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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 #19 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    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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Fort Collins, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a very cute hotel. A/C went down on day 3 but was immediately fixed. Great service! Didn't swim but the pool looked really nice. Good location for getting around. Was taking daughter to Westmont College.

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Granite Falls, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Love the location- I can walk to work. Rooms are nice, service is great! I do not know why trip advisory hates short reviews, but it insisted that I add additional comments. Sooooo maybe this will be enough!

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is overall a good value for the money. It is located a little bit away from the center of Santa Barbara so car to get around is a must have. The staff gives good service and the rooms are in good working order. The parking is a little tight when they are booked full but overall you can't... More

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are lucky enough to have all of our doctors together at the renowned Sansum Clinic. We are even more fortunate that the Best Western is directly across the street from both the Sansum Clinic and Cottage Hospital. We have been stay at the Encina Lodge for many years. It's a sweet motel, very large and even has suites. There... More

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los Angeles, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is a little gem. Very professional and friendly staff. Rooms are charming, comfortable, and larger than you would expect. Very home-like decor, not usual bland hotel look. The furniture arrangement and set-up is user friendly: no having to walk around things to get to something. The cleanliness and function was excellent: plenty of outlets easy to access, frig,... More

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Visalia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a great place to stay especially when at Sansum Clinic, they will take you there and back for your appointments, there is a pool and spa on the grounds and a restaurant, close off the freeway and quiet. They have rooms, suites and always different goodies when the rooms are cleaned daily

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

Thank you for visiting us here at the Encina Lodge during your recent trip to Sansum Clinic. We appreciate your kind remarks; and do hope to see you again. More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really appreciate the value, the warmth, and the convenience of this hotel. I stayed in an upstairs corner room not near the pool so it was very quiet. The restaurant menu and food was excellent and the staff are very nice throughout my stay of 8 days.

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

We all appreciate your rating our hotel with such high praise. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us; and hope to see you again. More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this hotel very last minute for a one night stay during the Santa Barbara Fiestas weekend. The hotel is very charming looking and the rooms do have a unique lodge feel with a sidewall full of mirrors from floor to ceiling. The downside: the restroom light and hallway area lights went out while I was getting ready to... More

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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 during your visit to Santa Barbara during Old Spanish Days; or otherwise called “Fiesta”. We appreciate your booking with us; but very sorry you were not completely satisfied with your accommodations. We do not raise the rates for Fiesta weekend; we have one rate schedule for the entire summer season. Our rates are very... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last minute stay in Santa Barbara so not many places to choose from. This room has wallpaper from the 60s, an ok bed, nice towels. Window in bathroom needs to be replaced. Quiet area. Long walk to restaurants. If you walk to dinner, take a cab back, because streets are not well lit.

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

We all thank you for the review you wrote about your visit with us here at the Encina Lodge. Your observations are correct; some of the rooms do have older wallpaper; but I can assure you; it is from the 90’s……………I am renovating rooms year around. Every winter I re-do rooms; and get as many as possible done before summer... More

Glendale, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was beautiful, very comfortable, and staff was very helpful in recommending restaurants, and with directions. loved the bird enclosure. We found this location through Best Western phone call.

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

How lovely it is to read a nice review like the one you posted; thank you so much for that!! We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us; and our little birdies. Hope you come see us again. 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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Best Western Encina Hotel
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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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