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Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Dry Cleaning
Hot Tub
Heated pool
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Close to freeway great for a overnight stay not far from state street shopping and restaurants our favorite restaurant is Hatrrys Cafe located in a shopping complex a little hideaway favorite with the locals great bar and leather booths

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Douglas F
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

My partner and I staying here for one night to break up a drive from LA to San Fran. Check in was flawless, and the General Manager who checked us in was so lovely. Seemed honest and genuine, and gave us so much info about...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Rachel M
Response from AnthonyI580, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & SuitesResponded 9 October 2018

Dear Rachel M, Thank you for your kind review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you have the opportunity to return to our magical city sooner than later to explore the many area attractions and beautiful coastline. Cheers, Anthony...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a suite and while the room was spacious, the bathroom was rather small and the bedroom was more of a hallway. The bathroom had one sink and very little counter space. This might be enough space for a single, barely, but it...More

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: November 2018
Thank NorthStar31794399929
Response from AnthonyI580, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & SuitesResponded 1 week ago

Dear NorthStar31794399929, Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. The hotel does offer various room types with different layouts. I'm not clear about the layout you are referring to as a "hallway sized bedroom". All of our accommodations offer spacious rooms and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I have been traveling to Sansum Clinic for years and always drive to and from our appointments. This trip we needed a hotel stay, looking for something close we chose this hotel hoping not to have to drive so much. The address...More

Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Trail225770
Response from AnthonyI580, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & SuitesResponded 1 week ago

Dear Trail225770, I am so pleased to read that you found our hotel to be so comfortable. It is wonderful that you were able to relax while visiting Sansum Clinic. Please note that in addition to our fabulously convenient location, we are happy to shuttle...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve spent at BW Encina 6 days. Have to say that it was the worst hotel from Best Western family we have ever visited. Our room was outdated, with awful smell, tea/cofee maker produced only lukewarm water- no chance to prepare tea. Generally staff was...More

Date of stay: November 2018
1  Thank Nomad51341055756
Response from AnthonyI580, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & SuitesResponded 1 week ago

Greetings Nomad51341055756 , let me start off by apologizing for not meeting your expectations. I have taken your review of our property and will be sharing it with the appropriate staff members and making sure we fix anything that may be wrong with our room...More

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24 July 2018|
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Response from Ricbran | Reviewed this property |
Hi there is car park and it's included.
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31 January 2018|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I honestly don’t know. But I would guess it is. People were hanging out there and swimming. Santa Barbara has a very mild climate and I would think they would have to heat the pool I doubt sun could warm it comfortably... More
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29 October 2017|
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Response from Susan S | Reviewed this property |
I saw some people smoking out in common areas, particularly a big more casual grassy area with chairs. There are tons of common areas, but not sure which ones allow smoking. I don't know about smoking rooms, per se. I'm... More
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"we had a room by the pool, during the summer that might be loud"
4 weeks ago
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"Ask for an updated room."
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"Second floor to minimise noise levels"
30 Aug 2018
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"Don't choose room 207"
29 Aug 2018
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US$163 - US$279 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites
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