El Encanto


Santa Barbara,  California
Closed for renovations for seven years, Santa Barbara’s grande dame of a hotel, a celebrity magnet since 1918, reopened in spring 2013. The elegance remains, and now there’s a gym, spa, and infinity pool. The updated bungalows, in Spanish colonial revival or Craftsman style, are worth a splurge, but just lunching on the terrace overlooking the sea feels like a vacation.
Last Reviewed September 2013
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    800 Alvarado Place
    Santa Barbara, CA 

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