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4.1 / 5Very Good
1,594 reviews


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


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

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    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.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Mission Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
    • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 3 min drive
    • Arlington Theater - 3 min drive
    • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 3 min drive
    • Lobero Theater - 3 min drive

    Getting around

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


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

    About this property

    Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

    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 DVD players. Guests will appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, while TVs with cable channels and first-run movies provide a bit of entertainment.

    Property amenities


    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
    DVD player
    Laundry facilities
    Outdoor pool


    Free newspapers in lobby
    Gift shop/newsstand

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Daily housekeeping
    Dry cleaning service
    Hair salon
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Multilingual staff

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    24-hour business center


    Pool sun loungers
    Pool umbrellas


    Massage/treatment rooms


    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 parking
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


    Smoke-free property
    TV in lobby

    Room amenities


    Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Hypo-allergenic bedding
    Premium bedding


    Designer toiletries
    Hair dryer


    Cable channels
    DVD player
    First-run movies

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker


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

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

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

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Great place for medical trip!

      Great location for medical trip. Very clean, Live Oak Cafe on property is a great place to eat. Very convenient!

      Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

      5/5 Excellent

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

      Property was well maintained and clean. The rooms were comfy and clean and there were many nice restaurants to have dinner at in the evening including the cafe on site which we had breakfast at.

      Stayed 1 night in Feb. 2020


      • Liked: Staff & service
      • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      5 stars for the exterior but 1 star for interior

      The hotel looks charming on the outside but as soon as we entered the room, we were let down by one disappointment after another. Before coming here, I already knew this was an older property so wasn’t expecting much, but it was even worst than my expectations. The interior and furniture are extremely outdated. The smell was musky and the carpet just felt filthy. Several lights in the room were either burnt or weren’t located near an outlet so they were useless. Being an older hotel, the locations of the outlets were not convenient and some of them were so loose we couldn’t plug in our phones. The bathroom door couldn’t even lock and we had to constantly tell our kids not to open it when someone was inside. The heaters were so loud we all couldn’t sleep the first night and woke up with a headache. Worst of all, there were ants in the bathroom! On our first day, I saw 2 or 3 ants and just tried to ignore them, but on the second day I woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and they were all over sink. Gross! I almost never leave bad reviews but this time I just had to so the management can address those issues. We travel a lot and have stayed in several hotels over the world but this is probably our worst experience. It’s such a shame because this hotel has a lovely grounds and so much potential. I’ll give it some credits: the front desk was quick to respond to our requests and the breakfast at Live Oak Restaurant was satisfying.

      Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Staff & service

      Great location, but it feels old, needs maintenance from my point of view.

      Stayed 2 nights in Feb. 2020

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