Belmond El Encanto

| Santa Barbara, CA, United States
 

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  • Overview
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Overview

Belmond El Encanto, a Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel, has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. As part of Belmond, this is the company’s first excursion to the American West Coast. Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellis-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor zero-edge pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the journey for today’s luxury-seeking guest.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • Belmond El Encanto
  • 800 Alvarado Place
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93103
  • United States

Location Summary
Nestled between lush green mountains and the dazzling blue sea, Belmond El Encanto sits high on a Santa Barbara hillside. Just minutes away you’ll find exquisite restaurants, fine galleries, boutique wineries and the beautiful California coast.

Santa Barbara’s reputation as the jewel of the American Riviera is well earned by its mix of temperate weather, sophisticated ambience and distinctive architecture.

Directions to Hotel
9 miles (15 minutes) from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. 97 miles (1 hour and 50 minutes) from Los Angeles International Airport.

Highlights & Reviews

Banquets & Meetings
With 10 unique banquet and meeting space, Belmond El Encanto is an authentic setting for meetings and celebrations.
Disabled Access
Both guest rooms and suites are available for disabled access.
Meeting Space
With 10 unique banquet and meeting space, Belmond El Encanto is an authentic setting for meetings and celebrations.
Fine Dining On Site
The Dining Room and The Terrace offer comfortable dining with ocean views and expertly prepared California coastal cuisine.
Fitness Center
State of the art fitness center and fitness studio with daily classes available.
Pets Allowed
Belmond El Encanto is pet friendly with a pet fee per pet, per night.
Pool Outdoor
Zero-edge pool with ocean views.
Spa Facility
The Spa at El Encanto.
Archery
Facilities are nearby.
Beach
Nearby.
Biking Touring
There's a fleet of electric bikes available for guest use.
Boating
Santa Barbara offers many options for water activities all within minutes of the resort.
Skeet Shooting
Nearby.
Ecological Tourism
Nearby.
Golf Driving Range
Nearby.
Golfing
Nearby.
Hiking
Nearby.
Horseback Riding
Nearby.
Jet Skiing
Santa Barbara offers many options for water activities all within minutes of the resort.
Sailing
Santa Barbara offers many options for water activities all within minutes of the resort.
Scuba Diving
Santa Barbara offers many options for water activities all within minutes of the resort.
Tennis Courts Nearby
Courts are nearby.
Windsurfing
Santa Barbara offers many options for water activities all within minutes of the resort.
Winery Tours
The concierge will arrange for group or private wine tours of the local Santa Barbara wineries just 30 minutes from the hotel.
Recommended Rooms
Deluxe Bungalow: Choose the perfect bed for sweet dreams, from king-size to two doubles. While away the day on the patio—with garden or ocean views—or relax beside the glowing fireplace in the evening.

Superior Bungalow Suite: These suites feature a large separate living room with beautiful French doors, which lead into a grand private bedroom. Choose between a warming open-hearth fireplace or a patio with stunning garden or ocean views.

With the option of one king-size or two twin beds, plus a plush sofa bed, these suites make a convenient choice for up to four guests.


Guest Review Highlights

TrustScore
Excellent
482 Reviews
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Couple

83% (400)

Family

17% (82)

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Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Archery
    - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Boating
    - Skeet Shooting
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Golf Driving Range
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jet Skiing
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby
    - Theatre & Museums
    - Windsurfing
    - Winery Tours

World's Best Awards


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Most Romantic Hotels 2014
Romance makes the world go round (especially romantic luxury hotels and resorts). Romantic travel often conjures up images of beaches, luxury spas, rose petal strewn suites,and candlelight dining al fresco....

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Belmond El Encanto
Santa Barbara, CA, United States