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4.7 / 5Exceptional
352 reviews

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Mission Santa Barbara
    16 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Santa Barbara Natural History Museum
    19 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Santa Barbara Bowl
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)
    13 min drive

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    About this area

    Santa Barbara

    Located in Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto is in the city center and near the beach. Those looking for an activity can check out Stearns Wharf, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Beach. Traveling with kids? Consider Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Mission Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
    • Santa Barbara Natural History Museum - 19 min walk
    • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 4 min drive
    • Santa Barbara Bowl - 4 min drive
    • Arlington Theater - 4 min drive

    Getting around

    • Santa Barbara Station - 5 min drive
    • Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.) - 107 min drive

    Restaurants

    • The Dining Room – Ocean-view restaurant with a bar offering Californian cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.
    • The Terrace – Ocean-view restaurant with a bar offering Californian cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.
    • The Lounge – Ocean-view restaurant with a bar offering Californian cuisine. Serves lunch, dinner and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.
    • The Bar – Ocean-view bar offering Californian cuisine. Serves lunch, dinner, and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.
    • The Pool – Poolside café with a bar offering Californian cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare daily. Kids' menu available.

    About this property

    Belmond El Encanto

    2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar are onsite. All 92 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. Guests can enjoy upscale touches like deep soaking tubs and heated floors, along with premium bedding and pillow menus for a bit of added comfort.

    Awards and affiliations

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

    Property amenities

    Internet

    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    Valet parking: USD 40.00 per night
    Electric car charging station
    Parking height restrictions apply
    Free area shuttle up to 5.00 mi
    Limo/town car service

    Food and drink

    Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM: USD 25-35 per person
    2 restaurants
    1 poolside bar and 1 bar
    24-hour room service
    Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Things to do

    Aerobics classes
    Fitness center
    Free bicycle rentals
    Full-service spa
    Outdoor pool
    Pilates classes
    Private picnics
    Private winery tours
    Shopping
    Steam room
    Yoga classes

    Family friendly

    Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    Dry cleaning service
    Free area shuttle
    Free cribs/infant beds
    In-room child care (surcharge)
    Laundry facilities
    Outdoor pool
    Refrigerator
    Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

    Conveniences

    Elevator
    Free newspapers in lobby
    Gift shop/newsstand
    Library

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Concierge services
    Daily housekeeping
    Dry cleaning service
    Hair salon
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Multilingual staff
    Porter/bellhop
    Tour/ticket assistance
    Turndown service
    Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    English
    German
    Italian
    Spanish

    Business services

    5 meeting rooms
    Business center
    Computer station
    Conference space (9200 square feet)

    Outdoors

    Garden
    Pool sun loungers
    Pool umbrellas
    Rooftop terrace

    Spa

    7 treatment rooms
    Aromatherapy
    Ayurvedic treatments
    Body scrubs
    Body treatments
    Body wraps
    Couples treatment room(s)
    Facials
    Hydrotherapy
    Manicures and pedicures
    Massage - deep-tissue
    Massage - hot stone
    Massage - prenatal
    Massage - sports
    Massage - Swedish
    Massage - Thai
    Massage/treatment rooms
    Reflexology
    Spa open daily
    Steam room

    Accessibility

    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    In-room accessibility
    Roll-in shower
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Assistive listening devices available
    Braille signage

    More

    Couples dining
    Fireplace in lobby
    Smoke-free property

    Room amenities

    Bedroom

    Air conditioning
    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Down comforter
    Free cribs/infant beds
    Hypo-allergenic bedding
    Linens
    Pillow menu
    Premium bedding

    Bathroom

    Bathrobes
    Bathtub or shower
    Deep soaking bathtub
    Designer toiletries
    Hair dryer
    Rainfall showerhead
    Shampoo
    Soap
    Toilet paper
    Towels

    Entertainment

    Cable/satellite channels
    iPod dock
    LCD TV
    Pay movies
    Premium channels

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker
    Espresso maker
    Free bottled water
    Refrigerator

    More

    Access via exterior corridors
    Connecting rooms available
    Desk
    Free local calls
    Free newspapers
    Heated floors
    In-room massage
    Individually decorated
    Individually furnished
    Iron/ironing board
    Laptop-compatible safe
    Laptop-friendly workspace
    Phone
    Slippers
    Turndown service
    4.7

    Exceptional

    5 - Excellent
    285
    4 - Good
    37
    3 - Okay
    22
    2 - Mediocre
    7
    1 - Poor
    1
    4.9
    Cleanliness
    4.7
    Service and Staff
    4.6
    Amenities
    4.8
    Property condition

    2/5

    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    • Disliked: Staff & service

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Back to the Belmond El Encanto for our one year anniversary. Incredible stay and amazing service as usual! Can’t wait to go back.

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Linda

    The El Encanto was amazing. The grounds were beautifully kept. The room had everything that we needed and more. Heated bathroom floor was lovely on the cold mornings. Turn down service left local candies. Staff was helpful. Loved our stay here.

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Best hotel of our trip!

    Absolutely loved the Belmond! Can’t wait to visit again! The staff were so helpful and nice, and the restaurant was also amazing.

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

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