"Everything you could ask for"
If you want the best - this is the one for you Rather over attentive staff but otherwise perfectGenuine Expedia guest review
It was a fantastic weekend. I needed a little time to rejuvenate and my stay in one of your king bed cottages fit the bill perfectly. The surprise upgrade was awesome! Once we were in, there was no need to leave. I guess we'll leave the shopping to another trip : )Genuine Expedia guest review
"What's not to love?"
I visit Santa Barbara about once a month and I LOVE this hotel. Old World charm of the Biltmore legacy meets Santa Barbara's casual/elegant lifestyle-it doesn't get much better than this! The newly renovated bar is gorgeous. Each time I come, I never want to leave-everything is perfection.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
My entire family loved this hotel. It is a hidden gem. Would stay there again. The room was very large and comfortable. The location is great!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Sad to Leave!"
My daughters and I had a wonderful mini getaway. Felt like we had a week's vacation on a two night stay. My daughter goes to school in the area. So, this was a real treat for all of us.Genuine Expedia guest review
Lost my amex card and it had been turned into security, what a relief for the rest of my travels.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Santa Barbara Biltmore Review"
Had a wonderful time. Received VIP treatment all the way.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"A nice hotel but not worth all of the fuss."
The facilities are tasteful but certainly not opulent. This was out first time in a Four Seasons and, frankly, I don't really see the big deal.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Santa Barbara at its best!"
Have to say I expected a high level of service and amenities from the Four Seasons but the experience exceeded my expectations. When I first checked into our room, I was a bit disappointed in the location of the room as it was on the far end of resort away from all the amenities and the room was a bit dark due to the abundance of trees outside our window. […] However, the room was gorgeous. The bellman noticed my bit of disappointment and immediately inquired if anything was wrong. I let him know that the room was not exactly what I had hoped for due to it's location. He immediately picked up the room and inquired about a change but was told there would be a charge for an upgrade. We were already paying more than usual for a room so I declined and thanked him. Well 5 minutes later I received a phone call from the front desk, they offered me two other options and let us take a look at the other two rooms. One of the rooms was perfect, no ocean view but it was gorgeous and in an ideal location. There was no cost to make the change. I was so impressed that they went out of their way to make sure we were satisfied. The service over the next few days was just as grand, everyone was absolutely friendly and professional and the grounds and views were spectacular. The property is located in the perfect location and close to everything. We look forward to our next trip to Santa Barbara and will definitely be staying at the Four Seasons, worth every penny!! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful old hotel; service not up to Four Season"
Lovely hotel and grounds. Pool beautiful. Valet staff and front desk staff not up to normal Four Seasons standards. A lot of "add on" charges for wifi, coffee after 9:00 am on weekdays, self-parking. At a Four Seasons the price should encompass all those little details or it feels tacky.Genuine Expedia guest review
The hotel has a big name but a small bed, even for 5/10 guy.Genuine Expedia guest review
This is an amazing hotel. Besides being so beautiful, the service is outstanding. The car valets always made sure we had directions. That was extremely helpful. Our daughter went to the Kid's Club (Kid's for All Seasons) and Matt was terrific. She had a great day and we enjoyed ourselves knowing she was having fun. We also had drinks one evening and […] had the breakfast buffet one morning. Delicious! The bar was being updated so we were in a space with no ocean view but it was still lovely, At turndown service, we were always left 3 waters. Small detail but a detail! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Elegant Santa Barbara"
This is the place to stay in Santa Barbara period. Wonderful old world feel with great service and great food. Right on the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Outstanding customer service!"
