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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Carmel, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Always wonderful at the Biltmore!”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

I love our family time together at the Biltmore....it's an easy place to stay and enjoy each other!
I love the gardens and Ty Warner loving renovations to the historic building makes us feel at home.The access to an Olympic size swimming pool is a treat!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

Fantastic hotel. Great staff, views, caring staff. There is a large swimming pool over the road from the hotel, which is free to use for residents. Superb views of the ocean. Excellent stay and thoroughly recommend the hotel.

Room Tip: We stayed behind the smaller pool in the hotel. Excellent room and completely quiet.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2013

A beautiful hotel with great service in a spectacular location. The grounds are well maintained and one feels like they are in a private garden. Expensive but worth the money. The food is only mediocre but Santa Barbara has a number of pretty good restaurants.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Harare
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

Everything about this experience was simply woeful. When booking we were promised a sea view, they only have 12 rooms with sea views - i cant verify that. We were given Room 814 - the front desks comment "that's my favourite room", yet no mention of the earthquake simulations caused by the freight trains that rumble past less than 10 yards from the room - dont expect to get a good nights sleep. Extortionate prices and wifi is an extra - simply petty and definitely not worth the price. My worst hotel experience in years and I travel extensively in both first and third world countries.

Room Tip: Just don't go here
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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FSSantaBarbara, Resort Manager at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
I am very disappointed to hear that your stay with us was less than you had expected. I apologize that we could not accommodate your request for an ocean view. I have followed up with the Reservations team to clarify that we do not guarantee this room type during the booking process and am sorry for the misunderstanding. As for the train noise, we do try to warn our guests prior to their stay that for over 100 years, the California coastal railroad has run behind the property. As a result, a passing train may be heard throughout the resort. I apologize for the disruption and hope that you will consider a future stay with us. I welcome speaking with you further, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,

Michael Mestraud
Resort Manager
Email: Michael.Mestraud@fourseasons.com
Phone: (805) 565-8202
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Toronto
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

We spent 4 days at this hotel and had a great time. The hotel itself is very beautiful and rich in history. The rooms are very quiet and comfortable, and the fireplaces are a nice touch. The food in the restaurants and lounges was on par with other 4S hotels (creative menu with no misses) and the service, as expected, was incredible. What we remembered the most about this hotel was the variety of activities that we had access to: fantastic tennis courts, the MOST AMAZING swimming pool at the club across the street (with a great poolside restaruant too), access to bicycles, croquet and tons of paths for running and exploring. The spa was very serene and we received fantastic treatments there. Our stay was seamless and we had no idea that we would have so much fun in Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fort Worth, Texas
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

This was my first experience with a Four Seasons hotel and it will not be my last. The property and grounds were beautiful and beautifully maintained. It perfectly married modern amenities to a great older hotel. The staff made us feel extremely welcome, always greeting us by name and making a special point of interacting with our young son. I cannot recommend this hotel strongly enough.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Stayed here in January 2013. Beautiful historic hotel with wonderful grounds. Great location just minutes away from downtown Santa Barbara. We had a fireplace in our room and could hear the surf rolling in all night with our balcony doors open. Wonderful, blissful, beautiful.

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Property: Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
Address: 1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93108-2805
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
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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