Belmond El Encanto

 5 star hotel

Santa Barbara, California, United States

  • Address:
  • Belmond El Encanto
  • 800 Alvarado Place
  • Santa Barbara
  • 93103


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Belmond El Encanto is located in Santa Barbara's American Riviera, nestled on seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens. The resort offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from its commanding hilltop perch. Belmond El Encanto is located less than a mile from downtown, offering convenient access to all the city has to offer, yet offering a peaceful retreat. The ultimate secluded retreat, Belmond El Encanto provides an eclectic and authentic setting for romance and rediscovery with seven-acres of secluded grounds and gardens, 92 bungalows, a full service spa and contemporary culinary cuisine. California Craftsman architecture and Spanish Colonial Revival Villas dot the lush terraced grounds. The resort has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that made it a favorite getaway of Hollywood's elite. Original features have been lovingly brought back to life, while the additions of a sumptuous outdoor swimming pool and a beautifully appointed boutique spa bring new elements of excitement. Luxurious facilities and services include fine and casual dining, four meeting rooms, 24 hour business services, a full service health club, accessible facilities as well as 24 hour room service. Belmond El Encanto offers 92 spacious and well-appointed bungalows located throughout the resort's grounds. Most feature garden views - some offer ocean views. Amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, a large desk, 2 line phones and voice mail. Sumptuous marble bathrooms are appointed with a separate bath and rainforest shower, dual wash basins and lighted make-up mirror. Entertainment includes a widescreen LCD HDTV with premium channels, iPod dock, stereo plus a DVD player and lending library on request. Also included are a personal safe large enough for a notebook PC, minibar, climate control, premium coffee maker, dual 110v-220v voltage and custom linens. A complimentary newspaper and windows that open are found in all bungalows, and all are non-smoking. Connecting rooms are available for most accommodations.

Escape the hustle and retreat to the timeless charm of El Encanto.
With 2 miles of this hotel guests will find attractions such as Santa Barbara Mission and Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens. Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course is 10 minutes' drive away.

Each of these spectacular suites is excitingly different and serves as a perfect romantic retreat.
Located throughout the resort's pristine grounds, the Luxury Suites are appointed with a king-size bed, an exquisite fireplace and a separate spacious sitting area. You'll enjoy a private terrace, as well as sweeping views of Santa Barbara's coastline or the verdant garden.
The spacious bathroom features a sumptuous marble bath with heated stone floor, separate rainforest shower and dual washbasins.
Widescreen LCD HDTV with premium channels
iPod dock
Twice-daily maid service
Starting July 1st, 2014, there is a resort fee payable by guest directly to hotel.


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Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara Hotel Facilities

Business services

Banquet Facilities

Year Built 1912

Swimming pool - outdoor

Poolside bar

Dry cleaning/laundry service

Concierge services

Total number of rooms - 92

Event catering

Audiovisual equipment


Breakfast available (surcharge)

Safe-deposit box at front desk

Complimentary newspapers in lobby

24-hour front desk


Express check-out


Multiple small meeting rooms

Wedding services

Use of nearby fitness center (discount)


Shopping on site

Pets allowed

Cell phone/mobile rental

Secretarial services

Computer rental

Tour assistance

Coffee shop or café

Health club

Room service (24 hours)

Multilingual staff

Steam room

Smoke-free property


Gift shops or newsstand

Number of floors - 1

Number of buildings/towers - 32

Translation services

Air-conditioned public areas


Spa services on site

Security guard

Medical assistance available


Beauty services

Full-service health spa

Massage - spa treatment room(s)

Technology support staff

Designated smoking areas

Beach/pool umbrellas

Tours/ticket assistance

Free Wi-Fi

Accessible path of travel

Accessible bathroom

Roll-in shower

Accessible parking

In-room accessibility

Accessibility equipment for the deaf

Braille or raised signage

Area shuttle (complimentary)

24-hour business center

Meeting facilities size (feet) - 12460

Meeting facilities size (meters) - 1121

Number of meeting/conference rooms - 5

Valet parking (surcharge)

Computer station

Rooftop terrace

Number of bars/lounges 2

Luggage storage

Pool cabanas (surcharge)

Pool sun loungers

Secure parking (surcharge)


Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

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