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

Guest reviews

4.1/5 Very good
988 reviews
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
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitiser provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationMission Santa Barbara16 min walk
Popular LocationArlington Theater3 min drive
Popular LocationSanta Barbara County Courthouse3 min drive
AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)11 min drive

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  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Poolside

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • 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
  • Suite, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking, Kitchen

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Refrigerator

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Double Beds
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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
  • Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

    Room amenities

    • 237 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking

About this area

Santa Barbara

Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is located in Santa Barbara. Travellers 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 Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mission Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
  • Arlington Theater - 3 min drive
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 3 min drive
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 6 min drive
  • Lobero Theater - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 7 min drive
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • Live Oak Cafe — 1 min walk
  • Carlitos Cafe y Cantina - 3 min drive
  • Opal Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Jane - 3 min drive
  • Bouchon - 3 min drive

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 centre. 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 room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like fridges and coffee makers.
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites offers 122 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature a safe and coffee/tea makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a shower, 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 telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

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

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows industry sanitisation 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
Hand sanitiser 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 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
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

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
  • 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)

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  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in reception

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 1-inch TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Fridge

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 between 3:00 PM and 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
Airport shuttle service is available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements
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.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

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 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
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place
Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays
Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser
Contactless check-out is available
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors
The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitisation guidelines
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 Plus Encina Lodge Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Encina Lodge
Best Western Plus Encina Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Encina
Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Encina Hotel
Best Western Plus Encina Inn Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Encina Inn
Best Western Plus Encina Inn Suites
Best Plus Encina & Suites
Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Suites
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites Hotel
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites Hotel Santa Barbara

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 this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does this hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is this property 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 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

4.1
Very good
5 - Excellent
396
4 - Good
407
3 - Okay
129
2 - Mediocre
34
1 - Poor
22
4.3
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
3.9
Amenities
4.0
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

It’s clean, the staff are adhering to social distancing and helpful!

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

3/5

  • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities
  • Disliked: Staff & service

The suite was ok, a bit dated. I appreciate managements extra cleaning procedures due to Covid but upon arriving in our room there was an overpowering smell of cleaning chemicals. We decided to open the sliding door and all the windows to let it air out. We left for 5 hours hoping it would get better. Arriving back that evening the smell was still there, during the night I woke with a horrible Asthma attack because of the smells. I informed the front desk upon check out that the chemicals being used were very strong and that perhaps they should try to air out rooms before guest arrive. The response I got from the women at the front desk nothing, she basically just look at me. There was no "thank you for your feedback" or "I am sorry that happened". This was very disappointing. Not sure I would recommend staying here.

Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Great little throwback kind of hotel but with updating. Nice room, pool and cafe.

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

    This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    The room was amazing. Really big and comfortable for my family and the kids. The pool was nice and hot tub too. Really nice place loved. It.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020