Belmond El Encanto is less than a 15-minute drive from the Santa Barbara airport. This 5-star property’s original Spanish colonial architecture has been beautifully preserved. Walk into a classic ambience created by terraced grounds, sprawling gardens and panoramic views of the city and the Pacific Ocean. Stay in luxurious ensuite rooms in soothing shades, with polished wood details. Expect to find all modern comforts and amenities, along with large windows and a private furnished balcony or sunny terrace overlooking the lush gardens. The property welcomes your furry friends as well. There’s much to do at this elegant property. Stroll the gardens, which feature a trellis-lined arbor and lily pond, and find a host of activities and excursions arranged by the hotel. Return to a leisurely swim in the outdoor infinity pool and indulge yourself at the boutique spa. Relish afternoon tea at the lounge or savor fine wines at the bar. Experience fine dining under the stars at the ocean view terrace. Try the clam bake and the dessert buffet. Weekends are for brunches with Bellinis and champagne, accompanied by live jazz.
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