The Experience

Reopened in March 2013, this iconic luxury hotel is being meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike.  Belmond El Encanto is the latest addition to the Belmond collection, and the company’s first excursion to the American west coast.

Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows will dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.

Original architectural features are being 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 will 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, Belmond El Encanto’s charming setting atop a commanding hilltop perch offers the ultimate secluded retreat, creating an eclectic and authentic nature for romance and rediscovery.

Location: Nestled between lush green mountains and a crystal blue sea, Belmond El Encanto sits atop a Santa Barbara hill just minutes away from exquisite restaurants, fine galleries, boutique wineries and the beautiful California coast. Santa Barbara’s reputation as the American Riviera is well-earned by the temperate weather and sophisticated ambiance of this Mission Canyon city.

Accommodations: Suites & Bungalows – 63 with fireplaces. 40 with private terraces. 21 with ocean views. 11 with private gardens.

The Spa and Fitness Center: The Spa at Belmond El Encanto is a serene 4,500-square-foot oasis featuring seven spacious treatment rooms, including a couples room and a wet treatment room. Guests revive with an assortment of seasonal, organic and specialty body and facial treatments that enchant as

thoroughly as our lush setting. The serene, co-ed relaxation lounge invites surrender. Lavish mens and ladies lounges offer steam rooms, showers, private lockers, vanities and dressing areas. The pampering concludes with a selection of detox teas enjoyed on the outdoor patio.

Those seeking nail services will find expert professionals along with manicure and pedicure stations that merge fun and primping for your whole party.  In essence, The Spa at Belmond El Encanto offers a charming setting for releasing your stress or spending an afternoon with friends. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests
    • served in the restaurant or room service
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability

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