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By a verified traveler on Wed 15 May 2019

Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Upper State Street

In Santa Barbara

Your stay at this Oak Park hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Upper State Street and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Santa Barbara Bowl and Santa Barbara City College are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Free shuttle, parking

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

The 122 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and room service. Other amenities include refrigerators, premium bedding, and TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$189* Per night/room May 16 - May 17

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Queen sofabed)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator (Queen sofabed)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

Everyone (10) Family (2)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019

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5 out of 5
Location very convenient for our purpose. Staff very friendly.

Posted by on May 15, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 29, 2019 by Anthony

Hello and thank you for your kind words about our staff, we are very blessed to have the wonderful staff that we do. Cheers,

4 out of 5

Posted by on May 2, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 3, 2019 by Anthony

Thank you very much for your review!

4 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 28, 2019

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May 3, 2019 by Anthony

Thank you very much for your review.

5 out of 5

Posted by on Apr 27, 2019

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May 3, 2019 by Anthony

Thank you very much for your review.

4 out of 5
The staff was very friendly. It's a bit outdated, but still clean and reasonably priced.

Posted by on Apr 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 16, 2019 by Anthony

Hello and thank you for your review. We are proud to have staff that goes above and beyond for our guests. Please feel free to tell your friends and family about our hotel. Cheers!

1 out of 5
Very outdated hotel, check in was at 3 pm but the room wasn’t ready until 3:30 even though they called at 2:30 and said it was ready.

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018

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5 out of 5
Gem of a hotel in a great location off the beaten path. Spacious, well appointed rooms, reasonable rates compred to how expensive Santa Barbara is! Would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Burbank on Oct 8, 2018

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Oct 8, 2018 by Anthony

Greetings! Thank you for the kind words. Please feel free to tell your friends and family about us.

5 out of 5

Amazing Stay! Forgot it was a Best Western!

Pros: Felt really cozy and comfortable. Staff was so nice! Rooms very clean.
Cons: Maybe Decor updated a bit, but def not a big deal - would come back regardless.
The hotel was so quaint and the staff were so friendly and helpful, it didn't feel like we were staying in a Best Western, but more a unique, cozy Inn! Rooms were a bit dated, but very clean and comfortable. Was great having a restaurant onsite too! Good food and very reasonable prices. Being walking distance to downtown Santa Barbara was so nice too! No need to drive or take a Lyft. Next time we come back to Santa Barbara we will definitely stay here!

Posted by , from Santa Monica, CA on Aug 30, 2016

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3 out of 5

Best Western chain

Did not stay here as Travelocity did not want to reduce the price when found it lower. Too expensive and not in the part of town I wanted to stay in. I am sure the hotel is fine but not my favorite in this area as have stayed here before.

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

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About the Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

Location 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Renovations + Closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Property Features

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. You'll find a 24-hour business center on site. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free during limited hours. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 122 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 9 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) (14.1 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (4.1 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers 122 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.

Live Oak Cafe - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 13 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of We Care Clean (Best Western). This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • UnionPay
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines We Care Clean (Best Western)
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays - 48 hours

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 15 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Encina
  • Best Western Encina Lodge
  • Best Western Plus Encina
  • Best Western Plus Encina Lodge
  • Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Santa Barbara
  • Encina Lodge
  • Best Western Encina Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Plus Encina Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn Suites
  • Best Western Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn
  • Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Suites
  • Best Plus Encina & Suites
  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites Hotel Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Up to 3 children 13 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.