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El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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LCD TV, iPod dock, pay movies, heated floors

Overview of El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)18 min drive
  • Popular LocationUniversity of California-Santa Barbara19 min drive
  • Popular LocationGoleta Beach20 min drive
  • Popular LocationCarpinteria State Beach27 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is in the city center and near the beach. Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and Santa Barbara Bowl are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Santa Barbara Zoo. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mission Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 3 min drive
  • University of California-Santa Barbara - 19 min drive
  • Goleta Beach - 20 min drive
  • Carpinteria State Beach - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 11 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 104 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • The Terrace — 1 min walk
  • The Daily Grind — 4 min drive
  • Bouchon — 4 min drive
  • Arigato Sushi — 4 min drive

About this property

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel in Upper Riviera, near Mission Santa Barbara
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 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. Guests can enjoy heated floors, and other standard amenities include 24-hour room service, refrigerators, and LCD TVs.
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara offers 92 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and espresso makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a steam room, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

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

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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Belmond Protects (Belmond)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 40.00 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • 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

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

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (9200 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 5

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 contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down comforter
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • 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
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 5 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
This property offers health screenings for COVID-19 for a surcharge. Guests should contact the concierge upon arrival to schedule departure health screenings.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 150 per pet, per night
3 per room
Food and water bowls are available
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 40.0 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 25 and USD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 40.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit may be 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Parking height restrictions apply
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

Property is also known as

Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto Hotel
Belmond El Encanto Hotel Santa Barbara
Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara
Belmond Encanto
El Encanto
El Encanto Belmond
El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas
Belmond El Encanto
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara Hotel
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara Hotel Santa Barbara

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4.7
Exceptional
Rating 5 - Excellent. 325 out of 401 reviews
5 - Excellent 81%
Rating 4 - Good. 41 out of 401 reviews
4 - Good 10%
Rating 3 - Okay. 25 out of 401 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 9 out of 401 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 401 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is beautiful. There is a peaceful feeling as y meander around the property. The staff is well trained. Beds are comfortable with lovely sheets
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful property and PHENOMENAL staff. We love El Encanto….Have been there many times and plan on being there many more……!!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

2/5 Poor

Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
A beautiful place however, our experience was that they oversell the restaurant to visitors not leaving enough places for hotel guests to get breakfast, a drink or something to eat when you like. If, when we arrived they had warned us to make reservations for breakfast, lunch and dinner for every day, it may have helped. Sometimes the staff seemed dismissive of our requests, which I don't believe were demanding. The Concierge wanted to help, but seemed to not have the power to do so.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2021