Enjoy convenient access to the historic downtown area, local beaches and attractions the BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Lodge Suites. Guests will find relaxation and convenience rolled into one for an unbeatable price. Located in a quiet residential part of town, the hotel features 122 well-appointed guest rooms and suites, including kitchenettes. Each room is complete with cable satellite television with HBO, DVD players with complimentary movie rentals, and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Enjoy an array of full-service amenities including a large outdoor heated swimming pool and whirlpool hot tub, guest laundry, full business services and an airport courtesy shuttle. Guests will also enjoy dining at the onsite restaurant and cocktail lounge. Located adjacent to the Sansum Medical Clinic and Cottage Hospital, the hotel is also within walking distance of the Museum of Natural History and the Queen of the Missions. Spend an afternoon browsing through local shops and restaurants in historic downtown Santa Barbara or take the Red Tile Walking Tour. Guests will enjoy being just five minutes away from local beaches and the Santa Barbara Harbor. Families visiting the area will especially enjoy a day at the Santa Barbara Zoo, Stearns Wharf or the Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens. The hotel also offers convenient access to a variety of local golf courses. Visitors and locals alike will love the array of events hosted by Santa Barbara throughout the year including Old Spanish Days, golf tournaments, film and cultural festivals and art exhibits.