for some quality time by the water.
What are some accommodations with pools in Carpinteria?
Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South is a top property with an outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking. A couple of other options that offer an onsite pool include Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria.
What is the best spa hotel in Carpinteria?
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Carpinteria is a top spa hotel featuring an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Why not spend some time relaxing in the spa tub? Other popular spa hotels in Carpinteria include 2BR Rincon Ridge Ocean View Luxury with Jacuzzi by RedAwning and Best Western Plus Carpinteria Inn.

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