Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Offering sweeping Pacific Ocean views, this boutique hotel is 5 minutes’ drive away from Central Santa Barbara. It boasts an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness centre and an on-site bar and restaurant. All spacious rooms include free Wi-Fi.

A flat-screen cable satellite TV is featured in all guest rooms at El Encanto. Rooms include a minibar, a fireplace and a seating area. All rooms offer garden views.

A 24-hour reception is provided to guests of El Encanto. A business centre with fax and photocopying services is available. Guests can unwind at El Encanto's on-site fitness centre as well.

With 2 miles of this hotel guests will find attractions such as Santa Barbara Mission and Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens. Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course is 10 minutes’ drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 26 Nov 2012.
Hotel chain/brand: Belmond Hotels

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American

Private parking at the hotel


Availability

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Room type
Sleeps
 
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you have Socially distanced outdoors dining? Could you explain.
    Yes, we do! Our restaurant is following the CDC guidelines and are only offering outdoor terrace seating. We have socially distanced our tables from e...
    Answered on 21 September 2020
  • Is this a room that has a separate bedroom and a fold out sleeper sofa in the living space?
    Yes that would be the terrace premier suite
    Answered on 10 February 2021
  • Is there a soaking tub in the room's bathroom? Thank you!
    Yes! All of our rooms above the Deluxe King category has a soaking tub in the bathroom.
    Answered on 21 September 2020
  • Per friendly?
    Yes, we are pet friendly. We have a pet fee of $40 per pet, per day. They are allowed in all room categories and everywhere on property, excluding the...
    Answered on 15 October 2020
  • Is there a fire place in the room? Thanks
    Not every room in the Superior King category has a fireplace. If you would like to guarantee a fireplace in your room, please book a Premier King.
    Answered on 21 September 2020
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Hotel surroundings *
Excellent location - show map
1 restaurant on site

    The Dining Room

    Cuisine: American

    Open for: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Cocktail hour

Facilities of El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Aerobics
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • Live music/performance
  • Bike tours
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Tennis court Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs USD 40 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Transport
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press Additional charge
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Shuttle service
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (free)
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Heating
  • Car hire
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Room service
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Open all year
  • Opening times
  • All ages welcome
  • Fence around pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Heated pool
  • Salt-water pool
Wellness
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Make up services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian

House rules El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

16:00 - 00:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 12:00 hours

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 18 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
Free
Extra bed upon request
US$40 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
US$40 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the room you choose. Please check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply.

Please note: For Premier Bungalow and Deluxe Bungalow Room Types the bed type is by request only and is not a guarantee.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a face mask is mandatory in all indoor common areas.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

  • Check-in at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is from 16:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Guests staying at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American
    • À la carte

  • El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is 1.1 miles from the centre of Santa Barbara.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara by:

    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 10min
    • Car 25min

  • Room options at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara include:

    • Triple
    • Double
    • Suite

  • El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Tennis court
    • Evening entertainment
    • Aerobics
    • Walking tours
    • Beach
    • Personal trainer
    • Beauty Services
    • Live music/performance
    • Swimming Pool
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Facial treatments
    • Bike tours
    • Waxing services
    • Live sport events (broadcast)
    • Make up services
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full body massage
    • Fitness
    • Yoga classes
    • Fitness classes

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara has 1 restaurant:

    • The Dining Room

  • The prices at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.