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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great find. Am staying here until tomorrow (5 days). Very comfortable, quiet and very well maintained, daily, with a large staff. The wallpaper is retro--reminds me of my childhood--I can live with that--not here for the wallpaper. Great TV and Internet service.

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Palm Desert, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Encina Lodge and Suites on the night of December 30th, 2014. This facility is and island unto its self in the city of Santa Barbara with good access to the 101 Highway as well as the shopping areas downtown. The accommodations were very well appointed, we had a large second floor room with balcony overlooking a... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here 6 months ago and wrote a pretty great review. I still really like the place and will stay here frequently in the future. However, seriously management people, it's time for a serious updating of the rooms. We began our stay overlooking the pool. I love this building, the rooms are retro, but it works. At 10:30 pm... More 

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here with 5 of us, including 3 teenagers. It was a GEM. A real, two-bedroom apartment, with a full kitchen and a living room. I was expecting an ordinary hotel suite, and got much much more. We only stayed one night, so we didn't get a chance to use the pool or the restaurant/bar, but both looked very... More 

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

I so enjoyed reading your wonderful review of your recent stay with us here at the Encina Inn and Suites. Thank you for spreading the word about our little “hidden gem”; sounds like you liked the apartment you reserved. Those actually all belong to the hotel; I just decorate them in a homey way…….thank you for noticing. We do hope... More 

Alta Loma, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been staying here for pleasure and business while building in SB area since 1985. Always clean, quiet, well managed and although not trendy it's a very quaint and pleasant place to get away and not spend a fortune to stay in SB. Close to the center of town and the nightlife its a perfect spot ! C&H

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

It was such a happy delight to read your review about our property; and thank you for staying with us for all these years. We appreciate your kind remarks. See you next time you visit Santa Barbara; or do you have a new house to move in to?? More 

Thousadn Oaks, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the area and rooms. Quite spot, but still near fun places such as beach, restaurants and other stores. Gave them a heads up that we had kiddos and we got put in a place where we would not disturb any other guests with little ones, which was very nice :)

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

We love that you loved us!! Thank you for being our guests; and happy to hear your family enjoyed your visit. I hope you will make us your Santa Barbara destination next time you visit this area. More 

San Jose, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When searching for a spot for our 3 days in SB there were many I found reasonably priced and still nice. This fit our needs with 2 teenagers and an 11 yr old. Beds were comfy, linens and towels average, clean and nice. What was my selling point was the space. We've rented houses, condos, hotels and motels. This had... More 

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

Thank you for writing to TripAdvisor about your recent visit with us; so happy you enjoyed our Townehouses. They are in great demand during the summer months; as we only have 4 of them. Sounds like they fit your family perfectly. Hope you come see us again. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Best Western plus Encina Lodge for one night as part of our California tour. We were upgraded to a comfortable two bedroom suite with lounge, kitchen and bathroom which was very nice. When we left the following day our young daughter left behind her toy sheep she had since she was born. Helen and staff kindly... More 

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

Thank you for sharing the “ba ba” story. We were so happy that we were able to find that little sheeps home; and that your daughter can sleep again peacefully with her best friend. It was a pleasure to ship the little stuffed animal to you; and we certainly hope the next time you come to Santa Barbara; you will... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unable to utilize pool for 4 days due to one same family occupying it all day with 10 or so kids plus a few adults. Lack of courtesy and control of the area around the pool. Possible staff use of that facility?? Hotel was chosen because of the pool. Mistake! Same with the Jacuzzi.

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

Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor; and as you know by my answer to you through Best Western; the families were guests staying here for the annual Fiesta. It is a 5 day celebration of the Spanish heritage of Santa Barbara; and is a very busy time. I do hope you will come see us again for another Santa... More 

Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location, location, location, right? Well this decent, but overpriced, hotel simply doesn't have that. The location is in the heart of a residential area near a hospital, and close to literally nothing else. When the driver dropped us off, everyone in our party was very disappointed. Every time we went anywhere, we had to call a driver, which gets expensive.... More 

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