Elegant hotel in the hills above Santa Barbara.

The luxurious Belmond El Encanto sits in beautiful gardens in the hills above the city of Santa Barbara. The orginal 1920s features have been recently restored adding to the elegance and glamour of this A-lister’s favourite. From the hotel’s elevated position you can enjoy views over the city and the Pacific Ocean beyond, particularly from The Dining Room’s al fresco terrace. Accommodation here is either in charming bungalows or spacious suites.

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Key information

In the hills above downtown Santa Barbara, which is just a short drive away

Airport transfer time: Approx. 1 hour and 50 minutes from Los Angeles airport
Rooms: 92

Good to know

It is standard practice for resorts/hotels within the USA to charge a mandatory resort fee which is payable locally. This fee can be anywhere between 5USD to 40 USD per room per night and is not included in the cost of your Kuoni holiday.

Accommodation information

92 bungalows and suites


• Follow the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail* • Head to The Spa at El Encanto and enjoy a signature Aromastone treatment*.


Dining room, lounge, wine room and bar

*Denotes local charge