"Convenient and reasonable"
This hotel was convenient to the local downtown shops and restaurants and the pier and beach. It had a nice pool area. The room was clean but small, as was the bathroom.Genuine Expedia guest review
"quiet residential neighborhood"
Cozy pool suite with kitchen and full bath which helped with kids. A little outdated but clean, quiet and comfortable. A little like visiting grandma. The staff was friendly and helpful. A plus to have a restaurant on site.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This hotel and surrounding areas gave my girlfriend and I an awesome experience. Everything was within walking distance. They even checked us in super early no problem. Stayed at this twice already, will be staying again!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Cozy hotel close to downtown"
I went with a group of girls for the UCSB reunion in April. We only needed one night, and wanted to stay close to downtown. It was perfect. Check in was easy and convenient. Hotel staff was very helpful. The room was a little outdated, but very clean and the beds were pretty comfortable. There aren't many hotels on the cheaper side in Santa Barbara, […] and this hotel did not feel like a cheap one. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Over all was very pleasant would stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"amazing hotel, super adorable rooms"
Love this hotel, I was only passing thru for the night, but would've love to have stayed longer! great place!Genuine Expedia guest review
Excellent amenities, this motel thought of just about everything.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place to stay!"
Clean rooms, friendly staff and conveniently located if you're looking to hop over to the bowl for a concert.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
This was our favourite hotel in a 2-week trip around California, Arizona and Nevada. Highly recommend.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice Hotel, Clean"
We basically got a 2 bedroom apartment which was nice since we have a 2yr old. Lots of room for her to run around.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A very clean & comfortable family stay!"
Hotel staff were overwhelmingly helpful & we were most impressed with the cleanliness & space in our room, as well as the gardens. Location was a pleasant walk to Main St., about 10mins. Santa Barbara was a lovely city to visit - history, beauty & people were warm & friendly. Numerous eateries in Main Street provided sidewalk & shaded options to enjoy […] an array of cuisines. The 50c carriage provided a rest up Main Street for our legs after much walking. Renting cruiser bikes along the beachfront allowed us to enjoy some family time, while taking in the wharf & local bike trail...what a cruisy experience we had! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Old- not ina vintage kind of way."
This hotel is old and out of date. The worst part was that the wireless internet did not work at all. When I told the staff about it they said, "anything else?". I will not be staying here again.Genuine Expedia guest review
Rooms are very clean and feel very spacious. Beds are a little hard but would def stay againGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Perfect hotel for my stay!"
Only stayed 2 days and 1 night. Very nice facility and very quiet and dark shades for room. Beds and chairs in room were very comfortable. I would have preferred queen size because there were 3 of us. The bathroom was very clean. Because the mirrors (loved the extra magnifying mirror) and sink are in the corner, there was not much shelf space for toiletries […] though. Also like that you are so aware of the environment and recycling. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to UCSB"
We made a last minute reservation on our way to an appointment at UCSB. The staff were very nice. It was a nice quiet location. And nicest of all... there were bathrobes in the room. We did have a family with small children in the room next to us and the walls were very thin, plus there was an adjoining door. I will definitely stay here again, and would […] recommend it. I would not, however, recommend the cafe. Although it was extremely convenient, the food was mediocre and pricey. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best deal in a very overpriced city for hotels"
I love Santa Barbara, but I hate how the larger hotels price gouge by charging over $300 a night when they're just not that nice. This Best Western is a very comfortable, well located, and well managed property.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Next to gas station"
Super disappointed with this hotel. One of those were the picture lie about the real state of the hotel. First time I feel cheated.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very friendly helpful staff"
We loved the room! We opted for an upgrade to a room with a full kitchen since we have two young children. The kitchen was fully equipped and we were able to eat at the dinning table for family meals. The beds were a decent size although Queen size would have been better. The bathroom was a good size. Although, having a one year old, the lack of a bathtub […] was a little more difficult but not terrible. The hotel is in a residential area and very quiet. We enjoyed hearing the seagulls each morning. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"The Best Western Encina-"
Everything as nice, but wow, at 200.00 a night we expected a little bigger room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Place to relax"
The staff was very friendly the room was comfortable and the jacuzzi was really relaxing. The small fridge under the sink did not keep my stuff cold the door did not close.Genuine Expedia guest review
Charming , staff terrific desk to restaurantGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasant room in a very quiet neighborhood!"
The room was extremely clean and the staff were very pleasant and welcoming. It's a great place to stay if you enjoy being someplace super casual in a safe neighborhood.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Was everything I expected!"
Will definitely be staying here again! Very clean room, beds were comfortable, and located in a very quiet part of Santa Barbara. A stone's throw away from downtown - - perfect! Great value!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Very clean and quiet"
The room was very clean and with a few amenities such as bottled water and fresh fruit in the room, it felt very homey and cozy. It is located in a residential neighborhood, so it was quiet at night. Not really close enough for walking to State Street shops or restaurants, but very close for driving. The restaurant on property was a nice surprise. Very […] nice menu for all meals from breakfast through dinner. We would stay again when in the area. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Pleasantly Surprised in Every Way"
This was a pleasant surprise in comparison to most of the other places that I have stayed in Santa Barbara over the years. A room that was large, very clean, all personal aminities that I would want, a large clean pool, and a very good Mexican restaurant on the property. I will stay there in the future.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Quiet & Clean Hotel"
We were very pleased with our stay. We had a king suite that was very clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay again. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Only small issue was the refrigerator made a high pitch sound occasionally. Not enough to keep us awake.Genuine Expedia guest review
"good experience overall"
towel, bed was clean, but the bottle water looks bubbled and undrinkable. the room was tiny, location was ok, felt good, but not worth for the money i paid.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely hotel with nice breakfast place and great leisure area for down time. Only problem was trouble with communication between workers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Simple, classy and nice getaway!"
