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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
  • Interests
  • City
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Reviews for Belmond El Encanto

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

My wife and four month old baby spent 5 night here in mid July. The weather was amazing, and service was impeccable, everyone greeted us by our last name and did whatever it took to make our stay the best it could be.

Cyarbroughjr - Savannah, Georgia

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Pleasantly surprised with this charming, beautiful, impeccable hotel. Although there are over 90 rooms, it is a feeling of a small, boutique hotel. Absolute perfection, such a find in Santa Barbara. The greenery, landscaping, and total hotel environment was cozy and elegant. I look forward to returning!

Rhonda F - Pacific Palisades

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I stay in very nice hotels and this was definitely one of the best. The rooms are beautiful and very clean and the restaurant is delicious. It has a beautiful feel to it and great view. The service is truly excellent!! I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is!

Deirdre C B

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We stayed at this hotel for one night as a treat to ourselves at the end of a 3.5week road trip in Oregon & California and so glad we did. The pool is simply wonderful - salt water that leaves your skin feeling like you've just had a beauty treatment and the perfect temperature at 85 degrees. We were upgraded to a suite on arrival with the most amazing marble shower and bath. The service from all staff was fantastic - valet, waiters, reception. Food was wonderful. I will dream about returning one day and this has inspired me to look at other Belmond properties closer to home.

kate k - Brighton, UK

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This resort has everything we always want--small in scale yet filled with the services and amenities of a large resort. Belmond El Encanto is set in the steep hills of Santa Barbara and overlooks the city all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It's about a 10-15 minute ride to the beach and all the action of the city yet sits in a leafy secluded area in a suburban neighborhood. Our bungalow room was very large and included a separate seating area, dressing area and expansive bathroom. The decor is very elegant transitional style with sumptuous bed linens and furnishings. You can tell that there was a lot of attention to every detail of the room. There was a lot of storage for our clothes, the bathroom was outfitted with lots of thick fluffy towels and luxury bath products. Our room felt very private yet was in the middle of all the action--the laid back, super relaxed action. The layout of the resort made you feel as if you were on the compound of well-heeled estate. There were beautiful flower beds everywhere and little twisting walkways of stone and brick. It was truly a world of it's own. The service was exemplary and every staff member I encountered at El Encanto was very friendly, welcoming and courteous, treating us as if we were visiting royalty. The housekeepers kept our room spotless twice a day. The El Encanto is a well-run machine that can be credited to its incredible staff. You can tell that they take pride in their work and in keeping their guests happy. Since the weather was so perfect during our stay, we spent some time at the beautiful infinity pool which had a stunning overlook as does the outdoor dining space off of the beautifully appointed lobby. The pool was overseen by a few pool attendants who greeted you at the pool and helped you get settled into your chaise with a icy cold water and extra towels. We had breakfast once at the resort which was a little pricey but the outdoor setting was gorgeous. I had the best stay at the Belmond El Encanto. It was truly sad to leave and I can't wait to stay there again. Heaven on earth. I have absolutely nothing negative to report. Perfection. Definitely try the non-alcoholic Blueberry mojito!

goldab - usa

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