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The Hotel

One of California’s most indulgent hideaways

Popular with the Plein Air School of artists, Belmond El Encanto’s former 1920s glory has been lovingly restored to become one of the most celebrated resorts on the West Coast.

The restoration process helped to highlight the original Spanish-colonial and Californian craftsman styles, with modern additions including a zero-edge outdoor pool and sumptuous boutique spa. Here, every sense is heightened.

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At a glance

ACCOMMODATION 92 suites, bungalows and rooms

DINING Restaurant, bar and lounge

FEATURES The Spa, zero-edge pool and 7-acre garden

ACTIVITIES Watersports including cave diving, polo, wineries

EVENTS Indoor and outdoor event spaces for meetings, weddings and conferences

LOCATION 9 miles from Santa Barbara airport, 97 miles from Los Angeles airport

Different. Better. Special.

Staying with us turns a trip to Santa Barbara into an unforgettably unique escape. Here are just some of the features that make us stand out from the crowd.

Belmond El Encanto Pool

Swimming Pool

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

Available from 10am to 6pm

Belmond El Encanto Gardens


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


Getting Around

Belmond El Encanto Fitness Studio

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 is also available on request.

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