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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

The staff was friendly, but the PLUS is not there. Our rooms looked outdated, the carpet is not the usual hotel carpet, but a household carpet; the AC units is noisy. Neighborhood is not close to the main Santa Barbara scene, so we had to drive to get groceries, breakfast, etc.

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

I’m sorry you were not completely happy with your recent visit with us. We are constantly updating our rooms to make them more comfortable for our guests; and do hope you will come stay again to sample one of those renovated guest rooms. Thank you for writing your review; we appreciate all your comments.

Santa Barbara, United States
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We are travelling with our parents and stayed at the 2-bedroom townhouse. Living room and the kitchen are downstairs and two bedrooms are upstairs. The kitchen has some pots and dishes. Living room and one of the bedroom have a TV. Quite spacious for our purpose. And location is good.

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California
Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

A clean, comfortable place to stay when visiting Sansum Clinic - which is right across the street. Our room had a great view too. Easy walking to good restaurants but there is an excellent restaurant on site as well. Nice staff. Well maintained.

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

We sure do appreciate your wonderful review of your recent visit with us here in Santa Barbara……….and happy you enjoyed our new restaurant. Come back and see us again; maybe for a vacation next time.

Reviewed 4 December 2015 via mobile

Very convenient for procedures at Cottage Hospital, which is a block away. This is an old hotel that has done a very good job of preserving the positive aspects of ambiance and hominess while still keeping it in good repair and up to date. It doesn't try to be something it isn't. It just provides a pleasant, clean and cute...

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SF
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Stayed here twice, both times it was great. While it's not super up to date, it was in very good shape. (So if you're all about the design, you might have a problem with it, but that's *your* problem). The room that we had was huge with a high ceiling, and had two actual comfortable living room-style upholstered chairs (recliner...

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

Your review has just made my day; thank you so much for all your nice comments. We appreciate knowing that our hard work makes our guests happy……….and that we were able to accommodate a late check out for you. We all hope you will make us your Santa Barbara destination when traveling to this area.

San Diego, United States
Reviewed 30 November 2015

I stay in hotels more than a third of the year for business, and I've stayed in dives and six-star hotels. This hotel has some of those nice things that I've not seen even in the very-high end hotels. Small things, but still nice to have - like a toothbrush holder in the bathroom and a second suitcase rack in...

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Modesto, United States
Reviewed 29 November 2015

Nice location, very quite. The staff goes out of there way to be helpful .Restaurant & bar was better than most. Up stair room was nice with a balcony. Rooms could of been a little large. Lots of T.V. channels to pick from -- For the price, in the Santa Barbara fair price.

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 26 November 2015

We decided to stay here for one night on our way to San Diego. Did a lot of research and it came up pretty good. As mentioned in a lot of reviews it is an older motel but has been remodeled in some areas. The bathroom is fairly new, the room was spacious, the bed comfortable, wifi is good, and...

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West Hills, California
Reviewed 23 November 2015

Stayed here for one night and realized what a gem we had found. The rooms were clean and spacious. Staff were all very courteous and extremely helpful. We had an excellent breakfast in the morning and location wise very central to all activities.

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

We sure do appreciate your wonderful review of our property; and thank you for writing in to TripAdvisor about your visit. We do hope you will come visit us again when traveling to Santa Barbara.

Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

I'm giving this place 1 star for not anticipating possible issues, such as broken AC, that may happen during the stay of their guests. The room that they gave us has a broken AC. The maintenance crew were very nice and they tried to fix it but unfortunately the unit needs to be replaced and there were no other units...

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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 visit with us this past week-end; I am sorry that you had the problems with the air-conditioning unit in your room. I had decided to call you personally this morning to apologize; so thank you also for talking with me. We will certainly get that air conditioner replaced as soon as possible....

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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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  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Airport Transportation
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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: ₹ 12,308 - ₹ 21,343 (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 full kitchen is very nice”
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“The apartments are spacious and well appointed!”
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“we stayed on ground floor which was very quite and close to restaurant, office, pool, vending”
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