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At the price point, Inwas disappointed that there were ants all over, even in the shower.

The suite was much more than we had hoped for. It was a full two bedroom condo. The biggest complaint I can come up with is that they weren’t enough wall sockets in the bedrooms. This was a very spacious inconvenient room

We came for UCSB parent weekend -- wonderful weather, great accommodations (just needs mirrors outside the bathroom), friendly staff, and walking distance to the Daily Grind, Cajun Kitchen, and McConnell's ice cream.

I know it is Santa Barbara and we didn't have to stay there. But we were caught in a rock and hard place & needed to be in SB that night & the town was booked. That's the rub when hotels, including this one, take advantage and we end up paying $400 for the two of us to stay one night in a Best Western Hotel. Yes, the room was nice and roomy, but no extras, no breakfast and noisy streets. I ended up trying to sleep out on the couch where it was quieter & further from the street. Free coffee but but not so much as a pastry. A little more for $400 would be expected! Onsite restaurant pretty good. We won't be staying there again for that price.

Great location, excellent restaurant right there, Free airport shuttle. Room was adequate, furniture pretty dated.

Last night of seven day Central California vacation so thought we'd go a little more reasonable on last night. When we planned trip a while back we booked high-end hotels so thought we'd go lower budget for the last night. Lower budget yes, but this hotel had all the amenities (if not more), than the higher end places we stayed at along the way! VERY clean room... recently remodeled, with extras such as fresh fruit in room, sanitary remote control, excellent TV, high-end toiletries, complimentary bottled water, etc. NO gross factor in room at all... excellent stay! They even gave us complimentary late checkout... 1:00 PM instead of 11:00 am!! On top of this, they have an amazing restaurant on premises, perhaps the best hotel breakfast we've ever had. Fresh, organic and tasty. We've stayed at hotels in Santa Barbara for twice the price that weren't any better than the Best Western Encina Inn. Highly recommend and will definitely come back.

We (husband and 10 yr old son) stayed at the Best Western for a weekend in Santa Barbara to visit the mission and some R&R. The location is ok, although only a few blocks from State street, it is a trek to get to the heart of State street where most restaurants are located. If you enjoy walking it is not too bad. The hotel is an old building, and they've updated the bathrooms. We stayed in the double room (they didn't have two queens available). The room itself is large compared to a standard hotel room at most hotels. The bathroom is clean, but because of the aged design, was not functional - no counter space for toiletries, hair dryer, etc so not very convenient. The room decor is also outdated but passable. The beds were very hard and uncomfortable - this was also noted by my 10year old who can usually fall asleep anywhere. Our room was on the first floor and when the upstairs person flushed the toilet there was an incredibly loud sound that kept us up at night. Overall it is a decent place for the price (although we still paid close to $500 for two nights) and you get what you pay for. I would recommend it if you're really budget conscious. We will be opting for a different place next time around.

It was convenient and fairly close to downtown but still need to drive

When I arrived I felt somewhat mislead. Effectively to go anywhere you have to drive, thats not what I thought when I booked after reading the description. I was going to stay 2 nights but moved after one to a hotel closer to the beach. If you wanted to walk to the beach from this hotel it would be 2.5 miles plus.

We were amazed. We didn't expect much.. and it was really nice and quaint. It is a neighborhood and too far to walk downtown.. but we loved it.

Nice enough place, but there is a rather hidden city tax that really increased the price. I had a room that slept 6, however was only allowed to park 1 car in their lot. For the price of almost four Benjamins you'd think I'd be able to park more cars and not be left out on the street. It isn't that close to downtown, so I feel they could have been more accommodating. Staff was rather unapologetic about the parking and the city tax. Sometimes a smile and some empathy can go along way.

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.

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

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.

Bath Street Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Upper State Street
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Oak Park within a mile (2 km) of Upper State Street, Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Santa Barbara Bowl. This 122-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.


Rooms

All of Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites's 122 individually decorated rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect WiFi and TVs with cable channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Free local calls, safes, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking, as well as a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchen

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 6

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

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By on Nov 3, 2019

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By on Sep 3, 2019

4
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By on May 12, 2019

Review comment responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your review.

4
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By on May 8, 2019

Review comment responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your review.

4
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By on Apr 26, 2019

Review comment responded on May 3, 2019

Thank you very much for your review!

5
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By on Apr 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2019

Thank you very much for your review!

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At the price point, Inwas disappointed that there were ants all over, even in the shower.

By , from Santa Barbara on Oct 22, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2018

Hello and thank you for taking the time to let us know about your experience at our hotel. I will make sure we look at the all of our rooms to address the issue you encountered and make sure it does not happen to anyone.

5
Everyone

The suite was much more than we had hoped for. It was a full two bedroom condo. The biggest complaint I can come up with is that they weren’t enough wall sockets in the bedrooms. This was a very spacious inconvenient room

By on Oct 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 5, 2018

Hello and thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. I will share this review with my maintenance staff to provide more sockets in the bedrooms. We hope you have the opportunity to return to our beautiful city and have you as our guest again.

5

well-located, spacious, comfortable

Everyone

We came for UCSB parent weekend -- wonderful weather, great accommodations (just needs mirrors outside the bathroom), friendly staff, and walking distance to the Daily Grind, Cajun Kitchen, and McConnell's ice cream.

By , from northern CA on Nov 6, 2017

2

overpriced

Everyone

I know it is Santa Barbara and we didn't have to stay there. But we were caught in a rock and hard place & needed to be in SB that night & the town was booked. That's the rub when hotels, including this one, take advantage and we end up paying $400 for the two of us to stay one night in a Best Western Hotel. Yes, the room was nice and roomy, but no extras, no breakfast and noisy streets. I ended up trying to sleep out on the couch where it was quieter & further from the street. Free coffee but but not so much as a pastry. A little more for $400 would be expected! Onsite restaurant pretty good. We won't be staying there again for that price.

By , from San Luis Obispo on Oct 16, 2017

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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