Belmond El Encanto - Facts and Information


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.

Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.


Check-in & Check-out
Guest Check-In: 3:00pm
Guest Check-Out: 12:00pm

US Dollars

110v-220v outlets available

Time Zone
-3 from New York (Pacific Time)

Valet parking only, $35 for overnight parking. Complimentary parking is available for day guests visiting The Dining Room, The Bar, The Lounge and The Spa.

Santa Barbara Airport to Hotel: Private car $135, Limousine, $205, Taxi $35-$40
Los Angeles Airport to Hotel: Private car $320, Limousine $410, Taxi $275

Children Policy

Children 17 years of age and under are free if using existing bedding. A rollaway bed fee applies if required. Cribs are complimentary and allowed in all room types.

Pet Policy

$35 per pet, per day. No weight or breed restriction. Three pets max, per room. Pets are not allowed in pool or restaurant areas, with the exception of service animals.

Room Amenities

Accommodation fees, taxes and resort fees
Shuttle transportation within a five mile radius: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Use of Pedego electric bicycles
Backyard games (horseshoe pitching, beanbag toss, lawn bowling)
Garden tours
Access to spa and fitness facilities
Entrance to scheduled fitness classes
In-room Nespresso coffee, bottled water and newspaper delivery


The Spa is a serene 4,500-square-foot oasis featuring seven spacious treatment rooms, including a couples room and a wet treatment room. Guests revive with an assortment of seasonal, organic and specialty body and facial treatments that enchant as thoroughly as our lush setting. The serene, co-ed relaxation lounge invites surrender. Lavish men’s and ladie’s lounges offer steam rooms, showers, private lockers, vanities and dressing areas. The pampering concludes with a selection of detox teas enjoyed on the outdoor patio.
Those seeking nail services will find expert professionals along with manicure and pedicure stations that merge fun and primping for your whole party.

Complimentary access to the Fitness Studio includes:

  • Cutting-edge cardio equipment
  • Kinesis fitness products
  • Private salon for core fitness classes

High Speed Internet Access

Complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access

Business Services

Full business services are available through the concierge, including photocopying, faxing and boarding pass printing. Premium internet is available for $9.95, good for 24-hours.


Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
This wonderful seaside museum features ship models plus historic and floating exhibits.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Known for innovative exhibitions and an unforgettable permanent collection, plus educational programs for kids
of all ages, the Museum of Art boasts Greek and Roman antiquities, as well as works from 19th and early 20th century American, French and English artists.

Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Known as one of the world’s most beautiful zoos, it is home to 160 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects. You’ll also enjoy 30 acres of lush botanic gardens.

Sterns Wharf and Ty Warner Sea Center
Enjoy live displays and touch tanks, as well as the Arts and Craft Show every Sunday along Cabrillo Boulevard.
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
One of the city’s greatest historic landmarks—a must see.

Downtown Waterfront Trolley
This tour cruises the length of the Red Tile district for just 25 cents. It touches many of the city’s landmarks, including the County Courthouse and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park.

Rancho San Marcos Golf Course
Set in the mountains 12 miles outside of downtown
Santa Barbara, Rancho San Marcos spectacularly captures the natural beauty and distinctiveness of its surroundings.

Sandpiper Golf Club
One of the most beautiful courses anywhere, Sandpiper provides breathtaking views and expert-level challenges. The only ocean-front course between Los Angeles and Pebble Beach, this is a must play for locals and visitors alike.


The Dining Room and Terrace

Dine in the elegant Dining Room, or delight in a romantic dinner under the stars on the Terrace. Either way you’ll be treated to a spectacular gastronomic experience, featuring locally sourced, artisanal ingredients.
An innovative menu offers contemporary California-coastal cuisine, complemented with gracious service and a side of stunning Santa Barbara coastal views.

Reservation Policy:

Reservations for 11 or more is required

Hours of Operation:

7:00 - 10:30am
Sunday Brunch 10:00am - 2:00pm

Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 2:00pm

5:00 - 10:00pm

The Lounge

The Lounge is the ideal retreat for light dining or an elegant Afternoon Tea with friends. Delicately crafted breads and buns come filled with classic British combinations. Tempting scones and pastries will sweeten any afternoon.

Reservation Policy:

Afternoon Tea reservations must be made 24-hours in advance. Served Daily, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Hours of Operation:

Live Entertainment
Thursday 6:00 – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday 7:00 - 10:00pm

The Bar

Meet friends or fellow travelers and linger over the wide range of wines, spirits and exciting cocktails in this lively hub. American bar food is elevated to new flavorful heights for those who wish to drop in for a quick meal.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday - Thursday 11:00 am – 11:00pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00am

The Wine Room

Whether you’re celebrating a special birthday, hosting a retirement dinner or just because, the Wine Room is the perfect place to gather for 6 to 14 guests.

Enjoy a custom menu, tailored by our executive chef, in the warm and intimate setting. Sip perfectly paired wines from local vineyards and beyond.

Poolside Dining

Lunch, snacks and cocktails are available year-round at the intimate, outdoor zero-edge pool. Room service is available 24-hours a day. Room service is subject to a 22% service charge, 8.75% sales tax and a $5 delivery fee.

Hours of Operation:

Complimentary morning coffee is served in the lobby from 6:00 – 9:00am.

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