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May 15, 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
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 5 days ago

Thank you doesn't seem enough for the wonderful Easter Brunch! Shaun O'Bryan and his staff truly have what it takes to make your El Encanto experience above and beyond any other. The kindness of the staff starts as soon as they open your car door! Our Easter Brunch was delicious, so many dishes to choose from......then off to the dessert tables!!! Shaun choose the perfect seating for our family, up stairs balcony, overlooking the beautiful coast! Truly a delightful experience for all of us. Looking forward to coming back soon to take advantage of all that El Enconto has to offer!

adamsonsautoandtow - Ojai, California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Belmond El Encanto is quite simply MAGICAL! The property is absolutely smashing and the staff top notch. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts outside every morning and poolside bliss. The room was stunning, comfortable and clean. The VIEWS are breathtaking! And not that you ever want to leave, but the location is perfect to head into town. I will definitely return!

pamela k - New York City, New York


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, the rooms here are very nice, bungalows set in lovely gardens, the rooms have patio and veranda, are spacious and comfortable. Amenities were fine, half bottle of wine and daily fruit plate are nice touches. The honor bar which consisted of 2 free bottles of water was a little strange, not sure why it could not be stocked with at least some non-alcoholic drinks. I am however so over 5 star hotels who say they have free wifi but only if you pay the daily resort fee, which also lets you use the fitness center etc. I would just prefer to get the total price not itty bitty taxes and fees added on to make the room rate appear cheaper. Restaurant has lovely views and the food was very good. Service was so-so, our server was off with the fairies except when she wanted the table back, our check on the table before we even finished our dessert. Fitness center is good, great machines but it was let down by not having any towels, no water and no staff. The valets were amazing, they were so on-ball and very helpful, the best staff at the hotel. The hotel offers free bikes and free shuttles, it is a little out of the SB center area but this makes it quieter and it definitely has the feel of being secluded even though it is in a residential area. Santa Barbara is a lovely city, I would recommend a visit, not sure if I would stay at this hotel again.

BelGal - London


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely garden-style hotel perched on a hill high above Santa Barbara with soaring views of the ocean and the city that make you feel like your'e dreaming of a nice hotel. The grounds should win an award for garden quaintness. The pool is almost surreal as it floats out over the blue Pacific like a cloud. There's even a bocce ball court. The restaurant, particularly for breakfast, is the best place to eat in the state. I've stayed here several times over the years, both before, during and after the renovation and I liked them all, though my pre-resto memories are a bit preferred, there were more palm trees. The new look is a little more open. Both are nice, though. But the hotel is pretty far away from everything and you can't really walk anywhere to get there. And, of course, the pricing ain't for sissies: $650-$1500. But if you're going to spend that kind of coin, this is the place to spend it. Though the Bacarra Resort down on the beach is another Santa Barbara hotel to consider.

mark232016 - Pasadena, California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the nicest most efficient hotel we've ever stayed; fantastic staff, nicer than the employees at Disney World, which we didn't think was possible. GM Shaun O'Bryan used to run the incredible luxurious Ojai Valley Spa & Inn, & has taken the Belmond El Encanto to another level. great gourmet food, casual atmosphere, very comfortable rooms, room & pool service exceptional etc etc. we extended 2 extra days, with the only negative being leaving that paradise. Danny Sheridan

Joseph S - Mobile, Alabama


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