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Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

5 stars5 stars
800 Alvarado PlaceSanta BarbaraCA93103United States of America, 800-491-6126
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Outstanding4.7 / 5
Great room
Great location
Great amenities
Fantastic service
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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


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
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
  • 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
  • Number of buildings/towers - 32
  • Year Built 1912
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 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
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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.


On Site

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


  • 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

Recent reviews

Outstanding 4.7 /5 from 157 reviews

Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Delightful and luxurious getaway
Perfectly situated bungalows and suites, some with Pacific Ocean view, quiet and secluded, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Attentive and friendly staff were responsive to every request; wonderful food on the terrace. Cozy bar/living room had a welcoming fire in fireplace and music in the evening. Peaceful and pristine spa was the perfect place for massages. The Belmond El Encanto was just an incomparable getaway. We will visit again!
4 night family trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Truly 5 star.
2 night romance trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Relaxing Retreat
Beautiful property, amazing staff and the most wonderful relaxing retreat after our wedding. We were in heaven!
3 night romance trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Beautiful getaway
The hotel is beautiful and the service is top notch.
1 night romance trip
Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara
Outstanding5.0 / 5
The perfect retreat!
Truly unique and amazing, Love this place!
1 night trip

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Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

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