|Unique among Santa Barbara Hotels, El Encanto Hotel features a Mediterranean-like setting on the exclusive Riviera residential district above the Mission Santa Barbara. The historic El Encanto Hotel and Garden Villas invites you to relax and rejuvenate in the tranquility of luxuriant gardens and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands.
First built in 1915, El Encanto has been a preferred retreat and the center of Santa Barbara's social, cultural and architectural heritage for over 80 years.
Enjoy peaceful seclusion and energizing serenity in over 84 unique California Craftsman and Spanish Colonial Revival-style accommodations clustered throughout the lush grounds.
Unparalleled views, cuisine and service at El Encanto's restaurant make dining an affair to remember.
El Encanto is a charter member of Historic Hotels of America, a National Trust Historic Preservation. Located 90 miles north of Los Angeles and 325 miles south of San Francisco.
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