This is a family hotel located north of Los Angeles in the small beach city of Carpinteria. The hotel is not walking distance to the beach but a quick 5 minute drive. Beautiful beach with plenty of parking nearby. Lots of shopping and restaurants in downtown of this quaint town.
The Holiday Inn express and suites is a typical mid priced hotel. Amenities include buffet breakfast, outdoor heated pool and hot tub, fitness center, business center with two computers. Newly renovated and updated décor in the rooms. Extra large rooms with fridge, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, bath and body works toiletries. The bottles are extremely small so don’t forget to ask for extras.
The hotel is an IHG property and points are easily attainable through credit card bonus. The current IHG credit card offers 80,000 bonus points with $1000 spend in the first 3 months. This hotel is 40,000 points per free night. I used the points and money option for my stay. It was 20,000 points and $110. The room without points was over $200 per night.
What a deal!