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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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Ridgecrest, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All the staff here is fantastic and the location is great for visiting Sansum Clinic. We always stay here when we come to Santa Barbara and have never been disappointed. The staff goes out of their way to make sure that you have a positive experience! Very Friendly and accommodating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel was very clean and comfortable. It was a bit too long to walk to the State Street or the pier but the taxi was only $12. There were some restaurants near the hotel even though it was in a residential neighbourhood. There was little through traffic around. Good TV and comfortable bed. Santa Barbara and the surrounding wine... More 

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

We all here at the Encina Inn and Suites thank you for being our guest; and enjoying your accommodations. Appreciate your wonderful comments about your room here; and do hope you will come visit us again soon. More 

D.C.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed only one night but thought the hotel was way overpriced. Rooms were clean, but they were very outdated and small. It was also quite a distance from the beach, restaurents and shopping on State Street. I can't say it was a really bad experience, but for what you pay I would have expected either a better location (which I... More 

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really like this place and would stay here again. Its tucked away in a pretty residential area near a hospital (but no hospital noise); with the main attractions not far at all. The property grounds/pool area are small but very pretty. This place, and its rooms have all the comforts of home! And the staff have been just wonderful!... More 

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

I appreciated reading your review of our hotel; and do thank you for writing. I am sorry that our laundry room was bothersome to you; and that you had to move during your stay. Sounds like we gave you another pool suite……….and then you had key problems and a clogged sink. We certainly don’t like hearing that our guests had... More 

Visalia, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend staying at this hotel. It is only a block away from Sansum Medical Clinic. We never drove to a doctor's appointment and it was a safe, pleasant walk to hospital. Nice, clean, quiet hotel.

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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 our hotel; and for staying with us while visiting Sansum Clinic. We hope you will come see us again; maybe next time for a vacation in Santa Barbara. More 

Newport Beach CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose the hotel simply because of its convenience to a hospital that we had to visit and was pleasantly surprised. The building does not look appealing but the 2 bedroom suite with living room i bathroom and kitchenette was absolutely spotless and the beds very comfortable with lovely linens. The bonus was the swimming pool where my granddaughter spent... More 

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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 in Santa Barbara; and for staying with us. We are so pleased you found your accommodations clean and comfortable. You were correct that we are renovating our restaurant; and while doing that; we are offering the complimentary continental breakfast. We are sorry the restaurant was not open when you were here; we are anticipating... More 

Oakland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The suite was adequate space for the four of us, old but adequate. We were on the ground floor. The people above us were very loud, stomping around until midnight. Not sure what Best Western can do about that, but for the cost of the suites, they should all be on the second floor.

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

I am so sorry you were disturbed by other guests. Did you call the front desk at the time of the noise occurrence to report the problem? We have a clerk at the front desk 24 hours a day; and do not tolerate any loud noises after 9pm; because of our proximity to the large hospital down the street. Many... More 

San Luis Obispo, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed because of proximity to out patient surgery center, but have stayed in many SB hotels/motels. The Encina was excellent--and more importantly -- quiet. State Street is NEVER quiet. It is easy to drive to well known Santa Barbara sights from the Encina and at night it's peaceful.

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

Thank you for noticing our peaceful atmosphere here at the Encina Inn and Suites. We truly do take pride on that fact; I always say that guests should all have the right to a quiet nights rest. We do hope you will come visit us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything was great would definitely stay here again and recommend it to any one. Great rates, great staff.great rooms, great maid service.Not much more to say is was just a great place and we will be back.

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

Thank you for having a “great” stay with us; and for all the kind comments. We love having guests like you that we make so happy. Hope you will come visit us again when traveling to Santa Barbara. More 

Stuart, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is a block from Cottage Hospital, so great if you have family there. Beautiful outside and inside, and many personal touches, like fresh fruit in the rooms, and tea/coffee round the clock in the lobby. Can walk (or take bus) to downtown and pier area as well.

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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 visit to the hospital; and to Santa Barbara. We hope you will come back again to see us. More 

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