Located in the American Riviera, El Encanto, a Belmond Hotel is Santa Barbara’s ultimate luxury getaway. This iconic early 20th-century property is situated atop a commanding hillside, offering ninety-two quintessential, California-styled bungalows and terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.
Original architectural features were lovingly restored, including the historic, trellised-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor swimming pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the Belmond El Encanto journey for today’s luxury-seeking guest. Sumptuous contemporary cuisine will also delight with organic and locally sourced ingredients.
In essence, El Encanto’s charming setting offers the ultimate secluded retreat, creating an eclectic and authentic ambiance for romance and rediscovery.
Health & Safety Standards
At all times, and especially in this uncertain climate, we want to assure you that your safety and wellbeing, and that of our team, is our highest priority. Please visit our website for information on our dedication to the health and safety of our guests. https://www.belmond.com/legal/coronavirus
In addition, please review Belmond El Encanto's Health and Safety Directory for information on our amended services and amenities post reopening in response to COVID-19: https://belmondcdn.azureedge.net/pdfs/ELE-Health-and-Safety-Directory.pdf
No one wants to leave El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel’s enchanting hideaway, and you don’t have to with the exclusive Stay a Little Longer offer. Enjoy great savings when you book three consecutive nights.
Terms and Conditions: Requires a 3-night minimum length of stay. This offer has the standard guarantee and cancellation policy, which are: CANCEL: A full deposit cancelation fee inside 72 hours will be charged. GUARANTEE: A credit card guarantee is required at time of booking. Please note that 72 hours prior to arrival date a non-refundable deposit equal to the full length of stay will be charged.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) and their community partners are going all out for the highly-anticipated Through Vincent’s Eyes: Van Gogh and His Sources exhibition. On view February 27 through May 22, 2022, the temporary exhibition showcases 20 masterpieces by Vincent Van Gogh, along with 75 artworks and objects the Dutch painter admired.
Hotels throughout Santa Barbara are open and eager to welcome you back to our beautiful city as soon as you’re ready to visit. To address guests’ health and safety concerns, many of our local hotels and inns have secured a new Clean & Safe Certification from the California Hotel & Lodging Association. Read on to learn more about the program,…