Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Property Description - Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto is located in Santa Barbaras American Riviera - nestled on seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens. The Resort offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from its commanding hilltop perch. Belmond El Encanto is located less than a mile from downtown - offering convenient access to all the city has to offer - yet offering a peaceful retreat. . The ultimate secluded retreat - Belmond El Encanto provides an eclectic and authentic setting for romance and rediscovery with seven-acres of secluded grounds and gardens - 92 bungalows - a full service spa and contemporary culinary cuisine. California Craftsman architecture and Spanish Colonial Revival Villas dot the lush terraced grounds. The resort has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that made it a favorite getaway of Hollywoods elite. Original features have been lovingly brought back to life - while the additions of a sumptuous outdoor swimming pool and a beautifully appointed boutique spa bring new elements of excitement. Luxurious facilities and services include fine and casual dining - four meeting rooms - 24 hour business services - a full service health club - accessible facilities as well as 24 hour room service. . Belmond El Encanto offers 92 spacious and well-appointed bungalows located throughout the resorts grounds. Most feature garden views - some offer ocean views. Amenities include complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access - a large desk - 2 line phones and voice mail. Sumptuous marble bathrooms are appointed with a separate bath and rainforest shower - dual wash basins and lighted make-up mirror. Entertainment includes a widescreen LCD HDTV with premium channels - iPod dock - stereo plus a DVD player and lending library on request. Also included are a personal safe large enough for a notebook PC - minibar - climate control - premium coffee maker - dual 110v-220v voltage and custom linens.

Reservation Information - Belmond El Encanto

Cancellation Policy: Advance Purchase Rates are non-refundable. No change or cancel permitted once confirmed. Cancel or no-show will result in full loss of deposit. All other reservations must be reservations must be canceled 72 hours prior to 4PM to avoid a 1 night plus tax cancel fee unless otherwise stated in rate description.

General Property Information - Belmond El Encanto

Hotel Rating(s): 5 stars

Check In: 3:00 PM

Check Out: 12:00 PM

Currency:American Dollars

Floors: 1

Rooms: 92

Suites: 22

Year Opened: 1920

Year Renovated: 01/01/2014

Time Zone: PST

About the Location

Belmond El Encanto is located in Santa Barbaras American Riviera - nestled on seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens. The Resort offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from its commanding hilltop perch. Belmond El Encanto is located less than a mile from downtown - offering convenient access to all the city has to offer - yet offering a peaceful retreat. A Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel - Belmond El Encanto has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. This resort style hotel features seven-acres of secluded grounds and gardens - a full service spa and contemporary culinary cuisine. California Craftsman architecture and Spanish Colonial Revival Villas dot the lush terraced grounds. The resort has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that made it a favorite getaway of Hollywoods elite. An outdoor swimming pool and a beautifully appointed spa bring new elements of excitement. Luxurious facilities and services include fine and casual dining - four meeting rooms - 24 hour business services - a full service health club - accessible facilities as well as 24 hour room service. Belmond El Encanto offers 92 quintessential California-styled suites and bungalows located throughout the resorts grounds. Amenities include wireless Internet access - a large desk - 2 line phones and voice mail. Sumptuous marble bathrooms are appointed with a separate bath and rainforest shower - dual wash basins and lighted make-up mirror. Entertainment includes a widescreen LCD HDTV with premium channels - iPod dock - stereo plus a DVD player on request. Also included are a personal safe large enough for a notebook PC - climate control - a premium coffee maker - dual 110v-220v voltage and custom linens. A complimentary newspaper and windows that open are found in all bungalows - and all are non-smoking. Connecting rooms are available for many accommodations.

