Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

An elegant retreat in Santa Barbara

Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

Hotel Description

Belmond El Encanto lies high in the hills above the city of Santa Barbara allowing guests to enjoy wonderful views over the city and to the ocean beyond.

Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

Belmond El Encanto is a historic property which played host to Hollywood’s elite and has reopened after a meticulous seven-year restoration. This iconic retreat is set within seven acres of secluded gardens and offers guests top-class service, elegant accommodation and unforgettable views.

The hotel has a magnificent zero-edge infinity pool, a state-of-the-art Fitness Studio and gardens rich with rare flora. There’s much to experience and see in the surrounding area including winery tours, hiking, sailing, horseback riding and golf. Guests can relax and de-stress at The Spa at El Encanto which has seven spacious treatment rooms, a wet treatment room, relaxation lounge and spa terrace.

Superb gastronomy is on offer in The Dining Room which has an ocean facing terrace and serves coastal-inspired dishes featuring locally sourced ingredients. Light dining is available in The Lounge which is a perfect setting for an elegant afternoon tea. 


  • Babysitting
  • Beauty Services
  • Bike Rental
  • Car Rental
  • Fitness Centre
  • In-room Dining
  • Landscaped Gardens
  • Laundry & Dry Cleaning
  • Luxury Spa
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Tennis
  • Wi-Fi


Room Types

The immaculately-appointed bungalows and suites have a king size bed or two double beds, desk, LCD HDTV, honour bar and marble bathroom with deep soaking tub or free-standing bathtub.

Deluxe Bungalows

Cosy retreats with a furnished patio with garden or panoramic views.

Premier Bungalow Suites

Sumptuous suites with a king size bed, fireplace, sitting area and private patio with dining table and incredible views.

Superior Suites

Superior Suites have a bedroom, bathroom and large separate living room plus many have a open-hearth fireplace or a patio with wonderful views.

Deluxe Suites

Garden hideaways which provide guests with privacy and tranquility. Selected suites also have a sofa bed which can accommodation additional guests.

Premier Suites & Deluxe Premier Suites

Premier Suites have a fireplace, sitting area and private patio with dining table for four.

Deluxe Premier Suites are individually furnished and offer an exquisite fireplace, separate sitting area and private patio or balcony.

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