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Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites
Ranked #12 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Several good things to say about this property…complimentary airport shuttle service, the rooms are clean, and the location was a pleasant 20 minute walk to the heart of State Street. The hotel has a nice lobby area offering teas and coffees and there is restaurant and lounge on the premises. The rooms are older and could use updating, but they are spacious, and everything worked. We would stay here again because we like the feeling of being a local in a comfortable neighborhood.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carol W, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2014

Thank for staying with us during your recent visit to Santa Barbara……..and for all your nice observations of our property. Your right; some of the rooms are a bit dated; and I am working on those on a weekly basis. Just keep putting in new carpet, wallpaper, and paint………..next time ask for one of our newly decorated rooms.

Hope you come see us again!

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Reviewed 29 January 2014

What a great little hotel! Very clean and hard working staff. A very active property and the staff went out of thier way to ensure we were taken care of. A nice restaruant on site with firndly staff and resonable prices. I would definelty stay there agian.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We spent 2 nights here and were extremely happy with our accommodations. The room was clean, there is a nice restaurant on site and lounge. The grounds are kept very neat and the room was very clean also. I would stay here again if I were to go to Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Carol W, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Just want to thank you for your nice comments about our property; and so happy you enjoyed our restaurant; and the rooms here.

We look forward to your next visit with us.

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Reviewed 25 January 2014

This was my first visit to Santa Barbara in a long time, so, in a sense, I was flying blind. It turned out that the location was perfect for my purposes-- very close to the Santa Barbara Mission, and certain neighboring places I needed to visit, convenient to downtown, but far enough away to be relatively quiet. It's also very close to the US 101 Freeway, though without any freeway noise. The room was fine--right-sized, clean, and properly equipped, right down to complimentary drinking water supplied each day. I tend to like simple accommodations, and this proved to be an excellent choice. Wi-Fi is free. The grounds and the pool are very attractive, although I'm not a Santa Barbara swimmer in January. The Encina Lodge will be high on my list of potential commercial lodgings on any future visit to Santa Barbara.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Carol W, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

We are pleased you discovered the Encina Lodge; and thank you for your very kind review. We do hope you will come and see us again; and request a downstairs room if you prefer. We do have one building with an elevator also for your convenience.

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Reviewed 21 January 2014

We have stayed at this hotel 2 times. Great location both near the down town and in the same time in a quite neighborhood.N Near 101 to get and get out the town. Rooms are good size for a family. Service is great and prompt. Even if we don't visit santa Barbara next time, we could think of having a stop over the night to split the trip to Los Angles or San Diego.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Carol W, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Thank you for taking the time to share comments on your recent stay with us. I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your room and our location. We appreciate your repeat business and hope to see you in the future should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara.

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Reviewed 18 January 2014

Encina Lodge and Suites is a great place to stay and is a very good value. The accomodations are large and very well kept. It is within walking distance of the Santa Barbara Mission. There is a decent restaurant on the property too.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Carol W, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Thank you for coming to visit us; and for your nice review of our property. Hope you come see us again soon.

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Reviewed 16 January 2014

Love this hotel! The beds are comfy, and the rooms are large and clean. I've stayed at this hotel frequently, and would recommend it to my friends. I enjoy the restaurant and often eat dinner there during my stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Carol W, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2014

Thank you for such a nice review and your repeat business. We love hearing that you would recommend us to your friends. It’s nice to have a restaurant on our property that has such good food and am glad that you have enjoyed it. Hope to see you again soon!

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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & 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
#12 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £116 - £218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & 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 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. ... more   less 
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Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Encina Hotel
Best Western Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Best Western

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