On Property Amenities - Belmond El Encanto
  • 120 AC
  • 220 AC
  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking
  • Aerobics instruction
  • All public areas non-smoking
  • Baby sitting
  • Baggage hold
  • Ballroom
  • Banking services
  • Banquet facilities
  • Beauty shop/salon
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bilingual staff
  • Boarding pass print-out available
  • Body scrub
  • Body wrap
  • Boutiques/stores
  • Brailed elevators
  • Breakfast served in restaurant
  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Car rental desk
  • Catering services
  • Check cashing policy
  • Children welcome
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Cocktail lounge with entertainment
  • Cocktail lounge with light fare
  • Coffee shop
  • Complimentary newspaper delivered to room
  • Complimentary shoeshine
  • Concierge desk
  • Continental breakfast
  • Courtyard
  • DVD/video rental
  • DVDs/videos - children
  • Data port
  • Desk with electrical outlet
  • Dinner served in restaurant
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Doctor on call
  • Door man
  • Dry cleaning
  • Early check-in
  • Efolio available to company
  • Elevators
  • Evening reception
  • Exercise gym
  • Exterior corridors
  • Family plan
  • Fax service
  • Fire safety compliant
  • Folios
  • Free high speed internet connection
  • Front desk
  • Full american breakfast
  • Full service housekeeping
  • Gift/News stand
  • Hair dryer
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Handicap rooms
  • Health club
  • Hearing impaired services
  • Heated guest rooms
  • Heated pool
  • High speed internet access
  • High speed internet access for laptop in public areas
  • High speed wireless
  • Hotel does not provide pornographic films/TV
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Individual Efolio available
  • Indoor parking
  • Interior corridors
  • Internet services
  • Ironing board
  • Jogging track
  • Kosher food available
  • Late check-out available
  • Laundry/Valet service
  • Limousine service
  • Live entertainment
  • Locker room
  • Lounges/bars
  • Lunch served in restaurant
  • Massage services
  • Medical Facilities Service
  • Meeting rooms
  • Multilingual staff
  • Non-smoking rooms (generic)
  • Onsite laundry
  • Outdoor pool
  • Package/Parcel services
  • Parking
  • Parking fee managed by hotel
  • Parlor
  • Pet amenities available
  • Pet-sitting services
  • Pets allowed
  • Phone services
  • Photocopy center
  • Pool
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Printing services available
  • Private bath or shower
  • Private dining for groups
  • Public address system
  • Public area air conditioned
  • Ramp access
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Room service - full menu
  • Safe deposit box
  • Secretarial service
  • Secured parking
  • Security
  • Shops and commercial services
  • Spa
  • Sports trainer
  • Stairwells
  • Steam bath
  • Storage space
  • Technical concierge
  • Theatre desk
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Translation services
  • Transportation
  • Transportation services - local area
  • Transportation services - local office
  • Turndown service
  • Valet cleaning
  • Valet parking
  • Valet same day dry cleaning
  • Video game player
  • Video games
  • Video review billing
  • Wakeup service
  • Wedding services
  • Wheel chair access
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas

    In Area Amenities - Belmond El Encanto
  • Bank
  • Barbeque grills
  • Barber shop
  • Bookstore
  • Childrens's clothing
  • Dinner delivery service from local restaurant
  • Driving range
  • Drugstore/pharmacy
  • Florist
  • Golf
  • Horseback riding
  • Men's clothing
  • Pharmacy
  • Racquetball
  • Shopping mall
  • Sports bar
  • Stables
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Tennis court
  • Train access
  • Water skiing
  • Water sports
  • Women's clothing

Room Information - Belmond El Encanto
Superior Bungalow

Air conditioning, Telephone, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

King - Garden view

Deluxe Bungalow King

Air conditioning, Telephone, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

King - Garden view

Premier Bungalow King

Air conditioning, Telephone, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

King - Garden view

Superior Suite

Air conditioning, Telephone, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

King - Various views

Deluxe Suite

Air conditioning, Telephone, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

King - Garden view

Premier Suite

Air conditioning, Telephone, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

King - Garden view

Specialty Suite

Air conditioning, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Telephone, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open, Balcony/Lanai/Terrace

King - Various views

Premier Bungalow Double

Air conditioning, Non-smoking, Telephone, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

Double - City view

Deluxe Bungalow Double

Telephone, Air conditioning, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

