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Hotel Description

At Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Tar Pits Park and Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool and in-room LCD TVs.

WiFi, cable TV, and free local calls are featured in all 138 rooms.

Attractions within a 20-minute drive of this Carpinteria motel include Presidio Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$66 per night

Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible (Roll-in Shower)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.6 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 2.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.5 out of 5.0
1 out of 5


In the past 15 days I have been in 15 hotels. This was the worst ever!! The rooms are micros..no where for luggage, no microwave, no mini-fridge, poor places to park and the staff is helpless, judgemental and borderline rude. Don't bother!

Posted by , from San Clemente, CA on Jun 15, 2017

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1 out of 5

Worst hotel ever!

We had the nastiest room, the floors were wood so they weren't clean at all. The floors were black, had other people's hair on the ground, and we killed an earwig on the floor by the beds. The shower would be either really hot or really cold! The bathroom was horrific, the shower was dirty, the sink wouldn't drain so the nasty water just sat in the sink so we had to brush our teeth in the tub! We put towels down so we could walk because the bathroom was disgusting. The beds were so uncomfortable and you only got 1 pillow each person but the pillows felt like nothing! The bathroom reminded me of a really gross circle K bathroom! We wore our shoes the whole time because we did not want to be barefoot on the gross ground.

Posted by , from Arizona on May 29, 2017

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2 out of 5

uncomfortable bed

Pros: Good location.
Cons: They should put good mattresses in. Much can be forgiven if the bed is comfortable. They should air out the rooms. It was stuffy with a strange odor.
Location: Short walk to beach and good food close enough to walk. Many interesting dining choices.
Close to beach(short walk), fairly quite but just went ahead and gave up room and drove home as bed was just too uncomfortable to sleep in. We were just out the money but happy to have not suffered through the night.

Posted by on May 28, 2017

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3 out of 5


Pros: Location was good
Cons: could doozy up the rooms a bit more.
Location: Good.
The room was very plain and modest. Did have beds though. No shampoo provided. no noise from freeway or street.

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

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1 out of 5


Cons: NO
NEVER DIRTY OLD I didint find pillow as basic also

Posted by , from FL on May 1, 2016

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2 out of 5

no manager available

Pros: location
Cons: staff professionalism
Location: great location restaurants, bars and beach within minuetes.
The new girl was fantastic but the manager was in hiding at all times. Had a question for him but was never around.

Posted by , from Honolulu, Hawaii on Dec 11, 2015

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4 out of 5

Good location

Location: the beach is walking distance away
We paid quite a bit for the room I felt for what it offered but it is the summer time and there was a soccer tournament going on so everything was elevated! but I would stay here again. the bed was a little stiff for my liking, but I've slept in worse.

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015

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2 out of 5

Barely adequate

Location: Easy to access motel in charming Carpinteria, near the ocean/beaches
Our bed was one of the hardest I've ever experienced....that, and we were on the side of the hotel where big trucks/buses park and/or move at all hours. So - we didn't sleep much at all. Plus - there were no tissues or bottles of shampoo/conditioner/lotion. There was soap & toilet paper and that's about it.

Posted by , from Mission Viejo, CA on Jun 22, 2015

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5 out of 5

Right across from the Outlet Mall!

Pros: Location was terrific and the rooms were nice. The breakfast was more than continental - sausage biscuits and loads of fruit.
Location: The Camarillo Outlet mall is right across the freeway!
The room was clean, modern, and well-laid out. The facility had good parking, tasty breakfast and comfortable beds. The staff was friendly and helpful. Excellent value!

Posted by on May 4, 2015

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5 out of 5

Just overnight and very adequate for the price.

Pros: simplicity
Location: Lots of touristy areas and great big Pacific Ocean. Neat small town.
All went very well and we'll go there again if the need arises in the future.

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015

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About the Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South

Location 5550 Carpinteria Ave, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Property Features

As a guest of Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South, you'll find an outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. Free self parking is available.

  • 138 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (35.1 km / 21.8 mi)
  • Train station: Carpinteria Station (1.5 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Motel 6 Santa Barbara - Carpinteria South offers 138 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature air conditioning. 32-inch LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Telephone
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 PM


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Maximum 2 per room


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Pets allowed (no fees)


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 2.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 2.99 per night (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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