Room type

Superior Bungalow

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

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)

Get an overview of this hotelLuxury Santa Barbara hotel in Downtown Santa Barbara, near Mission Santa Barbara

Centrally located in Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto is minutes from Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Bowl.

This 5-star hotel is convenient to Santa Barbara Natural History Museum.

Make yourself at home in one of the 92 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. 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 an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center. 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 5.00 mi.

Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. Full breakfasts are available daily for a fee.

Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and a computer station. Planning an event in Santa Barbara? This hotel has facilities measuring 9200 square feet (855 square meters), including meeting rooms.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

In addition to a full-service spa, Belmond El Encanto features an outdoor pool and a steam room. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the hotel's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 5-star property offers access to a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event facilities measure 9200 square feet (855 square meters). This luxury hotel also offers a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and spa services. A complimentary area shuttle within 5.00 mi is available for guests. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge. A total renovation of this property was completed in March 2013.

Belmond El Encanto has designated areas for smoking.

  • 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 
  • Terrace 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Computer station 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 855 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Free area shuttle 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 9200 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Concierge services 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • 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 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Wedding services 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Hair salon 
  • Library 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Steam room 
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Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Area shuttle (complimentary)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 
  • iPod docking station 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Desk 
  • Climate control 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Slippers 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Deep soaking bathtub 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • In-room massage available 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
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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 - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

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

The Lounge - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this bar specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch, dinner, and light fare. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Pool - This poolside cafe specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

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 steam room, a fitness center, and complimentary bicycles.

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

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

The Spa at El Encanto has 7 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Reflexology 
  • Sports massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 7 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 18 
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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

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

Pets allowed, Maximum number of pets per room 3

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.

  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Debit cards not accepted

24-hour check-in

Parking height restrictions apply

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Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night
The hotel resort fee includes:
  • Pool access
  • Spa access
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Shuttle service
  • Business center/computer access
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • In-room safe
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Housekeeping/cleaning fees/gratuities
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.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between USD 25 and USD 35 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 35.00 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 35.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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. Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. 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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