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.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

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


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

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

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 12 years old stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.

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


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 $9.00 and USD $15.00 per person (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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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