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Belmond El Encanto

5.0 of 5 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Clemmons
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to take the time to tell you just how much I enjoyed the brunch at El Encanto. Our waiter Mario was fabulous. He made you feel right at home and like family. The French Toast, yummy, Eggs Benedict, scrumptious. That dessert bar was more than anyone could have expected. The view from our table was breathtaking. I... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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67 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always heard about this hotel - and finally booked it for a local destination. It is nestled in the hills of Santa Barbara offering stunning views of the Santa Barbara coastline. It is about 15 minutes up the hill from State Street downtown, and about 5 minutes from the Santa Barbara Mission nestled among a residential area. We... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully appointed property Naturaly. Great views from very room and public area. Great pool are with a breathtaking view of the ocean. The poll is kept at a very comfortable temperature in the winter. I love the view from the restaurant as well. Heated patio so that you can sit out and enjoy the views. Great spa menu to choose... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful property in the hills above santa barbara,stayed in a small cottage that had a small sitting area.we alway stay in high end places and i don't think it was worth the $650 we paid,but if you can get it cheaper then yes.the towels were very thin and the rug had a hole in it and we had a do... More 

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Forestville, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Your wish is their command. This place is romantic, great food, and a wonderful place to relax. Salt water pool, great cocktails and food, not to mention the perfect place to consume them. Views that go on forever of Santa Barbara lights and the ocean. Maximo is the best host with service as his middle name. I highly recommend this... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed at many hotels around the world, this one is fantastic. This was our first trip to El Encanto , and won't be our last. The staff were all extremely helpfull and polite. Our room (301) was very quite, we had a good nights sleep after a long drive . We would highly recommend having a cocktail at... More 

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Hemet, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing hotel. I have stayed four times at this amazing place and each time had a fantastic stay. I have experience outstanding service and the staff has always been nice and helpful. I highly recommend a stay at El Encanto!! YOU CAN'T BEAT THE VIEW.

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Santa Monica
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very amateur - felt like no management to honor requests. Everyone had to ask permission for simple things. Waiters would disappear for long periods of time. Beautiful property but not worth the price at all.

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Houston, Texas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second trip to this property and to say it is spectacular is really an understatement. If you want beautiful views, lush landscaping, a pool and restaurant that you never want to leave, then this is the place for you!!! Really gorgeous grounds and rooms done in the Spanish Mission style but with all the modern updates you... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Omg. This place is more enchanting than even its name. Where do I start? From the value to dollar ratio, the obscenely spacious rooms, the lascivious bathrooms, the tub... Wow the tub. Heated floors, farmhouse modern decor, staff that makes you feel like you have instant friends everywhere. And boy were they pet-tastic. They brought me a dog bed, two... 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
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara

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