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A dazzling business destination perched in the Santa Barbara hills

El Encanto is an iconic hideaway, where elegance and comfort combine to host you in unforgettable style. Tucked into the hills above Santa Barbara, our stunning surrounds will inspire you and your team.
With stylish conference spaces, luxurious accommodations and exquisite Californian coastal cuisine, our team can create your ideal business event.
So let’s start a meeting of minds...

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  • Zero-edge outdoor swimming pool with panoramic ocean views
  • Full service spa: 4,500 square feet with seven treatment rooms
  • Fully equipped Fitness Studio and complimentary fitness classes
  • 24-hour room service
  • High-speed wireless internet access
  • Daily local newspaper
  • Shoe shining service
  • In-room El Encanto roasted coffee and tea
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From our grand 3,000 square-foot Riviera Ballroom to the more intimate Wine Room, our indoor conference spaces are set to impress. For an alfresco gathering, our outdoor locations are equally inspiring.

Bring the board together over breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from the Channel Islands Terrace. Stage an inspirational event in the serene setting of the Arbor and Lily Pond. The possibilities are endless, so our expert team is on hand to help you create your best business event yet.

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Conference venues, Santa Barbara
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Our Menus Mean Business

Our Executive Chef dreams in flavor. His delicious menus showcase the best, locally-sourced California coastal cuisine. From 12 to 200 guests, we’ll help you create an exceptional menu, so you can sit back and let the dishes do the talking.

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Activities & Attractions

Santa Barbara is a glittering jewel nestled between the hills and the Pacific coast. There’s no end to the adventures on offer, whether you stay local, or head out further afield. Treat the team to a round of golf, or hit the waves for a close-up view of the Channel Islands National park.
When it’s time for a break from all the business, we’ll show you how to make the most of your stay.

  • The Urban Wine Trail: 10-minute drive
  • Santa Ynez Valley Wine Tour: 30-minute drive
  • Channel Islands National Park: beyond the shore
  • Santa Barbara Waterfront: 13-minute drive
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 12-minute drive
  • 18-Hole Golf Courses: three within a 15-minute drive

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The Perfect Place For Your Event

From intimate gathering to grand event, we’ve got the ideal venue for your meeting or celebration.

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