Belmond El Encanto

Address: 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, California, 93103-2176, United States | 5 star hotel
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This 5 star hotel, located on 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, is near Santa Barbara County Courthouse, State Street, Natural History Museum, and Rancho La Rinconada.
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          • Spa
          • Swimming pool
          • Heated pool
          • Restaurant
          • Outdoor pool
          • Bar/lounge
          • Fitness/Health center


          • Minbar in room
          • High-speed internet in room
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Breakfast Available
          • Wireless internet connection in room (free)
          • Wireless internet connection in public areas
          • Non-smoking hotel
          • Air-Conditioning
          • Wheelchair accessibility
          • Kitchenette
          • Pets allowed
          • Family rooms


          • Suites


          • Shuttle bus service
          • Drycleaning onsite
          • Meeting rooms/conference facilities
          • Concierge desk
          • Banquet room
          • Babysitting service
          • Room service
          • Multilingual staff
          • Kids activities or Babysitting
          • Laundry

          TravelPod Member ReviewsBelmond El Encanto Santa Barbara

          Reviewed by beckerli

          Early birthday tea with Courtney

          Reviewed Aug 11, 2014
          by (4 reviews) Bad Ragaz , Switzerland Flag of Switzerland

          Great tea with Courtney, Jenny, Colleen and me

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          TripAdvisor Reviews Belmond El Encanto Santa Barbara

          4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

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