We spent two nights in this fabulous hotel as we traveled through a ten night trip from Sonoma / Napa Valley to Santa Monica (with stops in Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Carmel, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica) for a special birthday. This hotel was an outstanding luxurious choice!! The location is magnificent - the sunset views over the pool and restaurant are some of the best I have ever seen. The appointments in the bungalow style rooms exceed the adjectives in my vocabulary. We ate two breakfasts and a dinner in the hotel - each meal was exceptional (yes, even the white omlet with chives was a masterpiece). I loved the breakfast tea!
If I travel to CA again, this hotel will be the centerpiece of my trip!
- 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