+1 617 778 2318

Book the Belmond El Encanto with VIP Benefits

  • VIP Experience
  • Room Upgrades
  • Free Breakfast
  • Personal Travel Designer
  1. North America
  2. United States
  3. California
  4. Santa Barbara
  5. Belmond El Encanto

Rooms and Suites at Belmond El Encanto

From 976 USD
Superior Room

Superior Room ( 560ft2 )

The Superior Room is a stylish and comfortable retreat, providing a cozy atmosphere. It offers breathtaking views of a beautiful garden. Inside, you'll find a

From 1,001 USD
Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room ( 452ft2 - 689ft2 )

Nestled at the elevated grounds, the Deluxe Room awaits as a serene haven. Equipped with contemporary amenities, it guarantees a tranquil escape. Embrace the comfort

From 1,152 USD
Terrace Room

Terrace Room ( 410ft2 - 540ft2 )

The Terrace Room welcomes you with a private furnished patio or balcony, where you can enjoy the serene garden views. These rooms are perfectly positioned

From 1,187 USD
Premier Room

Premier Room ( 538ft2 - 657ft2 )

Nestled in a prime spot within the estate, this Premier Room offers ultimate relaxation. Sink into the plush king-sized bed and bask in the warm

From 1,327 USD
Terrace Premier Room

Terrace Premier Room ( 540ft2 - 730ft2 )

The Terrace Premier Room offers a luxurious and relaxing experience. It features a beautiful fireplace, perfect for unwinding. You can enjoy stunning garden views from

From 1,391 USD
1 Bedroom Suite

1 Bedroom Suite ( 540ft2 - 735ft2 )

Indulge in a luxurious 1 Bedroom Suite where you can spoil yourself with a deep soaking bathtub and enjoy a separate living area. The suite

From 1,781 USD
Terrace Suite

Terrace Suite ( 535ft2 - 650ft2 )

The Terrace Suite offers a peaceful escape with a special outdoor area. It includes a separate living space with a sofa bed for extra guests.

From 1,988 USD
Garden Bungalow

Garden Bungalow ( 655ft2 - 670ft2 )

Indulge in the ultimate West Coast experience with the Garden Bungalow. This spacious accommodation features a luxurious open-plan living area adorned with a beautiful fireplace.

From 2,164 USD
Premier Terrace Suite

Premier Terrace Suite ( 603ft2 - 797ft2 )

Experience the Premier Terrace Suite, a luxurious retreat boasting ample space for relaxation. Unwind in the comfort of a separate living area and indulge in

From 2,278 USD
Hummingbird Suite

Hummingbird Suite ( 800ft2 )

The Hummingbird Suite is a charming cottage that exudes everlasting romance. It offers a peaceful and secluded retreat, perfect for relaxation. Inside, there is a

From 2,443 USD
Vista Suite

Vista Suite ( 829ft2 )

The Vista Suite offers breathtaking views and modern luxuries. This charming suite has a unique garden setting with a private lawn area. Inside, there's a

From 2,557 USD
Wishing Well Suite

Wishing Well Suite ( 904ft2 )

The Wishing Well Suite offers a private furnished terrace with beautiful views of cascading bougainvillea. Inside, it has hardwood flooring and a charming fireplace. There

From 2,794 USD
2 Bedroom Terrace Suite

2 Bedroom Terrace Suite ( 926ft2 )

Nestled by the lily pond, this two-bedroom terrace suite beckons with a generously furnished patio or terrace. Inside, find romance in the canopy beds and

From 3,191 USD
Camellia Suite

Camellia Suite ( 1098ft2 )

The Camellia Suite is a spacious room surrounded by beautiful camellias. It offers a private patio with lovely garden views. Inside, there is a cozy

From 3,305 USD
Oak Tree Suite

Oak Tree Suite ( 1098ft2 )

The Oak Tree Suite is a special room with double doors that lead to a beautiful garden courtyard. The courtyard is furnished and has a

From 3,835 USD
2 Bedroom Wishing Well Suite

2 Bedroom Wishing Well Suite ( 1453ft2 )

The 2 Bedroom Wishing Well Suite is a beautiful and spacious accommodation surrounded by bougainvillea and roses, creating a picturesque and charming ambiance. The suite

