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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in the heart of Santa Barbara awaits you at Belmond El Encanto. Within a 20-minute stroll, you'll find Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. Highlights at this family-friendly hotel include 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor swimming pool.

You can enjoy LCD TVs with satellite channels, and all 92 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi, iPod docks, and in-room childcare. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators and round-the-clock room service. Premium bedding and pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like rainfall showerheads and bathrobes. Coffee/tea makers, free newspapers, and free bottled water are also available.

A relaxing visit to The Spa at El Encanto can include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, aromatherapy, and Ayurvedic treatments along with access to the steam room. The restaurant, The Dining Room, serves Californian cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. At the hotel's own poolside bar or bar/lounge, you can enjoy a drink. Enjoy the fitness center, steam room, and pool loungers as well as access to free bike rentals. 9200 square feet (855 square meters) of event facilities include 5 meeting rooms, and other business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning full breakfast is served between 7 AM and 11 AM. There's also valet parking, along with the convenience of a free area shuttle.

With a stay at this 5-star Santa Barbara hotel, you'll be 2 km (1.3 mi) from Santa Barbara Bowl.

Superior Bungalow

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$362 per night

Premier Bungalow

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Bungalow

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Premier Bungalow

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free area shuttle
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (15.8 km / 9.8 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle within 5.00 mi
  • Parking: Valet parking available for a 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

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7 AM to 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.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

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.

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

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.

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

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 by 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

Policies

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

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the 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 50.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • 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

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Up to 2 children 18 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your 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.