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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just returned from my 4th stay at this hidden gem and it never disappoints. We wanted a quiet place to unwind and relax but also close enough to shop in State St. Stayed in the "Hummingbird Suite" which was perfect and has a bathroom the size of my house! We also had a delicious dinner in the restaurant. Our waitress... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were here for a weekend stay with a group for a retreat. Initial check-in went great. The room we were showed to was up on the 2nd level and accessible only with steps which was difficult for my husband. We asked them to move to a different room and was accommodated immediately. Next day room was not cleaned at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The El Encanto is simply incredible. The bunglows are very quiet and set in a beautiful setting. The pool is wonderful and the staff are beyond friendly. The food was excellent and the views from the restaurant and rooms could not be beat.

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

I sincerely appreciate your kind words and recognition about your experience with Belmond El Encanto, the tranquility of our accommodations really helps to transform you into full relaxation mode and allows you to slow down and take time. Combined with the passion of our team members, the freshness of our local cuisine and invigorating senses in our Spa create's that... More 

Lutherville,md
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights. Hotel was very hard to find away from downtown in a residential area, Once you arrive -all is good. Excellent staff and service. Our room was very nice with a large bathroom that had a heated marble floor. The bed was very comfortable but our mini bar was not stocked. They have a small but... More 

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Dear JMICHAEL, Thank you for recognizing one of my favorite attributes of our guest rooms with the heated Bathroom floors, our in room mini bar's are ready for you to select from the menu located on top so we can personalize with your favorite snacks and preferred beverages. The convenience of our courtesy vehicle brings the ease of getting around... More 

Carmel, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed our second stay here. Beautiful place that's convenient to town but still out of the way. Very peaceful vibe. Thought the service was excellent. Enjoyed the electric bikes which actually made riding back from State St. possible! The website makes the implication that there is tennis available at the hotel, which there is not. They have a special deal... More 

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Good Day Gardine, Thank you for your delightful review about your experience at Belmond El Encanto, we are very conveniently located up from State St and many of Santa Barbara's amazing landmarks. With the electric bikes that are a lot of fun or our complimentary Guest Courtesy vehicle is the perfect way to efficiently transport you down and back in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been wanting to stay at this resort since reading about its 7 year renovation. The resort is lovely, the decor and grounds are spectacular and the restaurant and terrace have excellent food. My only complaint/criticism is regarding the inconsistency in the service level. At this level of a resort, service needs to be consistently excellent. We experienced annoying snafus,... More 

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Good Day jfsmurf1, Thank you for your review and constructive comments in regards to your experience at Belmond El Encanto, we truly value feedback as it helps us continue to strive for excellence in our service delivery. I hope for the chance to discuss with your the specifics, I can be contact at shaun.obryan@belmond.com. Sincerely, Shaun O'Bryan Resort Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The truth will out: and the truth is that this is one of the best hotels I've stayed in (yet). Better than the last Belmond we stayed at last year in Bali. The grounds are beautiful and well manicured (unlike Santa Barbara's dissapointing botanical gardens). And the view stunning, especially from the pool side. Our room was great; spacious and... More 

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Dear Dan D, Thank you for your kind words about your time with us at Belmond El Encanto, great to hear you have experienced Belmond's authentic escape before in Bali. The views from our Enchanted village and the magic of the destination lends itself to be the perfect getaway for you to slow down and take time. I sincerely appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I love it when you actually get what you pay for! This was our third sojourn to El Encanto, this time for a birthday/anniversary. The room was flawless, the staff accommodating without being robotic, the facilities (especially the pool) perfection. You can take a trip for less money, but if you want to truly escape the norm and have a... More 

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Thank you Lagunakahuna for your recent review about the experience at Belmond El Encanto, we value your loyalty and patronage and look forward to you celebrating many more Birthday's and Anniversary's in the future. Cheers, Shaun O'Bryan Resort Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The room was top notch. The grounds were better, think of your favorite hotel, this was more beautiful/calm than that. View from pool area was also quite nice. Didn't eat at the restaurant so can't comment. Service/staff was great, very friendly and helpful.

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Dear Nick V, Excited to share your kind words with our team members about your experience, we look forward to welcoming you back and this time you will need to experience the culinary delights while admiring the 180 degree view of our Pacific coastline. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Shaun O'Bryan Resort Manager More 

Westlake Village, California
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12 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The grounds are gorgeous and the rooms beautifully appointed. Although the staff were very nice, they were clearly understaffed and we had to wait excessively long for everything, drinks, food, especially valet. We called more than 10 minutes ahead and still had to wait another 10-15 minutes for the car and repeat our name and description of our car more... More 

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ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this review

Dear steger 1971, Thank you for your review, we truly value feedback and I would like that chance to regain your confidence, if you would be so kind to contact me at shaun.obryan@belmond.com so we can discuss in more detail your experience. Thank you in advance and look forward to our communications. Sincerely, Shaun O'Bryan Resort Manager More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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.
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Additional Information about Belmond El Encanto

Address: 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-2176
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $445 - $1,118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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:
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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