Belmond El Encanto

Santa Barbara’s only Forbes Five-Star resort is an enchanting hideaway for those who cherish privacy and serenity.


One of the most iconic hotels in Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto sits high in the hills amid lush gardens with views across the town and ocean. A landmark since the 1920s, its original architectural features have been lovingly brought back to life, while modern additions include an expansive outdoor swimming pool and beautiful boutique spa.

True to its Californian roots, this luxury hotel combines glamour with laidback style.

Escape to the comfort and privacy of your own personal sanctuary and experience some of the most indulgent bungalows Santa Barbara has to offer.

These elegant spaces offer an intimate retreat for your dreamlike southern California vacation.

Every modern convenience is at your disposal as you revel in the comfort of a luxurious king-size bed. With garden views, these serene retreats welcome you to a natural wonderland just outside your door.

Drift into blissful sleep as you sink into the plush, king-size bed. Most Deluxe Bungalows offer a furnished patio with garden or panoramic views, or charming fireplaces to set your evenings aglow.

These spacious havens are Belmond El Encanto’s largest non-suite accommodations. Many Premier Bungalows feature a private patio or balcony with tranquil views of the verdant garden or Santa Barbara landscape.

This full-service Santa Barbara spa offers an array of treatments featuring local ingredients that relax the mind and rejuvenate the body.

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the rolling hills of the wine country, Belmond El Encanto is home to the most idyllic day spa Santa Barbara has to offer. Treatments draw inspiration from the surrounding landscape to provide the ultimate in natural indulgence.

Set across seven treatment rooms, The Spa is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Take advantage of soothing water therapies in the special wet treatment room, or unwind together in the romantic couple’s room.

The Spa also features a relaxation lounge, showers, steam rooms and private lockers.

Each treatment concludes with a selection of detoxifying teas as you enjoy breath-taking views from the patio.