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4.2 out of 5

"This hotel is extremely beautiful. The room was as good as it gets and the setting was outstanding. The beautiful plantings, the view of the water, e ... " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 25 Oct 2015

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Hotel Description

5-star beachfront hotel near Butterfly Beach

On the beach

With a stay at this Montecito hotel, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Butterfly Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Andree Clark Bird Refuge. Also, Santa Barbara Zoo is within 3 miles (5 km) and MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation is within 6 miles (10 km).

Luxury amenities

A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and 2 outdoor pools are all featured at this smoke-free hotel. There's fun for all ages with a free kid's club and mini golf, and in-room childcare is an added bonus. Enjoy the 2 outdoor tennis courts and perks like free WiFi.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

The 206 individually decorated guestrooms offer free WiFi and comfy beds. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and other amenities include deep soaking bathtubs and 24-hour room service.

Bungalow, 2 Double Beds (Room)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Bungalow, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool (Fremont with Kitchen)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bungalow, 1 King Bed (Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool, Garden Area (Ortega)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Room)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony, Partial Ocean View (Santa Cruz)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Everyone (1) Couples (1)
5 out of 5

One of the Best

Pros: The room was so lovely. Everything done tastefully.
Cons: Can't think of a thing.
Location: Perfectly situated. Far enough away from the hustle bustle but close access to the highway to get downtown.
This hotel is extremely beautiful. The room was as good as it gets and the setting was outstanding. The beautiful plantings, the view of the water, everything was well thought out and I could have spent the rest of my life there and been very happy. The staff was terrific, very caring, especially the car hops who were so friendly and helpful. This was one of the best hotel experiences I ever had. Hope to be back there in the near future.

Posted by , from Connecticut on Oct 25, 2015

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5 out of 5

Great location, great property.

Pros: Great location. Beautiful property
Cons: The concierge could be a bit more helpful. One evening they sent my husband and I to a restaurant that wasn't open. They also put us on hold a lot.
Location: Quant little main street 4 blocks away from the resort. We also visited the zoo one morning which was only about a 15 minute drive from the hotel.
This resort has an amazing location right across the street from Butterfly Beach. The views from the all of the restaurants is fantastic! The resort grounds are beautiful. We stayed in one of the Bungalows which was very spacious and quite.

Posted by , from New Mexico on Mar 24, 2015

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1 out of 5

Lovely property & location

Cons: No free Internet, Noisy
Would go back! A bit loud in the back of propery. Gorgeous view. Coral Club across the street in fabulous!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012

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5 out of 5

Best of the Best

Just what I wanted and expected. Incredible staff! Beautiful room with a view!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2008

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5 out of 5
My husband and I had the most wonderful week at The Biltmore Four Seasons. We were there with a group of about 300. Our room was perfect, the service just right and the bike path was out of this world.

Posted by on Aug 11, 2007

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About the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Location 1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from March 25 2021 to December 30 2021 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

Enjoy the umbrellas and beach club on site (surcharge) for a relaxing day at the beach. At Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara you can cool off in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools and indulge in a pampering afternoon at the full-service spa. There are 3 restaurants on site, along with a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at the pool bar. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This Colonial hotel also offers a complimentary children's club, outdoor tennis courts, and a 24-hour fitness center. For a fee, parking is available. This 5-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 206 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 18 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • Built in 1927
  • Deli
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (free)
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar by the pool

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)

Transport

  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (6.2 km / 3.9 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara offers 206 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and minibars. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. 65-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. This Santa Barbara hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers, and safes. Additionally, rooms include espresso makers and hair dryers. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Espresso maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down blanket
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Nightly turndown service
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Designer toiletries
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM.

Ty Lounge - Overlooking the ocean, this cocktail bar serves light fare only. Happy hour is offered.

Tydes - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered. Open select days.

Bella Vista - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Open select days.

Coral Cafe and Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves lunch and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with outdoor tennis courts and a sauna. Other recreational amenities include a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Pilates classes on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Mountain climbing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site

Spa Services

The Spa at Four Seasons has 11 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a spa tub.

The spa is open daily.

  • Spa tub in spa
  • Number of treatment rooms 11
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business center

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

This property is managed by a professional host

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, JCB International, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Lead with Care (Four Seasons).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Lead with Care (Four Seasons)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Debit cards

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 14 and USD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 20 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 38.00 per day (in/out privileges)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Four Seasons Biltmore
  • Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Four Seasons Resort Biltmore
  • Four Seasons Resort Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Biltmore
  • Santa Barbara Four Seasons Resort
  • 4 Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Four Seasons
  • Four Seasons Santa Barbara
  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Hotel
  • Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara Santa Barbara

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.