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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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.

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Belmond El Encanto Pool
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.

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Belmond El Encanto Gardens

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.

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Belmond El Encanto Gardens

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.

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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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Belmond El Encanto Fitness Studio
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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Getting Around

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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