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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

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Cleveland, OH, United States
1 review
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Although the room I was in was on the small side, it was in very good shape and immaculately clean. This is an older facility that has been well maintained and has been kept modern. It is a good value, given the area, and I would definitely return in the future.

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review about your stay with us; we are constantly renovating and do have an excellent housekeeping staff; I will be sure to pass your compliments along to them. Hope to see you again. More 

Miami, Florida
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177 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Stayed here for one night over Labor Day Weekend. We took a "Town House". This is an OK hotel to stay if you want to find a place that is clean, and offers the basics. It is a little "dated", and its not the sort of place I would stay during the day, we basically used it to sleep. The... More 

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor. I certainly appreciate hearing from all our guests; it helps to make the Encina a more accommodating place to stay. I am constantly working on renovations of the guest rooms; I was finally able to start my winter projects just this past week; got a room completely made over; and will start another... More 

Seaside, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

I showed up with a group of friends for labor day weekend and Ramon was working the front desk. When checking in he was rude. He handed me the keys and told me to make sure I don't bring the party back tonight. There were much nicer ways of telling me to remember to be quiet. I do believe he... More 

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your review; I’m sorry you felt anyone was not perfectly professional and nice to you at check-in. I do remember when you were checking in; and Ramon spending quite a bit of time telling you about all the good restaurants down town Santa Barbara; he has a great concierge-personality. He did add at the end about being... More 

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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Great find. Am staying here until tomorrow (5 days). Very comfortable, quiet and very well maintained, daily, with a large staff. The wallpaper is retro--reminds me of my childhood--I can live with that--not here for the wallpaper. Great TV and Internet service.

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for your TripAdvisor review………I am so happy you stayed with us and were comfortable. I am working to get rid of all that old wallpaper …. I know some of it is a bit retro. See you again we hope! More 

Palm Desert, California
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114 reviews
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Reviewed 30 August 2015

We stayed at the Encina Lodge and Suites on the night of December 30th, 2014. This facility is and island unto its self in the city of Santa Barbara with good access to the 101 Highway as well as the shopping areas downtown. The accommodations were very well appointed, we had a large second floor room with balcony overlooking a... More 

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Wow…………thank you so much for your wonderful review. We appreciate that you enjoyed your accommodations; and do hope you will return for another visit. We have a new restaurant for you to try; it just opened in April. Love to hear what you think about it. More 

Gig Harbor, Washington
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed here 6 months ago and wrote a pretty great review. I still really like the place and will stay here frequently in the future. However, seriously management people, it's time for a serious updating of the rooms. We began our stay overlooking the pool. I love this building, the rooms are retro, but it works. At 10:30 pm... More 

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your visit here with us; and I am truly sorry that everything wasn’t just right. Your correct; we have many rooms that need to be updated; and I’m working on that as hard as I can. We are so full all the time; honestly; it is hard to get in for renovations. I am just... More 

Fort Mill, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

We stayed here with 5 of us, including 3 teenagers. It was a GEM. A real, two-bedroom apartment, with a full kitchen and a living room. I was expecting an ordinary hotel suite, and got much much more. We only stayed one night, so we didn't get a chance to use the pool or the restaurant/bar, but both looked very... More 

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

I so enjoyed reading your wonderful review of your recent stay with us here at the Encina Inn and Suites. Thank you for spreading the word about our little “hidden gem”; sounds like you liked the apartment you reserved. Those actually all belong to the hotel; I just decorate them in a homey way…….thank you for noticing. We do hope... More 

Alta Loma, California
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248 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

I've been staying here for pleasure and business while building in SB area since 1985. Always clean, quiet, well managed and although not trendy it's a very quaint and pleasant place to get away and not spend a fortune to stay in SB. Close to the center of town and the nightlife its a perfect spot ! C&H

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

It was such a happy delight to read your review about our property; and thank you for staying with us for all these years. We appreciate your kind remarks. See you next time you visit Santa Barbara; or do you have a new house to move in to?? More 

Thousadn Oaks, United States
1 review
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Loved the area and rooms. Quite spot, but still near fun places such as beach, restaurants and other stores. Gave them a heads up that we had kiddos and we got put in a place where we would not disturb any other guests with little ones, which was very nice :)

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

We love that you loved us!! Thank you for being our guests; and happy to hear your family enjoyed your visit. I hope you will make us your Santa Barbara destination next time you visit this area. More 

San Jose, CA
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

When searching for a spot for our 3 days in SB there were many I found reasonably priced and still nice. This fit our needs with 2 teenagers and an 11 yr old. Beds were comfy, linens and towels average, clean and nice. What was my selling point was the space. We've rented houses, condos, hotels and motels. This had... More 

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Carol W, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, responded to this review

Thank you for writing to TripAdvisor about your recent visit with us; so happy you enjoyed our Townehouses. They are in great demand during the summer months; as we only have 4 of them. Sounds like they fit your family perfectly. Hope you come see us again. More 

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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
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • 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: $241 - $358 (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”
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“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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