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El Encanto

Santa Barbara, CA, US (SBA)

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Room & Rates

Superior Bungalow Room Only

  • One King Bed
This room overlooks the garden. Signature bedding and blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination with a rainfall showerhead, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the LCD television and iPod docking station are offered for your entertainment. Enjoy welcome amenities. A minibar and a coffee/tea maker are supplied. Climate control, a ceiling fan, and a cordless phone with speakerphone capability are conveniently included.

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Superior Bungalow

  • One King Bed
This room overlooks the garden. Signature bedding and blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination with a rainfall showerhead, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the LCD television and iPod docking station are offered for your entertainment. Enjoy welcome amenities. A minibar and a coffee/tea maker are supplied. Climate control, a ceiling fan, and a cordless phone with speakerphone capability are conveniently included. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Premier Bungalow

  • One King Bed
This room overlooks the garden. Signature bedding and blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination with a rainfall showerhead, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the LCD television and iPod docking station are offered for your entertainment. Enjoy welcome amenities. A minibar and a coffee/tea maker are supplied. Climate control, a ceiling fan, and a cordless phone with speakerphone capability are conveniently included. This room is Non-Smoking.

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Superior Bungalow Suite

  • One King and One Sofa Bed
This room overlooks the garden. Signature bedding and blackout drapes/curtains help ensure a restful night. The private bathroom has a shower/tub combination with a rainfall showerhead, as well as bathrobes and slippers. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and the LCD television and iPod docking station are offered for your entertainment. Enjoy welcome amenities. A minibar and a coffee/tea maker are supplied. Climate control, a ceiling fan, and a cordless phone with speakerphone capability are conveniently included. This room is Non-Smoking.

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El Encanto
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA US 93103

Hotel Features.
El Encanto features 2 bars/lounges, a coffee shop/cafť, and a poolside bar. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel serves full breakfasts each morning in the restaurant (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include an outdoor pool, a health club, and a steam room. The property's full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, facials, and beauty services. This 5-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and technology support staff. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has a computer station. This Santa Barbara property has 1121 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities and a ballroom. The property has a complimentary area shuttle which runs to destinations within 3 mi. Business services, wedding services, concierge services, and tour/ticket assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a rooftop terrace, a terrace, and multilingual staff. This is a smoke-free property.

Guestrooms.
92 air-conditioned guestrooms at El Encanto feature iPod docking stations and minibars. Rooms are all accessible via exterior corridors. Accommodations offer garden views. Beds come with signature bedding. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with rainfall showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer cordless phones with voice mail. LCD televisions have premium satellite channels, free movie channels, and DVD players. CD players, laptop-compatible safes, and coffee/tea makers are also provided. Guests may request hypo-allergenic bedding and wake-up calls. A nightly turndown service is offered and housekeeping is available daily.



Notifications:

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms may be available, subject to availability. Guests can request connecting/adjoining rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


Based on 929 reviews
from San Francisco, California
Submitted on 01-18-2017
Hotel is expensive but you get what you pay for. Our room was spacious and more importantly quiet, we heard nothing. We slept amazingly well. The restaurant deck area was beautiful and food delicious. One minor complaint, we thought the lettuce for the ceasar salad could have been fresher. It tasted a bit like refrigerator air. We didnt' get to try breakfast as it was cold and raining when we went and we did not feel like venturing out. It would be a good addition to be able to get a complimenta... Read more
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Submitted on 01-09-2017
Flat out one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. Staff goes above and beyond and the property is stunning. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic getaway in Santa Barbara. It is not far from beautiful wine country of Santa Ynez.
from California
Submitted on 01-08-2017
This is a High end hotel overlooking SB. an older hotel but get the flavor of old SB... The hotel is comfortable as an old pair of jeans. The food is great, the pool, and views all first rate. Try getting a room in one of the "older" buildings although each room is charming. The staff is all about helping you have a perfect stay. But all this comes with a pretty high price.
from nyc
Submitted on 01-07-2017
We spent 3 nights over the Christmas holiday at one of our favorite places in the world ‚?? El Encanto, located in the hills of Santa Barbara, CA. My husband and I were married at El Encanto, beside the lily pond and had not returned since the new property-wide renovations had been completed. We have many wonderful memories of traveling north from Los Angeles for weekend get-a-ways when we lived in Southern California. The property is as gorgeous as ever, and they have managed to keep the or... Read more
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 01-06-2017
We booked our room in October for our post-Christmas holiday stay. My husband and I travel to Los Angeles a few times a year so that my daughter can see her father, and we use the opportunity to enjoy the ocean view, hike the canyons, and try out local cuisine. My husband and I splurge on travel more than we do on "things" and so take care when choosing hotels, trails, and restaurants. Prior to arrival, we were excited because the room level we selected included a fireplace, a private deck, a s... Read more
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Submitted on 01-04-2017
This is THE place to stay when in Santa Barbara. In addition to the amazing views, the property itself is absolutely stunning. The employees were all so friendly and knowledgeable and helpful! The rooms had cozy fireplaces in them and the floors of the bathrooms were heated so you don't have cold toes in the morning! what more could you ask for!
from Montecito, California, United States
Submitted on 12-02-2016
Walking into the patio where i had breakfast on my birthday was as if i was walking into heaven! the staff is always so warm and the service is always attentive. Not only were my waffles exquisite but the view is to die for! Our server was so sweet and really made me feel special. El encanto never disappoints and I'm so happy we decided to eat breakfast at this special location.
from Santa Barbara
Submitted on 12-01-2016
El Encanto is in the hills of Santa Barbara overlooking the ocean and Catalina Island and from the time I walked in it set an elegant yet warm and welcoming tone. My trip was for visit and I will absolutely return for pleasure. Top notch service and facilities.
from New York, NY
Submitted on 11-28-2016
I just found my travel note book and realized I hadn't posted this yet... not that I could forget any of it as I was truly shocked at how much I disliked this place. Everything was disappointing. We booked months in advance as it was our first solo getaway in over a year. An unexpected trip to the ER meant we didn't arrive until 430p on the first day. We waited in line to check in and were ignored by a woman at the desk for a good 10 minutes. Finally I got attention (a male clerk) and thought th... Read more
from Brooklyn, New York
Submitted on 11-28-2016
My husband and I first visited El Encanto right after its renovation a few years back -- and we were instantly in love. The grounds are lovely, the views stunning and the rooms luxurious. The pool area is small but never felt crowded, and the food was great as well. We left feeling utterly revived. So when we were heading back to Santa Barbara for a long weekend, El Encanto was an easy choice. The though the grounds and room were just as lovely as we remembered, the service was just *off.* Mayb... Read more
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