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Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites
Ranked #13 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Bright , cheerful room... Very clean and well appointed. quite close to good eating...easily accessible to transportation, waterfront , sightseeing and shopping. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful. Parking was free. Breakfast was not included but, a good breakfast was readily available at the Cafe Aves on the premises. Price was about $165 a night.

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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Quiet location off of State Street. Friendly Front Desk clerks, and apples and newspapers were available daily during our four night stay. Clean room, but I just couldn't understand why they would think it's acceptable to place the coffee maker in the bathroom.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

I broke my foot in a motorcycle accident and this hotel did everything they could for me. Found me a room near the office. Brought me extra water filled my ice bucket. Arranged a ride to go get my bike back at there own cost. Would recommend to anyone in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Family leisure trip to Santa Barbara. In a residential area, but access to highway and Santa Barbara vacation spots - beaches, good restaurants, sightseeing, shopping. GPS is definitely helpful. Rooms were a bit quaint, but nicely furnished with very comfortable beds. Grounds were well maintained and nicely landscaped..

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

Thanks so much for your nice comments; glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Hope you come again.

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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Other than the pool which was overrun by little kiddies, the Best Western Encina Lodge & Suites was well-appointed for my family. Nice high speed internet/WiFi and comfortable beds. My mother especially appreciated the full kitchen.

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

We are sorry that you didn't get to enjoy the pool as much as you would have liked. We do hope you will come see us again; and thank you for your nice comments.

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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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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...
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites

Address: 2220 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4322 (Formerly Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $177 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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 Inn & Suites in Santa Barbara offers comfortable accommodations and a convenient location. 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, the Encina Inn offers a variety of accommodations, including guest rooms, one and two bedroom suites and townhouses. Many of the units have full kitchens. The Live Oak Cafe is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with room service available and highlights many of the extraordinary products that Santa Barbara has to offer including: local produce, seafood, local wine, and craft beer. Located in midtown, the hotel is adjacent to Sansum-Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic and Cottage Hospital, and is just minutes from historic downtown, Mission Santa Barbara, golf courses, beaches, wineries, and more. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Encina Hotel
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Santa Barbara Best Western

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