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Premier Suite, Terrace
700 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Other room types
Premier Room, Terrace
625 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
550 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Superior Room
400 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Suite (Specialty)
900 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Suite, 1 Bedroom
615 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Deluxe Double Room
550 square feet
2 Double Beds
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Room, Terrace
450 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 2 guests
(up to 1 child)
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Premier Room (King)
590 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Bungalow (Garden)
660 square feet
1 King Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Suite, Terrace
600 square feet
1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
(Extra beds available: Crib)
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Get an overview of this hotel
Family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel in Upper East, near Mission Santa Barbara

Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Outdoor pool
Smoke-free property
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Location

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).

Hotel Features

Along with 2 restaurants, this smoke-free hotel has a full-service spa and an outdoor pool. 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.

Room Amenities

All 92 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. Comforts include premium bedding and pillow menus, and guests will also find conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Belmond El Encanto features an outdoor pool and a steam room. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measure 9200 square feet (855 square meters). This luxury hotel also offers a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and a library. A complimentary area shuttle within 5.00 mi is available for guests. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Belmond El Encanto is a smoke-free property.

  • Library
  • Couples/private dining
  • Bar/lounge
  • Private picnics
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Elevator
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside bar
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Express check-out
  • Year Built - 1912
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Steam room
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Computer station
  • Smoke-free property
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Conference space size (meters) - 855
  • Free area shuttle
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants - 2
  • Conference space size (feet) - 9200
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Total number of rooms - 92
  • Number of floors - 1
  • Number of buildings/towers - 32
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Belmond El Encanto offers 92 air-conditioned 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 rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the 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.

  • Free newspaper
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Individually furnished
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Individually decorated
  • Free bottled water
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Free local calls
  • Pillow menu
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • LCD TV
  • Free toiletries
  • Espresso maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Satellite TV service
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Premium TV channels
  • HDTV
  • Free WiFi
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Designer toiletries
  • Desk
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • In-room massage available
  • Slippers
  • Premium bedding
  • iPod docking station
  • Pay movies
  • Down comforter

Where to Eat

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

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 Cafe 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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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.

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

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.

  • Number of treatment rooms 7
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Steam room in spa
  • Thai massage
  • Minimum age to access spa is 12
  • Reflexology
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-in time ends at 5 AM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

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 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40.00 per pet, per night
  • 3 per room

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 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Only service animals are allowed

Cash or credit card deposit required

Parking height restrictions apply

Number of children who can stay free - 2

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 44.80 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Housekeeping

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.

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
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 40 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • 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

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.

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.

Awards & 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.
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