• A single point of contact, no matter your destination

    A single point of contact, no matter your destination

    From your very first booking with us, one of our 30 Guest Experience Managers is assigned to you. That’s the person who will accompany you on all your travels. A weekend getaway to the jagged mountains of Italy, a family holiday to Asia or a recommendation of a new restaurant to try, there is nothing your GEM can’t help you with, and over time, your tastes and preferences will become theirs so they can better assist you.

  • Benefits that just get better with each reservation

    Benefits that just get better with each reservation

    One of the high points of our partnership with the hotels invited to join our Collection is the exclusive benefits they are willing to offer to our members. And these benefits just get better with each reservation you make! On your first booking with us, this means the best room in the category you choose, and a room upgrade subject to availability.

  • A label of exception in hospitality

    A label of exception in hospitality

    Grand Luxury is a collection of 450 exceptional hotels across the globe, but how do we choose these addresses that we recommend? We do it through an in-depth analysis of every property, and demanding quality controls and evaluations by our founders themselves, Ivan and Rouslan Lartisien, with nothing but excellence in mind. The Collection is also reviewed every year and only the hotels that our members systematically rate ‘Remarkable’ are retained.

  • They consider us the benchmark of excellence in hospitality

    They consider us the benchmark of excellence in hospitality

    A passion for hotels and a commitment to outstanding service is at the core of everything they do and today, they have built a hugely loyal following who come to Grand Luxury Hotels for the unparalleled service and upgrades, the concierge service and personalised assistance. — FORBES

    “Grand Luxury Hotels helps me find the best hotels available in the city to which I travel and to sort out any issues that may arise during my stay.” U.E. (Germany)

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The monastic hush of the Belmond El Encanto makes it a gloriously secluded hideaway on the California Riviera, but look more closely… There is more to this Santa Barbara icon than meets the eye.

The romantic bungalows with hardwood floors, fireplaces and private patios are the stuff of Golden Age getaways… Welcome to the Belmond El Encanto, a hilltop eyrie with fairytale views over the Pacific Ocean. A stay in this century-old property, spread acros...

Our selection of rooms and suites

Rooms and suites

Our travelers give their opinion

  • Maria S.

     - United States of America


    A Grand Luxury client since June 2019, connoisseur

    Absolutely wonderful. As always, the entire Belmond team was incredibly gracious and attentive. All Covid precautions were in place and all felt very safe.

Hotel information



Public areasfree

In roomfree

Children policy

Children are welcome

Check-in / Check-out

Check-in4 pm


Transportation and transfers

Transfersubject to supplement

Free transportation to city center

Smoking policy

Non-smoking public spaces

Smoking roomsnot available


92 rooms and suites

In-room amenitiesiPod dock, flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary newspaper daily, Etro bathroom products

Always included in this hotel

Complimentary bottle of Wine in the room upon arrival

Complimentary Internet

Complimentary Mineral Water in the room upon arrival

Mercedes sprinter van service within 5 miles of the resort

Use of motorized bicycles

Entrance to daily fitness classes

Nespresso Coffee and tea in room

Daily newspaper

Available services

Air conditioned hotel

Laundry service

Concierge service


Dogs allowed


Car park / valet service40 US$ per day

Restaurants and bar options

The Dining Room and TerraceGastronomic restaurant: american cuisine

The LoungeBar, Light meals


Continental breakfast25.01 US$

American breakfastincluded

No extra charge for in-room breakfast

Spa (The Spa at El Encanto)




Golf nearby

Outdoor pool

Fitness center

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