This is decent lodging. The room was clean, in good shape (mostly) and everything worked. I'd add this to my list of places to stay in Santa Barbara.
3 very minor issues as alluded to in other reviews. Yes the decor is kinda funky, but it seems to me the wallpaper in the dressing and bathroom areas needed replacing, all the seams were becoming unglued. And the drapes pulled the wrong way, they need to either flip the drapery hardware the other way or flip the sliding glass door the other way. And it could use less mirrored surfaces, unless this is secretly and 'adult' motel I don't see the need for a mirrored wall in the room and a mirror in the bathroom when there is no lavatory, ya still have the mirror over the sink and the mirrored closet doors in the dressing area and there is a mirror over the dresser.
- 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
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- Santa Barbara Best Western