September 8, 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 2 days ago

The Belmond El Encanto is a truly magical place. My sister-in-law and I spent an extended weekend for a joint birthday celebration. From the moment we got out of the car we were well treated. Each encounter with a staff member was pleasant and genuine. The food was impeccable, the grounds beautiful, the spa treatment amazing, the infinity pool calming, the live music at night entertaining, room service people gracious, valets prompt and courteous, and management present and personable. We loved our room, it was elegant and welcoming. We cannot say enough about the El Encanto. Can't wait to come back.

Robin & Darrell C - Brea

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Very pleased with our stay! Attention to detail is definitely a theme here at El Encanto. The entire staff mysteriously knows who you are by name at every turn and there seems to be a very genuine drive to ensure you are comfortable and enjoying your stay. Our room was well appointed with an amazingly comfortable bed, fire place and heated tile bathroom floor. The in-room Nespresso machine and paper delivered each morning didn't hurt either. The absolute best was that the hotel offers complementary electric bikes to explore the city - we had an absolute blast! Definitely recommend this terrific place - if it's not right they will make it right... with a smile.

Jennifer B - Bethesda, Maryland

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a wonderful lunch on the terrace, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The food, service and ambiance were exceptional. There is also a beautiful inside dining area, that would be perfect for a party. Next time I want to stay for a couple of days and enjoy a room and pool.

Ali K - Woodland, California

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

The standard of service in this hotel is the best we've ever experienced. The tranquil setting, the facilities (the pool is so warm) the gorgeous rooms, inspirational modern interiors and the super friendly staff who can literally not do anymore to ensure our happiness. I want to live here. Forever. It's heaven. A special thanks to Michael and Dylan who are Super-star-staff.

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been visiting the enchanted spot for many years (before & after their charming renovation). I booked a quick trip to Santa Barbara last Sunday and had the most enjoyable experience. Maybe my best ever. The grounds & accommodations were in tip top shape. The staff was so kind & friendly. And my bungalow was perfect.

Peggie F

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