Book your room at Belmond El Encanto

Room type

Superior Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Premier Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Superior Bungalow (Suite)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Luxury Santa Barbara hotel in Downtown Santa Barbara, near Mission Santa Barbara

Location

Located in Downtown Santa Barbara, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Mission Santa Barbara, and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Presidio Santa Barbara are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Hotel Features

5 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 92 rooms offer comforts like premium bedding and pillow menus, plus free WiFi and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include iPod docks, 24-hour room service, and DVD players.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Belmond El Encanto features an outdoor pool and a health club. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 5 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measure 12460 square feet (1121 square meters). This luxury hotel also offers a steam room, a rooftop terrace, and spa services. A complimentary area shuttle within 3 mi is available for guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Belmond El Encanto has designated areas for smoking.

  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 12460
  • Spa services on site
  • Garden
  • Elevator/lift
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Number of floors - 1
  • Number of buildings/towers - 32
  • Free WiFi
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1121
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Free area shuttle
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Total number of rooms - 92
  • ATM/banking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Year Built 1912
  • Wedding services
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Health club
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Number of restaurants - 5
  • Shopping on site
  • Steam room
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free bottled water
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Slippers
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Satellite TV service
  • HDTV
  • Free WiFi
  • Pillow menu
  • LCD TV
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • iPod docking station
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Premium bedding
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Turndown service
  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Daily housekeeping
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Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 11 AM.

The Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

The Terrace - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

The Lounge - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

The Bar - This bar specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

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Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a steam room.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
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Spa Services

The Spa at El Encanto has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy.

  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 39.22 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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.

Awards & Affiliations

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