When we drove up, there were staff waiting out front to greet us and get everything arranged. They gave us a walking tour of the property and showed us to our room, which was very nice and even had our last name first initials on the pillows on the bed! Bathroom was huge and great! Used the outdoor pool, which was nice but had kids so be prepared for that. During sunset the kids went away and it was more relaxing. Had dinner at the restaurant of the hotel and service once again was top notch (breakfast was great as well). Even when we left they had our valet car ready with our luggage inside and gave us cold water for our road trip up the coast! If you really appreciate great service this would be a place you should stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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.
Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellis-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor zero-edge pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the journey for today's luxury-seeking guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas