Book your room at Belmond El Encanto

Room type

Deluxe Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Premier Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Superior Bungalow (Suite)

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Superior Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

5-star luxury hotel in Santa Barbara near Mission Santa Barbara

With a stay at Belmond El Encanto, you'll be centrally located in Santa Barbara, convenient to Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.

This 5-star hotel is within close proximity of Santa Barbara Bowl and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Make yourself at home in one of the 92 air-conditioned rooms featuring iPod docking stations and LCD televisions. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find a health club, an outdoor pool, and a steam room. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 3 mi.

Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, a computer station, and express check-out. Planning an event in Santa Barbara? This hotel has facilities measuring 12460 square feet (1121 square meters), including meeting rooms.

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Belmond El Encanto features an outdoor pool and a health club. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 5 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. A poolside bar is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Business-related amenities at this 5-star property consist of a 24-hour business center and meeting rooms. Event facilities measure 12460 square feet (1121 square meters). This luxury hotel also offers a steam room, a rooftop terrace, and spa services. A complimentary area shuttle within 3 mi is available for guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Belmond El Encanto has designated areas for smoking.

  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Computer station
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Free area shuttle
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Spa services on site
  • Garden
  • Elevator/lift
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Number of floors - 1
  • Number of buildings/towers - 32
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Conference space size (meters) - 1121
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 12460
  • Free WiFi
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Concierge services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Express check-out
  • Total number of rooms - 92
  • ATM/banking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Year Built 1912
  • Wedding services
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Health club
  • Multilingual staff
  • Poolside bar
  • Number of restaurants - 5
  • Shopping on site
  • Steam room
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Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pillow menu
  • LCD TV
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • iPod docking station
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Ceiling fan
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Desk
  • Climate control
  • Free bottled water
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Slippers
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Satellite TV service
  • HDTV
  • Free WiFi
  • Premium bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Air conditioning
  • Free newspaper
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Turndown service
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Bathrobes
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Daily housekeeping
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Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 11 AM.

The Dining Room - This restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves light fare only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

The Terrace - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

The Lounge - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

The Bar - This bar specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.

Late night fare is available from 24-hour room service.

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Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a steam room.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Kayaking nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
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Spa Services

The Spa at El Encanto has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy.

  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Accessibility equipment for the deaf
  • Braille or raised signage

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

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Fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 39.22 per accommodation, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • This property is affiliated with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) and welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) guests.
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