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Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

5-star5 stars
800 Alvarado PlaceSanta BarbaraCA93103United States of America

Suburban hotel with spa, near Mission Santa Barbara
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Exceptional9.6
Cleanliness
Clean
Amenities
Great amenities
Service
Fantastic service
Food
Delicious food
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Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

from $425
  • Superior Bungalow
  • Premier Bungalow
  • Superior Suite
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Deluxe Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 92 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-5 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Up to 2 children (18 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

Pets

  • Pets allowed *

  • 3 per room

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Valet parking *

Offsite

  • Free area shuttle within 5.00 mi

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Steam room
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference space size (feet) - 9200
  • Conference space size (meters) - 855
  • Computer station
Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 32
  • Year Built 1912
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

The Spa at El Encanto has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Dining

The Dining Room - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Terrace - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Lounge - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this bar specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Pool - This poolside cafe specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.

Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara’s small print

Also known as

  • Belmond El Encanto
  • Belmond El Encanto Hotel
  • Belmond El Encanto Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • Belmond Encanto
  • El Encanto
  • El Encanto Belmond
  • El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 35 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access (may be limited)
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Housekeeping

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 35.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 35.0 per day

Breakfast costs between USD 25 and USD 35 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Mission Santa Barbara (9-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (9-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Natural History Museum (11-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 17 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 38 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 11 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 18 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 20 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 122 reviews

Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Exceptional10.0
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The stay at the El Encanto was one of the best hotels I've stayed at. I don't know how to say this other than I'm not a rich man and I'm not poor I'm okay it was expensive for me. The way the valet the front desk the girl at the bar made me feel I had no problem spending my money I'm saying the place was comfortable they all made me feel welcome I had a bad run in with the lemon tree Fess Parker's DoubleTree. Both of those I had booked and they promised me actually what I got at your place and what they tried to give me was not even close. My friend Joyce Valentino CFO of idea engineering in Santa Barbara guided me to your place if you want to say thank you to anybody it would be her she is my best friend and she kept telling me to check you guys out so there you go I will be back that's guaranteed I don't know if the valets and the front desk people get this message but if they do I was the guy with the shirt with no sleeves and the Toyota truck tell them all thank you they made it worthwhile. I could go on but I'll be back yours truly Steven Werner Rams guard otherwise known as just Steve thank you
Steve, us2 night trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Very Good8.0
Great property, double check your bill
Gorgeous property, phenomenal service, but they did "mistakenly" charge me nearly $200 extra in resort fees I already paid through my booking. Luckily I caught it before leaving the property. Awaiting my card statement to confirm they did refund it back, no reason to believe they didn't. Also worth noting they charge $25/night for valet and $35/night for a dog. Totally worth the dog fee, my pup loved the property and they kept her bowls filled daily.
Matthew, us1 night trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Exceptional10.0
Great property and close to multiple wine tasting spots.
A Traveler, us1 night trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Exceptional10.0
Beautiful Gem in Santa Barbara
Beautiful gem perched above the town of Santa Barbara. Excellent staff. Awesome views from the restaurant patio. Cute bungalows. The only negative is the shower is a little difficult to step into (high bathtub) yet once you're in the rain shower head was awesome. Also had heated floors which was a nice touch.
Iris, us1 night romance trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Exceptional10.0
Second time there...perfect
A Traveler, us3 night trip with friends

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