Double - Garden view

Deluxe Premier Bungalow King

Air conditioning, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

King - Various views

Deluxe Premier Bungalow Double

Air conditioning, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

Double - Garden view

Deluxe Premier Suite

Air conditioning, Non-smoking, Wireless internet connection, Marble bathroom, Double vanity, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , Room windows open

King - Garden view

Amenities in All Accommodations

Air conditioning, AM/FM radio, Bathroom amenities, Bottled water, Color television, Converters/ Voltage adaptors, Desk with lamp, Hairdryer, International direct dialing, Ironing board, Non-smoking, Phone in bathroom, Safe, Stereo, Telephone, Wake-up calls, ESPN available, Pets allowed, Spare electrical outlet available at desk, CNN availaible, Premium movie channels, Chair provided with desk, Duvet, Lighted makeup mirror, TV, Alarm clock, Bathrobe, Cable television, Wireless internet connection, Air conditioning individually controlled in room, HBO available, Non-refundable charge for pets, Self-controlled heating/cooling system, Free newspaper, Maid service, iPod docking station, High speed wireless, Pillow top mattress, International channels, Double vanity, Coffee/Tea maker, Data port, Direct dial phone number, Dual voltage outlet, Internet access, Remote control television, Smoke detectors, Speaker phone, Water purification system, Two-line phone, Electrical adaptors available, Slippers, Luxury linen type, High Definition (HD) Flat Panel Television - 32 inches or greater , null

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Restaurant Info
The Dining Room

California coastal cuisine is served in an intimate atmosphere with a 180 degree ocean view - including a bar - lounge - dining room and terrace seating. Cuisine - American/California Coastal Type - a la carte / set menu Breakfast - 0700-1100 Lunch - 1130-1400 Dinner - 1800-2200 No smoking

The Terrace

The outdoor Terrace offers comfortable dining with spectacular views of the coast and Santa Barbara. Cuisine - American/California Coastal Type - a la carte Breakfast - 0700-1100 Lunch - 1130-1400 Dinner - 1800-2200 Outdoor dining only No smoking permitted Children welcome/child menu available

The Lounge

The Lounge is perfect for afternoon tea or sunset cocktails. Cuisine - American/California Coastal/Afternoon Tea Type - bar/lounge Open hours - Sun-Thu 1100-2300/Fri-Sat 1100-0100 Afternoon tea served No smoking permitted Dress - resort casual Children welcome/child menu available

The Bar

A delightful venue to enjoy the perfect beverage - The Bar is adjacent to the Dining Room and The Lounge. Cuisine - American/California Coastal Type - bar/lounge Open hours - Sun-Thu 1100-2300/Fri-Sat 1100-0100 Indoor dining only No smoking permitted Dress - casual Children welcome/child menu available

The Wine Room

The Wine Room is set within The Dining Room. This private enclave is for celebrations and gatherings up to 14 guests. Cuisine - American/California Coastal Type - special function room Hours - arranged to meet guest needs Indoor dining only No smoking permitted

Meeting Facility Information - Belmond El Encanto
Fireside Room

This stylish den features a cozy fireplace that leads out to a 500 square foot patio overlooking a crystal pool and the picturesque Channel Islands.

Channel Islands Room

The Channel Islands Room features natural daylight and a large covered terrace with ocean - garden and city views.

Santa Ynez Room

This intimate meeting space offers a boardroom table that can accommodate 16 people as well as a built in audio-visual system.

Riviera Ballroom

The Riviera Ballroom is divisible into two sections of 2000 and 1000 square feet. The room offers private indoor pre-function space. Five double glass doors leading to a covered heated patio with garden views.

Wine Room

The Wine Room is ideal for intimate private dining or a small boardroom gathering.

Channel Islands Terrace

The Channel Islands Terrace is adjacent to the Channel Islands and Santa Ynez meeting rooms. The Terrace offers stunning outdoor space with garden - ocean and city views.

Fireside Patio

Adjoining to the Fireside room - The Fireside Patio overlooks the crystal pool and Channel Islands.

Arbor and Lily Pond

The Resorts cherished landmark features lush wisteria and serves as a lovely escape for quiet contemplation - beautiful weddings and unique corporate events.

