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    Belmond El Encanto

    800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103-2176
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    This is the best kept secret in Santa Barbara. I am almost hesitant to write a review because I don't want everyone to find out about this secluded, luxurious, classic California style gem in the hills. I say California style because it is lux, but...More

    Thank AnGie247
    Reviewed yesterday

    Beautiful location. We had dinner with friends on the terrace. Our table was ready, but we had to ask to be seated after waiting about 10 minutes. The dinner service was terrible--some ordered items never arrived; we had a party of 8 and the entrees...More

    Thank johnthoeft
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Thank you doesn't seem enough for the wonderful Easter Brunch! Shaun O'Bryan and his staff truly have what it takes to make your El Encanto experience above and beyond any other. The kindness of the staff starts as soon as they open your car door!...More

    Thank adamsonsautoandtow
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The Belmond El Encanto is quite simply MAGICAL! The property is absolutely smashing and the staff top notch. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts outside every morning and poolside bliss. The room was stunning, comfortable and clean. The VIEWS are breathtaking! And not that you ever want...More

    Thank pamela k
    Response from ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto

    We loved having you, pamela k! Thank you for taking the time to share your glowing review after your recent stay with us at Belmond El Encanto. It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend and you were really able to enjoy our five star...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Hi, the rooms here are very nice, bungalows set in lovely gardens, the rooms have patio and veranda, are spacious and comfortable. Amenities were fine, half bottle of wine and daily fruit plate are nice touches. The honor bar which consisted of 2 free bottles...More

    Thank BelGal
    Response from ElEncantoSB, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us, BelGal. It is delightful to hear how much you loved our enchanted gardens and our fantastic rooms! Belmond El Encanto prides itself on being able to provide 5 star, over the...More

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    • US$515 - US$1,182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #3 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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    GlindaGoodWitch33
    My husband and I and our daughters are considering your beautiful hotel for a stay in April 2017. I was wondering if you have any senior rates or promotions as we will need two rooms. Thank you.
    7 September 2016|
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    Response from ElEncantoSB | Property representative |
    Good Day GlindaGoodwitch33, Please contact me personally in our Executive Office at 805 770 3701 and we can discuss your needs as we always have different deals and value added opportunities for our guest to take advantage... More
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    tdamico1
    After reviewing the comments from past guests I am quite concerned as to the accommodations and service that my daughter, her new husband and all of their quests will receive at their upcoming nuptials all to be held at the El Encanto. I have been in the service industry for the past 40 years and I do understand that circumstances do arise that will alter pre-conceived expectations. However there does appear to be a pattern. All of our arrangements are in place so I will only pray for the best and trust in the management of El Encanto. Given that, the power of social media is quite the equalizer.
    29 August 2015|
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    Response from ElEncantoSB | Property representative |
    Good afternoon tdamico1, Rest assured we have had numerous events/wedding at Belmond El Encanto that have been flawless with execution and trust yours will be as well. Please contact me directly at 805.845.5800 so that we... More
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    LisanneMB
    Just recently returned from a most fantastic trip to Italy and stayed at 2 other Belmond properties in Florence and the Amalfi Coast. Both were top notch spectacular!! We were so impressed with the Belmond style of hospitality that we are seeking out other similar hotels in No. America. We are considering a trip to El Encanto in February, 2016. Can anyone offer input on how the Santa Barbara property compares to the Italy properties? Also, is the weather typically warm enough in SB to swim in the pool or ocean in February? Thank you.
    6 August 2015|
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    Response from ElEncantoSB | Property representative |
    Dear LisanneMB, Delighted you enjoyed our properties in Italy, there is nothing like luxuriating poolside at Hotel Caruso unless you are at Belmond El Encanto. Our pool is a zero-edge pool that is saline based and free of... More
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