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Belmond El Encanto

Overlooking idyllic Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto is a restored landmark hotel with luxurious bungalows and suites nestled in seven acres of lush gardens with hilltop views of the Pacific Ocean, complete with infinity-edged swimming pool.

Santa Barbara Hills, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Belmond El Encanto
  • Newly renovated bungalows and suites

  • The Dining room and Terrace are the most perfect spots for sundowners as the sun dips down into the Pacific Ocean in the distance

  • Take a dip in the zero edge pool and unwind on a sun lounger while gazing out to the Pacific Ocean

  • Take one of the Exclusive Private Residences, private cottages with plenty of outdoor space perfect for a family picnic or movie night with the kids


Built in 1918 during the Hollywood golden days, this iconic Mediterranean-style hotel has undergone a full renovation and reopened in 2014 to thrill a new generation of guests with its relaxed bungalow rooms, landscaped gardens and infinity-edge swimming pool facing the Pacific Ocean. The luxurious bungalows and bungalow suites nestled in the hotel's tropical grounds ooze romance and sophistication.

Guests have access to a full service spa and restaurant focused on cuisine prepared using classic French techniques with a California-coastal twist. Executive Chef Leo Andres Ayala uses locally sourced produce to create a delightful menu to be savoured by guests in the dining room, lounge, wine room, bar or even under the stars on the terrace. The resort even makes its own Belmond El Encanto cheese from milk provided by Ellie, their very own resident cow.


Downtown Santa Barbara is just minutes from Belmond El Encanto’s secluded perch. This charming city offers an array of leisure activities from cultural pursuits and historic landmarks to leisure sports and outdoor adventures. Wander around the shops and galleries. Admire the gardens and zoo. Indulge in gourmet dining. Stroll through the wine country. Take a boat trip out to the Channel Islands to see dolphins and kayak azure waters in secluded coves.

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To explore the wine country, we can organise private drivers and guides to take you to boutique wineries, larger pinot or chardonnay producers, to meet master sommeliers or to some chosen wine-tasting bodegas complete with picnic lunch.

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The largest non-suite accommodation that El Encanto offer. Many feature a private patio or balcony with views of the garden or the Santa Barbara Landscape.

2 people
1 bedroom
Speciality Suite - Vista Suites

Speciality Suite - Vista Suites

These spectacular suites have a bespoke design and outdoor patio or terrace. Inside you’ll find a spacious sitting area, exquisite fireplace, kitchenette and an inviting dining room. For additional space, each can be connected to form a two-bedroom residence.

2 people
1 bedroom
Speciality Suite - Camellia Suite

Speciality Suite - Camellia Suite

As its name suggests, this suite is located amidst camellias but with sweeping ocean views and is a spacious 1,100 square feet with a cosy fireplace, dining room and the option of connecting to a superior suite for more space.

2 people
1 bedroom

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Santa Barbara Hills, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

15-minutes from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and 1-hour and 50-minutes from Los Angeles International Airport.

It is an 11-hour 20-minute direct flight from London to Los Angeles, with British Airways or Virgin Atlantic. Santa Barbara is located just 2-hours driving distance North of Los Angeles (LAX airport).


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