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El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

800 Alvarado Place, Riviera, Santa Barbara (CA), United States, 93103 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the Riviera part of Santa Barbara (CA), this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Mission Santa Barbara. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

Highlights

Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

920 meters to Mission Santa Barbara

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Facilities

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Pets allowed

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Spa

Bicycles

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

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9.2Exceptional

16 reviews

16 reviews

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9.7Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
Available
Popular landmarks
Mission Santa Barbara
940 m
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
1.0 km
State Street
1.6 km
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1.6 km
Moreton Bay Fig Tree
2.9 km
Closest landmarks
Mission Park
760 m
Mission Santa Barbara
940 m
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
1.0 km
Museum Shop
1.0 km
Alice Keck Memorial Garden
1.1 km
Value for money8.8
Distance to city center3.22 km
Location rating9.7
Nearest airportSanta Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)
Distance to airport12.3 km

Rooms available at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Premier King
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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One Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 68 m²/732 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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Terrace Suite
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  • Room size: 60 m²/646 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed or 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe King
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Terrace King
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Garden Bungalow
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  • Room size: 62 m²/667 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Terrace Premium 1 King Suite
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Suite
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  • Room size: 86 m²/926 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 double beds
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Frequently asked questions

What type of water sports activities are offered at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara features water sport activities including fishing for you to enjoy.

Does El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara provide laundry services?

Yes! El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara provides laundry service at your fingertips and even hot water linen and laundry washing for whenever you need your favorite clothes clean and fresh all throughout your holiday. Please contact the property for more information.

Does El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara offer an option for contactless check-in and check-out?

At El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, guests can take part in contactless check-in and check-out option provided by this property for your convenience and safety.

Are there ATM on-site at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

Absolutely! The benefits of staying at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara include an on-site ATM, providing customers with easy access point for cash withdrawal and remaining worry-free throughout your holiday retreat.

What public parks are in close proximty of El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

While residing at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, indulge in your early morning or evening stroll at nearby park which include Alice Keck Memorial Garden, Alameda Park, and Sunken Gardens.

When was El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara built?

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara was built in 1918.

What do verified guests love most about El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

Past guests that stayed at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara have given this property a rating of 9.846 for its exceptional cleanliness as the major highlight for their stay.

What is the typical rating that past Business travelers' have given to El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara an average rating of 9.2. You can look up more detailed customer assessments and remarks by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What is the average rating that verified Families with young children have given to El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara an average rating of 9.1. You can look up more comprehensive customer testimonials and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

Is breakfast offered at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?

Wake up to a fantastic continental and � la carte breakfast at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara. Guest visitors can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 23 USD for adults if not included in the room rate. You can save more on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is generally included for less than buying it at the hotel.

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Experience Luxury and Serenity at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Nestled in the picturesque hills of Santa Barbara, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, offers an enchanting retreat for discerning travelers seeking luxury and tranquility. With its stunning views, impeccable service, and world-class amenities, this 5-star hotel promises an unforgettable experience. From the moment you arrive, you will be captivated by the hotel's timeless elegance and charm. The beautifully landscaped gardens, dotted with blooming flowers and ancient oaks, create a serene and peaceful atmosphere. As you step into the lobby, you'll be greeted by friendly staff who are dedicated to ensuring your every need is met. El Encanto boasts a range of exquisite rooms and suites, each meticulously designed to provide the utmost comfort and style. With a total of [number of rooms] rooms, the hotel offers a variety of accommodation options to suit every traveler's preference. Whether you choose a cozy and intimate room or a spacious suite with breathtaking ocean views, you can expect nothing but the finest furnishings, luxurious linens, and modern amenities. While El Encanto is a haven of sophistication and relaxation, it is important to note that the hotel has a child policy in place. Children are not allowed to stay free of charge, and there may be additional charges for their accommodation. However, the hotel's attentive staff will ensure that families are well taken care of, and there are plenty of activities and amenities to keep children entertained during their stay. In addition to its luxurious accommodations, El Encanto offers an array of amenities and services to enhance your stay. Indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment at the hotel's serene wellness center, or take a dip in the heated outdoor pool while enjoying panoramic views of the Santa Barbara coastline. For those seeking culinary delights, the hotel's restaurant offers a delectable menu of locally sourced ingredients, expertly prepared by talented chefs. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a peaceful retreat, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is the perfect destination. With its idyllic location, impeccable service, and attention to detail, this 5-star hotel promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you longing to return.

