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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

Guest reviews

4.1/5 Very Good
992 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Free Airport Shuttle
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant

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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

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

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

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed, 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
  • 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

    4.4/5 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

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 3 Double Beds
    More detailsSuite, 2 Bedrooms
  • 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

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices exclude taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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 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
  • Lobero Theater - 6 min drive
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 7 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Live Oak Cafe — 1 min walk
  • The Daily Grind - 7 min walk
  • Ihop - 16 min walk
  • South Coast Deli - 18 min walk
  • Cantwell's - 18 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

Follows standard sanitization guidelines of We Care Clean - Best Western
Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
Hand sanitizer provided
Masks available
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
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 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)

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
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
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

American ExpressDiners ClubDiscoverJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

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.
    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.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.
  • 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 follows sanitization practices of We Care Clean - Best Western 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 Encina
Best Western Encina Lodge
Best Western Plus Encina
Best Western Plus Encina Lodge
Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Hotel
Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Santa Barbara
Encina Lodge
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Best Western Plus Encina Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Encina Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Encina Inn Suites
Best Western Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Encina Inn Santa Barbara
Best Western Plus Encina Inn
Best Western Plus Encina Lodge Suites
Best Plus Encina & Suites
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites Hotel
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites Santa Barbara
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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 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–midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this hotel?
Check-out 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 mi (5 km).

Guest reviews

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

4.1
Very Good
5 - Excellent
393
4 - Good
409
3 - Okay
132
2 - Mediocre
36
1 - Poor
22
4.3
Cleanliness
4.3
Service and Staff
3.9
Amenities
4.0
Property condition

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The staff was very helpful and the on-site restaurant was amazing.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

2/5

  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

The property was not what it looked in the pictures. The parking lot is small and for compact vehicles. Our truck is big and long and we had to ask front desk to provide a different parking.As soon as we entered the room we were disappointed. The furniture is old and the rooms smell musky. The kitchen floor was dirty and the refrigerator handle was broken. Luckily we stayed there for 1 night. Price was very expensive and not worth the money.

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

The Bathroom don't have fan for the hot ,the satellite is not working properly.

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

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

It’s on a great location close to everything the zoo, downtown and the mission places I wanted to see and the place is cozy and clean and the suite was perfect for me and my family specially when you have kids and I would stay there again if I go with my family and staff was very friendly and the restaurant food was very good and price was fair and very clean, the pool is clean and heated very nice set up and my kids really liked the hotel.

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020