Discover Santa Barbara

800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Head to the California coast with Belmond. Santa Barbara is the jewel of the American Riviera and a firm favorite with Hollywood’s elite. The mix of breezy vibes and old-world glamour is intoxicating. You’ll also fall in love with its gorgeous weather, distinctive architecture and sophisticated style.

Of all downtown Santa Barbara hotels, El Encanto is ideally located just minutes away from the heart of town. But up here at our tranquil hilltop haven, you’ll feel a world away from the bustle below.

El Encanto

800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, California, 93103

El Encanto is within easy reach. You’ll find us...

  • a 15-minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
  • a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
  • a 12-minute drive from Santa Barbara Amtrak Station
  • a 5-minute drive from State Street
  • a 30-minute drive from Santa Barbara wine country in Santa Ynez Valley
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Kodachrome-style image of the white Santa Barbara Public Market building, with a small outdoor café and potted palms.

Destination Guide: Unlock Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara in one word? Joy. It’s a simple word—as clear and crisp as the blue skies and the Pacific Ocean here on the American Riviera. It’s as sumptuous as the wines from our famous vineyards, and as tasty as the tacos that draw crowds here from all over the world. To spend time in Santa Barbara is to relax and let the living be easy.

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