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Hollywood glamour in a modern classic

Perched high in the Santa Barbara hills, this iconic hideaway offers the best views of the American Riviera

Spread across seven acres of secluded gardens, El Encanto opened in 1918 and has been part of Santa Barbara’s social scene ever since. The resort is gleaming and glamorous, yet relaxed and low key. The kind of place that invites you to recline poolside, breathe in the ocean air, and sip a glass of crisp local wine.

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'Tis The Season

'Tis The Season

Enjoy the best of the holiday season in the enchanting embrace of El Encanto.

Experience exclusive events with Woodinville Whiskey or Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Join our Hanukkah celebrations, participate in tree-lighting festivities and cosy up on festive movie night. Feast on the finest seasonal cuisine during Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s banquets.

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    December 31, 2021

    December 31, 2021

    Let's toast to a new year of experiences, to celebrating laughter and rejoicing in traditions of togetherness. Join us at El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel for an unforgettable New Year's Eve.

    Dress to impress in your finest 1920s attire and prepare to embrace the new roaring twenties. Indulge with bubbles, an oyster bar, truffle fries, creative cocktails and more delicious treats. Then dance into the small hours to the tune of live jazz.

    $150 per person, 9pm to 1am

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      El Encanto

      Accommodation

      Accommodation

      Infused with the textures and hues of the West Coast, each room or suite brings the best of the outdoors inside.

      Rooms boast king-size beds, marble bathrooms, garden seating and heated stone floors. Suites offer added levels of luxury, with charming open-hearth fireplaces or inviting patios.

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      Rooms

      Rooms

      Escape to the comfort and privacy of your own personal sanctuary, and experience some of the most indulgent spaces Santa Barbara has to offer. Charming interiors are accented with top-of-the-line modern amenities. These elegant rooms offer an intimate retreat, perfect for your dreamlike southern California vacation.

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      Suites & Bungalows

      Suites & Bungalows

      Spacious yet cozy, our suites and bungalows are an ideal retreat after exploring Santa Barbara. Sprawl out on plush king-sized beds, step out and soak up the atmosphere, or curl up in front of the fire with a good book. Each one is an inviting haven, at the heart of one of the top luxury resorts California has to offer.

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      Speciality Suites

      Speciality Suites

      These beautiful suites echo the tranquillity of our resort. Inside you’ll find a spacious sitting area, exquisite fireplace, kitchenette and an inviting dining room. They also include marble baths with separate rainforest showers. For additional space, each can be connected to form a two-bedroom, self-contained residence.

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        Give the gift of an unforgettable experience at El Encanto.
        With the Belmond Gift Card, your special someone can enjoy their choice of experience. We recommend…

        An alfresco

        Bellini Brunch

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        The Spa

        Sensory journeys inspired by nature

        The Spa at El Encanto

        Santa Barbara’s most serene secret

        Set across seven spacious treatment rooms in the hotel’s verdant gardens, The Spa promises to transport body and mind. Open to hotel guests and non-residents alike, visit the wet room to indulge in a little hydrotherapy. Or indulge in a bespoke treatment packed with healing botanicals from Californian soils.

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