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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

3.0 of 5 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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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Valencia, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this hotel for its great service and hospitality. Would absolutely stay at this hotel next time I am in town. The restaurant has good quality food, and love the service. The staff is very helpful and reservations are easy.

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

We so much appreciate hearing from happy and contented guests such as yourself. Thank you for taking the time to write a review; and hope you come see us again soon. More

Northern CA, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was not advised that I was being stuffed into a SMOKING room. I didn't know they even existed outside of Reno anymore. Good thing it was only $300.00 to spend the night in a friggin ash tray. What's worse, the clerk who checked me out, tried to convince me that it was my fault.

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

I’m sorry you are so upset with us here at the Encina Inn; certainly not our intent to make our guests angry. The reservation you made with us on-line requested a “smoking room”; so that is what we provided for you. We only have 6 “smoking optional” rooms left out of our 122 rooms because most guests; like you; prefer... More

Toluca Lake, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel was comfortable and clean with very nice staff. TV service was bad! Picture was horrific at best but I was to tired to deal with calling in. Breakfast was very good and even liked the coffee which is not always the case. Furnishing are outdated but comfortable. The finch aviary is nice to watch and hear them chatter. Hotel... More

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

Hello; and thank you for writing a review about your recent visit with here at the B/W Encina Inn and Suites. We appreciate your comments; they help us maintain the highest standards possible. I am so sorry your television wasn’t working properly. We have all new flat-screens; and if can figure out what room you were in; will definitely put... More

San Luis Obispo, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this place because the price was right. I would definitely stay again, as the room was clean, decorated very nicely, and quiet. The place is an older property but well cared for. We just wanted a place for overnite to do a little shopping and have a nice dinner. This place fit the bill nicely and by car... More

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bishop, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely room with tons of space. Every amenity was provided. Did not have breakfast at the on site restaurant, but the place looked very appealing. Loved the location, so quiet, and perfectly beautiful grounds. Santa Barbara on a weekend can be quite crowded, so this was a nice retreat.

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

We are all pleased you enjoyed your stay with us here in Santa Barbara; thank you for writing such a great review of the Encina Inn and Suites. Please come and visit us again. More

california
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at several cheaper hotels in Santa Barbara ever since my daughter started going to school there. Cheap hotels are $180/night in SB. These hotels have been awful. Thin walls, loud areas, unclean, icky. Last weekend I stayed at the Best Wester Encina Lodge on Bath Street. This place is clean, quiet and friendly. Free coffee and apples... More

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

It sounds like you enjoyed your visit with us during your recent trip to Santa Barbara. Thank you for your review; we are pleased you mentioned our amenities and pool areas. Please come see us again. More

Los Osos, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
12 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This property is a few blocks from the two major hospitals in town. If you are there for a medical procedure, this hotel offers discount room rates and golf cart transport to/from the hospitals. It also has "Gracie" the resident russian blue cat, and a large cage full of dozens of songbirds. Great gift shop, passable restaurant onsite. Clean, great... More

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

We are so happy you gave us such a warm and wonderful review; and even included Gracie in your comments. That wonderful little cat wandered in to our lobby about a year ago; and has never left. Well of course; why should she? We took her to the vet and had her checked; got shots……..and feed her like a queen.... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 4 nights here and it was just great. We had a suit with a small kitchen which was just right for breakfast and the odd supper. The staff were helpful and well informed. Nice pool and pretty setting. Mind you everything is pretty in Santa Barbara.

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

Hello; and thank you for the wonderful review of our hotel. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit with us; and with the Santa Barbara area. Please come see us again soon. More

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel staff was accommodating, friendly, and helpful and the rooms were roomy, the beds were awesome, and the location was easy to get to our destinations quickly. I booked multiple rooms early for different family members, and the staff made sure we were all together in the same ares. Great stay!

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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 so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. We do take pride in our great beds; they are posturepedic……….supposed to be really good for your back. We certainly do hope you will come visit us again. More

riverside, ca
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here because our first choice in Santa Barbara was booked up. Our room was in the far back of property and very quiet. It's in a residential area of town, so not too convenient for shopping and/or dining pleasures. There is an attractive restaurant at hotel, however we did not eat there. Staff was very efficient and friendly,... More

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

We appreciate your review about your visit with us here at the Encina Lodge. We are located in a nice residential area of Santa Barbara; but yes; it is a short drive to the downtown area and the beach. Please 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*
Number of rooms: 121
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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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