$159 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 9, 2014 Check-out: Dec 11, 2014

BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

3 stars
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
75 reviews
Reasonably Priced Nice Clean Hotel

This hotel was perfect. We were given an upgrade to a suite with no extra charge and the suite was... See full review

  • Shelley's Wedding Getaway
  • Sep 8, 2014
perfect!

Absolutely perfect! The whole weekend. We loved it, we will be visiting soon for sure! See full review

  • yogie 818
  • Feb 16, 2014
Many amenities and good value in Midtown Santa Barbara

BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites is close to everything travelers want in Santa Barbara: midtown, downtown, local beaches and attractions. The hotel is located in a quiet residential part of town, perfect for guests looking to sleep well. Travelers enjoy a heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub, coin-op laundry, a free airport and Amtrak shuttle, and an on-site business center. Guests at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suitescan just walk to the Museum of Natural History and the Queen of the Missions, with other attractions only a short drive away.

Highlights
  • Free Santa Barbara Airport and Amtrak shuttle
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout inn
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
Rooms
The 122 cozy rooms at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites offer king, queen or two double beds, and smoking or nonsmoking options. Rooms include a number of amenities, including Crabtree & Evelyn bath products, free Wi-Fi, laundry service, a modem/data port, fresh fruit, cookies, candy, free local calls under 30 minutes, and free weekday newspaper. Microwaves are available upon request. One-bedroom, nonsmoking suites feature a queen bed, queen sofa sleeper, kitchen with full-size refrigerator, microwave, stovetop oven, cookware, table settings for four, dining area with table and chairs, and a sitting area.
Features
BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites offers a free shuttle to and from the Santa Barbara Airport and Amtrak station (contact hotel for details). A heated outdoor pool and whirlpool allow weary travelers a way to relax and revitalize. The hotel is just minutes away from midtown and downtown, and is adjacent to the Sansum-Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic and Cottage Hospital. Beaches, wineries and golfing are all nearby.
Dining
The Las Aves Cafe at BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites is a full-service restaurant serving American favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests enjoy eating on the sun-drenched patio and sipping cocktails in the indoor lounge. Room service is available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Transportation
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (8.7 mi/14 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (91.2 mi/146.8 km)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (97.8 mi/157.4 km)
  • Free Santa Barbara Airport and Amtrak shuttle
Attractions
  • Mission Santa Barbara (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Stearns Wharf (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Ty Warner Sea Center (2.7 mi/4.3 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (4.2 mi/6.8 km)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (10.1 mi/16.3 km)
Business
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout inn
  • On-site business center

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites Rooms

Double Room Smoking
The double double smoking room offers 2 double beds with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, DVD Player with complimentary movie rentals, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Modem/data port connection, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voicemail. Smoking
1 Bedroom Suite Non-Smoking
The room offers 1 queen bed and 1 queen sofa sleeper with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, DVD Player with complimentary movie rentals, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Modem/data port connection, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voicemail. Non-smoking
1 Bedroom Suite Smoking
The room offers 1 queen bed and 1 queen sofa sleeper with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, DVD Player with complimentary movie rentals, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Modem/data port connection, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voicemail. Smoking
Queen Room Non-Smoking
The room offers 1 queen bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, DVD Player with complimentary movie rentals, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Modem/data port connection, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voicemail. Non-smoking
King Room Non-Smoking
The room offers 1 king bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, DVD Player with complimentary movie rentals, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Modem/data port connection, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voicemail. Non-smoking
Double Room Non-Smoking
The room offers 2 double beds with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, DVD Player with complimentary movie rentals, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Modem/data port connection, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voicemail. Non-smoking
King Room Smoking
The king smoking room offers 1 king bed with Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Bathroom amenities, Cable/Satellite TV, Color TV, DVD Player with complimentary movie rentals, Ensuite/Private bathroom, Hairdryer, Heating, Internet access, Iron/Ironing board, Laundry service, Modem/data port connection, Radio, Refrigerator, Room service, Safe in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone, Voicemail. Smoking

