Belmond El Encanto captures the romance and glamour of the 1920s, yet with all the mod cons. The 92 rooms are in the form of Californian-style bungalows dotted around the manicured gardens. The position is unrivalled, with lush green mountains to one side and the dazzling blue sea to the other.
Foodies will love it here, with the menu focusing on laid back Californian cuisine with an Asian twist. Enjoy the food alfesco on the terrace overlooking Santa Barbara.
The hotel is well placed for visiting Santa Barbara, where you’ll find an array of fantastic restaurants, art galleries, wineries and the Californian coast. When you’re after some down time, enjoy the infinity pool, gym and spa at the hotel.