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Belmond El Encanto

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Ranked #4 of 60 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

No one should have to wait an hour and a half for their luggage at check in. Disappointed I didn't even get a sincere apology from management. We were rushed and late for dinner and a concert because of the staffs mistake.

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Saratoga, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights. Upon arriving we were treated as if we were the only people there. Staff is very friendly, willing to help with anything, and are very knowledgeable. The room was very nicely decorated and the bed very comfortable. We enjoyed 2 breakfast and 1 dinner. The food was presented beautifully and very fresh. The setting was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Truly an EXCEPTIONAL RESORT in every way! The staff was extraordinarily professional and very warm. The room was extremely clean, quiet and comfortable. The terrace dining experience for both dinner and breakfast was beyond relaxing, comfortably elegant without any pretentious attitudes. The staff truly could not have done anything more to make us feel "at home"!

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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141 reviews 141 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had an amazing stay here. Room 102 so far my favorite yet. I set there and took in the amazing view. I'll post a picture. The room was the perfect size and I'd love to stay in this room each time. Thank for an amazing stay I will be back to this tranquil property again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son was married in Santa Barbara last weekend, and we chose the El Encanto for our rehearsal dinner and hotel accommodation. It was the perfect setting for our special celebration! The staff is amazing!

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Santa Barbara
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to be pampered and have a relaxing weekend. For our anniversary they upgraded us to a suite and gave us free Bellinis with our high tea - truly a special anniversary experience. Thank you to their very friendly staff!

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Irvine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to El Encanto to celebrate out anniversary and could not get over how amazing and helpful the staff was- from the moment we rolled up to the valet until we left three days later the employees were helpful, cheerful and pampered us like royalty. The grounds are stunning .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm, welcoming staff, perfectly beautiful location and grounds. A great destination to relax and reflect and appreciate family or friends. The furnishings could perhaps be replaced, but the bathrooms are beautiful with heated marble floors. In-room dining service was the quickest I've ever experienced! The staff seemed so anxious to please - and we needed nothing!

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is hidden in the hills of Santa Barbara. The staff is incredible. Everyone greets you by your name. The service is all the impeccable whether you are having breakfast on the veranda, high tea or spa treatments. It's a short shuttle ride into town provided by the hotel. El Encanto was recently renovated from the studs up. Each... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just celebrated our Anniversary( 3 nights) at this beautiful resort. Everything was perfect, from the staff, restaurant, pool, and beautiful bungalow. This is a wonderful relaxing property with views overlooking Santa Barbara and the ocean. We were talking to other guests and we could not figure out why other reviewers complained about this property~we all gave it a 5... More

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Address: 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Belmond El Encanto 5*
Number of rooms: 92
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Also Known As:
El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas

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