4.3 out of 5

You'll be centrally located in Santa Barbara with a stay at Belmond El Encanto, 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 individually decorated guestrooms, featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Satellite programming and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have rainfall showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and desks.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get around on the complimentary shuttle, which 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 express check-out. Planning an event in Santa Barbara? This hotel has facilities measuring 9200 square feet (855 square meters), including meeting rooms.

Property Features

Belmond El Encanto offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a steam room. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces.

Business amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and meeting rooms. Event space at this hotel measures 9200 square feet (855 square meters). A fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and spa services are also featured at the luxury Belmond El Encanto. A free area shuttle within 5.00 mi is available. Parking is available for a fee. A complete renovation of Belmond El Encanto was completed in March 2013.

This 5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 floor
  • 92 guestrooms or units
  • 32 buildings
  • 2 dining venues
  • 5 conference rooms
  • 9200 sq ft of conference space
  • 855 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 1912
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Belmond El Encanto offers 92 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include rainfall showerheads, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • IPod dock
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • HD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Breakfast

Start your morning with a full breakfast, available each day from 7 AM to 11 AM for a surcharge. You can order up room service around the clock.

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 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Free bicycles on site 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 

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

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets: USD 35.00 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 3 per room

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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

Parking height restrictions apply

Hotel Name

  • Belmond El Encanto
  • Belmond El Encanto Hotel
  • Belmond El Encanto Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • Belmond Encanto
  • El Encanto
  • El Encanto Belmond
  • El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas

Awards & Affiliations

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