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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, individually decorated
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Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, individually decorated

Guest reviews

4.7/5 Exceptional
364 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

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Explore the area

Popular LocationMission Santa Barbara16 min walk
Popular LocationSanta Barbara Natural History Museum19 min walk
Popular LocationSanta Barbara Bowl7 min drive
AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)20 min drive

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  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 400 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 550 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Bathtub
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Bathtub

    Room amenities

    • 550 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Room, 2 Double Beds, Bathtub
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 590 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 615 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 Bedroom (1 King Bed)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette (Specialty)

    Room amenities

    • 900 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed, Kitchenette (Specialty)
  • Premier Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace

    Room amenities

    • 700 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremier Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace

    Room amenities

    • 625 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsPremier Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace
  • Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Fireplace (Garden)

    Room amenities

    • 660 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsBungalow, 1 King Bed, Fireplace (Garden)
  • Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Terrace

    Room amenities

    • 600 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
    More detailsSuite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Terrace
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Terrace

    4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 450 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsRoom, 1 King Bed, Terrace

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto 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. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

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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 - 7 min drive
  • Arlington Theater - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 5 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. Airport (LAX) - 104 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • The Terrace — 1 min walk
  • Ihop - 3 min drive
  • Cantwell's - 3 min drive
  • South Coast Deli - 3 min drive

About this property

Belmond El Encanto

Family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel in 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 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.
Belmond El Encanto 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 bathtubs or showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and designer 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

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

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Contactless check-in and check-out

Safety measures

Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
Hand sanitizer provided
Masks and gloves available
Temperature checks available for guests
Temperature checks given to staff
Personal protective equipment worn by staff
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: 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
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

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

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • 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

Policies

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40.00 per pet, per night
3 per room
Food and water bowls are available

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

American ExpressDiners ClubDiscoverJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

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 40.00 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.
  • 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.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.
  • The property affirms that it adheres to the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines.

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 Hotel
Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara
Belmond El Encanto Hotel Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Belmond El Encanto and receive a full refund?
Yes, Belmond El Encanto offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Belmond El Encanto cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Belmond El Encanto?
As of Jul 12, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Belmond El Encanto on Jul 13, 2020 start from $695, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is this hotel pet-friendly?
Yes, this hotel allows pets (limit 3 per room). There's a fee of USD 40.00 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at this property?
Valet parking is available for USD 40.00 per night.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM–5 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at noon.
Where is this hotel located?
This family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Santa Barbara Bowl and Arlington Theater are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Belmond El Encanto

4.7
Exceptional
5 - Excellent
296
4 - Good
37
3 - Okay
23
2 - Mediocre
7
1 - Poor
1
4.9
Cleanliness
4.7
Service and Staff
4.6
Amenities
4.8
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

    This traveler didn’t leave comments with their review
    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

    5/5 Excellent

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

    The hotel is one of the best 5 stars I have stayed in.

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

    5/5 Excellent

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

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020