From 3,918 USD
2 Bedroom Vista Suite

2 Bedroom Vista Suite ( 1345ft2 )

The 2 Bedroom Vista Suite is a luxurious and spacious accommodation nestled in beautiful gardens, surrounded by a grove of eucalyptus and palm trees. Guests

From 5,087 USD
2 Bedroom Oak Tree Suite

2 Bedroom Oak Tree Suite ( 1647ft2 )

The Two Bedroom Oak Tree Suite offers a spacious private courtyard with a fountain and fireplace, showcasing Spanish-Colonial architecture. It includes a kitchenette and two

From 5,136 USD
2 Bedroom Camellia Suite

2 Bedroom Camellia Suite ( 1755ft2 )

The 2 Bedroom Camellia Suite offers breathtaking ocean and garden views. Nestled within a lush camellia garden, this suite provides a serene ambiance. Inside, you'll

Specialty Suite

Specialty Suite ( 830ft2 - 1100ft2 )

This Specialty Suite is truly remarkable, with its unique design and outdoor patio or terrace. Step inside and discover a spacious sitting area and a

Belmond El Encanto

This Santa Barbara icon is part of the Belmond Collection. With its winding pathways and romantic bungalows with breathtaking views, Belmond El Encanto offers a memorable stay for guests. This luxury hotel's California-styled suites and bungalows have terraced grounds featuring seven acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara.


El Encanto, a Belmond hotel in Santa Barbara, combines the original architectural features of the Spanish Colonial regime with modern-day amenities in rooms and suites. Moreover, a beautifully appointed boutique spa, well-equipped gym, and an infinity pool overlooking the ocean add to the hotel's luxury.

Additionally, the modern additions to the expansive pool and Spa add to the magnificence of this hotel. The hotel also offers breathtaking views of Santa Barbara, a popular tourist destination in California, United States. Moreover, this five-star hotel has excellent and friendly service. Amenities include room service, free Wi-Fi, parking, a tennis court, laundry, and more. The romantic Arbor & Lily Pond invite to hold celebrations and weddings.


Belmond El Encanto sits between a crystal blue sea and lush green mountains atop a Santa Barbara hill. The hotel overlooks the Channel Islands. It is also close to the stunning California coast, fine galleries, exquisite restaurants, and boutique wineries. Moreover, the hotel is a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles and a 10-minute drive from the Santa Barbara train station.

Santa Barbara is known as the American Riviera due to its temperate weather and sophisticated ambiance. The town is home to several colleges and universities and offers diverse shopping options. There is also an abundance of museums, galleries, and theatres. In addition, one can visit the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to see photography, painting, and sculpture exhibitions.

Furthermore, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum allows one to explore local nautical heritage. Besides, one can end the day on a high note with a tour of the Urban Wine Trail. This wine trail is an assemblage of wineries having tasting rooms and cellars.

Rooms and Suites

Belmond El Encanto has many 92 rooms that are bungalows. Some are in California Mission style with white stucco walls and traditional red-tiled roofs. The others are styled in classic California Craftsman, emphasizing simple, clean lines and earthy wood tones.

Additionally, there are beautiful wood and leather furnishings and hardwood floors. There are also white curtains complementing the fireplaces in some of the rooms. Many rooms feature balconies and patios, and some have walled patio gardens of large sizes. The rooms also have mini-fridges, large writing desks, iPod docks, honor bars, and automatic espresso machines.

The marble bathrooms have deep soaking or freestanding tubs, radiant heated floors, and oversized walk-in rainfall showers. Overall, the hotel has gorgeous rooms with fireplaces. Besides, 21 also have ocean views, 11 with private gardens, and 40 with private terraces.

Restaurants and Bars

The Dining Room is the only restaurant on the grounds of El Encanto. However, this hotel offers a high-quality California-coastal contemporary cuisine with a serious dedication to locally sourced ingredients. The restaurant has 44 seats inside. Moreover, an open-air terrace also provides seating options.

