"The hotel was so quaint and the staff were so friendly and helpful, it didn't feel like we were staying in a Best Western, but more a unique, cozy Inn ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 30 Aug 2016

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Hotel Description

3.5-star hotel near Mission Santa Barbara

In Santa Barbara

Within 2 miles (3 km) of this well-placed hotel, you'll find Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Free shuttle, parking

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and free airport shuttle. Enjoy the fitness center and perks like free self parking.

WiFi, refrigerators

The 122 individually decorated guestrooms offer WiFi and DVD players. Other amenities include refrigerators, room service, and TVs with cable channels.

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$203 per night

Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchen

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

Everyone (9) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Location very convenient for our purpose. Staff very friendly.

Posted by on 15 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 May 2019 by Anthony

Hello and thank you for your kind words about our staff, we are very blessed to have the wonderful staff that we do. Cheers,

4 out of 5

Posted by on 2 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

3 May 2019 by Anthony

Thank you very much for your review!

4 out of 5

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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3 May 2019 by Anthony

Thank you very much for your review.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Apr. 2019

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3 May 2019 by Anthony

Thank you very much for your review.

4 out of 5
The staff was very friendly. It's a bit outdated, but still clean and reasonably priced.

Posted by on 1 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Apr. 2019 by Anthony

Hello and thank you for your review. We are proud to have staff that goes above and beyond for our guests. Please feel free to tell your friends and family about our hotel. Cheers!

1 out of 5
Very outdated hotel, check in was at 3 pm but the room wasn’t ready until 3:30 even though they called at 2:30 and said it was ready.

Posted by on 31 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5
Gem of a hotel in a great location off the beaten path. Spacious, well appointed rooms, reasonable rates compred to how expensive Santa Barbara is! Would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Burbank on 8 Oct. 2018

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8 Oct. 2018 by Anthony

Greetings! Thank you for the kind words. Please feel free to tell your friends and family about us.

5 out of 5

Amazing Stay! Forgot it was a Best Western!

Pros: Felt really cozy and comfortable. Staff was so nice! Rooms very clean.
Cons: Maybe Decor updated a bit, but def not a big deal - would come back regardless.
The hotel was so quaint and the staff were so friendly and helpful, it didn't feel like we were staying in a Best Western, but more a unique, cozy Inn! Rooms were a bit dated, but very clean and comfortable. Was great having a restaurant onsite too! Good food and very reasonable prices. Being walking distance to downtown Santa Barbara was so nice too! No need to drive or take a Lyft. Next time we come back to Santa Barbara we will definitely stay here!

Posted by , from Santa Monica, CA on 30 Aug. 2016

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3 out of 5

Best Western chain

Did not stay here as Travelocity did not want to reduce the price when found it lower. Too expensive and not in the part of town I wanted to stay in. I am sure the hotel is fine but not my favorite in this area as have stayed here before.

Posted by on 21 Oct. 2015

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4 out of 5

Quiet, Quaint, Comfortable

Quiet neighborhood and central location for Santa Barbara area. Really liked the covered garage parking.

Posted by , from Palmdale, CA on 10 Sep. 2015

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About the Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

Location 2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Property Features

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and a garden are also featured at the business-friendly Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free during limited hours. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 122 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 9 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (14.1 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (4.1 km / 2.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers 122 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with cable channels and first-run movies. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries. This Santa Barbara hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • First-run movies
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 7 AM to 11:30 AM.

Live Oak Cafe - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center.

Spa Services

  • Massages

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 12 and USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0 per night (rates may vary)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn
  • Best Western Plus Encina Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Plus Encina
  • Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Best Western
  • Best Western Santa Barbara
  • Best Western Encina Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Suites
  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn Suites

You should know

  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.