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“Comfortable and Friendly” 4 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
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable and Friendly”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

After a long drive from San Francisco it was wonderful to come across this little gem. The staff were most welcoming and the accommodation comfortable and spacious. Highly recommend this hotel. Sorry that we could only stay one night.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karen B
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 23 May 2014
We are you pleased that you discovered our hotel; and hope you come see us again soon. Thank you for the praise you gave us.
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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NEWBURY PARK, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

Was so charming! Older hotel but so quaint and quiet. Completely enjoyed our stay and look forward to the next occasion we have to visit again. The cantina at the hotel was PERFECT for our needs with great service and wide variety of items to suit our very diverse group.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Sounds like you had a great visit with us; thank you for your nice review. Happy you enjoyed our restaurant and lounge. Please come see us again soon.
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La Selva Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

My wife and I booked a last-minute overnight getaway, and this looked like the best deal. It was! While it's not on the beach side of the freeway, it's in a quiet, pleasant neighborhood about a mile from the Mission and 3 blocks from upper State Street. Front desk staff was very pleasant and welcoming, and check-in was a breeze. Our standard king room was freshly renovated, stylish and immaculate. In the morning we enjoyed an early breakfast at the on-site restaurant ("Las Aves"), which was nicely decorated with that unique Santa Barbara feel. In other words, it felt more like a unique "boutique" property rather than a Best Western chain. Breakfast entrees were about $10, and we split an omelet and were satisfied. With coffee our tab was $15. In my opinion, this was better than those "free" breakfasts that some places offer, which can be styrofoam-plate feeding frenzies. We had a beautiful, relaxed meal in a garden setting overlooking the pool/lawn area. Speaking of that, after breakfast we enjoyed a refreshing swim in the pool and a relaxing time in the hot tub. The grounds are pleasantly maintained. Not 5-star resort, but very nice for this price range ($200/weekend night) in Santa Barbara. There are also one and two-bedroom apartments and townhouses that we may check out in the future, but this was perfect for the two of us. We'd certainly stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Manresa7
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
We love hearing from folks like you that had such a pleasant stay with us; and enjoyed your visit. Thank you for the wonderful review; I will certainly share your comments with our restaurant manager.

Hope you come see us again soon.
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Excellent front desk staff ,restaurant staff is hit or miss. Two different waiters both of which seemed bored to be there and not very friendly but we have been there other times and the staff has been great. Not much to offer as far as concessions either but appreciate the free tea/coffee service.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank 937lesliec
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
We so much appreciate your review of our hotel; and thank you for being our guest. I will share your comments about our restaurant with the manager there.

Hope you come see us again soon.
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Redondo Beach, United States
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

The good: clean, centrally located, room was nice & spacious, restaurant on site. The bad: our room on back side of hotel and little did we know the street noise level would be LOUD, not to mention the gardener arriving and using all his noisy tools before 8 a.m. on a Sunday.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western

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Thank Lynne S
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for sending comments on your recent stay with us. I am sorry you were bothered by any noise; it must have been the retirement home next door. Our gardeners do not work on Sundays; we try to keep it quiet and peaceful around here.

Hope you come visit us again; please request a room around the pool area.
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Visalia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

Wonderful experience from first step to register through checkout. A super clean room with added touches- fruit on tables etc.We will return again to Encina Lodge & Suites anytime we are in Santa Barbara at the Sansum Clinic

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 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 HeliGuy
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 22 May 2014
Thank you for telling us about your experience here at the Encina Lodge. We do hope you will visit us again; whether to come for the medical clinic or on a vacation.
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San Francisco, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

I have been running in the Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon for the past 3 years. I always stay at the Encina Lodge. Great accomodations, and 2 bedroom suites, which are perfect for me and my family.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 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 Jocelyn D
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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for your nice review of our hotel; what a great thing for you to run in the marathon each year. Hope to see you again next year.
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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)
Phone Number:
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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Best Western Santa Barbara
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