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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to this hotel. It's very good value. Lovely, super clean rooms with really nice linens. The restaurant on the property is amazingly good! A sweet touch is the aviary outside, full of brightly colored finches. The front desk staff is very nice, professional and helpful. They also have fresh coffee, with to-go cups, on offer...

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Saint-Louis, Senegal
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Encino Lodge is a wonderful place to stay. The management and staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. The disabled apartment is a great addition. My father-in-law was able to comfortably use the bathroom and shower. The food at Live Oak Restaurant was tremendous. We cannot say enough about how wonderful our stay was!

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really weren't expecting much for a BW property but this one was quite nice. The bed was super comfortable and the room was nice and spacious. It would have been even better if we had a balcony. The food in the restaurant was amazing, and even though breakfast isn't included, preferred it to the other restaurants nearby. I agree...

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Palmdale, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Within walking distance to Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. Professional and friendly staff with wonderful attitudes. Rooms are clean and fresh smelling. For business travelers there the WiFi is fast. Restaurant is within the same parking area with great food and service. They also offer room service. Beds are very comfortable.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice now - both times I was having jaw surgery and my surgeon recommended this place as they offer a (small) medical discount. The first time I stayed for surgery, the staff were fantastic (Nov 2015) but this past week there were a couple of incidents I felt compelled to write about here. Upon check in around...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is straight out of the 80's with a modern bathroom and a flat panel. The wall safe is too small to fit anything, the furniture looks like it's from an estate sale, and the bed and pillows are the rocks you'd expect from an old hotel. However, the staff was very nice, providing a flashlight and great directions...

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Shaver Lake, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived prior to check in and received a very warm welcome. We had several appointments and the staff was extremely helpful with directions. Front office was helpful with maps, fruit, water and coffee. Our room was comfortable, clean and spacious. The on-site restaurant is elegant with great food. Next time you visit Santa Barbara this is the place to...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived 3 hours before check in. Reserved a 2 bed room and got upgraded to a two bedroom suite. We were able to cook our own lunch and dinner. The rooms are a little dated with the wallpaper but it was very clean. Close to the Santa Barbara Bowl and all the restaraunts and bars on State St. We checked...

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Redwood City, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed here for a lacrosse tournament. Easy to get to, comfortable rooms and good service. Restaurant on site was a terrific bonus. Great breakfasts (try the pancakes), excellent service and fabulous value. Had dinner one night and we were very impressed with the service, food and variety of beer and wine.

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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

The hotel had a shuttle that picked us up from Santa Barbara airport earlier than our expected check in time. We we re upgraded to a king size room for no charge. The hotel restaurant was good for breakfast, the ground were well kept, clean and safe. The room was slightly outdated, but very clean. Bed was comfortable, refrigerator was...

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Anthony I, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Stephanie Z, It is our pleasure to offer complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport and Amtrak Station as we understand what a convenient service it is for our guests. We hope you come back and stay with us soon. Cheers, Anthony I.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

Address: 2220 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4322 (Formerly Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: £140 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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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
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“The apartments are spacious and well appointed!”
 of 5 bubbles gfrandsen, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we stayed on ground floor which was very quite and close to restaurant, office, pool, vending”
 of 5 bubbles 974tina, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for kitchen, also very quiet in one of the back buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles AnjaUK, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't miss the charming Aviary at the restauant”
 of 5 bubbles 488ceceliap, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back, are quiet, and back up to a residential street.”
 of 5 bubbles FishAZ, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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