Unwind and Indulge in El Encanto's Luxurious Entertainment Facilities

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara offers a range of entertainment facilities that will leave guests feeling pampered and rejuvenated. Step into a world of relaxation at the hotel's spa, where expert therapists provide a variety of treatments to soothe the mind, body, and soul. Indulge in a massage, unwind in the sauna or steam room, or simply take a dip in the sparkling pool surrounded by lush gardens. For those seeking a quiet retreat, the hotel's library provides a serene space to curl up with a good book or catch up on work. The library offers a collection of literature and comfortable seating, perfect for a peaceful afternoon. Additionally, guests can explore the hotel's gift and souvenir shop, where they can find unique treasures to take home as a memento of their stay. Whether you're looking to relax, rejuvenate, or simply indulge, El Encanto's entertainment facilities are designed to provide the ultimate luxury experience. From the tranquil spa to the serene library, guests are sure to find the perfect way to unwind and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Unwind and Stay Active at El Encanto's Premier Sports Facilities

At El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, guests can enjoy a range of top-notch sports facilities that cater to both relaxation and recreation. Dive into the inviting waters of the indoor and outdoor pools, perfect for a refreshing swim or leisurely sunbathing. Sip on a refreshing cocktail from the poolside bar while soaking up the California sunshine, or indulge in a game of golf at the hotel's picturesque on-site golf course, surrounded by stunning views of the Santa Barbara landscape. Fitness enthusiasts will find everything they need at the well-equipped fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art equipment to help you stay on top of your workout routine. For those seeking a more serene experience, the yoga room offers a tranquil space to practice mindfulness and find inner balance. Nature lovers will be delighted to discover the wealth of outdoor activities available at El Encanto. Embark on a fishing adventure, explore the nearby hiking trails, or simply take a leisurely stroll along the pristine beach. With its unbeatable location, El Encanto offers a variety of sports facilities that will keep guests entertained and active throughout their stay.

Convenience Facilities at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Experience unparalleled convenience and exceptional service at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara. With a range of convenient facilities, your every need will be catered to during your stay. Start your day with the convenience of 24-hour room service, allowing you to enjoy a delicious breakfast in the comfort of your own room. The hotel also offers laundry service, ensuring that your clothes are fresh and clean throughout your stay. For those seeking additional assistance, the friendly concierge is always available to provide recommendations and arrange bookings for local attractions. Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, allowing you to easily browse the internet or catch up on work. The hotel also offers dry cleaning services, express check-in/check-out, and luggage storage for added convenience. Daily housekeeping ensures that your room is always tidy and welcoming, while the cozy fireplace adds a touch of warmth and charm to your stay. At El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, every detail is taken care of to ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all guests.

Convenient Transport Facilities at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

At El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, guests can enjoy a range of convenient transport facilities to enhance their stay. Whether you're looking to explore the beautiful city of Santa Barbara or simply need a hassle-free way to get around, this hotel has got you covered. For those interested in exploring the city's attractions, El Encanto offers a variety of tours to help you discover the best of Santa Barbara. Whether you're interested in wine tasting, sightseeing, or exploring the local culture, the hotel's knowledgeable staff can assist you in arranging the perfect tour experience. If you're traveling by car, El Encanto provides valet parking and has an onsite car park available for guests. Please note that car park charges may apply. For those who prefer not to drive, the hotel also offers a convenient shuttle service to popular destinations within the area. For guests who want to venture further afield, El Encanto offers a car hire service, allowing you to explore the surrounding areas at your own pace. Alternatively, the hotel can arrange taxi services for those who prefer to leave the driving to someone else. Additionally, El Encanto provides a ticket service, making it easy for guests to book tickets to local attractions, shows, or events. Whether you're interested in catching a live performance or visiting a museum, the hotel's staff can assist you in securing the tickets you need. With its range of transport facilities, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara ensures that guests have everything they need to make the most of their stay in this stunning coastal city.

