Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Drive | Santa Barbara, CA 93108  [SEE MAP]Santa Barbara, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

This hotel does not charge a resort fee
Guests staying in standard rooms must pay fee to access the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club

With stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from its shorefront perch east of downtown Santa Barbara, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is consistently lauded by guests for its friendly staff and stunning decor. The Spanish Colonial Revival structure houses 207 spacious guest rooms and suites that feel bright and airy and feature large windows and views of the 22-acre property, and visitors say that the down bedding adds an extra dose of luxury. Recent guests also praised the in-house spa for its extensive list of treatments, but should you desire some rest and relaxation without the additional cost, a day spent by the outdoor pool should do just fine. If you're traveling with kids, let the resort's certified staff provide them with a host of supervised activities while you enjoy a romantic meal at Tydes (if you like seafood) or Bella Vista (if you prefer your Californian cuisine infused with some Italian flair).

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Location
Santa Barbara, CA
Hotel Class
5.0-star
Property Type
Resort, 207 rooms
Primary View
Ocean
Style
Traditional, Historic, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families

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Scorecard
  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Frommer's

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One of the splurge-worthiest hotels you'll ever meet, this historic 22-acre property has it all: a stunning quintessential Santa Barbara setting across from Butterfly Beach in Montecito, attentive service, impeccably appointed rooms, a standout spa, and Italian-inspired California coastal cuisine.

Frommer's Exceptional

Fodor's

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Surrounded by lush, perfectly manicured gardens and across from the beach, Santa Barbara's grande dame has long been a favorite for quiet, California-style luxury.

Oyster.com

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The relaxed elegance of the 1920s-era Spanish Colonial architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds give the resort a timeless feel.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Five Diamond Awards 2019
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List 2018
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2018

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2320 have reviewed the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2320 reviews 4.5 (based on 2320 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Guest rooms at the Four Seasons are spread throughout low-lying main buildings and one-level cottages with brick pathways and tropical foliage in between. Featuring upscale furnishings in an elegant color palette of pale yellow, green and white, rooms have Spanish-inspired accents such as wrought-iron drapery poles and dark wood furniture. Guests can request firm or plush mattress and all rooms feature down duvets and pillows, along with terry bathrobes. There are 65-inch flat-screen TVs, spacious work desks and minibars.
  • Twice-daily housekeeping including turndown service

Standard room size350 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Set across the street from Butterfly Beach in Montecito, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara offers a prime oceanfront location. Built in 1927, the Spanish Colonial-style property is the epitome of luxury with a pool in a tropical setting, gardens with brick pathways lit by gas lanterns, romantic archways and historic furnishings. Located less than 4 miles from downtown Santa Barbara, the property offers a relaxing retreat within easy reach of the local wineries, restaurants, cafes, art galleries and historic attractions.
  • Located 14 miles east of the Santa Barbara Airport; about 94 miles northwest of Los Angeles International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($38)
  • 24-hour self-parking ($17)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach

Dining

The hotel has four on-site dining options. Bella Vista is the property’s locally sourced California-Italian restaurant offering signature dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Tydes is a modern seafood-focused restaurant open for lunch and dinner that serves dishes like oysters, beef tartare, fish, beef short rib and more. Coral Cafe and Bar is the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club's poolside restaurant that offers lunch. Fins is the resort's healthy juice and breakfast option serving light fare and organic smoothies.
  • All restaurants offer indoor and outdoor seating
  • Ty Lounge serves Spanish-style tapas and cocktails

Number of restaurants4

Cuisine TypesItalian, American, Spanish

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free breakfast

Pool

The property’s Resort Jungle Pool includes a mineral water whirlpool and is surrounded by palm trees and ferns. The heated outdoor pool is hand-tiled and features underwater music. Guests of the hotel also have access to the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club pool with a 160-foot-long, heated outdoor pool and diving board.
  • All guests have access to the Resort Jungle Pool; Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club pool is complimentary for guests in Premier and Executive rooms; $200 per day for guests in Superior and Deluxe rooms
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Seasonal
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Indoor/outdoor combo
  • Pool bar
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas

Spa

The spa offers a full range of services including massages, facials and body treatments inspired by the sea and local botanicals. There are 11 treatment rooms, including day suites, along with two whirlpools and an English rose garden meditation area. The hotel's José Eber Santa Barbara offers a full range of salon services. Spa guests can enjoy healthy fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Men’s, teens and kids services offered
  • Spa is open daily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The resort’s complimentary Kids For All Seasons program offers a variety of supervised daily activities such as swimming, painting, cookie making and herb gardening. There are also family-friendly on-site activities including movies, games, putting greens, swimming and croquet, along with off-site adventures such as sailing, mountain biking and kayak tours.
  • Kids For All Seasons is available year-round 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Childrens programs are designed for kids ages 5 to 12
  • Kids club (free)
  • Cribs
  • High chairs

Fitness

The property offers a fitness center with cardio machines and strength-training equipment. The facility offers floor-to-ceiling windows with ocean views and there are a variety of fitness classes offered such as yoga, Pilates, aqua aerobics and beach walks. After working out, guests can enjoy the whirlpool located in the main fitness center's locker rooms.
  • Three tennis courts
  • Fitness centers are open daily 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Personal training and private yoga classes are offered
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
  • Bicycles (free)
  • Tennis (free)
  • Guided runs
  • Paddle boats (with fee)
  • Motor boats (with fee)

Business

The property has more than 28,000 square feet of event space for business meetings and gatherings. There is a Grand Ballroom and Terrace on the beach with panoramic ocean views, along with 10 breakout spaces. Meeting areas are equipped with audiovisual equipment and Wi-Fi Internet access. The 24-hour business center offers computer access and basic printing services.
  • Property can host catered meals for up to 350 guests indoors; up to 400 attendees outside
  • Translation and interpretation services
  • Presentation supplies available

Number of meeting rooms10

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The resort welcomes dogs weighing up to 50 pounds. There is no additional fee, but the hotel requires pets to be attended to at all times.
  • Pets are not allowed in the eating areas, pools or spa
  • Pet bed, food and water bowls available
  • Concierge can arrange pet walking and sitting services
  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting

Wedding

The oceanfront Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara offers multiple indoor and outdoor settings for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The Mariposa Garden is surrounded by palm trees with views of the Pacific and the Escala Garden features a spiral staircase and a lush tropical garden. The Pacifica Ballroom & Terrace sits on Butterfly Beach providing uninterrupted views of the coast, along with elegant chandeliers, arched windows and architectural ceilings for up to 300 guests. La Marina provides an intimate Spanish-inspired indoor setting with floor-to-ceiling windows.
  • Wedding packages
  • Customized gourmet catering

Maximum wedding guest capacity400

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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