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Overview of Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated
Premium bedding, in-room safe, individually decorated

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationMission Santa Barbara16 min walk
    Popular LocationEarl Warren Showgrounds18 min walk
    Popular LocationArlington Theater3 min drive
    AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)11 min drive
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  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Double Beds
    More detailsSuite, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Poolside

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Poolside
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsStandard Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More detailsSuite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchen

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsSuite, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking, Kitchen

About this area

Santa Barbara

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Santa Barbara Bowl, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Beach. Santa Barbara Zoo and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History are also worth visiting.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mission Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
  • Earl Warren Showgrounds - 18 min walk
  • Arlington Theater - 3 min drive
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 3 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 7 min drive
  • AirportSanta Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • Live Oak Cafe — 1 min walk
  • The Daily Grind — 7 min walk
  • Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt - Featuring McConnell's Fine Ice Creams — 7 min walk
  • Garrett's Restaurant — 10 min walk
  • Los Agaves — 14 min walk

About this property

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

3.5-star Santa Barbara hotel in Oak Park, near Upper State Street
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a coffee shop/café, and a spa tub are onsite. All 122 individually decorated rooms feature WiFi and room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers 122 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

In-room wireless Internet access is available 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. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of We Care Clean (Best Western)
Follows industry sanitization guidelines of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 0 per night)
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free roundtrip airport shuttle from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11:30 AM: USD 12-15 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 1-inch TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers (weekdays)
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Late check-in subject to availability

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19, this property's food and beverage options may be limited pursuant to local regulations.

Renovations and closures

Due to COVID-19, this property’s food and beverage options may be limited.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 13 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Up to 3 children 13 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Best Western Encina
Best Western Encina Lodge
Best Western Plus Encina
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Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Hotel Santa Barbara
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Encina Lodge
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites and receive a full refund?
Yes, Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites located?
Located in Oak Park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra and Upper State Street. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara Bowl are also within 3 mi (5 km).
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4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

3.9/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family and small children
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I liked that was very clean. Very close to walk to restaurant. I didn’t like that our room was a little far from the pool.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with family and small children
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Pro: Check-in was good and fast. Both receptionist were very nice . Cons: unfortunately we weren’t able to get the room we had booked. Our room seems to need an update - hole in the wall, the wall in our room would make a loud noise for periods of time and shake. We thought it was due to laundry room but we were a few rooms a away. And had a strong musty smell.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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With the pandemic going on, my top concern was the cleanliness of the room prior booking. I was really impressed how clean the room was. It was a real deep cleaning done in all areas, all the surfaces were shiny. Thank you cleaning crew and management for taking it seriously !
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2020

4/5 Good

Travelled with group
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Clean an having the option of the 3 beads was excellent.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Friendly staff with a speedy response to all of my requests.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2020