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Hotel Belmond El Encanto - Santa Barbara

5 star Hotel Santa Barbara

800 Alvarado Place - Santa Barbara

Price starting from $ 397.68

Unwind and relax with designer toiletries in the guest rooms at this spa hotel in Santa Barbara, not to mention it also offers a rooftop terrace and free Wi-Fi. Belmond El Encanto is also near a train station.

The Spa at El Encanto is the place to be for rest and relaxation, offering Ayurvedic treatments, aromatherapy, body scrubs, hydrotherapy, as well as body treatments, body wraps and massages. You will be spoilt for choice in terms of dining as this 5-star Santa Barbara hotel offers 5 restaurants serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, so you are sure to find something tasty to tempt your palate. Why not go for a swim as this hotel features an outdoor pool, a good way to unwind. Fancy sipping an ice-cold drink by the pool? Don't miss out as there is also a poolside bar. Multilingual staff are available at the front desk 24 hours-a-day and can provide tour/ticket assistance and express check-out. Child-friendly amenities at this hotel include babysitting and supervised childcare/activities.

Planning a meeting? This hotel has 5 meeting rooms, as well as a 24-hour business center. Enjoy free newspapers in the lobby, where you will also find a safe at reception for your valuables. Other amenities include an area shuttle, gift shops/newsstands, dry cleaning/laundry, ATM/banking, an elevator (lift) and beach/pool umbrellas.

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Book by phone 1-877-214-4288
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Breakfast at Hotel Belmond El Encanto

A full breakfast is served between 7 AM and 11 AM for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at El Encanto

  • Lift/elevator
  • Gift shop
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Pets accepted
  • Garden
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - 24 hour
  • Beach umbrellas and deck loungers
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • City tour
  • Business Center
  • Meeting Room
  • Shuttle service
  • Valet service
  • Pool bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Health club
  • Steam bath
  • Massages
  • Spa/Wellness Centre
  • Internet/Email services
  • Baby sitter

Know before you go

  • 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.
  • 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.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • Resort fee: USD 39.22 per accommodation, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Belmond El Encanto is also known as

El Encanto by Orient-Express
El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas

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Room Details

Book your luxury accommodation at Belmond El Encanto, offering 92 guest rooms with iPod docking stations and designer toiletries. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy LCD televisions with premium satellite channels and DVD players. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Downtown Santa Barbara visit.

Visitors will wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day after a good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding, plus a selection of pillows from a pillow menu. Private bathrooms are outfitted with superior features such as shower/tub combinations, rainfall showerheads, bathrobes and slippers. Irons/ironing boards, minibars, coffee/tea makers and complimentary bottled water are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional guest comforts include climate control, air conditioning and hair dryers.

A turndown service is available.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Fan
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • LCD flat screen TV
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel El Encanto

Mission Santa Barbara - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Santa Barbara Bowl - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Santa Barbara Natural History Museum - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Alice Keck Memorial Garden - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Alameda Park - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Granada Theatre - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Arlington Theater - 1.7 km / 1 mi
Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
La Arcada - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Hill-Carrillo Adobe - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
The preferred airport for Belmond El Encanto is Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12.3 km / 7.6 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Hotel Belmond El Encanto

  • Shuttle service
  • Valet service