I can see how this place "could" have that homie feel but let's not confuse homie with outdated! The place is just plain old. The room has random decor and love seats that are questionable to sit on. Perhaps I'm just a hotel snob but it didn't help when I entered my room, my sliding door was completely open with the wind blowing in and I had to check everywhere to make sure no freaks were hiding in the closet, bathroom or under my bed!! Don't get me wrong, the service was good but there's not much to service besides checking in and out. There's no gym, no decent restaurant around but I suppose driving into town is what they want you to do. All in all, if this is an overnight stay, no problem, but extended stays or vacay spot might not be so great. Well, unless you're under a budget guide, then this place is fine.
- 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
- Best Western Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Best Western