Cozy Fireplaces and Luxurious Amenities at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Nestled in the picturesque hills of Santa Barbara, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, offers an exquisite selection of rooms and suites, each featuring a cozy fireplace. Step into your private sanctuary and be greeted by the warm glow and crackling sounds of a crackling fire, creating a truly enchanting ambiance. Whether you're visiting during the cool winter months or simply seeking a romantic evening, these fireplaces provide the perfect setting to unwind and relax. In addition to the inviting fireplaces, the rooms at El Encanto are thoughtfully designed with luxurious amenities to ensure a memorable stay. Sink into plush bedding and enjoy a restful night's sleep on the comfortable king or queen-sized beds. The rooms are spacious and elegantly furnished, offering a blend of modern comforts and timeless charm. Indulge in a soak in the deep soaking tubs or refresh in the rain showers, both available in select rooms. Other amenities include a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi access, a mini bar, and a work desk, providing everything you need for a comfortable and convenient stay. Experience the epitome of luxury and relaxation at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, where the combination of cozy fireplaces and luxurious amenities creates a truly unforgettable stay.

Indulge in Culinary Delights at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

At El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, guests can embark on a gastronomic journey like no other. With a range of dining facilities to choose from, this luxurious hotel ensures that every culinary desire is catered to. Start your day with a delectable continental breakfast, served fresh and accompanied by stunning views of the Santa Barbara coastline. The hotel's restaurant offers a delightful menu inspired by the local California cuisine, featuring farm-to-table ingredients and innovative flavors. Indulge in a memorable dining experience as you savor dishes crafted with passion and expertise by the talented chefs. For those seeking a quick pick-me-up or a casual bite, the coffee shop at El Encanto is the perfect spot. Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee, along with a selection of pastries and light snacks. With its cozy ambiance and friendly service, it's an ideal place to relax and recharge. Whether you prefer the convenience of 24-hour room service or the ambiance of the hotel's dining establishments, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara offers an exceptional culinary experience for every palate. With daily housekeeping ensuring a clean and comfortable environment, guests can focus on savoring the flavors and enjoying the impeccable service that this renowned hotel is known for.

Luxurious Rooms at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Experience the epitome of luxury and comfort at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara. With a range of meticulously designed rooms, this hotel offers a truly unforgettable stay. From the spacious and elegant Deluxe Double rooms, featuring two double beds and spanning an impressive 61 square meters, to the charming Deluxe Garden Bungalows with their cozy king-size beds and 62 square meters of space, there is a room to suit every traveler's needs. Booking your stay at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara through Agoda ensures that you not only get the best prices but also enjoy a hassle-free experience. With Agoda's user-friendly platform, you can easily browse through the available room types, compare rates, and make a reservation in just a few clicks. Say goodbye to the stress of searching for the best deals and let Agoda take care of everything, so you can focus on enjoying your stay at this luxurious hotel.

Discover the Riviera: A Slice of Paradise in Santa Barbara

Nestled on the stunning Riviera in Santa Barbara, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, offers guests a truly enchanting experience. This luxurious hotel is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. The Riviera neighborhood itself is known for its Mediterranean charm, with its winding streets, lush gardens, and stunning Spanish-style architecture. When you stay at El Encanto, you'll find yourself just minutes away from the vibrant downtown area of Santa Barbara. Explore the bustling State Street, lined with a variety of shops, restaurants, and art galleries. Indulge in a shopping spree at Paseo Nuevo, a charming outdoor mall, or immerse yourself in the local culture at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. For outdoor enthusiasts, the Riviera offers a wealth of activities to enjoy. Take a leisurely stroll along the scenic Shoreline Park, where you can admire the stunning views of the coastline. Go hiking in the nearby Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, or spend a day at the beach, soaking up the sun and enjoying the refreshing ocean breeze. With its idyllic location and proximity to both natural wonders and urban delights, the Riviera is the perfect destination for a memorable getaway. Whether you're seeking relaxation, adventure, or a taste of the local culture, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, in Santa Barbara has it all.

