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April 18, 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

800 Alvarado Place, 93103, 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

Beautiful hotel, great location, excellent service, great restaurant. A great place for families, rooms are luxurious, a definite repeat when I return to the area. The wine selection was awesome and the by the glass menu extensive.

jcsneuro - Gainesville, Florida, United States


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

Spent three nights here in mid March. The service is beyond outstanding and the bungalows are spacious with gas log fire places and private decks. The landscaping is quite beautiful and the restaurant has a nice selection of soups, salads and seafood. Although the bungalows are spread out, there is an intimate "feel" to it. The spa does a brisk business

tdl253 - Florence, South Carolina


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I could sum this review up one word, Perfect. From the Damien Hirst on the wall upon arrival, to the personally embroidered shams in your bedroom, everything was perfect. And I don't mean the nicest, or most expensive, or gaudiest, I just mean perfect for us. The hotel is a splurge (as I imagine it is for most people,) however I feel like they really splurge on you back (that sounds weird, but it's true) The service is unpretentious and friendly without ever seeming forced or intrusive. The grounds are immaculate, but accessible and unstuffy, and the amenities are peerless. Nobody there makes you feel like you're spending a ton of money with a forced obsequiousness or haughty attitude, and I have the sincere feeling that they treat guests who are staying there with the same graciousness and hospitality as those just coming by for the view.

gwindesigns - Costa Mesa, California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Decompressing is the precise reason that we arrived at this sun-drenched jewel of California. A rapid flight away from La La Land to my love for sunshine, tacos, boho anything, mountains, vineyards, rugged beaches and last-but-not-least, Old Hollywood glamour. Here we lounge among the tall eucalypts, peach juleps from the club house to the pool while gazing at " Americas Riviera". The Spanish colonial-style bungalow room is private and oh-so lux. Our plans are fluid...Uber15 minutes to Stearns Wharf's crab shack at sunset, to savour a Bloody Mary in the ocean breeze, tuck into chowder, lobster and sea urchin. Does anyone need more encouragement to follow the well-worn footsteps?

Eli B - Sydney, Australia


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to like this restaurant more. The view is what you go for! The service was completely inattentive...asked for bread several times (none brought), asked them to light a heater 3 times and was told none were working, but then they lit one for another table and brought it to them, needed to ask to have water filled up multiple times, valet was not around to get the car so had to get the concierge to retrieve it and he brought the wrong car, etc. . Had the Halibut which was completely over cooked (and it wasn't just mine...another had it at our table and it too was over cooked).

Sydney20000 - Chicago, Illinois


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