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Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

5 stars
800 Alvarado PlaceSanta BarbaraCA93103United States of America, ‏800-491-6126
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Outstanding4.7 / 5
Amenities
Great amenities
Service
Fantastic service
Food
Delicious food
Breakfast
Bad breakfast
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Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $468
  • Superior Suite
  • Premier Bungalow
  • Superior Bungalow
  • Hillside Suites
  • Garden Rooms
  • Superior Bungalow Room Only
  • Deluxe Suite
  • Deluxe Bungalow
  • Deluxe Premier Bungalow
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • 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

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

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 39.27 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 50.00 per night

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

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
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • 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
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • 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)
  • 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.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Nearby

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

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

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 39.27 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 50.00 per night

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.

Recent reviews

Outstanding 4.7 /5 from 160 reviews

Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Paradise on the hill
Went to celebrate husbands birthday. Fabulous service, food and views. Very pricey hotel but worth every penny. We decided to make this a yearly trip!
1 night romance trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Outstanding5.0 / 5
We'll be back!
Had a fabulous time. Great bar. Excellent restaurant. Had a wonderful time.
2 night romance trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Terrific spot
Remarkable attention to guests' personal preferences - at breakfast on Saturday, I ordered the fruit plate and since I don't like pineapple, I left it at the end. The next morning I ordered the fruit plate again and the pineapple had been replaced with watermelon slices. That's service money can't buy!
2 night trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Good3.0 / 5
Ok, But Nothing to write home about
Hotel restaurant : setting is lovely, service is fine, food is fair... Room was inadequate
3 night family trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Forbes Five Start Hotel, they are worth it!
From the moment we came to the moment we left, we were met with our highest expectation of this place. Hospitality, lunch, breakfast, dinner and wine selection, spa treatment, employees dedication and service level. The only thing I had higher expectation was the breakfast. They missed chopped red onion to my salmon bagel that is usually always served. But then again, a very small, small thing. The overall experience was very good!
1 night romance trip

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Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

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