800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 United States (USA)
View Map 1-800-230-4134
5.0 Star Resort Hotel in Santa Barbara County
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4.5/ 5

Based on 296 guest reviews

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  • Includes an outdoor swimming pool
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 50.6%!
  • Gym / Fitness Center Available
  • 92 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • 2 floors in hotel
  • Check out: 12:00 PM
  • Group score of 10.0/10
  • 5 meeting rooms in property

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Local Attractions

Leisure Tours and Activities: Just minutes from the seclusion of the hotel is Downtown Santa Barbara with all its wonderful diversions. Santa Barbara offers it all, from the charm and culture of the city to leisure sports and outdoor adventure: history and missions; shops, galleries and museums; gardens and the zoo; gourmet dining and the Santa Barbara wine country; mountains and beaches; hiking and horseback riding; surfing, sailing, fishing and scuba diving; golf and racquet sports; hot air ballooning and gliding. Santa Barbara Wine Country: Explore Santa Barbara's wine culture through the downtown Urban Wine Trail or visit wineries throughout the county, from Santa Ynez Valley to Santa Maria. Off Site Golf: There are three 18-Hole public golf courses in Santa Barbara County located less than 15 miles from the hotel – Rancho San Marcos, Sandpiper and Glen Annie Golf Club.

Customer Reviews of Belmond El Encanto

4.5 out of 5.Based on 296 guest reviews, Very Good

Property Description

Belmond El Encanto reopened in March 2013 after a seven year, $134 million dollar renovation. This iconic early 20th-century luxury hotel tucked away in Santa Barbara's American Riviera neighborhood, has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that made it a favorite spot for the local community, and a perfect destination for leisurely getaways as well as intimate groups and gatherings. Nestled on seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens, Belmond El Encanto enjoys sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean from its commanding hilltop perch.Belmond El Encanto is Santa Barbara's only Forbes Five Star resort and is an ideal and authentic setting for meetings, retreats and events. Free from distraction, guests are given the ideal environment to gather together, enjoy the pristine setting and achieve productive results. All facets of Belmond El Encanto are designed to fulfill your unique needs- our seven-acres of secluded grounds and gardens, our 92 bungalows, a window lined ballroom with private terrace, three meeting rooms with sweeping ocean views and countless outdoor event venues.Quintessential California styled-bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds. Original features have been lovingly brought back to life, including the gloriously landscaped gardens with a historic trellised lined arbor and lily pond, while the additions of a sumptuous outdoor swimming pool and a beautifully appointed boutique spa bring new elements of excitement.

Details / Other Expenses

Check In:4:00 PM
Check Out:12:00 PM
Year of Last Renovation:2013
Corridors:All Rooms Have Exterior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms:92
Handicap Rooms:
Room Windows:Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency:Daily
Meeting Rooms:5
Meeting Space:4660 sq. feet
Banquet Space:Holds 200 people
Dist. to Food/Bars:On-site
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant:3.0 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym:On-site
Pool Info:
Zero edge outdoor swimming pool with ocean views
Policies / Expenses
72 Hours
Nightly Parking:35
Typical Group Deposit:25%
Total Taxes:12.06%
Total Misc Fees:$2.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
State Tax: 8.00%
Occupancy Tax:12.00%
City Tax: 8.00%
Food and Beverage Tax: 8.00%
Resort/Hotel Fee:35.00 Per Night
Parking Fee:35.00 Per Night
Porterage Fee:15.00 Per Item
Gym Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Spa Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Rooms Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wireless Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Meeting Wired Internet Fee: 0.00 Per Day
Food and Beverage Service Charge:22.00%

Amenities / Features

Pet Friendly? Yes! Pets are allowed.
Pet friendly

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • ATM
  • Baby facilities in room
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Concierge service
  • Conference facilities
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Dinner available
  • Electric Car Charging Station
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fitness and health center
  • Garage
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Central heating
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Internet is Complimentary
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchen facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Laundry valet service
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office in room available
  • Pets allowed
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Private garden grounds
  • Quiet location
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hours room service
  • Safe in rooms
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool - outdoor
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • TV - Free HBO
  • TV - Free Showtime
  • Terrace
  • Valet Parking
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA): 9 miles / 15 minutes Airport Transfer Costs:Taxi - $35 - $40Private car - $95 - $100Limousine - $165SUV - $150Shuttle - $32

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Continental Breakfast - $23.00 per person ++American Breakfast - $30.00 per person ++

Previously known as:
El Encanto

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