Janet in reservations was so accommodating and gave us a beautiful room. Ian at the concierge desk was just as helpful with his great recommendations for restaurants. Christopher at the front desk was there for whatever we needed. And finally Tom and Michelle at the valet station were so friendly and happy it was a pleasure to see them each morning […] or evening. Because I don't want to be negative I will wait to say anything about the restaurants until we try them again. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Hotel but limited in dining"
Absolutely loved the hotel but our stay was affected by a sub standard experience in the restaurant. With such a beautiful hotel , you'd expect the service and cuisine in the restauant to be at a level second to none. The cocktail menu lacks creativity, the main menu is not at all what I would have expected from Four Seasons (lacks vision) and the service […] was dismissive and discourteous. It's clear training and a leadership team is needed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Treat yourselves; indulge yourselves - a "must do" - couldn't recommend more highly.Genuine Expedia guest review
If you do not book directly with them, they treat you like second class citizen.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"On the beach in montecito"
It just doesn't get any better than this. A classic hotel in one of the most beautiful beach cities in California.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
The property is incredibly beautiful. The pictures on the website don't do justice. The service was perfection. We were upgrated to a 1 bedroom suit once they found out we were celebration our 10 year anniversary. The property is Spanish style covered with lush greens. You can tell the buildings are older, however the amenities are top of the line […] with modern technology. From the heated tile floor in the mater bathroom to the steam shower, suit was so thoughtfully put together. The service from vallet, bellman, front desk, concierge to room service was I credible. Loved it!!! It was perfection. You truly do get what you pay for. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Close o the beach"
Friendly staff, very clean room close to the beach.Genuine Expedia guest review
The resort is beautiful, staff was attentive, room was very nice, food was excellent but very over priced, eggs, bacon,potatos, over 30.00, and who ever thought of running a rain thru the middle of this beautiful town and backyard of this resort should be shot. Its not just every once in awhile, it is multiple times of the day and night, with its train […] horn blaring, they do provide ear plugs in the room, how thoughtful. It is totally absurd, better yet who would pay 5, 10, 15 million for a house that has this train going thru their backyard.....nevertheless, it is a beautiful resort and worth the price we paid for the room. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Service was above and beyond. Family friendly. Highly recommendGenuine Expedia guest review
We always love our stays at the Four Seasons SB. We were disappointed that we didn't have access to the Coral Casino club. This was quite a surprise as we typically spend most days there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Lovely hotel, spectacular setting and grounds. Very few rooms have ocean view but nonetheless I'd recommend the hotel for a luxurious get-away.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Gorgeous lush setting, wonderful service."
Revisiting the Biltmore after many years. Did not disappoint. Property subtly updated -- modern plumbing set in still gorgeous Spanish Colonial decor-- and beautifully maintained. Perfect location. Wonderful room service. Staff overall quite remarkable!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Special weekend with special friends"
Beautiful destination. Personal attention to every detail. Will be looking forward to our next visit to Santa Barbara!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"One of the best"
This is one of the nicest properties I've ever visited (and I've been to thousands). The hotel and grounds are beautiful, the staff is unbelievably nice and attentive, and the location is great. Pricey, but worth it. We'll definitely be back.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Luxury with some flaws!"
A beautiful hotel , magnificent location however wih some nagging issues for a hotel of such repute. 1. Cell and Internet reception was either terrible or unobtainable especially if you have Verizon. Apparently the hotel sits werw two towers overlap. Well they dont! I have a Verizon MiFi and it didn't work. I complained to hotel and they have us complimentary […] Internet. 2. The mattress was well used and soft and so had back ache by end of third night stay. 3. The photos on Expedia show a large swimming pool with lanes. This is in fact not at hotel but is across street in a private club that requires $200 per day for two people to use. On the hotel website this fact is barely mentioned in small print on the bottom of page. Our family are all regular swimmers and selection of this hotel was made largely because of our desire to swim laps daily. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
This hotel is absolutely beautiful! Do not hesitate in booking your vacation at this wonderful hotel. First class all the way! Room was huge and gorgeous! The bathroom was fantastic...the Four Seasons has the best showers in any hotels I have ever stayed at! LOL The grounds were perfect and the beautiful beach is across the small street. About an 8 […] minute drive to the heart of Santa Barbara which is a cute town and a shoppers paradise! I would definitely stay at this Four Seasons in a heartbeat! My only regret is that we did not stay long enough! ENJOY! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Out of a Dream"
The Four Seasons Biltmore is one of my favorite spots on earth, period. The location across the ocean, the gorgeous decor and grounds, a seafood cobb salad that is actually worth the $29 price... it's a dream come true in Santa Barbara, and especially more special at the Four Seasons. I will come again and again...Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The hotel was a great experience"
WE loved the hotel, the service was excellent, the food was good, the room was great. Best stay We've ever had in Santa Barbara.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful views and location"
Excellent service...very friendly staffGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The hotel and location are outstanding. The service was even better.Genuine Expedia guest review
"One of the most outstanding experiences"
Was concerned with previous negative reviews but would rate this hotel experience one of the very best and we travel over 100 days for leisure each year worldwide and in our opinion this hotel rates in top five. Staff are outstanding and could not have been more friendly or helpful and always remembered our names. The decor is outstanding with many welcoming […] fireplaces throughout and an extraordinary number of beautiful lamps and lighting features. Something to enjoy around every corner. Location is outstanding and the garden a delight with so many surprising features. We asked for coffee and teamaking facilities and these were happily provided promptly. Nothing was too much trouble. Go to this wonderful hotel and be enchanted and thoroughly spoilt. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Our first year anniversary celebration..."
From the moment we arrived to the hotel to the last minute we left was the most cordial, comfortable and relaxing experience. At the front desk I was received by the friendliest staff who not only took care of me but also offer me a few upgrade alternatives for my stay that came it very handy. We were there to celebrate our one year anniversary and […] it was perfect. Every one was super attentive and went out of their way to make sure we were having the best time possible! I can't wait to be back! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel facing Montecito coast"
Beautiful cottages with large rooms and luxurious bathrooms. Excellent service as can be expected from Four Seasons. Very nice, cozy lounge for after-dinner drinks. Within 5 miles from great restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara. We ate at Bouchon, which was excellent as always.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Classy beautiful and overlooking the beach!"
