El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

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Upper Riviera

Perched high in the Santa Barbara hills, El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel offers awe-inspiring views of the American Riviera. Spread across seven acres of secluded gardens, the venerated hotel opened in 1918 and has been part of Santa Barbara’s social scene ever since. It is gleaming and glamorous, yet relaxed and low key. Infused with the textures and hues of the West Coast, each room or suite brings the best of the outdoors inside. Rooms boast king-size beds, marble bathrooms, garden seating, and heated stone floors, while suites offer added levels of luxury with charming open-hearth fireplaces or inviting patios. El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara, one of California’s most indulgent hideaways, also features onsite dining, a spa, an outdoor zero-edge pool, and indoor and outdoor event space.


800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, CA, USA 93103

Beautifully located on the American Riviera in Santa Barbara, 10 miles from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) and 98 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Hotel Amenities

  • ATM Machine Available
  • Baby Sitting Service
  • Ballroom
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
  • Elevator(s)
  • Free Wi-Fi in Public Areas
  • Gift Shop
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Housekeeping
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wedding Services

Hotel Activities

  • Aerobics
  • Bike Rentals Available
  • Body Wraps
  • Day Spa
  • Massage Available
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Yoga

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom Amenities
  • Bottled Water in Room
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Climate Control
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Heated Floors
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • In Room Safe
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • LCD TV
  • Mini-Refrigerator
  • Slippers
  • Turndown Service
  • iPod Docking Station

Hotel Dining

Dining Room and Terrace – Serves innovative coastal-inspired cuisine; The Lounge – Offers light dining and afternoon tea; Bellini Brunch – Sunday brunch featuring bottomless Bellinis and coastal cuisine.

Nearby Attractions

Santa Barbara Zoo, Santa Barbara Pier, State Street, Stearns Wharf, East Beach, The Funk Zone, MOXI, Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Bowl, Old Mission Santa Barbara.

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