Belmond El Encanto

The world’s elite travelers have been staying at El Encanto since the 1920s. Its original architecture has now been brought back to life and there’s no more stylish place to stay in Santa Barbara. 

Gaze across the Pacific from an infinity pool. Bask in balmy West Coast evenings. Absorb the laid-back Californian style. And find out why the celebrities choose to come here. 

Belmond el Encanto is an elite hideout, an indulgent playground for all who stay.

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