We checked in a little later and everything was ready to go! We had a nice king size room. First floor with a little seating area outside. It was quiet and very homey.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Comfortable, nothing special"
I needed an overnite place and this fit the bill. I arrived late, got room in back, near road. Not as quiet as I would have liked. Fortunately road noise was masked the the heater unit. A classic hotel device, either too hot or too cold, but continuously making noise. Not much else to report everything was booked, so had to make do.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"close to all must-see sights"
We had a wonderful time! very relaxing, and so close to state street and the courthouse, which was perfect for us!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Room was very nice for the price point."
The hotel is in a great location just a short few minutes to state street or the beach. Remember to request a non-smoking room when booking on Expedia. We did not and the room smelled like smoke. Overall a good place and I would return.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It was a convenient locatiion for us"
As long as we were there,facility was fine for us. Room was clean, comfortable and convenient locale.Genuine Expedia guest review
Everything was perfect. The best part is how quiet the neighborhood is. We are definitely staying again on our next trip to Santa Barbara.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"I want to oome back!"
Everything was perfect except I wish I had asked for a handicap access room for my husband who was ill. Also, and this is not just about this hotel, but when something in the room is not currently working (in this case, the air conditioner) I think slight discounts should be automatically offered. It is a disappointment to not have EVERYTHING working […] well, and creates a slight sense of anxiety and concern. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I had a hip replacement at nearby Cottage Hospital on Jan 3. We stayed at Encina Lodge Jan 2,3,and 4th. Actually I stayed in the hospital on Jan 3rd but my wife stayed at our room then we both stayed at the room on Saturday night. The staff was very accomodating and we were pleased with our room.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Spread out property"
Overall hotel is warm and comfortable but the rooms are spread over many disconnected buildings, the main building has only queen rooms that are really small and room configuration odd. The king rooms are at the back in a separate building across what appears to be another property's parking lot (you get your own little permit to put on the dash), the […] back building has underground parking and does not have the charm of the main building which you see in the featured photo. Regardless, room was well appointed, bath linen and amenities were good quality but bed furnishings were so-so. Room had dvd player to go with the flat screen. Close to downtown but not walkable, its about a mile. Hotel is situated in a nice commercial-residential neighborhood off the north end of state street where it begins to lose its downtown charm. There is no breakfast included. There is a restaurant that serves good food but is a bit pricey as can be expected. Staff is excellent and charming. There is an aviary but it has only the common zebra finches, nothing fancy. Like the oddity of the property, the pool appeared triangular. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close to Cottage Hospital"
The rooms need some work as the wallpaper is peeling, the room needs painting and the decor needs updating, especially with the rate being charged and no AAA rate given. I was having an early surgery so the location was my concern. I usually stay at another Best Western in another part of Santa Barbara for cheaper, with more updated rooms.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very impressed by the hotel!! Even my wife - who is hard to please - loved it!! Sure its not on the beach but its only 5 minutes or less from down town SB. It looked like it had been recently updated. 42 in plasma with separate dvd player. Even the front desk offered free dvds to borrow!!! We will b staying here next time we come back to SB!!!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Last minute choice that was a pleasent surprise."
The room was large with a full kichen room. It was clean and well maintain. It was on a very quite strem et. On site restaurant provided a great breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel and friendly"
ExcellentGenuine Expedia guest review
"Quaint Neighborhood--Close to Shops/Restaurants"
Located in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks from the shops and restaurants. The hotel was super clean but decor sort of took me back to the 80's. Rooms have a small refrigerator and coffee pot....it would have been nice to have a microwave and real coffee creamers (they served the powder creamer and generic coffee). It was a little pricey for what […] you got but then it is Santa Barbara. The linens on the bed were really nice and had a very comfortable mattress. Very cute outdoor sitting areas with each room and a nice jucuzzi area. Breakfast is not included, but there is no extra charge for parking. The front desk clerks were very helpful. Because of the price, I would probably stay a little further outside of town. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Bed too hard"
We loved the restaurant and the "atmosphere". All the staff were very nice and accommodating. However, the bed was so hard, I could almost not get to sleep. Also, the walls are very thin. Could hear everything outside as if it was inside the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Hotel Close to Cottage Hospital & Sansum Clin"
I had an operation at Cottage Hospital. The Hotel had a shuttle service to and from the Hospital. This precluded me and my wife from having to drive and find a parking place. The Hotel also has its own restaurant which was convenient for my wife while I was in Hospital. The Hotel is an easy access from Freeway 101.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Nice hotel close to the location we needed"
We stayed at the hotel to visit my mother in law at Cottage Hospital. It was a perfect location for this and unexpectedly nice for a last minute stay. The hotel is very nice and the staff is wonderful. We enjoyed our stay.Genuine Expedia guest review
"It's all right."
The hotel was friendly and comfortable, although my wife and I felt that the furnishings were a little dated. Also, the cable TV system was limited, the channel guide difficult to locate and lots of static on some stations. Maybe because of the gorgeous but tall Santa Inez mountains nearby! However, the room and the bathroom were spacious and we enjoyed […] having natural light while bathing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel is not right downtown and yet cost the same as a beautiful hotel on the water with a room triple the size, pool, spa etc. Also they say fitness center but no in reality it is in another hotel 2 miles away.Genuine Expedia guest review
We enjoyed our short stay, nice room, friendly late night service.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Overall I was pleased with my stay."
Overall everything was ok.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good choice for inland location"
Our only complaint is that we found the king bed to be too firm, and as a result probably would not stay at the location again. That is often a matter of personal choice. Otherwise, very nice pool area, room comfort and restaurant, along with easy freeway access.Genuine Expedia guest review
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