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A Forbes Five-Star resort, Belmond El Encanto has been meticulously restored to capture the grace and romance that endeared it to the local community and visitors alike. Choose from 92 suites and bungalows that dot seven acres of pristine gardens and enjoy sweeping ocean and Santa Barbara views. Lovingly restored original architectural features delight, complemented by modern additions, including a zero-edge swimming pool and lavish spa. California cuisine further enhances the Belmond El Encanto experience. In essence, the hotel offers the ultimate secluded retreat, creating a luxurious and authentic ambience for romance and rediscovery.null
Reopened in March 2013, this iconic luxury hotel is being meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike.Belmond El Encanto is the latest addition to the Belmond collection, and the company’s first excursion to the American west coast.
Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows will dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.
Original architectural features are being lovingly restored, including the historic, trellised-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor swimming pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa will enhance the Belmond El Encanto journey for today’s luxury-seeking guest.Sumptuous contemporary cuisine will also delight with organic and locally sourced ingredients. In essence, Belmond El Encanto’s charming setting atop a commanding hilltop perch offers the ultimate secluded retreat, creating an eclectic and authentic nature for romance and rediscovery.
Location Nestled between lush green mountains and a crystal blue sea, Belmond El Encanto sits atop a Santa Barbarahill just minutes away from exquisite restaurants, fine galleries, boutique wineries and the beautiful California coast. Santa Barbara’s reputation as the American Riviera is well-earned by the temperate weather and sophisticated ambiance of this Mission Canyon city.
Accommodations Suites & Bungalows- 63 with fireplaces. 40 with private terraces. 21 with ocean views. 11 with private gardens.
The Spa and Fitness Center The Spa at Belmond El Encanto is a serene 4,500-square-foot oasis featuring seven spacious treatment rooms, including a couples room and a wet treatment room. Guests revive with an assortment of seasonal, organic and specialty body and facial treatments that enchant as thoroughly as our lush setting. The serene, co-ed relaxation lounge invites surrender. Lavish mens and ladies lounges offer steam rooms, showers, private lockers, vanities and dressing areas. The pampering concludes with a selection of detox teas enjoyed on the outdoor patio.
Those seeking nail services will find expert professionals along with manicure and pedicure stations that merge fun and primping for your whole party.In essence, The Spa at Belmond El Encanto offers a charming setting for releasing your stress or spending an afternoon with friends.
Complimentary access to the fitness center includes:
- Cutting-edge cardio equipment
- TRX training system
- Kinesis fitness products
- Private salon for core fitness, barre, yoga, boot camp and pilates mat classes
At the Hotel
- 24-hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Banquet Facilities
- Conference Facilities
- Connecting Rooms
- Internet Access
- Multi-lingual Staff
- Pet Friendly
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Concierge Desk
- House Safe
- Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
- Room Service 24-hours
- Shoeshine Service
- Turndown Service
- Valet Parking
- Wakeup Calls
- Wedding Services
- Bicycle Rental
- Fitness Center
In Your Room
- Complimentary Coffee/Tea
- Complimentary Newspaper
- Hair Dryer
- Iron/Ironing Board
- Mini Bar
Every modern convenience is at your disposal, as you revel in the comfort of a luxurious king-size bed. With lush garden views, these serene retreats welcome you to a natural wonderland just outside your door.
**Next available upgrade category - Deluxe Room
Drift into blissful sleep as you sink into the plush, king-size bed. While away the day on the patio—with views across the garden or the Santa Barbara coastline—or relax beside the glowing fireplace in the evening.
**Next available upgrade category - Premier Room
These spacious rooms are El Encanto’s largest non-suite accommodations. Each Premier Bungalow features a private patio or garden with an outdoor dining table and magnificent views.
**Next applicable upgrade category - Superior Suite
Superior Bungalow Suite
These suites feature a large separate living room with beautiful French doors, which lead into a grand private bedroom. Choose between a warming open-hearth fireplace or a patio with spectacular views.
With the option of one king-size or two twin beds, plus a plush sofa bed, these suites make a convenient choice for up to four guests.
**Next applicable upgrade category - Deluxe Suite
Deluxe Bungalow Suite
The lush garden setting affords the ultimate in privacy and tranquility. Each of these two-room suites is appointed with one king-size bed, while many also include a sofa bed to accommodate additional guests.
**Next applicable upgrade category - Premier Suite
Premier Bungalow Suite
Each Premier Bungalow Suite is appointed with one king-size bed, an exquisite fireplace and a separate spacious sitting area. You’ll enjoy a private terrace or garden, as well as sweeping views of Santa Barbara's coastline.
**Next available upgrade category - Luxury Suite
Located throughout the resort’s pristine grounds, our Luxury Suites are appointed with a king-size bed, an exquisite fireplace and a separate spacious sitting area. You’ll enjoy a private terrace, as well as sweeping views of Santa Barbara's coastline or the verdant garden.
**Next available upgrade category - N/A
The spacious bathroom features a sumptuous marble bath with heated stone floor, separate rainforest shower and dual washbasins.
All Virtuoso Guests Receive:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Continental breakfast daily, for up to two in room guests served in the restaurant or room service
- $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit, to be utilized during stay. Valid on food, beverage and spa treatments. (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
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