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El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

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Superior Room, 1 King Bed | Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, in-room safe
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace (Wishing Well) | Terrace/patio
Premier Fireside Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace | Premium bedding, down comforters, minibar, in-room safe

Overview of El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

5.0 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Map
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA, 93103

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMission Santa Barbara16 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Barbara County Courthouse4 min drive
  • Popular LocationArlington Theater8 min drive
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)18 min drive

Room options

About this area

Santa Barbara

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is located in Upper Riviera, a neighborhood in Santa Barbara, and is in the suburbs and near the beach. Mission Santa Barbara is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park and Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Santa Barbara Zoo. Kayaking and sailing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain climbing and ecotours nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Mission Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 4 min drive
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - 4 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 4 min drive
  • Arlington Theater - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 11 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 19 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Daily Grind - 4 min drive
  • Arigato Sushi - 4 min drive
  • Cielito Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Carlitos Cafe y Cantina - 4 min drive
  • Petit Valentien - 4 min drive

About this property

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

5-star luxury hotel located in Upper Riviera
Located close to Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara provides a poolside bar, a terrace, and shopping on site. Adventurous travelers may like the aerobics at this hotel. Treat yourself to a body treatment, hydrotherapy, or a facial at Spa at El Encanto, the onsite spa. Enjoy Californian cuisine, ocean views, and al fresco dining at the two onsite restaurants. Yoga classes are offered at the 24-hour gym; the property also has a garden, a fireplace in the lobby, and a bar. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, with speed of 50+ Mbps, and guests can find other amenities such as a business center and babysitting.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), a free area shuttle, and free bicycle rentals
  • Valet parking (surcharge), limo/town car service, and an area shuttle
  • An electric car charging station, express check-out, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the dining options, breakfast, and quiet location
Room features
All 92 individually furnished rooms offer comforts such as free international calls and premium bedding, in addition to perks like pillow menus and laptop-compatible safes. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Childcare services and free infant beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding and down comforters
  • Bathrooms with heated floors and free toiletries
  • 42-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, eco-friendly cleaning products, and toasters

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

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
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by 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
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
  • In-room WiFi speed: 50+ Mbps
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Secured valet parking on site (USD 40.00 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Free area shuttle up to 5.00 mi
  • Free beach shuttle
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: USD 23 per person
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • The Dining Room
  • The Terrace
  • The Lounge
  • The Bar
  • The Pool

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Aerobics classes
  • Evening entertainment
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Fence around the pool
  • Free area shuttle
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space (32292 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms - 5

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace
  • Vegetable garden

Spa

  • 7 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Visual fire alarm

More

  • At least 80% lighting from LEDs
  • At least 80% organic food
  • Biodegradable coffee stirrers
  • Biodegradable drinking straws
  • Comprehensive food waste policy
  • Comprehensive recycling policy
  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Local artist showcase
  • Locally-owned & organized tours & activities
  • No plastic coffee stirrers
  • No plastic drinking straws
  • No plastic soda bottles
  • Reusable cups only
  • Reusable tableware only
  • Smoke-free property
  • Vegan dining options
  • Vegetarian dining options

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Heated floor (bathroom)
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Toaster

More

  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Free international calls
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
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
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
3 per room
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 17 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 39.27 per night
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: USD 23 per person (approximately)
  • Secured valet parking fee: USD 40.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: USD 150 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 39.27 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

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
Parties and events are allowed on site
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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

This property does not have elevators
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
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or health club without adult supervision
Guests under 16 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

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
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Frequently asked questions

Does El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

As of Jan 28, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara on Feb 5, 2023 start from $730.0, 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.

Is El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara pet-friendly?

Yes, this hotel allows pets (limit 3 per room). There's a fee of USD 150 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

Valet parking is available for USD 40.00 per night.

What time is check-in at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

Check-out is at noon. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara located?

This family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel is located by the ocean, within 2 mi (3 km) of Mission Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Lotusland are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara and receive a full refund?

Yes, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Reviews

9.4

Exceptional

Rating 10 - Excellent. 372 out of 461 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 81%
Rating 8 - Good. 44 out of 461 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 10%
Rating 6 - Okay. 28 out of 461 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 6%
Rating 4 - Poor. 13 out of 461 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 3%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 4 out of 461 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 1%

9.7/10

Cleanliness

9.3/10

Staff & service

9.1/10

Amenities

9.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.4/10

Eco-friendliness

Reviews

10/10 Excellent

Marietta

Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent

Lucia

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It is very comfortable, peaceful, elegant,

10/10 Excellent

Joi

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My stay was great. The service was awesome and the scenery is gorgeous.

10/10 Excellent

Anne

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved everything about the property & staff. I did have one negative experience. I wanted to look at the gym. A guest there refused to let me in because she was using the exercise bike without a mask. I did not have a mask so she told me that I could not come in!!!! I was very upset but did not want to be confrontational with such an nasty person. It truly flavored my experience at the hotel.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Megan Smith

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely amazing hotel. The hotel team is so nice and accommodating. They anticipate yours needs. The food was delicious and the view is beautiful.
Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2022

10/10 Excellent

Arlene

Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

ZENG

Traveled with partner