The restaurant's chef John Denizot uses local herbs and vegetables to accent dishes. Dishes include Santa Barbara sea urchin, red wine-braised Kobe-style beef cheeks, plus seaweed custard with poached quail eggs.

Moreover, breakfast at the restaurant features a hearty burrito or Greek yogurt sundae with house-made granola and large fresh berries. The hotel also has a Holstein cow, Ellie, whose milk is used to prepare signature El Encanto cheese.

Additionally, guests can enjoy cocktails or a traditional afternoon tea at the bar and lounge. The hotel also has a private wine room which has its menu.

Besides the dining options inside the hotel, guests can enjoy fine cuisine in nearby restaurants in Santa Barbara. For example, Bouchon on Victoria Street offers options of live fishing from the Santa Barbara Channel, along with fresh farm meat and produce. Local wines are also available at the restaurant.

Guests can also enjoy Kurobuta pork belly with potato rosti and poached duck egg at Los Agaves. Julienne is a local favorite famous for homemade charcuterie and creative dishes. Finally, municipal Winemakers is a boutique constructor set on Anacapa Street. Moreover, you can also enjoy a handcrafted cold one at The Brewhouse.


Belmond El Encanto has a fine spa to offer its guests a relaxing atmosphere away from the daily cares and pressures. There are seven treatment rooms in the Spa. Moreover, a relaxation lounge and steam rooms are also available. Various treatments and therapies are available at the Spa. However, a signature facial using the products from Beverly Hills skin specialist Linda Ross is the most famous.

Pool and Fitness

The outdoor swimming pool is built strategically so that the shallow end of the pool is nearest to the views of the ocean. Thus, guests can enjoy the views of the glimmering waters of the Pacific Ocean from this infinity-edged saline pool and deck.

Additionally, the fitness center at the hotel does not have a huge equipment room. However, everything present there is well-managed and runs smoothly. A dance/yoga studio is also current nearby.


The hotel is very family-friendly, with many activities for the children. They can have fun in the swimming pool or on electric bicycles. There are also old-fashioned games such as bocce and cornhole on the lawn. Moreover, the children's menu is present in the restaurant. Baby monitors and travel cribs are also free to borrow.


Due to its supreme location near the ocean and lush green mountains, Belmond El Encanto is a perfect vacation destination. You'll find the stay at this resort extremely relaxing and delightful due to its comfy rooms, fine dining cuisine, and top-notch service. Moreover, the breathtaking views of the ocean, mountains, and tourist destinations at Santa Barbara add to this luxury hotel's quality. So book your rooms now and have a memorable visit to the American Riviera.

Your Member Benefits

Member benefits

Sign up now and benefit from VIP Status, Room Upgrades, free daily breakfast, 100 USD Hotel credit with every booking. Best Available Rates & Free Membership!


Why we love this hotel

  • This luxury hotel sits in the hills of Santa Barbara. It offers a secluded atmosphere with fantastic ocean views.
  • During the day, relax at the outdoor pool or The Lounge by having Afternoon Tea.
  • Reserve a table on the terrace for dinner and enjoy California Coastal Cuisine. If it is getting too chilly, then there are also 44 seats inside.
  • 90
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
Hotel Style
  • Wellness
  • Romantic
Pet Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible, Connecting Rooms

Belmond El Encanto Video

By watching the video, you agree that your data will be transmitted to YouTube and that you have read the privacy policy.

Belmond El Encanto Location

Belmond El Encanto Weather Forecast

Santa Barbara

Luxury Hotels Nearby

From 2,851 USD
San Ysidro Ranch


  • 38
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Wellness
  • Beach
  • Romantic

For more than a century, San Ysidro Ranch, located in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, has served as a calm retreat. For a memorable stay, c...

From 874 USD
Hotel Californian


  • 121
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Wellness
  • Beach
  • Romantic

The Hotel Californian is located at 36 State Street, Santa Barbara. It offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The rooms are also spacious and com...

From 1,451 USD
Rosewood Miramar Beach


  • 161
  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Wellness
  • Beach
  • Romantic

Rosewood Miramar Beach is a unique luxury hotel in Montecito, Santa Barbara, United States. It is hailed as one of the best oceanfront resorts in Sout...