Motel 6 Santa Barbara-Carpinteria South

5550 Carpinteria AveCarpinteria93013USA
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About Motel 6 Santa Barbara-Carpinteria South

Located in a contemporary low-rise off US Route 101 and about one mile from beautiful beaches in the central California coastal resort of Carpinteria, Motel 6 Santa Barbara-Carpinteria South offers low-cost lodgings with free truck parking and an outdoor swimming pool.

Colorful, revamped rooms featuring wood-effect flooring and en suite bathrooms with granite countertops boast air-conditioning, 32-inch flat-screen cable televisions, free local calls and desks. Accessible rooms are also offered.

Amenities comprise a 24-hour reception, launderette, sun terrace, vending machines and paid Wi-Fi throughout. Kids can stay free and pets are allowed.

Morning coffee is complimentary. Italian, Californian and fast food restaurants are among the eateries situated within half-a-mile.

Motel 6 Santa Barbara-Carpinteria South is about ten minutes’ drive from the scenic and wildlife-rich Los Padres National Forest. It’s about one mile away downtown Carpinteria with its Amtrak station. Central Santa Barbara is roughly 11 miles away for attractions like the Stearns Wharf pier and Santa Barbara Zoo.


5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA, 93013, USA
Telephone: +1(805)6848602 | Fax: +1(805)5669097 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • 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
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Great customer service

Reviewers spoke highly of the pleasant, obliging and professional personnel who enabled a swift check-in and had good local knowledge. Those traveling with their furry friends were delighted with the pet-friendly policy.

Popular location not far from beaches

There was praise for the convenient location of this motel just off US Route 101 in central California. Not only was it a short drive from beautiful Pacific Ocean beaches, but also there were gas stations and bus stops plus places to eat and shop in the s

Updated rooms and shared facilities won praise

Guests expressed positive views about the modernized rooms with flat-screen TVs, hard floors and vibrant decor. The rooms reportedly weren't fancy but had all the essentials for a short stay and were more than sufficiently clean and comfortable for the ne

Negative Reviews

Nuisance noises and smells reported

Light sleepers were occasionally disturbed by nuisance noise that traveled easily from adjoining rooms. Lingering smoky smells also disappointed guests in some rooms.

Unpopular Wi-Fi charges

Charges for Wi-Fi at this motel caused consternation among guests, who resented having to pay at all. Even though the charge was small, many visitors were surprised it wasn't thrown in for free. Several critics also took issue with underwhelming network s

Critics noted drawbacks in several rooms

Cleanliness and maintenance problems bothered guests in certain rooms. These included ineffective air-conditioning, trash leftover from previous occupants and inadequately cleaned bedroom floors and bathrooms. Critics also claimed certain rooms felt rathe

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1633 reviews across the web
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7.5 out of 10 based on 1633 reviews