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BELMOND EL ENCANTO

Santa Barbara’s only Forbes Five-Star resort is an enchanting hideaway for those who cherish privacy and serenity.

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One of the most iconic hotels in Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto sits high in the hills amid lush gardens with views across the town and ocean. A landmark since the 1920s, its original architectural features have been lovingly brought back to life, while modern additions include an expansive outdoor swimming pool and beautiful boutique spa. 

True to its Californian roots, this luxury hotel combines glamour with laidback style.

Amenities

Swimming pool
Gaze out across the Pacific while soaking up the sun in our lavish zero-edge swimming pool. The perfect setting to unwind and acclimatize to Belmond El Encanto’s easygoing lifestyle.

Courtesy local transportation
Travel around town in style. Our Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is on hand to take you anywhere you want within a five-mile radius. Visit some of the area’s must-see spots, including the waterfront, the Farmer’s Market on State Street, or the many celebrated restaurants in Santa Barbara and Montecito.

Bicycle hire
Take one of our complimentary bicycles and explore the local area at your leisure. Take a scenic ride over to the Santa Barbara Mission, or head down hill to explore State Street and the waterfront.

Gardens
Seven acres of gloriously landscaped gardens offer sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Drift through the rare flora and enjoy the balmy West Coast evenings.

Fitness Studio
Treat your workout routine to a fresh new scene at Belmond El Encanto's state-of-the-art Fitness Studio.

Cardio enthusiasts can choose from an array of Technogym treadmills, exercise bikes and ellipticals. Or switch to strength-building exercises with Technogym's exciting line of Kinesis Stations.

The Fitness Studio offers a wealth of classes, from heart-pumping cardio to classic sun salutations. Personal training from accredited trainer Nora Tobin is also available on request.

Guest services
From travel arrangements to local recommendations, nothing is too much trouble for the team at one of the top hotels in Santa Barbara. Whatever your heart desires our personal guest service managers deliver with a quick snap of their fingers.

At a Glance

  • ACCOMMODATION 92 suites and rooms in California Craftsman and Spanish Revival bungalows
  • DINING Restaurant, bar and lounge
  • FEATURES The Spa, zero-edge pool and 7-acre garden
  • ACTIVITIES Watersports including cave diving
  • EVENTS Indoor and outdoor event spaces for meetings, weddings and conferences
  • LOCATION 9 miles from Santa Barbara airport, 97 miles from Los Angeles airport

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