Traveling to El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara from the nearest airports

When it comes to reaching El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara from the nearest airports, there are a few convenient options available. The closest airport to the hotel is Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, located just 12 kilometers away. From the airport, you can easily take a taxi or book a private car service to reach the hotel. The journey takes around 20 minutes, allowing you to quickly settle into the comfort and luxury of El Encanto. Alternatively, if you are arriving at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which is approximately 150 kilometers away, you have the option of renting a car and driving to Santa Barbara. The drive along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway is a breathtaking experience, taking around 2 hours and offering stunning views of the coastline. Once you reach Santa Barbara, El Encanto is just a short drive away, allowing you to immerse yourself in its enchanting atmosphere. No matter which airport you choose to fly into, reaching El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is a seamless and enjoyable experience. Whether you prefer the convenience of a taxi or the scenic drive along the coast, you will be greeted with warm hospitality and luxurious accommodations upon your arrival at this exquisite hotel.

Discover the Rich Cultural Heritage and Natural Beauty Surrounding El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, offers guests a truly enchanting experience with its proximity to a range of landmarks and attractions. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the city by visiting the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, located just a short distance away. Explore the fascinating exhibits and learn about the diverse flora, fauna, and geology of the region. Don't forget to stop by the Museum Shop to pick up unique souvenirs and gifts to commemorate your visit. For nature lovers, the nearby Sheffield Reservoir provides a serene escape from the bustling city. Take a leisurely stroll along its picturesque trails and enjoy the tranquility of the surrounding landscape. For a more adventurous experience, head to the Rattlesnake Canyon Trail, where you can hike through the rugged terrain and witness breathtaking views of the Santa Barbara coastline. If you're a golf enthusiast, the Montecito Country Club is just a stone's throw away from the hotel. Tee off amidst stunning views of the mountains and ocean, and challenge yourself on the meticulously designed course. For a peaceful retreat, Mission Park offers a serene oasis with its beautifully manicured gardens and historic structures. Take a leisurely walk and soak in the tranquility of this hidden gem. Conveniently located nearby is Vons 2101, where you can stock up on groceries or grab a quick bite to eat. And for those with a passion for horticulture, Lotusland is a must-visit. Explore the stunning gardens and discover a diverse collection of exotic plants and flowers. With its prime location and proximity to these landmarks and attractions, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is the perfect base for exploring the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of this captivating city.





A Gastronomic Paradise Just Steps Away

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is surrounded by a plethora of exceptional dining options, ensuring that every culinary craving is satisfied. Just a short stroll away, Hot Spots offers a vibrant and casual atmosphere, serving up delicious American comfort food with a twist. For those seeking a taste of Italy, Giovanni's is a must-visit, with its authentic Italian dishes and warm, inviting ambiance. Bree'osh is a charming bakery and cafe that specializes in delectable pastries and sandwiches, perfect for a quick bite or a leisurely brunch. The Dining Room and Terrace, located within the hotel itself, offers a refined dining experience with breathtaking views of the ocean and a menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. And for those in search of classic steakhouse fare, Lucky's is the place to be, known for its prime cuts of meat and elegant atmosphere. With such a diverse array of dining options just moments away, El Encanto is truly a gastronomic paradise.





