There are many pros and cons to staying at the Best Western Encina Lodge.
-Rooms are clean.
-One bedroom apartment we had was spacious. (our room was 301)
-The staff was very friendly and helpful.
-There is a restaurant and bar on the property,
-The property has a pool.
-A 5 minute walk to the Santa Barbara Mission.
-Outdated decor- green carpet and cream wicker style furniture.
-A 15 minute walk to the center of town where all the restaurants, bar, and shops are.
-A 45 minute walk from the shoreline where the wharf is.
-No view outside of the windows whatsoever. It is right in the center of a residential area, and most windows you look out of you see more of the lodge.
-Room was not priced appropriately- rates were $248-278 during our stay.
Overall, our stay was fine. We are avid walkers when we travel, so the walking did not phase us. If you are not a walker, cabs are readily available and the front desk will call one for you.
There are a bunch of inns and hotels right on State Street in the center of town and facing the shoreline.
- 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
- 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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