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El Encanto Santa Barbara

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With sprawling ocean views, seven acres of gardens and cozy bungalows, this Forbes Five-Star resort is the perfect Santa Barbara getaway.

  • El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • El Encanto Santa Barbara
  • El Encanto Santa Barbara

Two-Night Stay for Two

$1,440 $1,160 19% off

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  • Two-night stay for two at El Encanto Resort Santa Barbara includes:
    Luxury accommodations for two guests
    Room upgrade guaranteed at time of booking (Superior Bungalow to Deluxe Bungalow)
    Welcome amenities
    Five-course dinner for two in The Dining Room
    One 50-minute spa treatment with upgrade to 80-minutes

What we love

  • Escape from the city with a two-night stay at El Encanto, the first and only Santa Barbara resort to receive a five-star rating from Forbes Travel Guide.
  • Designed as California-style bungalows, rooms here feature luxurious amenities like marble bathrooms with heated stone floors, charming fireplaces, private terraces and stunning views of the Santa Ynez Mountains.
  • After settling in, head to the spa for treatments like the Four Hands massage and the Vitamin Sea Signature facial, which incorporates organic algae extracts to hydrate and brighten skin.
  • Come evening, enjoy a five-course dinner in the resort’s elegant dining room or on the romantic, candle-lit terrace. California-coastal dishes include hamachi tartare and braised short ribs with roasted fennel, crushed celery root and basil tomato compote.

What to know

  • Redeem by: Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • This offer is subject to Terms and Conditions
  • This offer is final sale and non-refundable
  • Hotel stay must be completed by Wednesday, April 30, 2014
  • Black-out dates: February 14–16, 2014
  • Minimum two-night stay required
  • Offer is subject to availability; please call well in advance of desired dates
  • 72-hour cancellation required or voucher will be forfeited
  • Limit one per member
  • Offer cannot be used with any other promotion or discount
  • Taxes, service charge, alcoholic beverages and gratuities are not included and will be charged at time of redemption
  • Voucher may be used to obtain the discount until April 30, 2014; after this date, the voucher is valid for the amount paid for five years from date of purchase, longer if provided by law


800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93103

About El Encanto

If you’re seeking serenity, privacy and natural beauty, look no further than the iconic El Encanto. A Santa Barbara favorite for decades, the hotel has housed such famous guests as Clark Gable, FDR and Barbra Streisand. It recently underwent a seven-year, multimillion-dollar renovation, reopening last year with meticulously restored grounds. Meander down one of the many brick pathways to enjoy stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean or stop to throw a penny in the wishing well, which dates back to 1928. The historic lily pond is equally whimsical, featuring a brick-columned arbor covered in wisteria vines.

Plush accommodations range from cozy bungalows to luxury suites, complete with fireplaces and private terraces. A brand new spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, landscaped gardens and an infinity pool overlooking the ocean round out the experience. At El Encanto’s restaurant, guests can enjoy California-coastal cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients, including cheese from the resort cow, Ellie. Less than a 10-minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara, El Encanto is conveniently located near parks, museums, beaches and more. However, between the peaceful setting and glamorous accommodations, you won’t want to leave the resort.

— Megan Wieczorek, Gilt City Editor

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