Luxury at its Finest: El Encanto's Exquisite Pricing

Indulge in the ultimate luxury experience at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, where every moment is a celebration of elegance and opulence. With an average room price of $1128, this enchanting haven offers a level of sophistication and refinement that is unmatched in Santa Barbara (CA). Compared to the average price of a hotel room in the city, which stands at $369, El Encanto's pricing may seem higher, but it is a testament to the exceptional quality and unparalleled service that awaits you. From the moment you step foot into this stunning property, you will be greeted by breathtaking views, meticulously designed interiors, and a sense of tranquility that permeates every corner. While the price may be higher, it is important to note that El Encanto provides an experience unlike any other. From the luxurious amenities to the world-class dining options, every aspect of your stay is curated to perfection. Whether you are seeking a romantic getaway, a rejuvenating spa retreat, or simply a memorable escape, El Encanto promises to exceed your expectations and create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Exceptional Service and Breathtaking Views

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara offers an amazing stay with stunning grounds, views, rooms, and staff. From the moment you arrive, you'll be captivated by the gorgeous location and perfectly executed vintage CA charm. The staff at El Encanto is truly exceptional, with their kindness, thoughtfulness, and patience shining through in every interaction. Whether it's the valet, front desk, manager, pool attendants, servers, or bartender, they all go above and beyond to ensure your stay is nothing short of perfection. One of the highlights of staying at El Encanto is dining on the patio, where you can enjoy a wonderfully peaceful atmosphere while savoring delicious food and taking in the unrivaled view of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel's setting is also a standout feature, situated high in the hills overlooking Santa Barbara, just minutes away from downtown. This allows guests to enjoy the tranquility of the surroundings while still being conveniently close to all the attractions and amenities of the city. Overall, El Encanto provides a truly wonderful experience for guests visiting Santa Barbara. With its beautiful location, vintage charm, exceptional service, and breathtaking views, it's no wonder that this hotel is considered the best of the best. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a relaxing retreat, El Encanto is the perfect choice.

Exquisite Luxury and Exceptional Service at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Indulge in a truly unforgettable experience at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, where luxury and impeccable service come together to create a haven of tranquility. With an overall rating of 8.4, this hotel has consistently impressed its guests with its outstanding facilities, pristine cleanliness, and prime location. One of the standout features of El Encanto is its exceptional value for money, earning a remarkable rating of 8.8. Guests are delighted by the incredible amenities and services offered at this hotel, which exceed their expectations. From the moment you step foot into the elegant lobby, you'll be greeted by warm and attentive staff who are dedicated to ensuring your every need is met. The hotel's facilities are truly second to none, with a rating of 9.5. Whether you're looking to relax by the stunning outdoor pool surrounded by lush gardens, indulge in a rejuvenating spa treatment, or savor exquisite cuisine at the on-site restaurant, El Encanto offers a range of amenities that cater to every desire. With meticulous attention to detail, the hotel seamlessly blends modern comforts with timeless elegance, creating a serene and luxurious atmosphere for its guests. Cleanliness is a top priority at El Encanto, and it shows in their impressive rating of 9.8. Guests consistently praise the immaculate condition of their rooms and public areas, ensuring a comfortable and hygienic stay. The hotel's dedication to maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness is evident in every aspect of their operations. Situated in a prime location, El Encanto boasts a remarkable rating of 9.7 for its convenient and picturesque setting. Nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara, this hotel offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and the city below. Guests can easily explore the nearby attractions, including the historic Santa Barbara Mission and the vibrant downtown area, making it an ideal choice for both leisure and business travelers. The staff at El Encanto is renowned for their exceptional performance, earning a rating of 8.9. From the moment you arrive until the time of your departure, the dedicated team goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is nothing short of perfect. Whether it's arranging personalized experiences, providing insider tips on local attractions, or simply offering a warm smile, the staff at El Encanto is committed to creating a memorable and enjoyable stay for every guest. Experience the epitome of luxury and hospitality at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara. With its outstanding ratings for value, facilities, cleanliness, location, and staff performance, this hotel is a true gem that promises an unforgettable stay in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara.

