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Belmond El Encanto

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, Belmond 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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Accommodation

Accommodation

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

Private Bungalows boast king-size beds, marble bathrooms, garden seating and soothing heated stone floors. Suites offer added levels of luxury, with charming open-hearth fireplaces or patios to unwind on in privacy.

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Bungalows

Bungalows

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

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Suites

Suites

Spacious yet cozy, Suites are the perfect 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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The Gallery

From the locally carved furnishings of each luxury bungalow to the endless views from our horizon-edge pool, every detail will take your breath away.

November 22: Thanksgiving Dinner

Seasonal Events

November 22: Thanksgiving Dinner

Executive Chef Johan Denizot has created a sumptuous feast in celebration of Thanksgiving. Enjoy a glass of Brut Cuvée, or another favorite from our extensive wine list, followed by a three-course Thanksgiving dinner.

Join us in the Dining Room. Service will start at 3pm and is $115 per person, $45 for children, 12 years and younger.

For reservations, please call 805-770-3530

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December: Holiday Season

Seasonal Events

December: Holiday Season

Revel in the sparkle of the season at Belmond El Encanto. From a Winter Solstice Wellness Retreat to unique afternoon teas and Christmas dinner, there’s something for everyone.

For reservations, please call 805-770-3530.

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31 December: New Year’s Eve

Seasonal Events

31 December: New Year’s Eve

Glamour awaits on the American Riviera. Join us for an enchanting evening of music and fine dining as we ring in 2019 and celebrate the 101st anniversary of Belmond El Encanto’s opening.

Begin with a welcome glass of Champagne followed by Executive Chef Johan Denizot’s sumptuous multi-course menu as live jazz fills the air. Then the tempo rises as we begin the countdown to midnight. Celebrations begin at 5pm, priced at $140 per person, excluding beverages.

For reservations, please call 805-770-3530.

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Wining and Dining

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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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