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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.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Belmond El Encanto
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 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 is a smoke-free property.
- Pool sun loungers
- Luggage storage
- Valet parking (surcharge)
- Computer station
- Rooftop terrace
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Number of floors - 1
- Number of buildings/towers - 32
- Conference space size (meters) - 855
- Number of meeting rooms - 5
- Free area shuttle
- 24-hour business center
- Conference space size (feet) - 9200
- Free WiFi
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Pool umbrellas
- Full-service spa
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Spa services on site
- Outdoor pool
- Concierge services
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Meeting rooms 5
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-out
- Total number of rooms - 92
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Year Built 1912
- Wedding services
- Coffee/tea in common areas
- Fireplace in lobby
- Fitness facilities
- Hair salon
- Limo or Town Car service available
- Multilingual staff
- Poolside bar
- Number of restaurants - 2
- Shopping on site
- Smoke-free property
- Steam room
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Valet parking (surcharge)
- Pillow menu
- LCD TV
- Rainfall showerhead
- iPod docking station
- In-room safe (laptop compatible)
- Satellite TV service
- Free WiFi
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Free bottled water
- Premium TV channels
- Room service (24 hours)
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Air conditioning
- Free newspaper
- Soundproofed rooms
- Access via exterior corridors
- Coffee/tea maker
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room massage available
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board
- Daily housekeeping
- Individually furnished
- Individually decorated
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
- Free cribs/infant beds
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.
24-hour room service is available.
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
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
- Hot stone massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Prenatal massage
- Steam room in spa
- Thai massage
- Sports massage
- Minimum age to access spa is 18
- Number of treatment rooms 7
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
- In-room accessibility
Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
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 allowed for an extra charge of USD 35.00 per pet, per night
- 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
- 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
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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.