We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Belmond El Encanto
Nearby Hotels
Santa Barbara Inn(Santa Barbara)(Great Value!)
US$298
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$279
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara(Santa Barbara)(Great Value!)
US$243
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$211
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara(Santa Barbara)(Great Value!)
US$241
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$213
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Franciscan Inn & Suites(Santa Barbara)(Great Value!)
US$202
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Kimpton Canary Hotel(Santa Barbara)
US$482
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$341
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort(Santa Barbara)(Great Value!)
US$376
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$337
Agoda.com
View Deal
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
Harbor View Inn(Santa Barbara)(Great Value!)
US$308
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn(Santa Barbara)(Great Value!)
US$215
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$207
Agoda.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
Harbor House Inn(Santa Barbara)(Great Value!)
US$269
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$252
Booking.com
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
The Wayfarer(Santa Barbara)(Great Value!)
US$215
Strikethrough price corresponds to the most expensive price returned by our partners for that offer
US$178
Official Site
View Deal
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Reviews (1,111)
Filter reviews
1,111 results
Traveller rating
854
137
73
31
16
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
854
137
73
31
16
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsinfinity poolheated floorsbeautiful propertypool servicerain showerin room diningthe pacific oceanvalet staffthe entire stafffour seasonsbeautiful roommain buildingbungalowspafireplacepatiocalifornia
Filter
Updating list...
930 - 935 of 1,111 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2013

This hotel is such a gem! Tucked away in the hills of Santa Barbara, this gives the property such gorgeous views-over looking the ocean and the entire city. Not to mention, the property is in pristine condition-they pay attention to every detail. And their customer service is above all standards, everyone is so warm and attentive to all of our needs. Especially Shannon at the front desk. She is so professional, delightful and really took care of us throughout our stay ;) The rooms are gorgeous, high end finishes throughout-I esp loved the radiant floor heaters in the bathroom! I can't wait to come back-Thank you El Elcanto for making our trip so memorable!

Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank Sahar A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Laura M, General Manager at Belmond El Encanto, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2013

Dear Sahar A,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at El Encanto!

I will be sure to give Shannon and the rest of our team your praise. We are always thrilled when the care and detail of our staff is recognized. They are all so passionate about our guests it is great to know you felt this during your visit.

We hope you are able to return to sunny Santa Barbara very soon!

Laura M

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 October 2013

it was beautiful and the staff was excellent and the rooms were great! I loved the beds they were so comfy and the place was beautiful! the staff was very nice especially Shannon she was the best! she was so kind and the pool was extravagant

  • Stayed: September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank athenaamarantos
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 October 2013

My husband and I stayed at El Encanto for 3 nights this summer as a relaxing turn around point in our cross-country road trip. Upon arrival, the valet staff greeted us warmly and immediately began the process of unloading our over packed SUV. We stayed in room 1701, a private bungalow with a comfortable porch out front and 2 separate private patios in the back. During our stay we found each staff member we encountered to be friendly, attentive and accommodating. The concierge was extremely knowledgeable about the area and recommended attractions and day trips for us, including some excellent local wineries.

We had an exceptional meal in the restaurant, dining on the outdoor patio with a beautiful view of Santa Barbara as the sun set.

Overall, our stay at El Encanto was exactly what we had hoped for. We were pampered, able to relax, and ready for our long trip home.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Marilyn W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Possibly one of the best hotels ever - fantastic attentive service, great pool, fab restaurant and bar and such a comfortable room, great bed, linens, bathroom, , I could go on and on. Electric bikes are complimentary and a great way to get around town - I want my own!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank akleinhot
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 9 October 2013

I spent a weekend at El Encanto and it was nothing less than perfect!! The staff was so professional and accommodating from the minute we climbed out of our car. They carried all of our bags for us and wouldn't let us lift a finger. Our room was so relaxing and luxurious. It was tucked away and allowed us to have so much privacy that it felt like we weren't even staying at a hotel. We ordered breakfast one morning and the staffed set up the whole table on the patio as if we were in our own private restaurant! I work in the customer service industry and I have never experienced such excellent customer service! El Encanto is THE place to stay in Santa Barbara. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a five star experience. Thank you El Encanto staff!!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Bri A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews