Belmond El Encanto

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California, USA

Staying true to its Californian roots, Belmont El Encanto is a beautifully restored hotel combining cool glamour with laidback style. A landmark since the 1920s, this is one of the most iconic hotels in Santa Barbara, sitting proudly amongst the hills and overlooking the Pacific ocean.

Ninety-two (92) bungalows and suites come with a sophisticated and romantic feel, and offer all mod cons and snazzy bathrooms, including heated stone marble floors. Many have private outdoor space with views of the lush landscape.

The infinity-edged swimming pool is the perfect spot to stop and get back to nature, and cardio enthusiasts will love the fitness centre’s array of treadmills, exercise bikes and ellipticals. Seven acres of gloriously landscaped gardens will please those who prefer a leisurely stroll to vigorous exercise, and the spa – drawing inspiration from the surrounding landscape – offers some wonderful signature treatments.

The hotel’s restaurant is focused on cuisine prepared using classic French techniques with a California-coastal edge. A delightful menu can be savoured in the dining room, lounge, wine room, bar, or under the stars on the terrace. We recommend sampling the Belmond El Encanto cheese crafted from milk provided by Ellie, the resort’s very own resident cow.

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.

Belmond El Encanto Information


The property is a 16 minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport or a 1 hour and 30 min drive from Los Angeles International Airport.


There are 92 suites, rooms and Spanish Revival bungalows in furnished in a California Craftsman-style.


Surrounded by the peaks and valleys of Santa Ynez Mountains, the area is a hiking enthusiast's dream. Aquatic lovers will also relish the large waves at Rincon Point, cave-diving, and paddle boarding along the coastline. Choose to explore the downtown Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail, and the Santa Barbara Zoo is always a hit with families as well. There are 3 golf courses in Santa Barbara with some of the best views in the country.


The Spa
Zero-edge pool
7-acre garden
Fitness Centre
A range of dining options


While there are no specific facilities for childcare, children are welcome at this property.

Price Guide

From 650 USD per night (based on two pax)

Belmond El Encanto Price Guide

3 out of 5

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