Perched high in the Santa Barbara Hills, Belmond El Encanto is an iconic hideaway offering the best views of the American Riviera—a five-star luxury hotel infused with Hollywood glamour.
Spread across seven acres of secluded gardens, Belmond El Encanto opened in 1918 and has been part of Santa Barbara's social scene ever since. The resort is gleaming and glamorous, yet relaxed and low key. The kind of place that invites you to recline poolside, breathe in the ocean air, and sip a glass of crisp local wine.
Explore the beauty
Infused with the textures and hues of the West Coast, each private bungalow or suite brings the best of the outdoors inside. Belmond El Encanto celebrates Santa Barbara's early architecture, fusing California Craftsman and Spanish Colonial styles coupled with splashes of modern artistry. Work from local artist Charles Arnoldi adds extra drama to your stay.
Private bungalows have king-size beds, marble bathrooms, garden seating, and soothing heated stone floors. Suites offer added levels of luxury with charming open-hearth fireplaces and patios for unwinding.
The Best of Coastal California Dining
Pul up a chair in our ambient dining room or feast under the stars on the ocean-facing terrace. Either way, prepare yourself for a superb gastronomical experience in one of the top restaurants in Southern California.
All ingredients are locally sourced and dishes are crafted with seasonality in mind. Innovative coastal-inspired fare is complemented by peerless service and views worth traveling for.
Visit the Lounge and Riviera Bar for light dining or afternoon tea, or enjoy a glass of wine or a classic cocktail alongside elevated American bar bites.
The Spa at El Encanto
With seven spacious treatment rooms in the hotel's verdant gardens, The Spa at El Encanto promises to transport you body and mind, and is open to hotel guests and local residents alike. Visit the wet room to indulge in a little hydrotherapy, or indulge in a bespoke treatment packed with healing botanicals from California soils.
Freshen up your workout routine in our state-of-the-art Fitness Studio. Get your heart racing on the lastest Technogym treadmills, exercise bikes, and ellipticals. Or build core strength using our Kinesis Stations. A wealth of classes are also on offer, from intense calorie-burning sessions to rejuvenating yoga for all experience levels. Personal training from our own in-house instructor is available on request.
Gaze out across the Pacific while soaking up the sun in our lavish zero-edge swimming pool. It's the perfect setting to unwind and acclimatize to Belmond El Encanto's easygoing lifestyle.
// Belmond El Encanto, 800 Alvarado Place (Santa Barbara), belmond.com/elencanto