My husband and I recently stayed at the Biltmore while visiting California. The staff was incredibly helpful, cheery and polite. The ambiance was very rich and warm. The restaurant was very overpriced but the food and service was excellent. I would definitely recommend this hotel!Genuine Expedia guest review
"4+ star hotel right by beach."
Relaxing visit. Great location - beach club across the street is amazing. Recommend outdoor seat at Tydes for sunset dinner!Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great Weekend Getaway"
We stayed for a 3 night weekend wedding and it was great! The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. We stayed in one of the bungalows out by the railroad tracks and it was very quiet and laidback (except for the rare train going by which is no problem to us) I would recommend these rooms to anyone who wants some privacy. The hotel was clean […] and very well laid out. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful gracious hotel"
We dined, danced, drank, enjoyed the spa and loved the facilities. The food was 7 out of 10 at the ocean club but everything else awesomeGenuine Expedia guest review
"Fantastic Romantic Weekend"
The resort was spectacular. After reading the reviews, we fully expected to be impressed. The level of service, the quality of the food and grounds were first rate. The restaurants were outstanding. We will definitely be back for another weekend. The only concern was that due to getting a discounted rate through Hotels.com, our room rate did not cover […] the daily membership at the Coral Casino, the resort's swim and beach club. Daily membership is a $200 rate, and as we planned on staying there for the day, it was an expense we accepted. Keep that in mind when you are booking. The Coral Casino was impressive in its own right. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great place, over priced, over rated hate to say"
Staff was mostly great, a few snooty waiters. Grounds are beautiful, great history, etc. Just overpriced, not worth the big bucks. Been in nicer 5 stars for sure.Genuine Expedia guest review
"The Ultimate Getaway!"
Once we arrived we really had a hard time wanting to go tour Santa Barbara as it was just so relaxing. The hotel staff is awesome and we went to be able to just relax and getaway. I took someone special and we will now have memories for life.Genuine Expedia guest review
Have read previous reviews complaining about the hotel needing to be updated. Could not disagree more. The colonial style fits perfectly with the Santa Barbara vibe, there is no need to modernise facilities. They are in pristine shape as it is, with the grounds being beautifully spectacular, and the rooms highly comfortable and elegant.Genuine Expedia guest review
"This is the perfect get-away from San Diego"
As multi-year travelers to Santa Barbara, we were not previously familiar with this treasure adjacent to the tony community of Montecito. The hotel and resort can be a stand-alone experience, but it can be enriched by the four block walk to the lovely shops and restaurants on Coast Village Road, as well as the spectacular walk/jog/bike ride along Canal […] Road past the Santa Barbara Cemetery to the Santa Barbara Lagoon and bird sanctuary. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Fabulous resort!!.. only one critique.."
The Four Seasons Biltmore was a fabulous way to end our CA vacation. The room was clean, the beds were comfortable, the food was good (expensive) but delicious and the service was fantastic. My only critique was the pro tennis coach. I took a lesson from him and it wasn't what I expected. The hour together felt more like his opportunity to get praise […] for how many celebrities he knew, what restaurants he could get us into, and what tennis players he knew, etc. rather than a private tennis lesson. At one point I had to tell him that I just wanted to hit balls.. and we could chat about best restaurants etc. after. For the price I paid for an hour lesson, I would have expected dedicated attention to helping me learn tennis, not a poll on how popular he was. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very friendly and attentive staff - one of the best I have encountered in my travels. The Four Seasons is a beautiful hotel with good food and s staff that is first class. I would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Most relaxing place ever"
Complete 5 star experience like no other. The Biltmore has got it down and it all runs like clockwork. Worth the extra money and then some. My first stay in Santa Barbara but I know I will be back.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"True Four Seasons experience next to the beach"
We had wonderful 3 days, the service and the friendliness of the staff was nothing short of what you would expect from a Four Seasons hotel. The pool is not by the beach, but it is very pleasant. I strongly recommend the restaurants, everything we tasted was exceptional.Genuine Expedia guest review
"A legendary hotel with a fabulous location"
This beautiful, well-staffed, and immaculate hotel lived up to its reputation for excellence. The spa is fantastic! The restaurant (BellaVista) is delicious, beautifully situated, and staffed with well-trained, friendly people. The valets were terrifically helpful. My only issue with the hotel is, given the price of the rooms, that they charge for internet […] access. This is an insult. In this day & age, with everyone connected via their mobile devices and tablets, charging for internet access (in an already very expensive hotel room) is tantamount to a crime. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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