Motel 6 Carpinteria North

4200 Via RealCarpinteria93013USA
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About Motel 6 Carpinteria North

Featuring free parking and an outdoor swimming pool, Motel 6 Santa Barbara – Carpinteria North is located just off US Route 101 in California’s popular Carpinteria beach resort. This basic low-cost accommodation is about five minutes’ drive from Carpinteria State Beach and downtown.

Remodeled rooms with fresh decor all feature an en suite bathroom with shower and granite countertops, Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen cable TV, wood-effect flooring and free local calls. Upgrade rooms add microwaves and fridges. There are accessible rooms too.

Facilities comprise vending machines, a 24-hour reception, a sun terrace and launderette. There’s a pet-friendly policy and kids can stay free.

Free morning coffee is served and there are convenience stores and eateries within a few steps.

Motel 6 Santa Barbara – Carpinteria North is about one mile from Carpinteria Amtrak Station and about ten miles from Santa Barbara for popular attractions like Stearns Wharf pier and Santa Barbara Zoo.


4200 Via Real, Carpinteria, CA, 93013, USA
Telephone: +1(805)6846921 | Fax: +1(805)5660387 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Handy location striking distance from the beach

There was praise for the handy location next to US Route 101 with convenience stores and gas stations close by, although dining options were reportedly a bit limited. Vacationers liked being just over one mile from the beach and central Carpinteria for more extensive shopping and dining options plus public transport links.

Praise for facilities, rooms and customer service

Reviewers were largely upbeat about the standard of the accommodation and customer service. The swimming pool was described as pleasant, while the rooms were often called simple but more than adequately comfortable and clean for a short stay. Guests appreciated the refurbished rooms which gave them a modern feel with wood-effect floors as opposed to carpets. However, some guests said the rooms were a bit small. According to many reviewers, personnel on reception were friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and courteous.

Decent value for money

This no frills motel often met or exceeded expectations of most budget travelers looking for a simple but comfortable place to stay. Many said it was good value for money and offered relatively affordable rates plus various freebies like parking and morning coffee in an often pricey area.

Negative Reviews

Unpopular Wi-Fi access charges

Charges for Wi-Fi were unpopular and it was often claimed the speeds on offer left a lot to be desired considering guests were paying for access.

Nuisance noises and odors

Noise from adjacent rooms was sometimes audible which disturbed some light sleepers. Some rooms were also exposed to traffic noise from the freeway nearby. A lingering smell of smoke displeased guests in some of the non-smoking rooms.

Minor cleanliness grumbles

Critics occasionally claimed cleaning standards weren't quite up to scratch. There were reports of linens that could have been better cleaned and mold in some bathrooms.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1627 reviews across the web
6.7 /10
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6.7 out of 10 based on 1627 reviews