Recreation

Bike trail

Cardiovascular exercise - Belmond El Encanto offers a full service health club with private mens and womens changing rooms that feature steam rooms - lockers - vanities and showers as well as dedicated fitness center staff. The 2000 square foot fitness facilities feature a workout area.

Equipment available in health club - Belmond El Encanto offers a full service health club with private mens and womens changing rooms that feature steam rooms - lockers - vanities and showers as well as dedicated fitness center staff. The 2000 square foot fitness facilities feature a workout area.

Fitness center on-site - Belmond El Encanto offers a full service health club with private mens and womens changing rooms that feature steam rooms - lockers - vanities and showers as well as dedicated fitness center staff. The 2000 square foot fitness facilities feature a workout area.

Gym - Belmond El Encanto offers a full service health club with private mens and womens changing rooms that feature steam rooms - lockers - vanities and showers as well as dedicated fitness center staff. The 2000 square foot fitness facilities feature a workout area.

Health club - Belmond El Encanto offers a full service health club with private mens and womens changing rooms that feature steam rooms - lockers - vanities and showers as well as dedicated fitness center staff. The 2000 square foot fitness facilities feature a workout area.

Hiking trail

Mountain biking trail

Racquetball court

Sauna

Spa - The 4500 square foot spa provides a full range of cutting edge treatments and products. Seven treatment rooms include a romantic couples treatment room - dedicated facial suites - massage and wet rooms - blow out station and large manicure/pedicure area. Open daily 0800-2000.

Steam bath - The 4500 square foot spa provides a full range of cutting edge treatments and products. Seven treatment rooms include a romantic couples treatment room - dedicated facial suites - massage and wet rooms - blow out station and large manicure/pedicure area. Open daily 0800-2000.

Sunbathing - Zero Edge Swimming Pool - - Panoramic ocean views - Outdoor freshwater pool - Heated year round - Open daily 0700-2100 - Pool length/width - 57ft/20ft - Pool depth at deep/shallow points - 7ft/4ft - Poolside cabanas available - Poolside lounge chairs available - Poolside snacks and beverages availabl

Weightlifting - Belmond El Encanto offers a full service health club with private mens and womens changing rooms that feature steam rooms - lockers - vanities and showers as well as dedicated fitness center staff. The 2000 square foot fitness facilities feature a workout area.

Beach - Santa Barbara is blessed with beautiful beaches. Some of the most popular include Hendrys Beach - Butterfly Beach - Carpinteria State and City Beaches - West Beach - East Beach - El Capitan Beach and State Park - Gaviota Beach and State Park - Goleta Beach - Leadbetter Beach and Refugio Beach and State Park.

Boating

Canoeing

Jet-ski

Kayaking

Ocean - The Pacific Ocean is located 3 miles from the resort.

Outdoor pool - - Panoramic ocean views - Outdoor freshwater pool - Heated year round - Open daily 0700-2200 - Pool length/width - 57ft/20ft - Pool depth at deep/shallow points - 7ft/4ft - Poolside lounge chairs available - Poolside snacks and beverages available - No lifeguard on duty

Parasailing

Pool - - Panoramic ocean views - Outdoor freshwater pool - Heated year round - Open daily 0700-2200 - Pool length/width - 57ft/20ft - Pool depth at deep/shallow points - 7ft/4ft - Poolside lounge chairs available - Poolside snacks and beverages available - No lifeguard on duty

Sailing

Scuba diving

Snorkeling

Surfing

Water activities

Water-skiing

Animal watching - The Santa Barbara Zoo is located on 30 acres near the ocean. The zoo has been ranked numerous times as one of the nations best small zoos. It has 600 animals in numerous exhibits - including capybara and Californian condors and is famous for having had a giraffe with a crooked neck. Located 3.5 miles SE

Antique shopping

Bird watching

Garden - Belmond El Encanto is nestled on seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens.

Helicopter/airplane sightseeing

Museum/gallery viewing - Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - 1 mile Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 2 miles

Nature preserve trail

Outlet shopping - Outlet shopping is available 45 miles from the resort. Open hours are Mon-Sat 1000-2100 Sun 1000-2000.

