Fodor's Expert Review Belmond El Encanto

800 Alvarado Pl., Santa Barbara, California, 93103, USA

Built in 1915 and following more than a $100 million of extensive renovations a century later, this Santa Barbara icon lives on to thrill a new generation of guests with its relaxed-luxe bungalow rooms, lush gardens, and personalized service. The landmark-preserved, Mediterranean-style complex has hosted many luminaries over the years, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt and privacy-seeking stars from Hollywood's golden years. Rooms and suites come in two styles of bungalows—Craftsman and Mission—nestled among lush gardens, courtyards, and pathways.

PROS

  • dining terrace with panoramic city and ocean views
  • stellar spa facility
  • infinity pool with ocean views

CONS

  • long walk to downtown
  • pricey
  • guests staying for more than a few days may find the restaurant menus limited

Location

QUICK FACTS

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 805-845–5800 | 800-393–5315

HOTEL DETAILS

92 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

What’s Nearby


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