Hollywood glamour in a modern classic

The Heart of Belmond

Belmond El Encanto, a Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel, as been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared ti to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike.  Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. A seven acre estate is filled with foliage and fauna having many exceptional lawns to practice physical distancing and enjoy the Santa Barbara sunshine or shade under a magnificent generational tree. 80% of our estate is outdoors for maximum enjoyment of nature. Guests can also enjoy a swim in our ocean view pool or workout in our fitness center. Our intimate spa is equipped to pamper you with a variety of treatments for your clients to relax and be rejuvenated. Immediately outside our resort lies many walking trails and sidewalks, guests can practice physical distancing and enjoy nature, taking you to Orpet Park, the Santa Barbara Mission and all throughout Santa Barbara’s historic home-filled neighborhoods. Santa Barbara is one of the most walk-able cities in California. Guests enjoy the connectivity to all areas of Santa Barbara by foot or bicycle. Belmond El Encanto are the closest luxury resort to State Street and to the Santa Ynez mountains. 

What's Included

Exclusive $100 resort credit

Exclusive Welcome basket

Complimentary use of E-Bikes with helmets

Complimentary Mercedes Benz Sprinter transfer service to all points within 5 miles of the resort.

Voluntourism: Our Connect Program

All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service

Lifestyle Specialist Expert Service

Belmond El Encanto

Belmond El Encanto offer a distinct, separate-entrance, private, bungalow – style accommodation in our estate setting, which is located in the Riviera area of Santa Barbara offering breathtaking views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean from many vantage points. There are no elevators that you have to take to get to a single accommodation and we are thoughtfully removed from the bustle of downtown Santa Barbara.  Infused with the textures and hues of the West Coast, each room or suite brings the best of the outdoors inside.  Rooms boast king-size beds, marble bathrooms, garden seating and heated stone floors. Suites offer added levels of luxury, with charming open-hearth fireplaces or inviting patios.  Belmond offer a private In-Room Dining experience as well as picnic-style Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for your clients to enjoy on a hike in the mountains, walk on the beach, to take to the Santa Barbara Mission Rose Garden located only 3 blocks away or Orpet Park located only 1 block away, in your private Bungalow porch, on any of our many estate lawns or inside your accommodation.  They even have an outdoor Courtyard in our Spa that has a private dining table for 2 people to enjoy a tranquil lunch in your robes. Upon request, our sommelier can visit to present you with the perfect wine pairings for your meal. We offer a full children’s menu on our In Room Dining menu. The tables in our renowned restaurant are set 6 feet apart from each other serving the best cuisine in Santa Barbara.

92 Room Information

  • Suite & Bungalows
  • Speciality Suites

Nightly Offerings

Via Mondo has secured special rates for guests.  Please contact us for room rates. If you don’t believe me, email me.  It’s that simple.

Belmond El Encanto