From luxury hotel group Belmond comes this hillside retreat of fabled old Hollywood glory, where spacious accommodation, outstanding views and sumptuous dining create a base perfect for exploring Santa Barbara.

Fragrant lush gardens and endless vistas from high above Santa Barbara create an ambience of peace and tranquillity at El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara.

This historic hotel welcomed its first visitors in the early 1900s with a guest-list that included Hollywood stars such as Clark Gable and Carole Lombard. During a meticulous nine-year restoration, many of the historic architectural features were sympathetically brought back to life, with new additions to add modern wow-factor, such as the infinity-edge swimming pool.

The décor of the 92 elegant bungalows and suites stay true to Santa Barbara’s Spanish colonial style, with hardwood floors, hand-woven rugs and custom furnishings. Private patios are included in many of these palatial spaces, ensuring a superb spot to soak up the rays and those stunning views.

Days can be spent exploring California’s Riviera and the Mediterranean-styled State Street in Santa Barbara, or simply relax on your terrace and enjoy the serenity of the seven acres of gardens filled with lily ponds, cascading bougainvillaea, flourishing eucalyptus and palm trees.

Belmond El Encanto’s inviting infinity-edge pool is the perfect setting to recline under the Californian sun while gazing out across the Pacific Ocean. Dining at El Encanto is an unforgettable experience, whether you are enjoying breakfast or lunch on the terrace with views of Santa Barbara below, afternoon tea in the lounge or a romantic dinner under the stars or in the elegant dining room. A seasonally-inspired treatment at the tranquil spa is a ‘must’ during your stay here.

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All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist

El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara

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