$179 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 31, 2015 Check-out: Sep 1, 2015

BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

3 stars
View map of 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-4322

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
Weekend get away

Went to Santa Barbara from LA for Valentine's day. Nice motel, back on a quiet street near Cottage... See full review

  • Robert D.
  • Aug 4, 2015

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.

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.
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.
Property 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.
Highlights
  • Free Santa Barbara Airport and Amtrak shuttle
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout inn
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub
Nearby 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
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

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites Rooms

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1 KING BED
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1 KING BED
1 KING BED,SMOK,REFRIG,ROBE,DVD,PILLOWTOP,HISPD
SUITE-2 ROOMS 3 BEDS
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2 QUEEN BEDS
2 QUEEN BEDS,SMOK,REFRIG,ROBE,DVD,PILLOWTOP,HISPD
2 DOUBLE BEDS
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1 DOUBLE BED
1 DOUBLE BED,MOBILITY ACCESSIBLE,ROLL IN SHOWER,NSMK
SUITE-2 ROOMS 3 BEDS
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1 DOUBLE BED
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2 QUEEN BEDS
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SUITE-1 QUEEN BED
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SUITE-1 KING BED
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SUITE-2 DOUBLE BEDS
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SUITE-2 ROOMS 2 BEDS
SUITE-2 ROOMS 2 BEDS,NSMK,2STORY,TWNHSE,QNSOFBD,KITCHN,DVD
2 DOUBLE BEDS
2 DOUBLE BEDS,NSMK,REFRIG,ROBE,DVD,PILLOWTP,HISPD
1 QUEEN BED
1 QUEEN BED,NSMK,REFRIG,ROBE,DVD,PILLOWTP,HISPD

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Free local telephone calls
Ice machine
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Horseback riding
Fishing
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Lounge
Room service
Services
24 hour front desk
Guest laundromat
Security
Wake-up service
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Barber shop
FAX
Gift shop
News stand
Internet
High-speed internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Outdoor parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities
Room
DVD player
Television with cable
Radio
Safe
Kitchen
AM/FM alarm clock
Free newspaper
Hairdryer in room
Microwave
Turndown service
Sofa bed
Electronic door locks
Ironing board

Nearby points of interest

  • Alice Keck park Memorial Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • Arroyo Burro County Beach Park: 0.9 mi
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: 0.9 mi
  • Hill- Carrillo Adobe: 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
  • Alice Keck park Memorial Gardens: 0.6 mi
  • Arroyo Burro County Beach Park: 0.9 mi
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History: 0.9 mi
  • Hill- Carrillo Adobe: 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

Opal
1.10 mile(s) from Opal, Full Service, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
El Paseo Restaurant
2.10 mile(s) from El Paseo Restaurant, Full Service, Mexican, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,
Brophy Brothers
1.20 mile(s) from Brophy Brothers, Bar/Lounge, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
Eladio's
3.10 mile(s) from Eladio's, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
Endless Summer
1.20 mile(s) from Endless Summer, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner,
Waterfront Cafe
1.20 mile(s) from Waterfront Cafe, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
Palazzio
1.40 mile(s) from Palazzio, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
Harbor Restaurant
2.20 mile(s) from Harbor Restaurant, Full Service, Seafood, Open for: lunch, dinner,
Bouchon
1.20 mile(s) from Bouchon, Full Service, French, Open for: dinner,
Pascucci
1.70 mile(s) from Pascucci, Full Service, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

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
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.6

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Robert D.
Couples
N/A
Aug 4, 2015

Weekend get away

Went to Santa Barbara from LA for Valentine's day. Nice motel, back on a quiet street near Cottage Hospital and close to the main drag in Santa Barbara. Nothing special, but clean rooms and a nice property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
OCMTBRIGADE
Friends
Rowland Heights
May 5, 2015

Weekend getaway

in a quiet neighborhood, good if you don't want to be too close to the crowd.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
JerkfaceSmile
Friends
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
California CNS
Business
Redondo Beach
Nov 22, 2014

Weekend stay near a Meeting Day

Nice hotel…. would have liked a little balcony though and a view of garden or anything other than a roof

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Near Cottage Hospital

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
lalalalalalalalalalalalal
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Couples

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?

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shelley's Wedding Getaway
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Trojanmario
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Ask the locals!!

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Family
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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
collegetour dad
Family
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LAKate
Couples
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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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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