Get an overview of this hotelA large heated pool and free WiFi in Santa Barbara


Near the Old Mission

Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites is in downtown Santa Barbara, on a quaint street lined with century-old buildings. Guests can drive 5 minutes to Old Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786. Nature lovers enjoy strolling beside the creek in Rocky Nook Park, a 15-minute walk from the hotel.

Free shuttle and a pool

It’s easy to relax in the hotel’s lush gardens, home to a large heated swimming pool, a hot tub, and an aviary. Live Oak Café is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and serves farm to table concept products from Santa Barbara. Guests can also pick up free coffee and fruit in the lobby. A free shuttle runs to Santa Barbara Airport and the train station.

Cozy rooms with free WiFi

Features like light-wood furniture and patterned wallpaper give guestrooms a warm, country-style vibe. Guests can surf the Web at their leisure using free WiFi, and relax with a premium cable show on the flat-screen TV. All rooms have coffeemakers and refrigerators, and some include kitchenettes.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Best Western Plus Encina Lodge & Suites features an outdoor pool and a spa tub. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

A 24-hour business center is on site at this 3-star property. This Santa Barbara hotel also offers multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and coffee/tea in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary to guests during limited hours. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Spa tub 
  • Free airport transportation 
  • Restaurant 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Hair salon 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 122 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • 24-hour business center 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • DVD player  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • DVD player 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Climate control 
  • Free weekday newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Phone 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Free dial-up Internet access 

Where to Eat

Live Oak Cafe - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a farm to table concept, that highlights many of the extraordinary products that Santa Barbara has to offer including: local produce, seafood, local wine, and craft beer in an innovative and comfortable atmosphere.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

Spa Services

  • Massages 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

No rollaway/extra beds available


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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. Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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