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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 #13 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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london
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

just stayed one night. had 2 rooms for 4 of us, nice and spacious, very clean indeed. beds very comfy. couple of negatives - we could hear the music from the restaurant when our balcony door was open; it is quite a walk into town. this place was excellent however and would definitely stay again...

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Irvine, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stay here frequently, and have stayed in every single building. My advice: Don't stay on the bottom floor near the lobby, e.g., Room 240. Late check ins make lots of noise. But all of the other buildings are nice and quiet, I recommend a huge suite like room 315, it's like a gorgeous apartment! A happy medium budget wise... More

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Chatsworth, CA, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Spring here for a very reasonable rate and it was fabulous! For the price this updated hotel couldn't have been better. I didn't realize it wasn't quite close enough to walk to state street- over a mile and I am not a walker at this point- but there were lots everywhere to use. My daughter and I... More

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

Your review of our hotel makes me so happy; thank you for your wonderful comments. I am pleased that you enjoyed yourself here at the Encina Lodge; and that you will come see us again soon. More

Moses Lake
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family with young children stayed here 2 nights while visiting family in the area. When I talked with the staff by phone ahead of our stay, it really felt like a small family-run business rather than a large chain hotel. They were very understanding of the multiple changes in our dates, and our last minute decision to return later... More

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

We so much appreciate your writing a nice review about our hotel. We do take pride in our property; and see that you had a nice visit with us. We are sorry about the parking; when the hotel is full; some guests have 2 cars; and that makes another guest without a place to put their car. We do try... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to spend a weekend in Santa Barbara while visiting my daughter in LA. Many hotel venues were either sold out or out of reach cost- wise. This lovely property proved to affordable, immaculately clean, and quite convenient. We had a room with two double/queen beds. Everything you could think of was in the room. Beds very comfortable and room... More

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

We are pleased you chose to stay with us while visiting your daughter here in Santa Barbara; and thank you for writing such a nice review of our property. Next time you come for a visit; and if your in an upstairs room; just request the housemen to assist with your luggage. We have someone here from 7am to 11pm... More

birmingham, al
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was quite concerned about staying in this hotel because the price was so low. I am, sad to say, a recovering hotel snob. I still have moments of stupidity, but with successful stays like this BW, I think I will make it. PRO's: Price Location - We walked everywhere! However, this could also be a bit of a "con".... 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 during your recent trip to Santa Barbara. Sounds like you really enjoyed your time here; except for the few items you noted. Sorry about the lack of street lights; I have noticed that also over the years of living here. I am constantly updating and renovating the rooms; so hopefully next time you will... More

Bristol
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Myself, my partner and her father stayed here for 4 nights. We originally had a room booked, but upon arrival were upgraded to a suite. The suite turned out to be effectively a self catering apartment, and was fantasic. 2 large, seperate bedrooms, one with 2 double beds and a TV, and one with just one large double bed, no... More

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

We are so pleased you chose the Encina Lodge to stay during your vacation in Santa Barbara. Thank you so much for writing such detailed information about your visit; sorry about the lack of alcohol in our restaurant at this time. It is just a temporary problem; we are trying to rectify asap. We do hope you will come visit... More

Fillmore, calif
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staff were so kind and professional. Hotel clean and I felt safe. Location was great for us across the street from Cottage Hospital. We were able to spend important time with our loved one. They understood how important this was for us and worked to meet our needs. The restaurant was good and very convenient.

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

Thank you for reviewing our hotel; and pleased you enjoyed your visit; even if it was for the hospital. Hope you can come next time for a vacation; would be happy to see you again. More

Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I needed to attend a wedding in Santa Barbara, however, the rooms at the venue were prohibitive for my budget. Because I booked several months ahead, I got a great deal ($143) at the Encina Lodge. For Santa Barbara, that is a great deal by the way. My room was charming. It had a single queen size bed and a... More

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

All of us here at the Encina Lodge thank you for this wonderful review of our hotel; and thank you for staying with us. We do hope you will come again and enjoy another visit. More

Laguna Hills, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, comfortable rooms. In a quiet residential neighborhood. Good Mexican restaurant on the grounds. Fruit in your room, all the usual amenities. Great value. Easy access to the freeway for wine trips, easy driving distance to the beach and harbor.

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed our hotel and our restaurant…..we are proud of our chef; he makes the best food!! Hope you come see us again when traveling to Santa Barbara. More

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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Encina Hotel
Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Encina Hotel
Best Western Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Best Western
Address: 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
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
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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