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Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

Star Rating
3.5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.1 / 5Very Good
1,547 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Free airport shuttle

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mission Santa Barbara
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Arlington Theater
    3 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Big Eye Raw Bar
    21 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Roris Organic Ice Cream
    21 min walk
  • Airport
    Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)
    11 min drive

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  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

    Room Amenities

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

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

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

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

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen

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    • Sleeps 6
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  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms

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    • Sleeps 6
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About this area

Santa Barbara

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Los Padres National Forest, while Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are cultural highlights. Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mission Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Arlington Theater - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Santa Barbara Natural History Museum - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 4 min drive
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • Live Oak Cafe — 1 min walk
  • Big Eye Raw Bar — 21 min walk
  • Roris Organic Ice Cream — 21 min walk
  • Corazón cocina — 21 min walk
  • The garden — 22 min walk

About this property

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

A restaurant, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre are available at this smoke-free hotel. 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 on-site. All 122 individually decorated rooms feature WiFi and DVD players. Guests will appreciate conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, while TVs with cable channels and first-run films provide a bit of entertainment.

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.

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

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

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types at the property

American Express
Diners Club
Discover
JCB International
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property 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)

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 are 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.
    Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. 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. 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 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

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free return airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 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/cafe
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hot tub

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand

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 centre

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • DVD player
  • first-run films
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge

More

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

Nearby things to do

Activities

  • Fitness centre access

Where to eat

  • Live Oak Cafe – Restaurant with a bar offering American cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
4.1

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4.4
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
3.9
Amenities
4.1
Property condition

2/5

This property is very pretty to look at and has reasonable amenities; however, the walls are paper thin. You can hear conversations from the next room, and if you're lucky, that's all. Because of this, sleeping anytime that wasn't between about 3 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. was almost impossible. Out of the three nights I spent here I only slept well on the first (a Friday). The pool looked lovely and there is a restaurant on site which is nice. It's tucked away in a quiet neighborhood within reasonable walking distance (about a mile and half) from the main street, which is nice. So, if you get lucky enough to have respectful neighbors that don't play guitar until 1 a.m. or blast the TV until 3 a.m. you should be fine, but it's a chance you take. Finally, the complementary parking is only valid for one car so if you're travelling with more than one vehicle, expect to have to find street parking. On the bright side, street parking wasn't difficult to find. Finally, location of outlets wasn't ideal for the modern age, though there were many. There was one lamp with extra plugs on it but it was across the room from the beds on the desk, which wasn't ideal for phone charging. The location of the other plugs also weren't super close to the bed so if you have a CPAP machine it's something to consider. This being said, the property was old, but pretty and very clean. The room we had had a sliding door which would have been lovely for breezes and there was plenty of space in the room.

Stayed 3 nights in Oct. 2019

3/5

a long walk to reception....and restaurant...from where my room was situated...water from the coffee maker in the room was unpleasent so never drank any...night staff were more friendly than day staff long walk to reception for coffee in the morning expected more from best western slightly over priced for where it was situated

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

From check-in to check-out, the staff was most accommodating and genuinely friendly, the pool area relaxing, great food & room service. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our visit! It was also centrally located to destinations we explored. Had a great time! We will be back! ❤

Stayed 4 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

Very nice property and location. Great restaurant, which had great food and the price of their food was very reasonable. One thing I disliked was the super small bathroom in our King room, there was no way two people could be in the bathroom at one time.

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019

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