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Gift shop
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Alameda Park: 0.6 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 0.9 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 1.4 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 1.8 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 1.9 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 2.3 mi
  • Skofield Park: 2.7 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 2.7 mi
  • Antioch University: 3 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 4.7 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 5.7 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 7.5 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 7.5 mi
  • Alameda Park: 0.6 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 0.9 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 1.4 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 1.8 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 1.9 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 2.3 mi
  • Skofield Park: 2.7 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 2.7 mi
  • Antioch University: 3 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 4.7 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 5.7 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 7.5 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 7.5 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 9.2 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 197.6 mi

Dining

Las Aves Cafe
The Las Aves Cafe at the Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites serves American and Mexican cuisine during breakfast, lunch, and dinner hours. Patio dining and room service are available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (75)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
75 out of 75
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.6

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JerkfaceSmile
Business
Los Angeles
Nov 26, 2014

Great Place and Staff

Staff was really helpful. We cycled up from Los Angeles and the front desk clerk upgrade our room to one that would give us more space to store our bikes.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lalalalalalalalalalalalal
Business
redlands,ca
Nov 19, 2014

bday trip

not a bad location, squeaky upstairs floors, no vent fan in the bathroom, did not spend much time in the room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

the Scarlett Begonia is a great place for breakfast, dinner at Jane restaurant was delicious as well, both are downtown, Jane on state street and scarlett begonia on a side street, victoria maybe?

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shelley's Wedding Getaway
Business
San Diego
Sep 8, 2014

Reasonably Priced Nice Clean Hotel

This hotel was perfect. We were given an upgrade to a suite with no extra charge and the suite was fantastic. We would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Trojanmario
Business
Diamond Bar
Aug 7, 2014

My stay.

Very peaceful neighborhood not far from downtown, few minutes away driving. My bed was small for two but was very happy with the location and overall experience:)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Ask the locals!!

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Sacramento, CA
Aug 5, 2014

Not a good value

I paid about $235 for one night thinking it would be a slightly upscale experience for my daughter, who is going off to college at the local university. Instead, I experienced a fairly low-class motel with a ticky-tacky gift shop in the front lobby and nothing but coffee and an orange in the morning. You'd think they would throw in at least a bagel or something for that price. The room was rather odd, and seemed more like a converted apartment to me. Motel 6 quality with a Hilton price tag.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
collegetour dad
Business
Walnut Creek, California
Apr 26, 2014

Way Above Avg. Best Western

It was great checking into the Encino Lodge and Suites. It was clean, modern, comfortable, in a great neighborhood!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LAKate
Business
Torrance, CA
Feb 18, 2014

First get away as a couple

When we arrived to check in the front desk staff was super helpful. He saw us looking at the brochures of things to do so he pulled out a map and showed us where we were and how we could get to the main strip (this was my first time to Santa Barbara). He told us the time and distance if we walked or if we chose to drive he showed us areas we could park. The room was clean and spacious as was the bathroom. We only stayed one night so didn't check out the pool or any other areas of the hotel but we would definitely stay again!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

It's about a 1 mile walk to State St where the shops and restaurants are. We loved that we could walk to these places and not have to deal with the cars and parking, especially on a holiday weekend.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yogie 818
Business
north hills california
Feb 16, 2014

perfect!

Absolutely perfect! The whole weekend. We loved it, we will be visiting soon for sure!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

State street is where everything is!

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CDLS
Business
Camarillo, CA
Feb 16, 2014

Noisy

We stayed here for only one night. The room was clean, had plenty of pillows and a extra set of blankets. There was also a mini fridge and tiny room safe. However the large sliding door in the room let in way too much noise. We could hear every guest leave the place that morning! The sliding door opened up on the same side as the front door so it didn't have much purpose.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
greggyoo
Business
San Diego
Feb 10, 2014

family fun

Great place to stay. Big room, nice pool area. Couch was dirty though. People above us woke us up at 6 am doing who knows what! They close their jecuzzi too early. I would stay again

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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