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El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

+1 805 845 5800

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based on 183 reviews


Value for money

Located in Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto offers luxury 5-star accommodation, as well as an outdoor pool, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop terrace. It also features an express check-in and check-out feature, valet parking and a sun deck. The hotel has been recently refurbished and offers a 24-hour reception, a 24-hour business centre and babysitting/child services. Those staying at the property can enjoy a book in the library. Belmond El Encanto offers 92 air conditioned rooms. Hot drinks can be made with complimentary tea and coffee supplies. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, convenient for those who prefer to dine in. Local tourist attractions near Belmond El Encanto include Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Mission Santa Barbara. Guests will find lots to see and do in the surrounding area, with Presidio State Historic Park a brief drive away.

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  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine
  • Business center
  • Flat-screen TV

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • 24-hour security
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • First-aid kit
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Car rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange on-site
  • Hammam (Turkish bath)
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Shoeshine
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Express check-out
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Wedding services
  • Ticket service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Bottle of water


  • Garden view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Newspapers
  • Storage available
  • Fireplace
  • Seating area
  • Slippers
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bridal suite
  • Telephone
  • VIP room facilities


  • Internet
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels


  • Kitchenware
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine

Accessibility and suitability

  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No smoking
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Elevator
  • Allergy-free room

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Shops (on site)
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Beauty salon
  • Hiking

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Radio
  • Library
  • TV


  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Toilet


  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Minibar
  • Breakfast in the room

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage


  • Ironing service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry service
  • Pants press
  • Iron and ironing board

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Private parking
  • EV charging station

Family friendly

  • Babysitting or child care
  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals
  • Children's television networks


  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Balcony


  • Fold-up bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet


  • Computer use available
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Desk


  • Fitness center

Places of interest near El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

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Restaurants and Cafés

El Encanto Hotel0.1 mi
Belmond El Encanto Dining Room0.1 mi
Garretts Old Fashion Restaurant0.8 mi
Ihop0.9 mi

Traveler Reviews

ExcellentBased on 183 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Pet friendly with wonderful staff (in 44 reviews)
  • The room was absolutely amazing! (in 29 reviews)
  • Wonderful service and beautiful grounds (in 20 reviews)
Cons -
  • staff and service was abysmal. (in 9 reviews)
  • Very expensive in hotel restaurant (in 8 reviews)
  • staff and service was abysmal. (in 7 reviews)

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Frequently asked questions

  • El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is $669 cheaper than the average 5 star hotel in Santa Barbara. You can usually find a nightly rate of $711 when staying at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara.

  • The drive from Santa Barbara to El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara will take you about 23min depending on traffic, with a distance of 7.9 mi. Hotels located in more populated areas may see vastly more traffic which will add to your travel time.

  • With parking available at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, you could always rent a car for as low as $31/day and park it at the hotel. This would give you freedom while visiting Santa Barbara. Another more common option is to just take a taxi or rideshare service from the airport to El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara. The nearest airport to the hotel is Santa Barbara.

  • Customers of El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara are welcome to bring their dogs with them during their stay.

  • El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara does have a restaurant on site that guests and non-guests can use. Ask the front desk for kitchen hours or call El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara at +1 805 845 5800. If you are staying at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, you are more than welcome to order food through the hotel’s room service menu.

  • Yes. Many momondo users traveling to Santa Barbara specifically look for hotels with a pool. El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara may have rules and guidelines for using the pool, so be sure to ask the front desk about things like pool hours.

  • Getting to Santa Barbara city center should be easy enough, as it is just 1.1 mi away from El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara. In Santa Barbara city center you will find Lobero Theater, along with many other popular sights and things to do.

  • You can reach the main line at +1 805 845 5800.

  • Yes, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara does have a gym on-site that is available to hotel guests. Some hotel gyms may not have 24-hour access, so it is best to ask a front desk clerk for fitness center hours.

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