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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #14 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Cindy W Lakeside, California
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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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Lakeside, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at the property for business. When I checked in there was someone complaining that their room had been given away to some woman who didn't like the room she was in. Not a very good way to start off the stay. I checked in and asked the clerk to please look up my rewards number. My answer was....uhmmmm no.....I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rooms were clean staff was friendly ,beds comfortable.Booked room on last minute travel through town .We would def. stay at Best Western Plus again on returning trip.Prices are higher than we would pay at home hotel but comparable to the California area hotels.Would recommend

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Palmdale, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pool is huge and soooo relaxing. Rooms range in sizes to accommodate everyones preference. If you are in need of a microwave over, let them know when you make the reservation. Not all rooms have this available. Restaurant is in the same parking lot and has GREAT FOOD with room service when needed.Staff are very accommodating. Just make your needs... More

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Ventura, California, USA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Cottage Hospital for a surgical procedure so pleased by pleasantness of staff made me feel better at dinner that night. room so very comfortable restaurant in Motel great good selection of local foods . near by in heart of city of Santa Barbara. Will stay there again in a heart beat for staff warmth and courtesy.

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

Thank you for choosing us to stay with during your recovery time after surgery. We do appreciate your kind comments; and hope you come back for a vacation next time. More

Bakersfield, California
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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed here for years... We come to the Samsun clinic for medical check ups and surgeries.. It is right across the street from the clinic and one of the best hospitals in the area if you are coming to SB for vacation. You might not want this hotel. As it has no ocean view. Lol.

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

We appreciate your rating of our hotel; and for staying with us when visiting Santa Barbara. Look forward to your next visit; and always let us know if there is anything we can do to make you more comfortable while you’re here. More

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit to Santa Barbara so I was very unsure of where to book lodging. This hotel is located closer to downtown district than the beach area. The staff were very professional and the room was decent. Recently new air conditioning system was installed and we experienced a leak. Staff responded promptly to our call. Overall, it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teenaged son and I stayed here for over two weeks while he was recovering from jaw surgery performed by Dr. Gunson (THE BEST!) at a local hospital. It was a very peaceful and relaxing hotel! It's within walking distance to shops and grocery stores and restaurants. The Daily Grind coffee shop is just a couple blocks away, and the... More

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

We certainly do appreciate your wonderful review of our hotel; and that you enjoyed your visit in Santa Barbara and at the Encina Lodge. I realize it was for medical purposes; but I do hope we made the stay more comfortable. Hope you come see us again………maybe a vacation next time. More

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a walk in last minute so not cheap. Room was nice, beds were OK but pillows were AWFUL. My head bounced off the pillow. Santa Barbara is nice but very dark on a night so difficult to find anything! If like us it is just a single night stop stay outside SB as it is expensive just for... More

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

We thank you for staying with us; and for writing a review. We do buy the best pillows we can; they are regulation B/W pillows; and most of our guests just love them. I’m sorry they were too fluffy for you. Hope you continue to travel the Best Western way; and will come see us again. More

Beresford, South Dakota, USA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was in Santa Barbara for a conference for 4-5 days and picked this as not to rob the bank. I did not find the staff very helpful, and the room felt dirty. Even though the temperature outside was above 90 and was very humid, they didn't turn the A/C on so was stifling hot in the room. In addition, the... More

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

A/C’s are located in each room and operated by guest. Every single room has one. So sorry about the desk chair; will definitely take note of your comments and do some chair checking. Thank you for writing your review. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment for 3 days and it was great. Rooms were spacious and clean. Living room was huge and comfy. Kitchen table small but we didn't use it so not a problem. On site restaurant convenient but would have been great to get a free breakfast to offset the cost of the room a bit. Overall,... More

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

We are pleased your enjoyed your visit with us while attending the horseshow at the nearby fair grounds. We do have an extra leaf for the dining room tables in the living room closet; I’m sorry we didn’t make you aware of that. Hope to see you again soon; or at least next year. More

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Address: 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites 3*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Encina Hotel
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#6 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara #14 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara #15 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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Tucked away on a quiet residential street lined with turn-of-the-century homes, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites in Santa Barbara offers all the amenities of a small luxury hotel with the charm of a bed and breakfast inn. Relax by the garden pool, enjoy the aviary, book a massage, or simply unwind on your own private patio or balcony. Ideal for extended stays or family vacations, Encina Lodge offers a variety of accommodations, including guest rooms, suites, and apartments. Quilted bedding and floral accents lend the rooms their quaint country charm. Many of the units have full kitchens; plus Las Aves Café is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with room service available.Located in midtown, the hotel is adjacent to Sansum-Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic and Cottage Hospital, and is just minutes from historic downtown, the Red-Tile Walking Tour, Mission Santa Barbara, golf courses, beaches, wineries, and more. ... more   less 
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