December 12, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara, California

The beachside city of Santa Barbara, California is known for its beautiful coastlines, gorgeous weather, and stunning Spanish architecture, but restoration of Belmond El Encanto, one of the city's most notable and long-standing hotels will soon be the leading reason to travel out West. Belonging to the elite and eclectic collection of luxury hotels, resorts, restaurants, and other distinctive travel experiences presented by Belmond, El Encanto is sure to delight guests as of its grand re-opening in March 2013. Built in the 1920s, the hotel has been lovingly restored with meticulous attention to detail, so guests enjoy the original charm and elegance of the space, with contemporary conveniences and preferred five-star amenities such as a boutique spa. The hotel's airy California-style bungalows enjoy sweeping views of the property's lush, landscaped gardens, and in the distance, the glimmering Pacific Ocean.

Coming from the Spanish phrase meaning "the charm," Belmond El Encanto's expansive landscape is romantic, secluded, and the ideal space for a large group of loved ones, or an intimate pair. On-site dining incorporates local and organic ingredients to produce delectable coastal cuisine, while Belmond El Encanto's private event space is perfect for weddings, parties, conferences, or retreats. Enjoy the brilliant California sun in one of Santa Barbara's premier neighborhoods, while you indulge in the luxury of never having to lift a finger at Belmond El Encanto, a truly exhilarating experience.

Location of Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto
800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, California

Nearest Airport: SBA

Amenities for Belmond El Encanto

  • General Information
  • 84 Rooms and Suites
  • Non-Smoking Property
  • Dining
  • Coastal Cuisine
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Pool
  • WiFi
  • Music & Movie Library
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Private Patios or Balconies
  • Air Conditioning
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • iPod Docks
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Marble Bathrooms
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Rain Showers
  • Work Desks
  • Business
  • Conference Facilities
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Reviews for Belmond El Encanto

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My husband and I love staying here. When our daughter got engaged, we all agreed that this was the perfect choice for her wedding. Beautiful grounds, great staff and charming rooms. Enough can not be said about the level of service at this hotel. Devin Drake, Catering Manager, was fantastic! She arranged for guest rooms, the ballroom, the menus, the set up of the ceremony. Too many things to mention here. The wedding was on September 16th with 125 guests. Everything was perfect from the ceremony at the pond, wonderful food, great bartenders and waiters, and beautiful ballroom. Many wedding guests stayed at Belmond and could not have been happier with their rooms, the pool, the restaurant and outstanding service.

Suzanne W - Los Angeles, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

The special treatment here certainly starts with the great parking valets! All are friendly and helpful with special thanks to "key fob doctor" and future MD Jason who helped bring my key back to life, and Samuel and the rest of the team. I appreciated and enjoyed an upgrade to a very comfortable,nicely appointed and large bungalow with a fireplace.I enjoyed eating a tasty lunch and breakfasts served by well trained and friendly staff and five star unpretentious service seems to be the norm here in all areas. If you are looking for a quiet oasis in Santa Barbara choose El Encanto and relax!

TripMember050120171 - beverly hills

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in early November 2017, which is a great time to visit Santa Barbara. The guys at the valet stand/greeters at the front doors of the hotel really make this stay an incredible experience. We had a room in the back of the property with a separate seating room and a great patio that looked down over the property. It is very well taken care of. I used the pool, steam room and gym. The staff at the spa (where the steam room is located) are excellent and were super nice. The small issues we had were the following: The shuttle service they provide is nice but seems a little disorganized and the valet is always busy so call ahead for your car. Two of the nights we stayed they pulled out the sleeper sofa for turn-down service which was weird, because it was never requested. I would certainly return to this property on my next visit to Santa Barbara.

lltman - Austin, Texas

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Love staying here. The staff was amazing. Got my favorite room 102. The view from the porch is amazing. Had great service at the bar and some amazing appetizers. Love this place can't recommend it enough.

Tommy L - Bakersfield, California, United States

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We spent our 30th Anniversary at the El Encanto, we enjoyed four wonderful nights in the most amazing bungalow on the property. From the moment we arrived we fell in love with property. The welcoming arrival and name recognition after asking us just once for our last name and the name of our two huskies, that flawless name recognition continued until with heavy hearts we departed on the 5th day. The attention to detail, the outstanding guest service from each and every outlet and attentive staff member on property, It didn't matter if it was the bell/valet team, the F&B team, the engineering team, the landscape team, the guest reception team, the HSKP team, the pool team, the management team members, everyone at the El Encanto was on point and made us feel like we had stayed there many times before. This unique service and guest experience is truly five star, five diamond in every way, the Belmond way. The breath taking views from the pool and terrace were beautiful, day or night. The great five mile walk the front desk provided us, gave us a nice walk around Santa Barbara with our huskies, the other walk up and around the back side of the property and some even more stunning views of Santa Barbara and the lovely adjacent neighborhood. If you bring your K9 family members, let them splurge one night on an entree from the Dog Menu in the Restaurant, we did a split of the Salmon dinner for the huskies, it was a culinary delight. Thank you to the entire staff that touched us during our stay, your embraced us and made us feel so very special during our anniversary celebration. The amenities that were sent to us to enjoy were so special in every way. We will be back to enjoy all the Belmond El Encanto has to offer sometime in 2018. Thank you!

Gregory L - Piedmont, California

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