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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

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San Jose, United States
Reviewed 4 October 2016

this property is nicely situated for getting around santa barbara easily, the freeway is about three blocks away and there are surface streets you can take if you choose to avoid the freeway. The hotel was quiet and like a best western hotel, not real fancy but comfortable. We had no problems with our stay.

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Anthony I, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Greetings Nicholas H, I'm glad you found the location of the hotel convenient. We are so close to most of the area's exciting attractions, while tucked away in a quaint historical neighborhood. When you stay at a Best Western "You Stay With People That Care". If your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara I hope you choose to stay...

AZ
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Interesting property. Was condominiums, covered to a hotel. Good sized rooms; property is very spread out, if you don't have a car they will take you by their golf cart to your room. Front desk is great for advice on where to go and eat. Only negative would be the poor quality in-room coffee.

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stayed here once before a little over a year ago and did not have the best experience. Hotel management was quick to respond to my complaints once I returned home and thought I would give this place another chance next time I was in SB. Unfortunately this stay was just as bad. Pool lawn chairs and room furnishings still look...

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights while on a road trip down highway 1, we had a 2 bed apartment which had full kitchen facilities if needed and was well fitted out. A little far away from the beach although we did walk down would be too far if you had younger children but good bus service nearby. Santa Barbara is...

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Anthony I, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear 183kathyl, Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments during your recent visit to Santa Barbara. There really is so much to see and experience in our magical city. I hope you schedule some time to return and we invite you as our guests during your next visit. Warm regards, Anthony I.

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 26 September 2016

**BE AWARE - BLOOD FOUND ON BEDSHEETS** We stayed at the Best Western Plus Encina in September 2016. Upon returning to the room after a day enjoying Santa Barbara, we were getting into bed and noticed human blood on the bedsheets. When we called the front desk to express our frustration, they informed us that the hotel was full and...

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Anthony I, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear travelpros6, I am very concerned while reading your review. May I please invite you to contact me at the hotel as I would like to address your experience directly with you. Of course, we regret any inconvenience for any of our guests at any time. Our staff acts swiftly to address any unexpected issues with the objective of maintaining...

Valencia, United States
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I feel Best Western Encina is a wonderful hotel. I felt that the check-in was easy, and staff was polite and professional. I enjoyed the restuarant for my evening meal and was very impressed with the food and service. My room was neat, clean, and large. I appreciated the comfortable bed, and loved the hard candy left in my room....

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect hotel for our stay in Santa Barbara. The room was spacious and had a homely feel. The bed was comfy and the bathroom was large. It had everything we needed and was only a short 10 minute walk from downtown and another 10 to the beach.

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Anthony I, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

David C, My staff and I are so pleased that you found the perfect hotel for your visit(s) to Santa Barbara. We all strive to ensure that our guests enjoy comfortable accommodations during their stay. Please come back and see us soon. Warm regards, Anthony I.

Reviewed 23 September 2016

We had a suite in the Fiesta Building, on the second floor. Since we like to walk, it was a good location, although State Street would be a bit far if you wanted to walk all the way south. Loved the kitchen since breakfast is not included. The room was large and very comfortable. The absolutely only drawback was street...

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Conveniently located. Pool, hot tub and restaurant. right across the street from Sansum Clinic. close to beaches if your are driving. Close to some really fabulous restaurants if you are driving. the staff is always friendly and as many times as we have stayed here, we actually know some of them.

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Anthony I, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Dear Valerie R, Thank you for choosing to be one of our loyal, repeat guests. We are so happy that our hotel continues to provide you with amenities, service and location that are such a good fit for you. When may my staff and I expect to see you again? Cheers, Anthony I.

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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed in just for one night and were impressed with how clean it was. Location is also good, about 25 min walk from the Main Street. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the price was affordable.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

Address: 2220 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4322 (Formerly Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $253 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 121
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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
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#14 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“The apartments are spacious and well appointed!”
 of 5 bubbles gfrandsen, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we stayed on ground floor which was very quite and close to restaurant, office, pool, vending”
 of 5 bubbles 974tina, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for kitchen, also very quiet in one of the back buildings.”
 of 5 bubbles AnjaUK, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Don't miss the charming Aviary at the restauant”
 of 5 bubbles 488ceceliap, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the back, are quiet, and back up to a residential street.”
 of 5 bubbles FishAZ, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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