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Great place. Would stay there again.

We were pretty disappointed. Our Suite looked nothing like the photo and we were apparently above some sort of maintenance garage because we were woken up every morning by the noisy door then hammers, table saws and general noise. The incredibly noisy door was opening and closing at all hours. For $400 a night that's unacceptable

Very friendly and helpful front desk. Rooms very clean. Great service at the restaurant.

We were upgraded to a junior suite and absolutely loved our room. We were very comfortable and the staff was pleasant & helpful.

Pleasant check in, friendly and attentive staff. Room was clean and spacious. Nice little pool to relax in. Amazing little cafe on property, Live Oak Tree. Highly recommend! My daughter’s highlight was the Fink aviary next to the cafe. Great stay, especially for the price! We will be back.

Nice location , great customer service . The suite room are spacious .

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.

Bath Street Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Mission Santa Barbara and Upper State Street
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Oak Park, Best Western Plus Santa Barbara is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Mission Santa Barbara and Upper State Street. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 122 rooms and 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 privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/cafe. Start each morning with cooked-to-order breakfast, available for a fee from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.


Rooms

The 122 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including full-sized refrigerators/freezers, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. TVs come with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include free local calls, safes, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests staying at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara enjoy an outdoor pool, a gym, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle during limited hours. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a spa tub, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Santa Barbara

Everyone (16) Couples (1) Family (6) Friends (1)
5
Family

Great place. Would stay there again.

By on Apr 10, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 10, 2022

Good evening Richard, thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are thrilled to know you had a wonderful visit with us during your visit to Santa Barbara. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Santa Barbara.

2
Partner Couples

We were pretty disappointed. Our Suite looked nothing like the photo and we were apparently above some sort of maintenance garage because we were woken up every morning by the noisy door then hammers, table saws and general noise. The incredibly noisy door was opening and closing at all hours. For $400 a night that's unacceptable

By on Feb 22, 2022

Review comment responded on Feb 23, 2022

Hi Cliff, On behalf of the entire team, I would like to apologize for the experience during your recent stay with us. While I know we can't change what's already happened. I would like to make a financial adjustment to your account, to show you how much we want to make things right and how much we appreciate your business. We hope that if your travel plans bring you back to the area, you will consider giving us another chance to show you what a great hotel we are.

5
Family

Very friendly and helpful front desk. Rooms very clean. Great service at the restaurant.

By on Jan 23, 2022

Review comment responded on Jan 23, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are thrilled to know that you had a wonderful visit to Santa Barbara and that we helped further enhance your experience. We look forward to your next visit. See you soon!

5
Family

We were upgraded to a junior suite and absolutely loved our room. We were very comfortable and the staff was pleasant & helpful.

By on Aug 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Aug 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are thrilled to know the suite enhanced your visit to Santa Barbara. We are looking forward to having you back again on your next visit.

5
Family

Pleasant check in, friendly and attentive staff. Room was clean and spacious. Nice little pool to relax in. Amazing little cafe on property, Live Oak Tree. Highly recommend! My daughter’s highlight was the Fink aviary next to the cafe. Great stay, especially for the price! We will be back.

By on Jul 18, 2021

Review comment responded on Jul 18, 2021

We are thrilled you and your family had an excellent experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to Santa Barbara. Upon your return, let us know how we can help you have another excellent experience here at the hotel and in the city. See you soon!

4
Everyone

By on Mar 14, 2021

Review comment responded on Mar 25, 2021

Thank you for choosing the Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites for your visit to Santa Barbara. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

4
Family

Nice location , great customer service . The suite room are spacious .

By , from Los Angeles , CA on Nov 28, 2020

Review comment responded on Dec 14, 2020

Thank you Justin for your kind comments. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites.

5
Everyone

By on Nov 3, 2019

3
Everyone

By on Sep 3, 2019

4
Everyone

By on May 12, 2019

Review comment responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your review.

Best Western Plus Santa Barbara

2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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