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2220 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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#19 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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At the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara you're sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara will stand out among other hotels in Santa Barbara,CA. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don't miss a beat while you're away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you're on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts.
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Alexanderia B wrote a review Jan. 2023
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I have been at the best Western plus before my first time experience around Christmas time I flown in pretty late and I came inside and Mark was there. It was late at night. He was AMAZING , super nice , super sweet. put me in a most amazing room he even help me with my luggage. My suitcase, took it all the way to my room for me I was really impressed 🏆🏆 recently like around January 16 I had to stay at the best Western again and I checked in and to my surprise Mike was there. I ask for the same room he said it wasn’t available but he put me in the same building room 336 I believe I think I’m saying it wrong, I was so happy and so thankful it even had a patio which was amazing at that time. I had someone with me so my Lyft driver took my bags, but he was also willing to help me with my bags again. What an amazing staff member. I cannot wait for my stay again xoxox Ps supper nice around check out
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Alexanderiab2023, What a wonderful review if you recent experience with Mark. We are fortunate to have a team who truly enjoys offering our guests warm and personalized service, often going above and beyond to serve our valuable guests like you. Thank you for taking time to share your impressions with other travelers. I look forward to sharing your review with our entire hotel team and welcoming you back to the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara again.
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CabrilloD25 wrote a review Aug. 2021
Whittier, California13 contributions13 helpful votes
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Stayed here two nights last week. What a pretty hotel. I can't imagine a Best Western looking better than this. I commend the grounds staff for making the plants and flowers so pretty. Seriously a pretty place to stay at in the middle of a neighborhood. We stayed in a room in the back that was a suite. The living room was huge. Plenty of space to stretch out. The kitchen was functional. Dining table big enough for four. The Double beds were a bit small, but still comfortable enough to sleep a couple of nights. I brought a PS4 and a fire stick and both were functional. The room had direct tv. That was nice too. The WiFi signal was ok. I wish it had been stronger. The restroom was big enough. Just right size. The parking was a bit tricky but still manageable. The pool was HEATED! The boys loved the pool, day and night. I just wished it was bigger because it is popular. The staff was nice and accommodating. The restaurant on site was really good and an excellent value. I had low expectations going into this, but I was truly impressed. Can't wait to return soon.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Room Tip: Need size? Reserve a suite and enjoy the size! Worth the extra money.
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Response from David Romero, General Manager at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded Aug. 12, 2021
Thank you CabrilloD25, We really appreciate the glowing review. I'm glad to see you had a great experience during your time with us and we're looking forward to having you stay again, and again. Thank you, David Romero Director of Operations
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Rene c wrote a review Jan. 2023
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This location was one of the best hotel experiences we have ever had! The room was beyond clean. What a pleasure to have such a clean and comfortable room where everything worked correctly!! The front staff and manager were professional and gracious accommodating our needs. Very welcoming to us. The restaurant on site is a delight with a bird aviary to view. The cleaning staff are outstanding. The grounds are spacious with beautiful shrubs and flowers surrounded by trees. Our room felt very private with plenty of light and even had a small balcony from where you could see the mountains of Santa Barbara. We were on the end of one of the buildings in a king bed room. Beautiful houses and trees were seen from our windows.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you 225renec, for this lovely summary of your recent stay with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel and appreciate your kind comments. I look forward to sharing your comments with our entire hotel team. Should your travels bring you back to our area, we hope to welcome you back to the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara.
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Newly-weds Travels wrote a review Jan. 2023
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2nd stop on our honeymoon and did not disappoint. A really quaint stay in accommodation representing the location. The hotel was beautiful and it was a very comfortable stay. We arrived and were upgraded straight away to one of the town house rooms and given a bottle of wine. This was the most perfect accommodation, with all the facilities you could ask for. It is a tiny bit dated but we were okay with this as it added to the traditional feel of the accommodation. The hotel has a great bar and restaurant with a true American feel. The staff were so welcoming and friendly. It is a little out of the way from the town centre but a short taxi to the front. Overall, great value for money and a lovely hotel (doesn’t feel like part of a chain).
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you TravelswithAmberB, for this lovely summary of your recent stay with us. Your kind comments mean the world to us. Thank you for taking time to share your impressions with other travelers and for your personal recommendation.
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JoJo B wrote a review Jan. 2023
San Diego, California17 contributions15 helpful votes
Great rooms and service. The room was remodeled tastefully. The location was close to downtown by car. Parking was free. Restaurant was very nice with good food and excellent service. We’ll definitely stay at this hotel again
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 3 weeks ago
Greetings Jojo B, We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay with us and treated yourself to a yummy meal at the Live Oak Café. Thank you for your kind comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara.
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Haljordan01! wrote a review Jan. 2023
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I love his willingness to help! He’s amazing and really worked to resolve and take care of us. He just has a good heart and works hard. You guys got a good one. Keep it up. Really work to save these guys
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded 4 weeks ago
Greetings from Santa Barbara, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our hotel and received a warm welcome from Mark. I am proud of our team who genuinely enjoys providing hospitality to our guests. I look forward to sharing your comments with Mark and our entire hotel team. Should your travels bring you back to our area, we hope to welcome you back to the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara.
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Blake W wrote a review Jan. 2023
Mark was the man and helped us get an awesome room. We love this place and will definitely come back thanks to him. It was easy to book when I called in and easy to check in as well. Very pleased with our stay here
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you Blakew547, It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara. Thank you for taking time to share your compliments towards Mark. We are fortunate to have a hotel team who truly enjoys providing warm and personalized service to each of our guests. I look forward to sharing your comments with Mark and our entire front desk team.
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David wrote a review Jan. 2023
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There's just a time you need to get away from you every day life. This location is in a quiet area with a comfortable atmosphere. Your stay will be quite pleasurable as it just that nice just to be there; away fro your normally life. Your room will be comfortable with limited counter space and your bed worthy of sleeping in the first morning. I travel for work. I'm in and out of numerous hotels. This was one location I'd book for a month if I could.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Greetings Dethshead, It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed a lovely getaway at the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara. your kind compliments are greatly appreciated. When you area ready to treat yourself to another respite, we look forward to welcoming you back. Warm regards, Liz Rodriguez General Manager
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97kellyanderson wrote a review Dec. 2022
Houston, Texas1 contribution
Quaint yet big property. Totally cool and chill. Nice cafe on the property with a cute pool and rooms that overlook the pool. Great landscaping with succulents and blooming flowers all year round. Finch aviary tops it all for me.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded Dec. 13, 2022
Thank you for your lovely comments. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our thriving aviary. Life's a finch at the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara!
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gampiejack wrote a review Dec. 2022
Nipomo, California1 contribution
Close to hospital, staff very accommodating, much appreciated , extended check out time to accommodate family members discharge from hospital, late in afternoon & did not charge us extra. Had we needed to stay another night, motel would accommodate us.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Liz Rodriguez, Other at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Responded Dec. 7, 2022
Greetings gamepiejack, We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for our perfect 5 rating and for taking time to share your experience with other travelers. I hope your loved one heals and recovers quickly. should you find yourself back in our lovely city, we hope to welcome you back to the Best Western Plus Santa Barbara.
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US$173 - US$272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western plus encina hotel santa barbara, best western encina hotel, best western santa barbara, santa barbara best western
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
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United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
121
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Old Mission Santa Barbara (1.0 km), Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens (1.2 km), and Lookout County Park (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mission Street Ice Cream and Yogurt, Los Agaves, and Live Oak Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Best Western Plus Santa Barbara?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1.8 km), Casa del Herrero (7.7 km), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (1.0 km).
Is Best Western Plus Santa Barbara accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.