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2220 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 11/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#20 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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4.3
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4.5
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4.4
Value
4.1
At the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara you're sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara will stand out among other hotels in Santa Barbara,CA. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don't miss a beat while you're away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you're on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Business Center with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Gift shop
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Vending machine
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Non-smoking rooms
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Dee Jay B wrote a review Aug 6
Porterville, California6 contributions
Our favorite place to stay in Santa Barbara. Rooms are quiet and many come with a kitchenette. The cafe is friendly and has a varied menu selection for all meals. It is located across the street from Sansum Pueblo Clinic and down the street from Ridley Tree Cancer Center.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you Dee Jay B, for choosing the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your lovely comments.
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CabrilloD25 wrote a review Aug 2021
Whittier, California13 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Stayed here two nights last week. What a pretty hotel. I can't imagine a Best Western looking better than this. I commend the grounds staff for making the plants and flowers so pretty. Seriously a pretty place to stay at in the middle of a neighborhood. We stayed in a room in the back that was a suite. The living room was huge. Plenty of space to stretch out. The kitchen was functional. Dining table big enough for four. The Double beds were a bit small, but still comfortable enough to sleep a couple of nights. I brought a PS4 and a fire stick and both were functional. The room had direct tv. That was nice too. The WiFi signal was ok. I wish it had been stronger. The restroom was big enough. Just right size. The parking was a bit tricky but still manageable. The pool was HEATED! The boys loved the pool, day and night. I just wished it was bigger because it is popular. The staff was nice and accommodating. The restaurant on site was really good and an excellent value. I had low expectations going into this, but I was truly impressed. Can't wait to return soon.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Need size? Reserve a suite and enjoy the size! Worth the extra money.
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Response from David Romero, General Manager at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded Aug 12, 2021
Thank you CabrilloD25, We really appreciate the glowing review. I'm glad to see you had a great experience during your time with us and we're looking forward to having you stay again, and again. Thank you, David Romero Director of Operations
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Karsten E wrote a review Aug 5
Aarhus, Denmark4 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed there for 2 nights and the rooms was really nice. The pool area is nice. All rooms has a balcony and we really enjoyed that and it was not up to the pool area been it was more quiet. There are free parking near to the room.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for your your kind comments and our 5-star review. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Ian G wrote a review Jul 2022
Hornchurch, United Kingdom72 contributions15 helpful votes
We visited this hotel as part of a Californian trip. From the start we were impressed. The reception associates were very helpful, friendly and informative. The room was clean, well sized and appointed and comfortable. There is a pool and lovely restaurant ( where we met local residents who advised that they ate there regularly). We walked to State Street from the hotel ( we are from the UK after all) it is a 15-20 minute walk but through nice Santa Barbara streets - We would look at staying here again if and when we visit the city again
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 2 weeks ago
Greetings Ian, Thank you for your kind comments. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciate your kind and generous compliments. I look forward to sharing your review with our hotel team. Should your travels bring you back to our lovely beach city, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara. Cheers ~
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Mary N wrote a review Jul 2022
Palo Alto, California32 contributions9 helpful votes
The room was clean, the location was convenient and the full kitchen in the room was a real plus. It was easy to get to restaurants, freeway and gas stations. There is a pool & restaurant on site. Internet quality was poor — I could not connect my laptop although my phone was able to access my email.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings Mary N Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found our hotel to be conveniently located. Based on your comments we have resent our internet modem and our guests have reported smoother connections. Thank you for providing us the opportunity to better serve all our guests.
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Mari L wrote a review Jul 2022
Pleasant Hill, California11 contributions5 helpful votes
Stay away! Rooms are like a time warp back to the 70’s and not in a good way. Old furniture, dirty rugs and sofa, double bed not queen. Absolutely ridiculous for almost $400. Should be more like $100 and even at $100 I wouldn’t stay there ever again. The website is very misleading.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mari L, I am terribly sorry to hear you were unhappy with your recent stay. You will be pleased to hear that we are currently in the process of updating our guestrooms with fresh paint, new carpet, and new furnishings. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you give us another opportunity to demonstrate to you the true meaning of our hotel service. Be sure to ask for one of our updated guestrooms.
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ravenofreality wrote a review Jul 2022
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This a decent stay if you are on a budget...its simple and clean. It felt like they were doing the best they could with what they had. Staff very friendly, onsite pool, restaurant & coffee are convenient.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings ravenofreality, I'm sorry to hear you were not completely satisfied with your recent stay with us. Please accept our apologies for not meeting your expectations.
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Julie wrote a review Jul 2022
Pace, Florida3 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel is a motel.The beds are full sized and not queens. Everything is old. It would not be a problem if I paid $99/night. Unfortunately, we had to pay $450/night. The only things good about this hotel are the location and it wasn’t dirty.
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear JulesinCA, I am terribly sorry to hear you were unhappy with your recent stay with us. Feel free to contact me to discuss how we could have improved your experience. In the meantime, please accept our sincerest apologies for not meeting your expectations.
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marissamp2022 wrote a review Jul 2022
Thousand Oaks, California1 contribution
So clean and quiet and lux!! Amazing for families with little ones!! So fabulous! Loved the location the townhome was so amazing and clean and perfect room for us all! It was the absolute best!! Must stay!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded Jul 5, 2022
Thank you Marissamp2022, for your kind comments. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us and we appreciate the kind comments. I look forward to sharing your review with our hotel team.
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Mark F wrote a review Jun 2022
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fantastic experience in this hotel, nicely situated not too far from the action. Nice room, pool was well kept no issues at all. The staff were very professional and caring, made the stay a wonderful experience
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Thank you H5293EZmarkf, for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel and we appreciate your compliments.
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$220 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western plus encina hotel santa barbara, best western encina hotel, best western santa barbara, santa barbara best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
121
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Old Mission Santa Barbara (0.6 miles), Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens (0.7 miles), and Lookout County Park (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt, Los Agaves, and Live Oak Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.2 miles), Casa del Herrero (4.8 miles), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (0.6 miles).
Is Best Western Plus Santa Barbara accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.