$179 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 24, 2014 Check-out: Aug 26, 2014

BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

3 stars
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
119 reviews
perfect!

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

  • yogie 818
  • Feb 16, 2014
Amazing weekend

very great hotel, had a great experiance there, very well taken care off and very nice. See full review

  • dancing girl1234
  • Dec 26, 2013
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

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

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Hotel Map

34.4303 -119.7209
Area served
Santa Barbara
Nearby airports
Santa Barbara Airport: SBA (8 miles away) International Airport: LAX (98 miles away)
Area description
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.

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 (119)

Ratings and reviews for BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
119 out of 119
Amenities:
3.6
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3.6
Value:
3.5

82% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
collegetour dad
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
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
LAKate
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
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.

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
yogie 818
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
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

State street is where everything is!

Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
CDLS
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
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
greggyoo
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
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gilroy Dad
Gilroy, Ca
Jan 22, 2014

Nice Clean Rooms

This hotel was a great value. There were nice clean rooms, coffee in the lobby and fruit in the rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dancing girl1234
santa Barbara
Dec 26, 2013

Great weekend

very nice christmas weekend , super special and very nice place cozy to stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
dancing girl1234
santa Barbara
Dec 26, 2013

Amazing weekend

very great hotel, had a great experiance there, very well taken care off and very nice.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Creative Grl
Los Angeles, California
Nov 4, 2013

Weekend getaway

The location of this hotel is not within walking distance to the local bars and restaurants but for a last minute booking it was well worth the stay. The room was a little on the smaller side but it was still a comfortable stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge & Suites

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Stuna
San Jose, CA
Oct 1, 2013

OK place, overpriced

Great place to stay if you want to be in walking distance from the hospital (if yes, call and book directly with them, they give around 25% medical discount) Otherwise location was "eh" - nothing really close by. No free breakfast, the on-site restaurant is ok but somewhat $$ (dinner, a somewhat small chicken enchilada and 2 beers was $35 with tip. Breakfast, an omelet with coffee and juice as $27) Rooms were a bit on the small side, but nice looking. No tub in the bathroom (which I preferred.) Bed was comfy. Had some noise thru the walls, could hear people talking loudly, hear a loud TV. Fortunately all shut down when I went to bed. Staff was nice, bed was made everyday. Overall, liked my stay, but felt it was overpriced. It'd be a fair value at $130-170/night range. $200 is a bit steep, $250 is somewhat ridiculous. Since I paid ~$225/night on average, I'd not stay there again (drop the price, yeh, maybe...) There are much better deals in SB that this one (Ramada Limited, while not as nice looking and is a bit further from things, is much cheaper and the rooms are much quieter and bit larger...)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
2
Dining tip: Not Applicable

Don't eat anything there. For the same $ you can do MUCH better in town.

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