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Best Hotels in Carpinteria, California

Headed for the coast? You might find yourself in the small ocean town of Carpinteria. From no frills stopovers with just the amenities you need to charming inns just a tad up the shore — we’ve got you covered with hotels in Carpinteria.

Just east of Santa Barbara, the little surf town of Carpinteria sits perched on the coast rocking calm waves and tide pools. Whether you’re enjoying the shore at Carpinteria State Beach, in town for the Avocado Festival, or just on your way to Santa Barbara — Carpinteria has plenty to offer and we’ve got hotels to match.

Why We Love Carpinteria

Surf town vibes with a storied past.

  • Solid hotels: Looking for a place to land in Carpinteria? We got you. From classic mainstays you know and trust to indie boutiques just off the beaten path — we’ll find you the perfect hotel in Carpinteria.
  • Beachy keen: This is a beach town after all, makes sense to start there. Check out Carpinteria State Beach for swimming, surfing, lounging, and hiking. Find the Sea Lion statue for a fun photo. Then head to Carpinteria Seal Sanctuary to witness seals in their natural habitat.
  • Good eats: After a day in the sun, you deserve a nice meal. Lucky for you, Carpinteria has some great options. Try Zookers Cafe for farm-to-table California cuisine. Check out Teddy’s By The Sea for tasty seafood and craft cocktails. Or hit Siam Elephant for out-of-the-park Thai.
  • Great outdoors: Carpinteria has some great opportunities to get outside. Explore the beachfront Tar Pits Park to see a series of rare natural asphalt lakes. Then take a hike at Carpinteria Bluffs Nature Preserve and stop at the overlooks for killer ocean views.
  • More to explore: Carpinteria is just one of many beach towns along the California coast. Head up to Santa Barbara for even more beach time, shopping, and more. Or keep going towards Goleta for some college town vibes.

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