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Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Encino Hotel & Suites, in Santa Barbara, is Close to Downtown Shopping, Cottage Hospital, & Sansum Clinic & Doctor's are Across the Street; & the Staff is Friendly & Helpful, The Accomadations are Comfortable & The Pool is Always Warm. The Encino has a Shuttle To & From the Airport.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank CaLinden
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night stay "Father's Day trip" to explore Santa Barbara. The place is secluded around residential properties and is very well kept. We had our 5-month old baby with us, so it was essential to have a place that could easily accommodate our needs. This place was ideal as they offered a free shuttle pick-up and ride to the train station. If you happen to drive, then they offer an ample amount of parking. The room was neat and it included the separate kitchen/dining room. The bed was good (not a King size as stated) and the bathroom was clean. We really can't complain with the accommodations... however, for what we paid, I expected more. But we had a great time in SB, so I'm not worried about it.

Room Tip: Travel to Santa Barbara by train, its super easy to get around on feet or rent bikes along the beach. They are super cheap and the city is not that big to explore on bikes. Take advantage of free shuttle rides from hotel.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank brownybros21
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My wife and I stayed here and had no issues. The front desk staff was polite and attentive, happy hour bar/restaurant was nice and had good specials, the area is safe and the layout was nice. The price could be improved on, But we would still recommend this location to others.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Stevyc79
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Clean, small room, you can feel the age of the motel. No wifi connection at all in the room, had to search for a well connecting spot. The staff was not helpful on this issue. No breakfast, just coffee. All in all overpriced.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Carol W, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us; we do appreciate your comments. We have just upgraded our wi-fi system; and am sorry that it wasn't working well while you were here.
We are in a central location here in Santa Barbara; and do provide the best accommodations possible; however, I do apologize that they were not up to your expectations.

We do hope you will come back to visit us again.

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Reviewed June 18, 2013

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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