|location. the family owned best western encina lodge & suites in mid town santa barbara, calif. , adjoins the prestigious sansum santa barbara medical foundation clinic and cottage hospital. The museum of natural history is one half mile away and downtown santa barbara is within one mile. Complimentary transportation to and from santa barbara municipal airport and to an amtrak station is provided.
hotel features. american fare is featured at a capella restaurant and bar, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Patio dining is available and assorted coffees and fruit are offered in the lobby. Business services and complimentary wireless internet access are provided, as are massage services and an on premises beauty salon. A verdant garden on the property's grounds houses a landmark aviary. For recreation, a heated outdoor pool and spa tub are available.
guestrooms. boasting private patios or balconies, the 121 guestrooms and suites offer separate sitting areas, exposed beam ceilings, rattan, dark and blond wood furnishings, upholstered chairs and décor in sea green or light blue. Beds feature triple sheeting and 300 thread count bed linens. Rooms include cable television with premium channels, complimentary wireless internet access, coffeemakers, refrigerators and in room safes. Kitchenettes contain dining areas, microwave ovens, stovetops, cookware and table settings for four.
expert tip. the property provides fresh fruit, cookies and candy in all guest accommodations.