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Belmond El Encanto

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Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good12%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“infinity pool”(20 reviews)
“heated floors”(27 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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5 Star 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...
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Location and contact
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-2176
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12.6 km to Santa Barbara Airport
140 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
1.7 km from Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have just completed a 4 night stay as a family of 5 at El Encanto, situated above the beautiful city of Santa Barbara. The resort is all luxury, plain and simple. From the welcome you receive on the driveway from what are some of...More

Thank stucarol
Reviewed 5 days ago

The perfect place for a Southern California get away. The entire staff was very friendly and made us feel welcome.The restaurant has an amazing city and ocean view and a number of great items to choose from on the menu

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can not recommend this hotel enough! Stayed here for a friend’s wedding and the entire stay was incredible. The rooms are snug but incredibly well appointed, the bathrooms are enormous. The staff, though, were what made the stay - they were helpful, kind, and accommodating....More

Thank Jmclau11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to stay at el Encanto because we thought it would be a luxe experience and for over $1000 a night, expected as much. From beginning to end, the service has been really disappointing. The staff who checked us in appeared inexperienced and seemed...More

1  Thank Travelafficianado1
Response from ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El EncantoResponded 1 week ago

Travelafficianado1, thank you so much for taking the time to share your detailed feedback after your recent visit to Belmond El Encanto. I am disappointed to read that you felt so let down by your experience and can assure you that this is in no...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel , it has a European feel to it . It is very compact in its layout but for a hotel of this calibre it could have a bigger gym . The pool is also quite small and as it was over the 4th...More

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Spa
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting Rooms
Room Service
Wheelchair Access
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Babysitting
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Spa
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Heated pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$535 - US$1,071 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$535 - US$1,071 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
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GlindaGoodWitch33
7 September 2016|
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Response from ElEncantoSB | Property representative |
Good Day GlindaGoodwitch33, Please contact me personally in our Executive Office at 805 770 3701 and we can discuss your needs as we always have different deals and value added opportunities for our guest to take advantage... More
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tdamico1
29 August 2015|
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Response from ElEncantoSB | Property representative |
Good afternoon tdamico1, Rest assured we have had numerous events/wedding at Belmond El Encanto that have been flawless with execution and trust yours will be as well. Please contact me directly at 805.845.5800 so that we... More
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LisanneMB
6 August 2015|
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Response from ElEncantoSB | Property representative |
Dear LisanneMB, Delighted you enjoyed our properties in Italy, there is nothing like luxuriating poolside at Hotel Caruso unless you are at Belmond El Encanto. Our pool is a zero-edge pool that is saline based and free of... More
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