Shopping - At Belmond El Encanto - a sundry and gift shop features resort and logo items and select objects of desire. . Nearby are upscale and downtown shopping areas - 2.1 miles from the resort.

Sightseeing tours - The resorts concierge can assist with arranging a wide range of sightseeing tours.

Upscale shopping - Upscale shopping is available 2.1 miles from the resort.

Archery

Bowling alley

Driving range - Sandpiper Golf Club - 18 holes - Course rating 74.7 - Par 72 - Designed by William F. Bell - Green fees - USD 139-159 - Pro shop/equipment rental - Caddies/carts available - Concierge can arrange tee times/transportation - Located 12.7 miles from Belmond El Encanto

Fishing

Golf - Sandpiper Golf Club - 18 holes - Course rating 74.7 - Par 72 - Designed by William F. Bell - Open 0700-dusk - Green fees - USD 139-159 - Pro shop/equipment rental - Caddies/carts available - Concierge can arrange tee times/transportation - Located 12.7 miles from Belmond El Encanto

Mountain climbing

Polo

Rock climbing

Skydiving

Tennis court - Outdoor tennis courts are available nearby - located 1.4 miles from the resort. Tennis facilities include - - 12 hard courts available - Lit courts for night play - Open daily 0800-2100 - Tennis professional on site - Equipment available for rent - Concierge can arrange for guest use/transportation

Tennis professional - Outdoor tennis courts are available nearby - located 1.4 miles from the resort. Tennis facilities include - - 12 hard courts available - Lit courts for night play - Open daily 0800-2100 - Tennis professional on site - Equipment available for rent - Concierge can arrange for guest use/transportation

Volleyball

Badminton court

Billiards

Bocce court - Bocce use included in resort fee

Dancing

Dart board

Fine dining - The Wine Room is set within The Dining Room. This private enclave is for celebrations and gatherings up to 14 guests. Cuisine - American/California Coastal Type - special function room Hours - arranged to meet guest needs Indoor dining only No smoking permitted Reservations are required

Karaoke

Miniature golf

Nightclubs

Playground

Table tennis

Theatre

Wine tasting - Wine tasting is available at the resort as well as throughout the local area.

Area Attractions
Santa Barbara Mission

A Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order near present-day Santa Barbara. The mission is the namesake of the city of Santa Barbara as well as Santa Barbara County. Located 1.5 miles south from Belmond El Encanto Open daily except most national holidays

Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens

A 78-acre botanical garden containing over 1000 species of rare and indigenous plants - located in Mission Canyon. Located 2 miles north from Belmond El Encanto Open hours - Mar-Oct 0900-1800 / Nov-Feb 0900-1700 Admission - adults USD 8 / child 2-12 USD 4 / under 2 free Concierge can arrange transportatio

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The museum comprises 27000 works of art - an art museum of magnitude and quality more commonly found in cities eight times the size of Santa Barbara. The museum spans more than 5000 years of human creativity. Located 2 miles south from Belmond El Encanto Open hours - Tue-Sun 1100-1700 / closed Mon and Hol

Santa Barbara Zoo

The Santa Barbara Zoo is located on 30 acres near the ocean. The zoo has been ranked numerous times as one of the nations best small zoos. It has 600 animals in numerous exhibits - including capybara and Californian condors and is famous for having had a giraffe with a crooked neck. Located 3.5 miles SE

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

The museum offers more than three million artifacts and specimens in the fields of anthropology - archaeology - vertebrate and invertebrate biology - geology and paleontology - art - library and archives. Located 1 mile west from Belmond El Encanto Open hours - 1000-1700 daily / 1000-1500 on select holidays

Santa Barbara Beaches

Santa Barbara is blessed with beautiful beaches. Some of the most popular include Hendrys Beach - Butterfly Beach - Carpinteria State and City Beaches - West Beach - East Beach - El Capitan Beach and State Park - Gaviota Beach and State Park - Goleta Beach - Leadbetter Beach and Refugio Beach and State Park.

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