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Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites

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Tucked away on a quiet residential street lined with turn-of-the-century homes, the Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites in Santa Barbara offers comfortable accommodations and a convenient location. Relax by the garden pool, enjoy the aviary, book a massage, or simply unwind on your own private patio or balcony. Ideal for extended stays or family vacations, the Encina Inn offers a variety of accommodations, including guest rooms, one and two bedroom suites and townhouses. Many of the units have full kitchens. The Live Oak Cafe is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with room service available and highlights many of the extraordinary products that Santa Barbara has to offer including: local produce, seafood, local wine, and craft beer. Located in midtown, the hotel is adjacent to Sansum-Santa Barbara Medical Foundation Clinic and Cottage Hospital, and is just minutes from historic downtown, Mission Santa Barbara, golf courses, beaches, wineries, and more.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free parking
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
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Air conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Our experience mirrors the other positive reviews here. We loved the place and would stay again. The room was large and very nicely decorated. The hotel is in a charming, quiet residential neighborhood. Just a few things you might want to look out for, especially if you're used
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Response from AnthonyI580, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites
Responded yesterday
Dear Katherine F., Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. We do offer dedicated, accessible rooms. We encourage all guests who need certain accommodations to communicate with us so that we may best accommodate your needs. We strive to ensure that all of our guests enjoy a comfortable stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Anthony I.
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Hotel's Favourite
Loved the comfortable room in a mostly quiet, very attractive hotel. However, would have appreciated a heads-up that the bedside table lamps turn off automatically after 30 minutes (thought it was a malfunction) and can be restored by making movements. Similarly, bathroom
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Review collected in partnership with Best Western
Best, most accommodating staff of any hotel I have ever been to. I have stayed here many times over the last few years. Small, almost "a Boutique Style Inn" but if you want luxury, go somewhere else and pay top dollar if you like. I prefer staying at this friendly, homey,
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If you want to enjoy a comfortable stay and friendly service look no further. This place is excellent and even has a full service restaurant. If you have a medical appointment at Cottage Hospital this is the place to stay!!
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Response from AnthonyI580, General Manager at Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites
Responded yesterday
Dear Justin F. Thank you for your kind words. We know there are many hotels in Santa Barbara to choose from and we genuinely appreciate that you chose the Encina Inn & Suites. We strive to ensure the comfort of our guests and I am pleased to read of your experience. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back sooner than later. Kind regards, Anthony I.
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This hotel is part of the Best Western Plus collection, and as such it has larger, more upscale rooms and better amenities (but no included breakfast at this one). Rooms are very well kept. Front desk staff are friendly, well-trained and efficient. The attached restaurant, the
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Our room
Mismatched chairs that could be a bit better, but were comfortable and served the purpose.
Full kitchen area.
Little eating space in kitchen
Excellent Bed and Room
Hi there is car park and it's included.
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Is the pool heated?
I honestly don’t know. But I would guess it is. People were hanging out there and swimming. Santa Barbara has a very mild climate and I would think they would have to heat the pool I doubt sun could warm it comfortably for guests. Maybe call the property and double check.
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are there smoking rooms or do they have patios so you can go out side to smoke
I saw some people smoking out in common areas, particularly a big more casual grassy area with chairs. There are tons of common areas, but not sure which ones allow smoking. I don't know about smoking rooms, per se. I'm sure you could call the hotel and get their policies.
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How close to the train station
Ten minutes by Uber/taxi
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what room do you recommend for 2 adults and 3 children? Are extra beds available?
We have several different room types that would suit your needs. We have a deluxe room with two beds and a pull-out and we also have one and two bedroom suites that have full kitchens and living room that sleep up to six people.
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"we had a room by the pool, during the summer that might be loud"
"Ask for an updated room."
"Second floor to minimise noise levels"
"Don't choose room 207"
"Room away from pool area. Ask for kitchen room so you can have yummy coffee."
US$173 - US$310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites
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