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Belmond El Encanto

5-star5 stars
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103, United States of America

Suburban hotel with spa, near Mission Santa Barbara
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Room
Great room
Service
Fantastic service
Food
Delicious food
Value
Value for money could be better

Belmond El Encanto

from A$622
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Premier Room (King)
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom
  • Suite (Specialty)
  • Premier Suite, Terrace
  • Premier Room, Terrace
  • Bungalow (Garden)
  • Suite, Terrace
  • Room, Terrace

What’s around Belmond El Encanto

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Mission Santa Barbara (10-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (10-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Natural History Museum (11-minute walk)
  • Arlington Theater (16-minute walk)
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (28-minute walk)
  • Stearns Wharf (33-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (37-minute walk)
  • Lotusland (39-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (13 km)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (13.5 km)

Getting around

  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 107 min drive
  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 16 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 38 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 5 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 14 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 16 min drive
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

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

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 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 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

Transport

Parking

  • Valet parking *

Offsite

  • Free area shuttle within 5.00 mi

Payment types at the property

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
  • 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
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Number of 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
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 32
  • Year Built – 1918
  • Lift
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
Accessibility
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • 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
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • 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 17 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 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.

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 café 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
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Belmond El Encanto’s small print

Also known as

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

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 17 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

Guests under 12 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.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 40.00 per night

Rollaway beds are available for USD 40 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 40.00 per pet, per night

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

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 133 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
The BEST of SANTA BARBARA Worth the price!
I have stayed here a few times now. I’m always impressed and never disappointed. Lovely grounds.
Lynda, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A wonderful experience in Santa Barbara
Friendly and professional staff, very nice room, welcoming touches (it was our anniversary, they put chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of wine in our room). Live musics in the lobby (Thursday night), we had lunch, dinner and breakfast and they were all wonderful. We were very happy with our stay
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Simply the best.
From the moment I pulled into the parking lot, this establishment exceeded my expectations, and continued to do so for my entire stay. I was given an exquisite bungalow with a gorgeous view, which must have been a "first-timer" perk because I'd only booked what I thought was their basic room. We did arrive quite early (around 12:30pm) and were informed the room wasn't quite ready. I have noticed that this is a common complaint (one of the few) at this hotel, but the staff placed us at a beautiful table outside for drinks and lunch while we waited. The suite was impeccable: the bathrooms featured two sink/vanities, a large tub and shower and separate toilet room. The living room had a remote-controlled fireplace, the dining room a beautiful oak table, and the kitchen was well-stocked and inviting. We even had a decent view. But the attention to detail in our experience was what impressed me most; the staff took care of our every needs, showing us the features of the suite; accommodating us for gorgeous seating for lunch, and breakfast the next morning (which were both phenomenal.) They even had my car brought and ready when I needed to rush for a meeting. At breakfast, I noticed none of the mini jars of jam were raspberry. Our waiter promptly went and brought me a small bowl of raspberry jam they keep for desserts and crepes. The entire stay was filled with little attentions to detail like that. This is not a four, or five-star hotel. This is a ten-star hotel.
Peter, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
paradise
it was amazing. clean and beautiful. just loved it !!
Tanya, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
wonderful spot fro a girls weekend
Kimberly, usTrip with friends

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