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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Ranked #6 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Fabulous few days at this lovely hotel. Service was superb - we felt very well looked after at all times.

Stayed in one of the bungalow suites which I would highly recommend. Plenty of space and privacy and great to have our own enclosed patio.

The private club with pool across the road was great, but we also enjoyed the very warm pool at the hotel.

Spa was lovely, quiet, luxurious with great treatments.

Slight disappointment that the hotel does not provide any service on the beach (no sun loungers).

Found some good restaurants and shops just up the road on Coast Village Road, Montecito. We particularly liked Tre Lune for dinner and Jeannine's for a quick sandwich.

We enjoyed cycling along Santa Barbara's seafront on bikes and walking on the beach, but mainly made use of the excellent facilities at the hotel and club. The stand up paddle boarding was not by the hotel as we had expected, but from the marina in Santa Barbara, but was thoroughly enjoyable.

Overall a great few days. Would definitely stay there again.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I felt so cared about with johnathan and everything was so beautiful worth every penny
Normally I wouldn't spen this amount but it was worth it
It was so great for our dog as well double value thank you best trip ever

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

My husband and I had a short time to get away. We made the excuse to spend more money on a nice hotel because we drove to the hotel instead of flew. For what we needed, rest and relaxation, it was perfect!!

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Thank Juan C
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We stayed in the aptly named "jungle rooms" at the Biltmore Four Seasons resort. The property is so lushly and beautifully landscaped, it really felt as if we were wandering through a private oasis. It is important to realize that this is very much an authentic historic property, which should somewhat limit expectations for the pickiest and most demanding travelers. Although our room was lovely there was, at first, a slightly noticeable mustiness that I've never experienced at any other Four Seasons. That said, we got used to it and just enjoyed this notable hotel. Although it is located on the beach, we didn't realize that there aren't cabanas or service shoreside. Instead, you can utilize the private pool club and position your chairs facing the beach, albeit through a wind-breaking plexiglass.
Two things not to miss: the most beautiful bike path we have ever seen, just a short way from the hotel & a massage in the spa. Ours with the immensely talented Victoria was a revelation!

Room Tip: If an Olympic pool on the beach is important to you, be sure to book a room that includes it, or be...
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

You cannot beat the location and beautiful surroundings. And the hotel exudes old world charm and a sense of history and stability.
But our room, while quite comfortable and well appointed, the bathroom toilet and shower were quite dated and in need of being modernized.
The food was good but highly overpriced.
And the front desk staff ranged from being warm, professional and inviting to novice and indifferent. There was no high level of consistency

Room Tip: We were a distance from the main hotel lobby and I sense the better rooms are closer.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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AaronI1927, General Manager at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Dear Bob S,
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay with us. While I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed the Resort's proximity to Butterfly Beach and the grounds of the property, I am extremely disappointed to hear that we fell short in providing you with the high level of service we strive to provide to all guests. I appreciate your feedback and will be sure to share it with our team.

I do hope that this experience has not permanently tarnished your impression of Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara as we greatly appreciate your patronage and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you to the Resort and provide you with the experience you deserve and should have received.

Warm regards,
Aaron Ide
Resort Manager

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Additional Information about Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Address: 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2805
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $658 - $2,147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara 5*
Number of rooms: 207
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in California, with private bungalows and terraces that overlook the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. Set amongst 22-acres of lush jungle and tranquil gardens, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara defines luxury living and service on the American Riviera. ... more   less 
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