This was our first trip with our five month old son and we decided to stay at the Belmond El Encanto. It was by far one of the best hotels we've stayed in the whole world over. If you don't stay there at least make a trip up to the patio (shown above) for brunch or for drinks at sunset. It's truly breath taking.
Our room was nice little bungalow complete with a fireplace and patio. The staff here are all so very kind and they have a complimentary car that will take you the short 10min drive down to town.
We highly recommend this place for your next trip to Santa Barbara.