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Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.5

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Outdoor
  • Bicycles
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Body scrub
  • Body wrap
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Outdoor recreational features
  • Pool with view
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Professional-grade sanitizing services
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • A la carte breakfast
  • Alcohol
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Bottle of water
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Breakfast service
  • Coffee shop
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Cash withdrawal
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Doorman
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Exterior corridor
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • pet bowls
  • Pet-friendly [charges apply]
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Service animals are welcome
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [charges apply]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Car power charging station
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – LAN
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Radio
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wake-up service

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
  • Gluten-free
Restaurants on site
Restaurant
  • Cuisine: American

Location

800 Alvarado Place, Riviera, Santa Barbara (CA), United States, 93103
Exceptional
Location

9.7

Airports
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)
    12.3 km
  • Santa Paula Airport (SZP)
    59.8 km
Public transportation
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    3.0 km
  • Zoo Train
    4.1 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Kendall, Rohde & Associates
    1.4 km
Convenience store
  • 7 Eleven
    1.3 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM on-site

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Mission Santa Barbara
    940 m
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
    1.0 km
  • State Street
    1.6 km
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
    1.6 km
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree
    2.9 km
  • Stearns Wharf
    3.6 km
  • Santa Barbara Waterfront
    4.0 km
  • Shoreline Park
    4.8 km
  • Arroyo Burro County Beach Park
    5.4 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Mission Park
    760 m
  • Mission Santa Barbara
    940 m
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
    1.0 km
  • Museum Shop
    1.0 km
  • Alice Keck Memorial Garden
    1.1 km
  • The Junior Lot
    1.2 km
  • Alameda Park
    1.2 km
  • The Senior Lot
    1.2 km
  • Sheffield Reservoir (covered)
    1.3 km
  • Santa Barbara College Of Oriental Medcn
    1.3 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 3-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from15:00
  • Check-in until00:00
  • Check-out from00:00
  • Check-out until12:00
  • Reception open until00:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center3.22 km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)23 USD
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 315
  • Year property opened1918
  • Most recent renovation2013
Parking
  • Daily parking fee35 USD

Reviews of El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara from real guests

9.2
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.8
Location9.7
Facilities9.5
Service8.9
Value for money8.8
High score for Santa Barbara (CA)
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9+ Exceptional (7)
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9.6
Exceptional
Keira from United States
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2022

Exceptional”

Dream weekend…… personal is friendly and very helpful. Property is beautiful, food excellent, pool while small is very pretty. Perfect for the property

Reviewed February 20, 2022
10.0
Exceptional
Matt from United States
Couple
Deluxe King
Stayed 5 nights in November 2020

Great hotel - Best of what CA has to offer.”

Beautiful hotel with vintage CA charm and an unrivaled view of the Pacific Ocean.

Reviewed November 18, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Lisa from United States
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 3 nights in October 2020

Fabulous In Every Way”

Perfection! Amazing stay Stunning grounds, views, rooms and staff. Beautiful and upscale, yet unpretentious. Can't recommend highly enough. Can't wait to return!

Reviewed October 12, 2020
10.0
Exceptional
Seth from United States
Family with teens
One Bedroom Suite
Stayed 4 nights in October 2020

Belmond expectations met”

Gorgeous location and perfectly done

Reviewed October 09, 2020
9.6
Exceptional
Ann from United States
Couple
One Bedroom Suite
Stayed 2 nights in July 2020

Peaceful time with my husband for our wedding anniversary .”

We had a wonderful stay here in Santa Barbara. Although the pandemic is here in CA, this tranquil place offered us comfort and peace of mind. Which was exactly what we were hoping. The staff is excellent , hands down the best of the best . We have traveled extensively in North America/Europe and Belmond does not disappoint. From the valet, front desk and manager, pool attendants, servers , bartender all were top notch and we thank you. The staff is kind, thoughtful and patient. Our stays here have always been special but this one in particular went beyond that and we thank you for everything Our 27th wedding anniversary was wonderful.

Reviewed July 25, 2020
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