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800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 92 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
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
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.
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.
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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 92 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 146 reviews Wonderful
This hotel is less than 2 miles from the Santa Barbara Zoo and Ledbetter Beach and Park. It offers a daily breakfast, free Wi-Fi and a Starbucks coffee shop.
Score from 315 reviews Very 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 146 reviews Excellent
Featuring a dramatic coastline location, nestled on 24 acres only seconds from pristine beaches and the center of the city, this resort has unrivaled amenities and facilities, including on-site spa...
Score from 304 reviews Good
This property is newly refreshed/remodeled, and is absolutely beautiful.
It is a little pricey, but we have paid more for much less. It's the perfect splurge.
I liked everything about the Property from the layout, staff and accommodations.
The price of breakfast and the $35 to park my car everyday.
$18.00 for a cup of tea and a cookie????
View is perfect, had a very Nice stay, would go again.
Price is room is a little high. If it was $100 less would stay longer.
Beautiful surroundings en terrace. Great pool. Friendly staff.
What did I like? The service the food, the views, the ornithology, the bungalows, the pool, the friendliness of the staff, the facilities, the beds, the space.
There is nothing not to like about this place, might take a few extra minutes to find with an old Sat nav if you look the wrong way, and its not especially cheap, but its still good value.
I booked this hotel for my son and his new wife, for their honeymoon. We had never been there but they reported back to me a few times that it was "incredible". Thank you! I hope to stay with you sometime.
The View, the food, the rooms.
It took an hour and a half for the staff to bring our luggage to the room. We were late to dinner and had to rush. No shower because we didn't have time. The manager never apologized. Disappointing for such a beautiful place. Left a bad taste
Attention to detail Exemplary service Our private bungalow Lovely pool Friendly valet staff Nothing too much trouble
Service at restaurant was sometimes slow and bad coordinated (in the evening).
The location, excellent restaurant staff, wifi
Our almost a $1K/night suit had a leaky shower, which was known to the staff at our check-in and was supposed to be fixed but never was. At checkout, the manager reduced the room charges by 30% after we complained but the experience has still left us with a very bad impression. This is certainly not acceptable for a five-star hotel. We were not looking for a discount but for a restful night, which we didn't get (and for which we paid over $750!) The pool is small, really unattractive and crowded and there were no free chairs when we arrived. The best part of this hotel is its restaurant with impeccable service and great food. I would not recommend this hotel.
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.