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Belmond El Encanto

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9.2
Excellent
611 reviews
+1 805-845-5800

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Pool
Fitness Center
In the heart of Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto is within a 5-minute drive of Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. This 5-star hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Santa Barbara Bowl and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Arlington Theater. Make yourself at home in one of the 92 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as phones with free local calls.Amenities Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 5.00 mi. Enjoy Californian cuisine at The Dining Room, one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Unwind at the end of the day with a drink at the bar/lounge or the poolside bar. Full breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 11 AM for a fee. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and express check-out. Planning an event in Santa Barbara? This hotel features 9200 square feet (855 square meters) of event facilities.
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800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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User Highlights
9.2
Excellent
Vibe
"Luxurious resort" "Best ambiance"
98% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
93% thought the hotel was luxurious.
Breakfast
"Best brunch" "Top notch eggs"
Amenities
"Gorgeous property" "Fantastic terrace"
92% thought the building was wonderful.
100% found the grounds to be nice.
Room
"Beautiful bungalow rooms" "Exquisite rooms"
95% thought the view was good.
74% thought rooms were spacious.
Cleanliness
"Supper clean" "Room clean"
Location
"Plenty of parking space" "Quiet location"
Average proximity to the city centre, said 56%.
Service
"Pampered by staff" "Exceptional staff"
100% found the staff to be very friendly.
79% thought the service was very professional.
Food
"Scrumptious appetizers" "One of the best cakes"
95% loved the menu selection.
Desserts were ok, said 61%.
Value for money
"Overpriced food"
The price was too high for 89%.

Good to know...

Great view
Awesome terrace
Nice building
Pleasant hotel grounds
Expert Reviews
Afar Magazine
This was our first trip with our five month old son and we decided to stay at the Belmond El Encanto. It was by far one of the best hotels we've stayed in the whole world over. If you...
The Telegraph
This exclusive, one-time haunt of Roosevelt and award-winning Spanish Mission Revival-style gem is where old money Angelenos come to chill when LA gets too hot. The 92 white bungalows and...
Gayot
This French country-style hotel is set high in Santa Barbara's Riviera neighborhood on ten lush acres overlooking the town and Santa Barbara Channel. It offers easy access to local fun...
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Golf
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
92
Fees
Required
  • Resort Fee: USD 39.27 per accommodation, per night
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: USD 35.00 per night
  • Pet Fee: USD 35.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway Bed Fee: USD 35.0 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: between USD 25 and USD 35 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible