VIP Treatment at Belmond El Encanto in Santa Barbara

If you're looking for glamour on the West Coast, look no further than this enchanting getaway in the heart of elegant Santa Barbara.

An iconic location in an iconic destination, Santa Barbara’s only Forbes Five-Star resort sits high in the hills amid lush gardens with views across the town and ocean. A landmark since the 1920s, its original architectural features have been lovingly brought back to life, while modern additions include an expansive outdoor swimming pool and beautiful boutique spa. True to its Californian roots, this luxury hotel combines glamour with laid back style.

Here's a few offerings we just love about this resort:

Relaxing by the lavish infinity-edge swimming pool.

Exploring the seven glorious acres of landscaped gardens, including a tranquil lily pond and fountain surrounded by a wisteria-lined brick courtyard.

Dining on innovative contemporary California-coastal cuisine in the elegant dining room or on the terrace under the stars.

Rejuvenating at the most idyllic day spa Santa Barbara has to offer with treatments inspired by the surrounding landscape.

Conveniently visiting some of the area’s finest attractions like the nearby Santa Barbara Polo Fields (experience ‘the sport of kings’ in all its glory!), the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the new children’s museum (Moxy), the Santa Barbara Sea Center, 175 San Ynez valley wineries, and even the Channel Islands (just off the coast of Ventura where a ferry runs there twice daily).

Getting picked up by the resort's complimentary Mercedes Sprinter (8am-10pm) anywhere within five miles including wineries, beach, etc. This includes guests transfers from the State Street train station.

Riding motorized bicycles to navigate through hills.

And lastly, getting VIP treatment through our Belmond Bellini Club membership:

  • $500 gift voucher for any $5,000 booking or experience
  • Complimentary upgrade at check-in
  • Free internet access
  • Special in-room welcome amenity
  • VIP recognition by property management and staff
  • Waitlist priority for high demand properties or experiences

Contact one of our friendly travel planners to get access to these complimentary perks!