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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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.


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.

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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