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800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 71 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Belmond El Encanto.
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds, Terrace, Sun Deck
Tennis Court, Golf Course (within 2 miles), Hiking, Cycling, Fitness Center, Spa, Massage, Turkish/Steam Bath
Food & Drink
Restaurant, Bar, Breakfast in the Room, Special Diet Meals (upon request)
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs USD 35 per day.
Room Service, Packed Lunches, Car Rental, 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Currency Exchange, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Private Check-in/Check-out, Babysitting/Child Services, Dry Cleaning, Ironing Service, Shoeshine, Suit Press, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop, VIP Room Facilities, Honeymoon Suite
Newspapers, Safe, Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Family Rooms, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, Hypoallergenic room available, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Designated Smoking Area
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! Up to two children under 18 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 50 per person per night when using existing beds.
One older child or adult is charged USD 35 per person per night in an extra bed.
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Cards accepted at this property
Belmond El Encanto accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 71 reviews
Value for money
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On 20 acres of lush coastal gardens and with a full spa, this beachside retreat features 3 on-site dining options. The guest rooms include Spanish-inspired furnishings and views of the grounds.
Score from 120 reviews Excellent
This oceanfront hotel in downtown Santa Barbara is a 4-minute walk from Stearns Wharf. It features 2 heated outdoor pools, a modern fitness center and in-room spa services.
Score from 731 reviews Good
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, this stylish Santa Barbara hotel features a rooftop lounge with stunning views. State St. is a 5-minute walk away and Santa Barbara Beach is 1.5 miles away.
Score from 118 reviews Excellent
This historic hotel in downtown Santa Barbara is a 5 minute drive to the beach and Stearns Wharf. It is surrounded by an acre of gardens and offers a deluxe breakfast.
Score from 107 reviews Excellent
Service at restaurant was sometimes slow and bad coordinated (in the evening).
Everything. We wanted a few days of relaxation after travelling and the was the epitome of that. Staff were excellent. The two bungalows we were allocated, which had been upgraded, were all you could ask for. It was our daughter's anniversary whilst we were there and the little touches like a handwritten note, champagne, chocolate dessert and heart shaped arrangement of candles at the entrance to their bungalow, were all lovely and added to making the stay memorable.
As previously stated by others, absolutely nothing.
Staff was the very best I have ever encountered. Bungalow was beautifully appointed with every welcoming comfort, food was magnificent. Grounds were perfect.
The bungalow has awesome decor and they have very clean and comfortable bed. In addition to the greenery surrounding the bungalow. The staff were very friendly and professional. Food was excellent.
We stayed at El Encanto for my birthday and at the end of our pacific coast highway road trip. The service and staff were both exceptional. There was a beautiful chocolate birthday desert and hand written message waiting in the room when we got there which was a really nice touch. The property is just beautiful and our bungalow was both quiet and private. The staff at the spa were professional and friendly and we had a great massage. I highly recommend the hotel, especially for a special occasion.
Everything, except ants.
Ants in the room
Very polite staff - Grounds well kept - Bungalow had very nice qualities.
Restaurant/ room service prices - No jacuzzi -
Clean and luxurious resort The simple touches that take it to the next level The great facilities and areas onsite Romantic Quiet and secluded location
Staff who act as if they are doing you a favor to serve ir respond to your questions.
In winter we Will try to remember our days in El Encanto!
loved this property! the room, food, staff, met every expectation The grounds were beautiful and maintained beyond
Fabulous property is all respects.
we liked the location the aspect and view, this is the only place we would stay if visiting St Barbara.
Beautiful environment, tastefully renovated, small size, friendly staff.
Need to bump up the service level a notch to get an A + - just more experience I believe. Food is good but not great however the location and views make up for a lot.
Loved our room and the layout of the complex. Beautiful flowers, walkways, walled garden. Lovely pool area. Views from the terrace was stunning, peaceful location perfect. We had dinner one night and the food and service was outstanding.
Breakfast was a la carte only and the service was poor - not generous portions and v. expensive!
Great location and views. The staff were all amazing!!!! Marco was particularly brilliant. You will know what I mean when you meet him ;-)
Food was very nice but a bit pricey. You are paying for the views.
The setting is gorgeous, the accommodations were very nice (small but nice), the food in the restaurant was quite good. It was particularly pleasant to be out in the open air area. The front desk staff were outstanding.
The dinning staff were very cordial but slow (the kitchen?) & sometimes we had to ask for something two or even three times. Not often but occasionally.
The view was superb and the atmosphere extraordinary.
Amazing service. The best service I have ever received at any 5 star hotel or restaurant. Will go back to this place every time I go back to Santa Barbara.
A little pricy. But, the service we received made it easier to pay the enormous price tag.
This hotel is amazing! The bungalow we stayed in had a huge porch and it was very secluded. The beds we extremely comfortable and the bathroom heated floors were awesome! The grounds are gorgeous and has so many beautiful trees and plants with a panoramic view of the city and ocean. We had breakfast at the restaurant and it was the best experience ever. We shared the huevos rancheros, eggs benedict and nutella and banana French toast. Everything amazing including the view and the staff. We will definitely be back. We loved it!!!
Wonderful resturant and food
Location. Valet Parking Attendants able to park car without getting into an accident. Our stay was all downhill from there.
Was told the room I had confirmed with a fireplace was not available. Four hours later, after a series of disasters with TV & DVD, was switched to another room which -- lo and behold! Had a fireplace. Hotel Manager, a Ms. Kelly Canizaro, lied about the room with a fireplace not being available. Upon checkout, Ms. Canizaro said to me, "Your Debit Card will NOT be charged for the room. My Debit Card HAS been charged for the room. Yet another lie by Ms. Canizaro.
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