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El Encanto

Santa Barbara, CA, US (SBA)

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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/café, 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 934 reviews
from Delray Beach, Florida
Submitted on 11-16-2017
WOW. You can tell how much work and money has been invested in this wonderful hotel. We went to celebrate our anniversary here as we know the Belmond chain very well and were not disappointed. The staff, is amazing. Whether we were in the dining room or used their shuttle service, everybody called us by our name; a very nice plus as they made us feel at home. I cannot speak too highly of the bungalows which have every amenity possible. The hotel sent us a beautiful plate of goodies and a bottle ... Read more
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from New York City, New York
Submitted on 11-11-2017
Remarkably gorgeous setting in a city with many spectacular views. Outstanding service across-the-board from front desk, restaurant, housekeeping, pool, bell and valet staffs. Spacious, comfortable and well-decorated bungalows. Beautiful restaurant with a terrace that makes you feel like you're on the Italian Riviera.. Refined, relaxing and serene in every way, except for a few noisy children playing at the pool and a few inconsiderate dog owners. After many visits to Santa Barbara, staying a... Read more
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from Santa Barbara, California
Submitted on 11-10-2017
I've been to this hotel several times after it was renovated. The view is so nice and it is a very nice venue to have dinner or drinks. However, my last visit with them was very disappointing. The service was horrific. Our waiter was young and very untrained. He did not come back to see how we were doing or to return for my drink order. We had to get up and find another waiter. Always a bad sign. Also, the drinks there are very limited. The mixers, they do not have 7-up and do not have regular g... Read more
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from Atherton, California, United States
Submitted on 11-08-2017
I stayed two nights at the El Encanto in connection with a closing dinner for a client. While I could not take advantage of the resort aspects of the property, I truly enjoyed staying there. The bungalow was spacious and well put together. The WiFi service was excellent; there were TVs in both the bedroom and living/work areas, and the bathroom was large and generally well done. I had a really nice dinner sitting outside on one night, as well as a delightful lunch with a friend the next day.... Read more
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from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 11-04-2017
Spent the last 4 days at the El Encanto. Perfect place to get away for a few days of total relaxation. The entire staff performs at the highest levels. Attention to every fine detail is guaranteed. 5 minutes from town if you want to go in. And they'll take. you there. This place blows all the other major properties in town away. Thank you again for another most enjoyable time.
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from los angeles
Submitted on 11-02-2017
A beautiful setting with an exclusive and calm appeal, this property is very special and elegant. We spent a quiet romantic weekend and could not have been happier. The property is bungalow style with meandering paths connecting the rooms; a very nice lay-out. Nothing is too far away, yet you feel the separation. From the moment you arrive you feel special and valued, from the professional valets to check in, no stress. The restaurant has a wonderful view of Santa Barbara as does the pool area. ... Read more
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from Dallas
Submitted on 11-02-2017
This is such a lovely place, but it was perfect weather when we were there so it may not be so great if it ever rains because you have to wind your way around the property to get to your casita. Ours was nice. The bedroom was a little dark, though, and it was impossible to open the windows on the door, which would have let in more light. The bathroom, though, was fabulous. Two separate vanities, huge tub and separate shower. Two closets and heated floor. The service was great, with someone alway... Read more
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from Laguna Beach, California
Submitted on 10-25-2017
El Encanto is beautiful and romantic. Everything you might want for a short getaway. The grounds are like being in an English garden. The rooms are contemporary but cozy. For a wonderful room with a view and a fireplace, ask for 2307. But even in paradise all is not perfect. How can a dining room run out of hash browns and bran muffins on the same morning. And shame on the waiter for not saying something when breakfast was ordered. And the valet service. So many valets but no one there to help... Read more
from Los Angeles, California
Submitted on 10-25-2017
Location, Location, Location! That is the only reason to drive here for lunch. Food was OK, I expected better. We were 10 people in our party and no one was blown away by their meal. Best to have cocktails and enjoy the view.
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from Hollywood, Florida
Submitted on 10-24-2017
As an industry professional, Iâ??ve had the pleasure and luck of experiencing 5-star hotels and luxury resorts all over the US, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. Belmondâ??s El Encanto is at the top tier of my list. Itâ??s the type of place that allows you to appreciate the difference between the typical â??resortâ?? concept and a truly one-of-a-kind hospitality experience. This is a spectacular property, with a century of history... nestled in a place that resembles my personal idea of paradis... Read more
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