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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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Visalia, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband rode in the Santa Barbara century ride in October 2014. I booked our room at the Encina Lodge and Suites and was not disappointed. Santa Barbara can be a crazy place to get around if your not use to one way streets and traffic (which we're not), so it was a bit of a bit of an adventure... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They made wonderful suggestions on where to visit and gave good suggestions on where to eat. I pool and hot tub were very nice and inviting. Everything was quite positive except you could bounce a quarter on the bed it was so firm.

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

Thank you for coming to be our guest and for writing a review about your experience here at the Encina Inn and Suites. I am so happy to hear the front desk staff was so helpful to you; and accommodating. We do have very firm beds……….sorry they were not your favorite. We have them special made because they are supposed... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed a night here so I could go to a dr appt. The room was great. Comfortable bed, good shower, plenty of space and within walking distance of the Dr office. They also give a medical rate. I've stayed here 4 times and they never disappoint.

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

We do appreciate your very kind review of our hotel; and happy we were able to make your stay so comfortable. We do strive to accommodate in every way. Will see you next time you are coming to Santa Barbara for a vacation; or to visit the medical facilities in our area. More 

Houston
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little hotel. Qiet. Affordable, however the beds were a little firm for me. The staff was friendly and helpfu. Convenient to restaurants, the wharf and shopping. Unique finds in the gift shop. A great place to stay if you are visiting family/friends at Cottage Hospital. less than a block to walk.

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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; and having an enjoyable visit. We do have firm beds; and buy them especially that way because of the health benefits of sleeping on one. Anyway; that is what we are told! The next time you come; ask us for a couple of extra of mattress pads. We have some extra fluffy ones that... More 

San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we left B/W Encina, at 4:40 New Year's morning, the temperature outside was twenty-seven degrees. In our room, if the temp was any warmer, it was due to rubbing our hands together to keep warm. In a sense, how would a hotel know the heater didn't work - it rarely gets cold enough to be an issue. But this... More 

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

Thank you for writing the “before and after” of your experience here at the Best Western Encina Inn & Suites. You and I spoke on the phone at quite length about the terrible night you had here with us; I apologized……….and you graciously accepted. I issued credit on your credit card for the entire nights stay; and you have promised... More 

glen ellen
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our team stays at Encina Suites when we have extended travel in Santa Barbara. The kitchen and comfortable beds make a difference when we are living away from home for a month, and the staff is kind and understanding and efficient!

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

Thank you for sending in your review of our hotel; and appreciate your kind comments. We strive to make our guests as happy and comfortable as possible. See you next time you visit Santa Barbara More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family came to Santa Barbara due to a medical emergency and our patient stayed at The Cottage Hospital. We were referred the Encina Lodge & Suites by the hospital hospitality staff, and it is right around the cross in a lovely neighborhood. The hotel is charming -- the architecture warm and welcoming, and the entire grounds are beautifully kept,... 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 is just wonderful; and I thank you so much for writing about your recent visit. I appreciate you saying all those nice things; and will share them with all the employees in every department. Sounds like we are doing a good job; thank you for noticing. I hope your patient is well now; and that... More 

San Carlos, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An upgraded Best Western certainly worth the small rate increase over the standard BW. Rooms are well appointed including two, not one, two comfortable chairs for watching TV or reading. Will return there in a few weeks.

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

Thank you for commenting about your recent visit with us here at the Encina Inn and Suites. I am happy you found the rooms to be comfortable; and that you shared your experience with us. Hope you come and visit us again. More 

California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place. Nice bed. Helpful staff. Quiet location, in a residential neighborhood. Can't walk to State Street though. Older but clean property. Restaurant, gift shop, outdoor spa and pool. Very nice staff. Recently renovated and painted. About a mile and a half from State Street.

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165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the hotel is in a quiet area of Santa Barbara - downside is that one has to drive to the downtown area. Rooms are clean and adequate with a small fridge and coffee maker. Bathrooms were nice. Some little extra touches: fresh fruit in the rooms (an orange and two apples) and a bowl of candy stocked daily, added to... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us here at the Encina Inn and Suites. I am pleased you enjoyed the cleanliness and the little extras we put in the rooms. If we gave you a room with a queen bed; the measurements on the bed would be 60 X 80. We have three rooms... 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
Hotel Style:
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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