I live in Santa Barbara and rented a suite for my son and I to stay in during his visit here. This sweet place is off the beaten path. Close to the main hospital in a quiet Santa Barbara neighborhood. The room they gave me was a 2 story townhouse suite with a private garden patio at a rate you would pay for a lot of single motel rooms Santa Barbara. It is a short drive to anywhere you'd want to be and on the bus line. The staff were exceptionally nice! The rooms had been recently remodeled.
I would have given it 5 stars except that there was no fitness room, the stairs were a bit steep and the TV (if you watch) is blocked by sofa arm. Sometimes you might hear the helicopter coming to/from the hospital. This was not the case when we stayed there though. I will be referring friends here from now on.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
- Best Western Encina Hotel
- Best Western Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Best Western