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El Encanto

Santa Barbara, California

Recently named a five-star resort by Forbes, this iconic early 20th century luxury hotel recently reopened as part of the Belmond luxury hotel group. Originally opened in 1918, El Encanto became established as a premier California retreat for those seeking privacy and serenity, becoming a favorite getaway among Hollywood’s elite. Located 90 minutes from Los Angeles in Santa Barbara, El Encanto has been meticulously restored to highlight the properties historic California Craftsman and Spanish Colonial-style architecture and rich surrounding landscape. Complete with an expanded restaurant terrace, an infinity-edge swimming pool and a full-service luxury spa––and featuring lushly landscaped gardens and sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean––El Encanto offers guests the ultimate secluded retreat.