Nice hotel, stay on the top floor
05/06/2019 merlgirl, Los Angeles, California
This hotel is a little on the expensive side, but it's a very nice property that doesn't feel like it's part of a chain. When we checked in we were given a room on the first floor facing the courtyar... more
This hotel is a little on the expensive side, but it's a very nice property that doesn't feel like it's part of a chain. When we checked in we were given a room on the first floor facing the courtyard with a patio, which was great, but the next morning we were woken up at 8am by the person above us moving around. I'm normally not that sensitive to noise but the floorboards must have been pretty old and creaky, because it was LOUD. Fortunately when we bought it up to the front desk staff they were totally accommodating and moved us right away into a new room on the third floor which was perfect.
The bar staff was friendly (as were the drink prices) and the breakfast at the restaurant was good. The pool and spa are both small (the spa's maximum capacity is 3 people) but still enjoyable, and the pool area does have chairs you can layout on. There's also a small but well-equipped gym that has lots of cardio equipment as well as free weights and a weight machine.
The location is also great; Carpenteria is a small town so it just takes about a 10 minute walk along the main street to get into the downtown area, and about just as long to get to the train station or the beach. The only thing to note is that the hotel is pretty close to the freeway. While we did not hear any noise from it in our room, if you had a room with a city view it might impact you.
All in all we had an enjoyable stay and would recommend this hotel (just request a courtyard room on the top floor!). less