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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a reasonably pleasant "motor inn" style hotel located in a quiet, residential neighbourhood. On the positive side, staff were friendly and the rooms quiet and clean. There is a pretty good restaurant on site, called the "Live Oak". Nicely kept grounds too. But the rooms are a little dated and the rate I paid was a little on... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was able to book my stay through Priceline and got a steal of a price. I arrived at 3:30 and was promptly greeted by the Front Desk manager and checked in. They were sold out and very busy, yet didn't rush me at all. The Property is lovely and tucked away in the middle of a quiet and very... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our room. It was nice and big, along with a great kitchen with a small stove and microwave. Nice little table and chairs to sit and eat at. Also a nice window in the kitchen to look out. Very relaxing.

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Lockport, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful Best Western to stay at, definitely the best one we have been to. Immaculate grounds, kept perfectly landscaped, quiet, serene pool area, beautiful rooms with every amenity you could need covered. Great gift shop in lobby. Nice restaurant right on grounds. Would stay here again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The reception offers tea , coffee , juices , fruit for free , the restaurant is not free but reasonably priced . The hotel is located in a quiet part of Santa Barbara , we stayed here for two nights as part of our holiday on the California west coast .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a double room with a kitchen for 2 nights. The room was very clean and the beds were super comfortable. The kitchen was fully equipped, with a full sized fridge, microwave and gas stove. If you don't want to cook, the Encina has a full service restaurant and bar. The staff are super friendly, great people. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our room was above the grounds keepers garage. We could hear everything they were working on starting in the very early mornings. What was most disappointing is some of them smoked while they were working. Smoke came right up through our windows...yuck!

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Anthony I, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer V, Thank you for providing your feedback regarding your recent stay. I am very concerned about your comments regarding smoke coming through your windows. I can certainly understand and appreciate the discomfort you must have experienced and I greatly apologize. Please know that I have spoken to my staff about the acceptable smoking area and the fact that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We start here for two nights in a family room with 2 double beds. Lovely and clean and nice touches like bottled water, boiled sweets, fruit, biscuits. Our room had a fridge and safe (very small) along with coffee maker, iron and ironing board. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is tea/coffee available in lobby too along with... More 

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Anthony I, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Greetings Melanie P - What a great opportunity you had during your stay to experience Old Spanish Days - a week long celebration of Santa Barbara's Spanish heritage. Please consider coming back next year so you may participate in more of the activities. I am so pleased to read that our hotel and amenities offered a comfortable stay for you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. The family room was a lot smaller than the other family rooms we had stayed in during this vacation. The 2 double beds were also a lot smaller (double bed size not queen size). This made sleeping as a couple more difficult especially due to the warm room. Air con was present but was... More 

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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, daughter and I stopped here on our trip up the coast. It was a Saturday night so lost everything in Santa Barbra was booked up. This hotel was fine for the price. It was clean but not impressive. The decor and furniture are outdated but at least in was spotless. We enjoyed seeing the birds with our young... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

Address: 2220 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4322 (Formerly Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites)
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $190 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & 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:
#8 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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