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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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New Freedom, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a beautiful area, this hotel is convenient to shopping, beaches, etc. the rooms need to be updated with fresh carpet, working outlets, working plumbing. Staff was very nice and tried their best to accommodate your needs. Noise was a factor from other tenants.

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Manchester
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed 1 night on a road trip south. Great hotel, room was spacious and very well equipped with everything needed for a pleasant overnight stop. Good quiet location, but you will need transport to the central area.

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

Good day Wintwanderer, Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased to read you had a pleasant stay with us. Please join us next time your travels bring you to Santa Barbara. Sincerely, Anthony I.

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed for three weeks due to a job change. The front office staff (particularly Roe, Teresa and really all of them), management (Anthony) and cleaning and maintenance make all the difference. They are extremely professional and nice, it is all about the staff. This is a safe, clean, well maintained property. A phenomenal value at walking distance from The...

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Cooperstown, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose to return to Encina after having a good experience at Christmas time. We like having an apartment with a kitchen, and loved being poolside, where our grandchildren could join us. When we arrived, Encina had had a terrible leak in several of the poolside rooms. We were able to get a room at the end, where we were...

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Lafayette, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel consists of a series of apartment type buildings on a residential street. Although the style is somewhat outdated, the rooms are well appointed, very well maintained and very clean. The -independent -"Live Oak" restaurant is a gem; although the interior is outdated they offer a great menu with food that's of high quality at reasonable prices.

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Lakewood, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the price of $263 per night, I expected more. The room was shabby and drafty. We had rm 271, the carpet between the beds was ripped, the heat source for the room was a small old fashioned wall heater, the toilet leaked at the base, the wallpaper in the bathroom was peeling, the mini fridge had to be unplugged...

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

Dear Smilingismyfavorite, Thank you for taking the time to provide your review. It is with honest feedback like yours that allows us the opportunity to hear about what needs improvement at the hotel. I will be working with my team to walk through Room 271 and identify all areas that need to be updated. Please note that we are in...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice hotel; good location and great price value. Very welcoming stuff and express check-out available. Walking distance from the lovely State Street. Very competitive prices. The rooms are big and clean and cute.

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Tehachapi, United States
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Great rooms. Great view of the pool. Odd that the hot tub is not next to the pool. Needs more variety in food options in the restaurant. And the staff should learn about guests that may pay with points such as myself.

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

Dear brianna682, Thank you for taking the time to let us know your feedback regarding points. We are proud to participate in the Best Western Reward program and want to ensure all guests can maximize their possible. I will review this program with my team to confirm their knowledge of how this program should effectively be addressed. It is nice...

Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Theresa at the Front Desk was beyond helpful, on a very busy weekend with a last minute addition to our party she help us upgrade to a 2 bedroom suite which is very confortable and it even has a bathtub!!

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

Greetings Carlos B., Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience with Theresa. I'm so pleased to read she was able to accommodate your last minute request. It is our pleasure to assist guest whenever possible. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back soon to the Best Western Plus Encina Inn &...

Caycuos, CA
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very helpful understanding staff. The grounds are really nice and the on site restaurant is GREAT. The location is close to the hospital and many doctors. Walking around the area was really pleasant. The small gift shop is really nice too with a great selection of quality gifts!!

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • 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: RM814 - RM1,462 (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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“Don't do it.”
steverR2157ZV, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Look for poolside if you're here with kids.”
46hazel, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“the full kitchen is very nice”
lingyanj2016, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The apartments are spacious and well appointed!”
gfrandsen, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“we stayed on ground floor which was very quite and close to restaurant, office, pool, vending”
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