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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Las Vegas
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was surprised that the motel had no elevator and I was put on the 2nd floor.The front desk clerk carried our 2 suitcases up the stairs to help and I never went down until the next morning ( it is difficult for me to climb stairs.) We were swiitched to the ground floor the next day. I did not... More 

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Palmdale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very comfortable beds with a great ocean breeze. Rooms are very cozy. Hotel is close to State Street (the heart of Santa Barbara). Pool is large and beautiful with an attached restaurant and lounge. Great for family as well as business. Walking distance to the very large Cottage Hospital and medical offices for those in need.

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Mission Viejo, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When booking out trip, my boyfriend asked of I had any special requests for the hotel. I jokingly responded with "have a picture of Nicholas Cage in our room upon arrival" which he put down in the special request box. When we arrived at the hotel after enjoying the shops in downtown Santa Barbara (only a 25 minute walk away)... More 

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this review

I want to thank you so much for your wonderful review of your recent stay with us; honestly; reading the review practically brought tears to my eyes. It made me feel so good to know how happy we made you. I am happy also that you enjoyed your visit with us………….it was fun having you as a guest. Our new... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights and although this place was comfortable enough the rooms were cramped and the beds were small. The pool area was nice and hotel staff were ok. The cons were it was quite a way out of town. We walked the first day not realising and did not do that again. Although hotel ok, I... More 

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us; and for your review of our hotel. We are sorry the location was not ideal for you; we are in a lovely residential area; but I realize it is 8 blocks from where the downtown area starts. Most of our guests love to be away from the crowds. As for the cramped room; I... More 

Santa Fe
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the 2 bedroom suite, Great for traveling with kids. SPACIOUS living room! Great neighborhood. Not real close to main state street. in many ways I was grateful for that....we needed a break from the activity and want to wind down without the energy of the early birds or night owls.

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our property; and happy you enjoyed one of our large suites for your family. They are the best for being so comfortable. We hope you will visit us again when traveling to Santa Barbara. I always tell people we are far away from the maddening crowd down at the beach front; but close enough to get... More 

Covina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Finding a room that can sleep 6 in difficult. This is the only hotel that I could find that slept 6 and had comfortable surroundings. The bed is a bit on the hard side. The area is quiet and the room very comfortable.

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed your accommodations here at the Encina Inn and Suites. We do our very best to make all our guests comfortable and happy. Our beds are special made for us; we do have pillow tops on all of them; but perhaps still too hard for your liking. Next time you come for a visit; please... More 

Miami, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room smelled like a wet dog. Housekeeping answer was to spray liquid Fabreeze on the carpet. This was a non-smoking no pet room, so conclusion is that someone got sick on the carpet prior to our arrival.

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for staying us; and I am completely sorry your room was not acceptable. We do not allow pets; so I’m not sure what the smell was……I would think the clerks would have been able to move you to another room. I am sorry that was not done. We pride ourselves on our excellent housekeeping staff; I will find... More 

Bakersfield, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok I am have reviewed the hotel before and it's great. We always stay here when we visit the clinic. But I have to say the new restaurant live oak cafe is not the best hot wings were cold pesto shrimp was buried in sauce not a big wine selection....

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your visit with us; and do also thank you for your continued business. We have a wonderful family run hotel here in Santa Barbara; and I hope we continue to make our guests happy and comfortable. I have forwarded your comments about our new restaurant to our manager there; and hopefully will be able... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been staying at this property for many years. They have never failed to provide the best service and go above and beyond their duties. The property is cute and always in perfect condition. They add things like fresh fruit, water, cookies, candy and fresh coffee in the lobby.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are 4 adults. Lots of room here. Clean, anything you want. Great location. Pool and hot tub. Front desk people are great! Coffee at desk is really good. Fruit and water provided. Close to State Street. Close to Beach. Grounds are very nice. New restaurant there is killer good@!

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this review

Wow…………..your review is just making my day!! Thank you for all the kind words; and happy you found us; and that you enjoyed our new restaurant also. Hope you come see us again soon. More 

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