In early March, Santa Barbara County Health Department statistics indicate a COVID-19 test positivity rate is way down county wide! In the area of Carpinteria, daily positive cases were in the single digits! Escape to the coast for a much needed break! Local Restaurants are seating guests and some area attractions are open. Check with each one for specific availability. At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Carpinteria we are continuing COVID-19 protocols in an attempt to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus. We do additional cleaning and sanitizing, and disinfection. Our staff wears face coverings and practices social distancing. Everyone at the hotel is required to wear a face covering in public spaces. Service to rooms is limited and breakfast has been modified. Between guests, our rooms are disinfected with Electrostatic Disinfectant Sprayers and FDA Approved disinfectant agents. While we're doing out best under the circumstances, guests should understand that hotel check-in may be delayed due to the additional time required for deeper cleaning and sanitizing of our guest rooms. Likewise, we may not be able to honor requests for late check-out in order to give staff the time they need to prepare for the next guest. Guests are expected to do their part to help limit the spread of the virus by wearing face coverings, maintaining social distance, using supplied sanitization stations, or even delaying their visit if they are not feeling well. Thank you from the staff at Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Carpinteria.