Stayed here for one night in late March during Easter weekend. Amazing renovations -- and everything is brand new, but looks typical old California. You can see the attention to detail in the renovations and design. Our bungalow was wonderful-- large rooms and very large bathrooms with all of the amenities one would need. Our room even included a gas fireplace-- nice given that it was a bit cool and rainy. My understanding is that bungalows either include a fireplace or patio--- so choose accordingly if you can depending on the weather. Gorgeous landscaping and views of the ocean from this hotel. Enjoyed a massage in the spa (wonderful) and had cocktails in the lobby lounge (service was a bit slow due to a a busy night) following by a wonderful dinner in the restaurant on site. A wonderful place for a weekend retreat for adults. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Belmond El Encanto, a Forbes Five-Star luxury hotel, has been meticulously restored to capture all the romance and glamour that endeared it to both the local Santa Barbara community and visitors alike. As part of Belmond, this is the company's first excursion to the American west coast. Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled suites and bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean. Original architectural features have been lovingly restored, including the historic, trellis-lined Arbor and Lily Pond. Modern additions to the expansive outdoor zero-edge pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the journey for today's luxury-seeking guest. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Encanto Hotel And Garden Villas