"Great service and a fantastic location"
We really enjoyed a couple of nights here, very friendly service and lovely bar area and gardensGenuine Expedia guest review
"Amazing historical hotel, ocean front!"
Wow what a beautiful stay for a quick trip in sb. Hotel staff Christopher was so helpful! We got amazing room with gorgeous view of sb mountains and in front green lawn..wide view no obstruction. Room is so charming, spanish tiles, spout tub, balcony and walk in closet, floor to ceiling windows..so old school! luv the romance of it all. Hotel location […] is AAA! We walked to ocean beach, montecito village, drove to zoo and visited old mission. So much to do! Our room had access to Coral Casino, great water front historical club house still by membership only. We chilled out there for lunch pool side and next day for happy hour and dinner at tyes. Truly a resort vacation! Definitely back again! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Poor front desk service"
We arrived close to 4 p.m. and our room was not near ready. We were told it would be at least one hour but the front desk hostess was very vague. She then just told us places we could go. After sitting by the pool waiting (staff there was super) for 1 1/12 hrs., we called and were told the room still was not ready. We had spa appts and she offered to […] have all of our luggage sent to the spa! Finally, she called back and said they "upgraded" us. When we went to check in, she merely pointed the direction of our room. There was never any accompaniment or tour of the property, services we are accustomed to at Four Seasons. The entire check- in process was a negative experience and set the tone for the stay. Dinner at the Bella Vista was truly average. The property and staff just seemed tired and fed up - maybe it was the holiday weekend. We had much better experiences at other resorts in the area. This property just seemed to coast on its' location and storied history but it has lost its' luster. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
The Biltmore offers something for everyone: the rooms, restaurant, views of the ocean, and part-time environment. In addition, the hotel is just a short drive or bike ride from downtown Santa Barbara, making it plenty convenient. Great place.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
good place and nice staff, But it is old and I think very overpriced. It is on the ocean, but ground floor rooms and our back of building unit had NO viewGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Lovely location, exellent staff, but overpriced"
There's no doubt that this is 5 star all the way, staff are very well trained, facilities are beautiful. However we've stayed at plenty of 5 star hotels and this one needed to be over and above to be worth the price which was steep, and to be honest, it wasn't.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Memorable Anniversary on American Riviera"
We went to the Four Seasons Biltmore for a long weekend and to celebrate our 24th Anniversary and they made us feel like royalty the whole weekend. From the amazing & romantic cottage room in the garden, to exceptional service, to continually wishing us a "happy anniversary" & constantly surprising us with unexpected and free touches to mark the occasion, […] to offers to take our photo and seat us in locations fostering conversation, everything could not have been more perfect. We felt like royalty and the entire staff and crew made us feel like family and so incredibly comfortable and papmered at the resort. My wife and I would highly recommend a trip to Four Seasons Biltmore at Santa Barbara for anyone looking for a romantic and special getaway. On the "must do" list---Sunday brunch seated outside at Bella Vista, dinner the 1st night at Tydes @ Coral Casino, a Cucumber Haze (or 2, 3..) poolside at Coral Casino, morning walks from hotel along boardwalk and beach to Santa Barbara, strolling into Montecito for a steak dinner by the fire at Lucky's, rambling through antique stores in nearby Summerland, coconut cake at Montecito Inn Cafe, and a very expensive but possibly meal of a lifetime at The Stonehouse @ San Ysidro Ranch---all suggested by the wonderful Concierge at the Four Seasons. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"DO NOT WASTES YOUR MONEY HERE, YOU WILL REGRET IT!"
I was sooo excited to check this place out only to find out that the rooms are dark, musty, depressing, and sooo outdated. Their website is VERY deceptive. The rooms are not even CLOSE to what they portray. All I really wanted was a couple days to recharge near the lovely pool that is pictured on their site, only to find out while I was checking in […] that there was a $200 fee just to relax on a chaise lounge chair and read my book all day. So, almost $1000 later for 2 nights here, I was left depressed and disappointed. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"CA Road trip"
Santa Barbara is stunning and really nice people. Four Seasons location, staff, food and beach were amazing. Cottages are a bit campy. Great running on beach and stellar gym. Italian restaurant was perfecto and view was extraordinary. I would give this hotel a 4.6 out of 5.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Four Season SB"
Love the property and staff! Will be back agian soon.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Fabulous Four Seasons"
Amazing service, fabulous location, - looking forward to staying there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Absolutely beautiful property!! Santa Barbara is arguably the most beautiful city in this state and you'd be hard pressed to find a better hotel than the Four Seasons Biltmore.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Four Seasons property in need of an upgrade"
Nice property and location but rooms were smelly and the physical plant is outdated. Thought the restaurant was terrible both in terms of the food and the professionalism of the wait staff. Actually charged $6.95 per 15 minutes of internet access in the business center after charging a room rate of $495.Genuine Expedia guest review
Our stay was wonderful. Without exception the staff was genuinely friendly and went out if their way to accommodate. We look forward to our return!Genuine Expedia guest review
"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
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