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“Wonderful Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites
Ranked #13 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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11 reviews
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“Wonderful Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2013

Although not on the beach this hotel is lovely. Clean and very well kept up. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Highly recomend this hotel. We stayed here while we were in Santa Barbara to go whale watching which was awsome. A wonderful winter get away. Left snow in Missouri to go to the ocean. Lovely.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Theresa K
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 7 January 2014
Thank you for your kind review of our hotel. Sounds like you had a nice winter vacation here in sunny California. Hope you come see us again.
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Huntington Beach, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013

The Encina Lodge is located in Santa Barbara. It is walking distance to the Mission, but you will need a car to get to the beach. We enjoy staying here because of the overall value. The suites have a full kitchen with a large living area and a separate bedroom. When we travel with the kids we use the kitchen for breakfast and sometimes for making lunch. The hotel is clean and well maintained as are the rooms. For those that like to stay in a fancy spa like hotel, this is place not for you.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Ridgecrest CA, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Outstanding accomodation and staff. Extremely helpful. Very knowledgeable. Very clean room. Excellent restaurant on premises. Needed pick up from medical procedure - Encina staff very helpful. Location next to Sansum Clinic really helpful.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Orcutt, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

Best Westerns are clean, and this one is in a very quiet area. It was also convenient to restaurants and shops. Our room felt more like a B&B room as it had a cottage feel. We will definitely return on future trips to Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Laurie P
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 17 December 2013
Thank you so much for feeling the ambience of the Encina Lodge!! The cozy bed & breakfast idea is exactly what I tell our guests we have here. Hope you have a Happy Holiday; and will come see us again.
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Pasadena, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

We enjoyed all the comfort and amenities in a residential area of Santa Barbara, away from the beach tourism. All expectations met. We appreciated the apartment accommodations, with 2 bedrooms and kitchen, even for one night. Affordable for this upscale area.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank katheryn209
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Appreciate your taking the time to rate and review our hotel; and happy you enjoyed our accommodations. Please come see us again.

Happy holidays
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San Diego, Ca
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

This property is less than a block for the Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. I needed a room while my wife was in the hospital. I got a great, spacious room. They matched the internet price at the desk. People were very helpful and friendly. The room had fresh fruit, candies, coffee, tea and plenty of room. It was a great value and very comfortable.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mark G
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
Thank you for your great review of our hotel; we appreciate your kind thoughts. Do hope your wife is doing better and that you will come see us again for a vacation.
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Lompoc, California
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76 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2013

We stayed at the Best Western Encino because we had business at Cottage hospital which is across the street. Contrary to other reviews I had read I thought the price was reasonable for Santa Barbara. The room was very clean the staff was very friendly and helpful. The shower was slightly out of date but I actually wish more places still had the clothes line in the shower.The bed was very comfortable. The location is wonderful mostly residential and Dr.s offices so it was very quiet at night. I was quite happy with our stay and would stay here again if a reason should arise.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Jmom2many
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
We do thank you for your review of our property; and your praise for our staff and the rooms. We do have some showers that are dated; am actually in the process of updating many of them. Those old clotheslines are actually the best!!

Please come see us again
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites
Address: 2220 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4322 (Formerly Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre 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 (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & 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 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
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