Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

The only hotel in Santa Barbara that has received five stars in the Forbes rating is a charming nook for those who seek peace and solitude.
Belmond El Encanto is located high on a hill among lush gardens, with a wonderful view of Santa Barbara and the reflective ocean of the sun. Received its fame in the 1920s, the hotel has retained its original appearance, carefully reproduced during the restoration. Modern additions include an expanding open-air pool and a delightful miniature spa.
True to its Californian roots, this fashionable hotel combines luxury and ease of style. Relax, sip a cocktail at the panoramic pool, treat yourself to a paradise massage at the spa, or simply retire to the most important person in your life at the burning hearth in front of your bungalow.
92 luxury bungalows and apartments reflect the charm of the West Coast. Each bungalow has an individual interior, offering luxurious king-size beds and spacious marble bathrooms with free-standing deep bathtubs and rain showers. Many bungalows feature retractable patios, verandas or open fireplaces.
The luxury apartments are larger in size and also have a private terrace, perfect for enjoying the view of Santa Barbara. Those who want to pamper themselves to the full, will appreciate the exclusive Specialty apartments, decorated in various themes that best reflect the beauty of the landscape around the hotel.
Discover California Coastal Cuisine at the Dining Room and Terrace. The modern menu is made up of local seasonal produce, herbs from the chef’s front garden and cheese made from the milk of our own cow.
The Lounge Restaurant offers light lunches and elegant afternoon tea, where regional breads and pastries are served with interesting European fillings.
No matter what you say: an anniversary, a well-deserved vacation, or just an evening with your loved ones, the Wine Room restaurant is ideal for meeting guests and treating dishes from a specially selected menu in a cozy atmosphere.
SPA AT EL ENCANTO at Santa Barbara
The versatile spa offers guests a whole range of treatments using local ingredients that soothe the soul and rejuvenate the body.
Pick up what you need from the numerous procedures in seven rooms, try different types of water therapy in the wet therapy room, or relax together in the romantic treatment room for couples. The spa also has a relaxation lounge, showers, steam rooms and individual lockers.
Each treatment includes cleansing teas, which are so pleasant to enjoy when you can look at the stunning views of the patio.