This was the second BW we stayed in on our recent trip to the west coast of the US. We were somewhat dissappointed on the whole, although the staff were friendly & the room was fine - albeit we had noisy neighbours (also there was constant noise from the adjacent building's fans) - it was relatively expensive. Notwithstanding the cost, car parking was in short supply & in our case not easy - we were asked to park in the underground car at the rear of the hotel, where our room was. Maybe it is the size of US cars but I found it difficult!
The hotel is in a residential area some distance from the centre of Santa Barbara, so we had breakfast in the restaurant on the complex (although it is not part of the hotel). We cannot recommend..
Whether we would stay here on a return visit to SB would be dependant on what other options were available - particularly if we could find somewhere nearer to the centre.
We had a wonderful evening meal with an American friend at Elements - would recommend.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
- Best Western Encina Hotel
- Best Western Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Best Western