Belmond El Encanto, Santa Barbara

A picturesque, iconic hotel can be found in Santa Barbara. The Belmon El Encanto sits amongst the hills overlooking the dazzling blue ocean and the charming town. Originally built in the 1920’s, this glamorous hotel has preserved it’s stunning architectural features and has updated it’s look with modern additions such as a large swimming pool and boutique spa. Often referred to as the American Riviera, its year round mild temperature and sophisticated style makes it a perfect destination.


The location of Belmond El Encanto contributes to its romantic and serene ambiance. It is one of the finest hotels in the area nestled between wooded hillsides and crashing waves of the Pacific. The hotel is ideally situated minutes away from great restaurants serving sumptuous seafood, fine galleries boasting some of California’s best artists, boutique wineries, and of course the gorgeous Southern Californian coast.

Your Room

Expect comfort and casual elegance as you enter the stunning suites of Belond El Encanto. Cosy fireplaces, crackling fireplaces and spacious seating areas combine to create a home-away-from-home experience in Santa Barbara. Sweeping views of California’s lush landscape and oceanfront are features of the room that make them simply blissful.

Why we like it

A particular highlight of the Belmon El Encanto, aside from its spectacular setting, the Wishing Well Suite is ideal for those seeking a secluded romantic getaway. This beautiful 900 square foot suite is splashed with neutral, warm tones offering a warm and tranquil stay. The hotel also has its own cow, Ellie, who produces the milk for Belmond El Encanto’s signature cheese.