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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

5-star5 stars
1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA, 93108, United States of America

Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Butterfly Beach
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From 2,458 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Great amenities
Delicious food
Value for money could be better

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

from A$753
  • Garden Room King Bed
  • Riviera Two Double Beds
  • Riviera Room King Bed
  • Accessible Riviera Room King Bed
  • Room, Accessible (Garden)
  • Accessible Riviera Room With Two Double Beds
  • Garden Suite King Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Mariposa)
  • Junior Room, 1 King Bed (Jungle)
  • Bungalow Suite King Bed
  • Palm Suite King Bed
  • Junior Room, 2 Double Beds (Jungle)
  • Jungle Junior Suite With King Bed
  • Junior Suite, Accessible (Jungle)
  • Accessible Jungle Room Two Double Beds
  • Ortega One Bedroom Suite King Bed
  • Suite (Santa Cruz)
  • San Miguel One Bedroom Suite King Bed
  • Ocean View Room King Bed
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom (Fremont)
  • Bungalow, 2 Double Beds (Bungalow)
  • Bungalow, 1 King Bed (Bungalow)
  • Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Bungalow)
  • Honeymoon Suite King Bed
  • Suite (Bungalow with Plunge Pool)

What’s around Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Butterfly Beach (2-minute walk)
  • Andree Clark Bird Refuge (15-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (23-minute walk)
  • Stearns Wharf (40-minute walk)
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation (43-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (5.2 km)
  • Granada Theatre (5.9 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (7 km)
  • Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club (7.2 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (7.2 km)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 16 min drive
  • Oxnard, CA (OXR) - 37 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 42 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 9 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 10 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 19 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 206 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 18
  • Year Built – 1927
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 65-inch flat-screen TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


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


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.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara’s small print

Also known as

  • Four Seasons Resort Biltmore Santa Barbara
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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs USD 20 per night with in/out privileges

Valet parking costs USD 38.00 per day with in/out privileges

Breakfast costs between USD 14 and USD 30 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Exceptional 9.4 From 179 reviews

Good 6.0
Beautiful grounds, upon arrival treated like very well but in truth we couldn't wait to get out of there. We could hear the laundry facilities, the train, and every other word that the people in the adjoining room (831) said, including that the security guard told them we had called to complain about the noise twice at 1:15 am and again at 1:45am so then we got to hear ssshhhing on top of the party noise for another 45 minutes or so. Why the hotel didn't invite them to party somewhere away from guest rooms I have no idea. Only a card table in the closet if you got room service, you had to wait while they unfolded table and then regular maid service didn't remove breakfast materials you had to make an extra call to have it removed. We did have a lovely dinner at Buena Vista. But little details were missing to make it seem like a first class resort (They didn't even ask if we had enjoyed our stay when we checked out).
Mary, usOther trip
Very good 8.0
The hotel is quiet and we loved the fact that the property accommodate dogs for free. We’ll come back just for this! We enjoyed tremendously having breakfast in our room and the massages at the spa were outstanding. Service at Ty and Coral cafe was very good. We particularly enjoyed the happy hour at Ty, it was delicious. Unfortunately we couldn’t enjoy dinner at Bella vista since it’s close on Monday and Tuesday. The only downside of our stay was the poor attitude of the spa receptionist. She was not very friendly with my husband when we came to check in. We wanted to use the gym before our treatment but she didn’t want us to access the fitness room because she thought we were not guests at the hotel. It was rude and unpleasant. Beside we didn’t care much about the interior decoration of the bar. It is disappointing to see such a beautiful hotel without the appropriate decor in the bar area. We expected something less eclectic and more classic to go along with the rest of the hotel.
usOther trip
Exceptional 10.0
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights and 4 days to celebrate our wedding anniversary . We also had reserved a room for our adult daughter , her girlfriend and their 2 dogs . Although the resort is expensive - it is well worth it . The grounds are spectacular . Well maintained and very lush . The rooms were immaculate and they had doggie beds for the puppies with play toys , bowls and treats . They surprised us with complimentary Prosecco and lovely chocolates when we arrived . The food at the restaurants was excellent and the Sunday brunch is incredible . Well worth the price . The staff and concierge could not have been more helpful . They were attendant to every need . I would highly recommend and definitely go back .
Joyce, us3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Beware - Food poisoning
I got food poisoning from Bella Vista for lunch which ruined my trip to SB as I couldn’t do anything that we had planned. When I told the hotel about my situation on Sunday morning, they just said sorry and that they had to make a report. That’s it. I couldn’t believe that they didn’t try to make it up to me or anything so on my way out I told the hotel how disappointed I was about my situation and how they could care less that I got food poisoning and then they comped me 1 buffet. You spend $800/900 on a hotel night there, $150 for lunch which gave me food poisoning and I had to tell them to take care of me. What a disappointment. I have never been treated like this at any Four Seasons, let alone any hotel. Never staying here again. Wow. I do have to say though, the front desk guy Payton and the waiter Ricardo were amazing and very personable and made my birthday weekend enjoyable. If it wasn’t for them, I would be a lot more pissed.
Annik, usFamily trip
Good 6.0
nickle and dime - not worth the $
the hotel is nice, beds nice, big screen tv in room is nice. For the money, I just felt the hotel seemed to nickle and dime me from the $20 for self parking, which was not close to our room, to having to tip every body for everything from ice to anything needed in the room. The staff was friendly and professional and the place is nice but it's not within walking distance of anything but the beach so it's quiet and a bit secluded. the restaurant was good but tough to pay the prices at the bar. All in all, the place is nice but not worth the money for me. Oh, and you better like hearing dogs and children because they are everywhere. Lastly, express checkout was a joke. As long as you don't care what your bill is, I guess it could work ok. But I had to call the front desk 4 times before I finally could get an answer. I took over 45 minutes trying to get that done -- hope checking out at the front desk was slower?
Murrs, usOther trip

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

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