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Belmond El Encanto

Santa Barbara, California | 800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Belmond El Encanto at a Glance


  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
    • 9 miles / 15 minutes
  • Los Angeles International Airport
    • 97 miles / 120 minutes


  • 92 guest rooms, including 22 suites


  • Travel + Leisure: 500 Best Hotels
  • Conde Nast Gold List: The World’s Best Places to Stay
  • Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Resort


  • Largest Meeting Space: 3,000 sq. ft.
  • Total Meeting Rooms: 5
  • Total Meeting Space: 9,820 sq. ft.

Santa Barbara’s only Forbes Five-Star resort is an enchanting hideaway for those who cherish privacy and serenity. Belmond El Encanto sits high in the hills amid lush gardens, offering a dazzling view over Santa Barbara and the sparkling ocean beyond. An icon 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.