• Dusk, Looking North over the Central Courtyard, with Monterrey balconies and private patios (Tom Tuttle photo)

  • The Entry on Opening Night, with two upper floors of wood balconies and restaurant above

  • A Tower Calls Attention from Highway 101, a gateway to the South Coast

  • The northwest corner of the Main Courtyard, themini-tower embossed with the Sunplan logo

  • The Main Courtyard after Construction, towards the Tower, with fountain and settees all sides

  • South at the Main Courtyard, with private patios below, Monterrey balconies above

  • The central stairway from the Lobby to the Restaurant and second floor rooms above

Best Western Carpinteria Inn

Built on a two acre site with little room to spare, this 153 room hotel surrounds a large Mediterranean courtyard, surprising many visitors with its old world character, fountains and variety in the Main Courtyard-prompting staff's quote above. Included are a small pool, restaurant, spacious lobby with Moorish wood ceiling, and many private Monterrey wooden balconies for the guests. Hallways have deep doorway recesses for most rooms, varied detailing, and Tuscan columns to provide more varied corridors.