El Encanto officially opens

Local hotel celebrates with a ribbon cutting ceremony

POSTED: 06:58 PM PDT Jun 11, 2013    UPDATED: 02:59 PM PDT Jun 12, 2013 
El Encanto Opening
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

The new El Encanto Hotel is now  officially open.

City leaders joined hotel officials for a special ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday evening.

The hotel had it's soft opening  in June.

The historic property sold back in 2007.  It's been undergoing major renovations ever since. 

The owners worked closely with Santa Barbara's Historic Landmarks commission to make sure the hotel remained true to its original design.

The hotel has 92 individually designed California-style bungalows, some dating back to the 1920's.

800 Alvarado Pl., Santa Barbara, CA