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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 #16 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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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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Los Angeles, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Soon after we exited the freeway, we arrived at this charming Best Western Plus (a short drive from both the freeway and State St. where all the action is). Upon parking, we were surprised to see a bird enclosure that featured cute little bird houses. (As an animal lover, that alone won me over.) When I checked in, I mentioned... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't let the location deter you from selecting this hotel. Its in a quiet neighborhood, is very clean and comfortable and I had a very enjoyable stay. Its a bit farther from beach and shopping but I was told close to bus pickup that could make it convenient if you don't want to drive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family of 4 took a California road trip from LA to Santa Barbara with my in-laws. Santa Barbara hotels are expensive - especially when you need to sleep 6! I was very surprised to find this hotel with a room that would accommodate 6 people for a better price than many of the other area hotels. Our unit was... More

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Mexico City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The layout is more of a motel than a hotel in a really dark neighborhood, almost scary. The darkness is like you are in a cave. In the room you have a coffee machine with good coffee, snacks, cookies, even fruit (two apples)

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Phoenix, United States
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights in this hotel and were very pleased with our overall experience. The room and bathroom were clean and in good order. The tile was spotless; the carpet was new and clean.Very quiet surroundings. We ate at the restaurant every night and everything we ordered was very good. We would definitely stay here again.

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Downey, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel location is great. So many sites in Santa Barbara were just within a short drive or walk. The staff and restaurant are both very good and the service is excellent. The rooms were clean and well kept. The staff were very friendly.

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Whitefish, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to Santa Barbara for a medical appointment. Used the tripadvisor rating to book this hotel and we were not disappointed. Extra clean in all spaces: living, bedroom, kitchen and bath. Comfy beds with comfy linens. The suite was upstairs in the corner, nice and quiet. The restaurant was enjoyable with excellent food and kind staff. We will stay... More

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Costa Mesa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I brought my family of four here about three weeks ago. We loved it. Big facility with a lot of rooms. We asked for a bottom room since we have small kids running around. The room was really ample and included two recliners as well. Showers are average, but the size of the room and amenities made up for it.... More

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

Thank you so much for sending in your review of our hotel regarding your recent visit with us. Sounds like you enjoyed the room and our facilities; and was able to wander around the local area a bit. I’m sorry our restaurant was closing early; they are supposed to be open every night until 9:30pm, and they open at 7:00am... More

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16 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our recent return visit here was excellent. First of all there’s the familiarity of somewhere you’ve been before and previously felt very comfortable but secondly is the obvious warm welcome by the great staff who clearly appreciate that you’ve made the conscious decision to return. I’ve previously reviewed The Encina and have stated before that there is a shabbiness to... More

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

I was so pleased this morning to read your wonderful review of your second visit with us. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed report of how you feel about the Encina Lodge; and especially appreciate that our staff did such a great job helping you have a good time. Please come see us again and... More

Fort Collins, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

We appreciate hearing from you; and sounds like you enjoyed your visit with us. I am pleased to hear that our maintenance department acted quickly to your problems with the a/c. We certainly have been experiencing some very hot weather here in Santa Barbara. Hope to see you 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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Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Encina Hotel
Best Western Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Best Western

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