Book your room at Belmond El Encanto
Deluxe BungalowMax Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)
Premier BungalowMax Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)
Superior Bungalow (Suite)Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)
Superior BungalowMax 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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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.
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Number of floors - 1
- Number of buildings/towers - 32
- Full-service spa
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Spa services on site
- Pool cabanas (surcharge)
- Pool sun loungers
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Free WiFi
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Computer station
- Rooftop terrace
- Luggage storage
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
- Conference space size (meters) - 1121
- Number of meeting rooms - 5
- Free area shuttle
- 24-hour business center
- Conference space size (feet) - 12460
- 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
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Total number of rooms - 92
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- 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
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Pillow menu
- LCD TV
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- iPod docking station
- Rainfall showerhead
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Ceiling fan
- Room service (24 hours)
- Climate control
- Free bottled water
- Premium TV channels
- DVD player
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Satellite TV service
- Free WiFi
- Premium bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Air conditioning
- Free newspaper
- Access via exterior corridors
- Coffee/tea maker
- Turndown service
- Private bathroom
- Designer toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board
- Daily housekeeping
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.
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.
- Snorkeling nearby
- Ecotours nearby
- Pilates classes on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
- Boat tours nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Golfing nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Scuba diving nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
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.
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Spa tub in spa
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
Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Check-out time is noon
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
- Resort fee: USD 39.22 per accommodation, per night
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.