Belmond El Encanto
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Santa Barbara, California

Belmond El Encanto

Following years of extensive renovations by Orient-Express, this Santa Barbara icon lives on to thrill a new generation of guests with its relaxed-luxe bungalow rooms, lush gardens, and personalized service.

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  • Following years of extensive renovations by Orient-Express, this Santa Barbara icon lives on to thrill a new generation of guests with its relaxed-luxe bungalow rooms, lush gardens, and personalized service. Built in 1915, the landmark-preserved, Mediterranean-style complex has hosted many luminaries over the years, including President Franklin D. Roosevelt and privacy-seeking stars from Hollywood's golden years. After the original hotel fell into decline, Orient-Express purchased the 7-acre site and spent more than $100 million to revitalize the whole place. Rooms and suites come in two styles of bungalows

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