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Overview of El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
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LCD TV, iPod docking station, pay-per-view films, heated floors

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Explore the area

  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)18 min drive
  • Popular LocationUniversity of California-Santa Barbara18 min drive
  • Popular LocationGoleta Beach19 min drive
  • Popular LocationCarpinteria State Beach24 min drive

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About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara is in the city centre and near the beach. Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and Santa Barbara Bowl are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Stearns Wharf and Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Santa Barbara Zoo. Kayaking and scuba diving offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and ecotours nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Mission Santa Barbara - 16 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 3 min drive
  • University of California-Santa Barbara - 18 min drive
  • Goleta Beach - 19 min drive
  • Carpinteria State Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 11 min drive
  • Los Angeles Intl. (LAX) - 104 min drive


  • The Dining Room — 1 min walk
  • The Terrace — 1 min walk
  • The Daily Grind - 4 min drive
  • Bouchon - 4 min drive
  • Arigato Sushi - 4 min drive

About this property

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

Family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel in Upper Riviera, near Mission Santa Barbara
2 restaurants, a full-service spa and an outdoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and a free area shuttle are also provided. Additionally, a fitness centre, a bar/lounge and a poolside bar are on-site. All 92 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. Guests can enjoy heated floors, and other standard amenities include 24-hour room service, fridges and LCD TVs.
El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara offers 92 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature iPod docking stations and laptop-compatible safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay-per-view films. Fridges and espresso makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries.

This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool, a steam room, a fitness centre and complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

The Spa at El Encanto has 7 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Belmond Protects (Belmond)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara and receive a full refund?
Yes, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?
As of 5 May 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara on 11 May 2021 start from £566, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara pet-friendly?
Yes, this hotel allows pets (limit 3 per room). There's a fee of USD 150 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?
Valet parking is available for USD 40.00 per night.
What time is check-in at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 5 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara?
Checkout is at noon.
Where is El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara located?
This family-friendly Santa Barbara hotel is located in the historical district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and Santa Barbara Bowl. Arlington Theater and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation are also within 3 mi (5 km).