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1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA, 93108, United States of America, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.6 / 5Outstanding

Score breakdown (from 270 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.8
  • Service
    4.7
  • Comfort
    4.6
  • Condition
    4.6
  • Neighborhood
    4.8
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful"
It is 22 year since we were last a the Biltmore and it is as beautiful as we remembered it. The service and surroundings are second to none. However there have been some changes over the years.Charging $32 for breakfast and $19 for self parking seems a bit excessive. There is also no tea and coffee in the rooms which is now standard in hotels across the world. Since we were last here the pool complex across the road has been sold off and is now private members club. Can still be used for $200 a day?? Restaurant is still open to hotel guests. Still one of the best hotels in the world that we have stayed at.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Oct 5, 2014
Trevor
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Four Seasons review"
Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Oct 3, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
Checked in and had bugs. Not usually a Four Seasons specialty.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Oct 6, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"top rated hotel"
our stay was the best ... and the cost not too exhorbitant...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 29, 2014
leonard kaye
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Wonderful resort. It felt like we were on the Mediterranean.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Sep 24, 2014
Marshall Ravden
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"6 stars!!!"
This hotel is really truly an Outstanding property! The service and staff are Outstanding as well! Looking forward to my return.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 24, 2014
Duane
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"lovely and elegant"
it was wonderful in every way
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Sep 12, 2014
Elaine
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Breathtaking all the way"
Incredible location, weather, scenery, facilities, etc, etc, etc.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 8, 2014
Banfield
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Anniversary celebration"
We booked one night at the Four Seasons and ended up extending 3 more nights. The grounds are beautiful and it is locked across from the ocean. The staff was friendly and provide great service with a smile. The restuarant was great for both breakfast and dinner. Overall experience was excellent!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 3, 2014
Jack
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"Romantic nightmare"
The hotel was old and the rooms need a serious update for the cost. What applaud me is that the valet dented my brand new car. The way security handled it not letting me or my girlfriend see the footage has been a nightmare, what's worse is they double parked very expensive cars on top of one another asking for it. There was also a horrible rancid smell in the lobby I take from rusted pipes that gave off a bad bathroom smell. The pool club needs an update too. Beds in room not the level I expect for four seasons hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Aug 29, 2014
David Krausse
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect"
You can't go wrong staying here. My wife and I actually relaxed for a change and enjoyed every minute and every member of the staff without exception. It will be a regular trip for us from now on.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 2, 2014
Bob
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"n/a"
very expensive, overpriced hotel with an excellent location
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Aug 6, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Grounds, lobby, main resturant were beautiful."
Our original room we encountered gross plumbing problem. We were moved to second room that by the time we checked out the closet had a horrible offensive odor. The closet wall had corrosion that I believe was also due to plumbing issue. The toilet in both rooms would require several or more flushes for tissue to flush. Being this is considered a multi star resort I'm inclined to state that management requires to review and resolve its plumbing issues. Upon check out I stated all the above. I was given a $100 deduction from my bill which I felt was highly unsatisfactory.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 31, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"relax and enjoy my kids who are now all grown up."
we so enjoyed your stay,we had a great tim roasting march mellows.....we also loved wine tasting. the hotel is a great place to go and relax and rest . great time...
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night family trip Aug 21, 2014
cath
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent facility"
One of the best stays we have experienced, The Staff is fantastic, so well trained in serving the needs of all the guests. I would stay their every time we travel to Santa Barbara. Total recommendation to any one for a stay in Santa Barbara. Summation: The very Best all around period.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 30, 2014
Gary
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Beautiful Grounds"
Service up to Four Seasons standards, however, if you want to in the middle of town in Santa Barbara this hotel is not for you. Loved our stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 21, 2014
Mary
US
3.0 / 5Good
"not worthy"
too expensive, and not the equivalent for that price.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
4.3. Good .. Very good. Could be better. Bet very good
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Aug 17, 2014
Darnell
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Wonderful hotel. Excellent service. Only minor issue is out room was near a train track. But everything else totally made up for it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Aug 19, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Relax, excellent service and surroundings."
Very friendly and attentive staff that seem to enjoy what they do. They setting is beautiful and the facility retains its old classic style without sacrificing newer amenities such as updated restrooms.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 17, 2014
Barry
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fine Hotel"
wonderfull and luxus hotel, we couldn´t stay more nightes, we hope come back and enjoy the hotel
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 12, 2014
Alfredo
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
We really didn't meet people at the hotel because I had been there before and we were always busy with activities. To other travellers--just enjoy every minute of your stay....
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Aug 11, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Lovely old restored hotel with beautiful grounds"
Spent a weekend here. Dinner at Bella Vista mixed, food great, staff inexperienced. Room nice, a bit loud. Pool small. Complimentary shuttle to Santa Barbara very helpful
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 11, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"2014 visit"
Too short of a visit...wonderful experience. Can't wait to go back.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 7, 2014
Carolyn
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Luxury and class!"
We returned to the Four Seasons two weeks after we had our wedding there and again had an unforgettable experience. The views are beautiful, the food is delicious and the service is phenomenal.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 1, 2014
Laura
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fantastic Location"
We loved it. It was our anniversary and it was a pleasant stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 27, 2014
Brad
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Romantic getaway"
Enjoyed our stay. The service was excellent and our room was very nice. We elected to sleep with our windows open and experienced a lot of outside noise from the hotel workers. Our building was near to there maintenance facility. The only other complaint was the small pool and the noisy children. After they left the pool was relaxing and enjoyable.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jul 19, 2014
Clint
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Phenomenal Service"
The four seasons is wonderful and a true getaway in Santa Barbara. The staff was amazing as well as the room. We stayed in one of the cottages and it was lovely. The Bed was so comfortable and the massive tub was a bonus.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Jul 18, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"A well-managed, gorgeous hotel!"
From check-in to check-out my husband and I felt welcomed and appreciated. The hotel upgraded our Deluxe room to Premier, and gifted us iced champagne, chocolates and macarons for our 25th anniversary. Our cottage room -- comfortable, large -- was at the edge of the property, which could be a negative, but that made it more convenient to self-park. The spacious, ADA-accessible bathroom was attractive and well tended by housekeeping (the maid carefully arranged our toothbrushes, etc., on washcloths...great attention to detail). The deep-pillow-topped bed was luxurious. Our patio was not usable, as it bordered the parking lot and got noise from a ventilation system nearby, and cigarette smoke from next door. One night our neighbors had a loud, drunken fight (we phoned the front desk and they responded quickly). The next day the manager gifted us a bottle of wine and a box of chocolates, with a hand-written note apologizing for the disturbance. I was disappointed that the very small swimming pool was boiling with boisterous children most of the day, but I enjoyed swimming and walking on Butterfly Beach. Be aware that the hotel website can mislead you into thinking that the massive, beach-front pool featured there is the hotel pool! It is, in fact, in the club across the street, included only with top-level rooms. For other guests the cost is $200/day -- possibly worth it for a family with kids, or if you will use it for a full day. Not worth it for me.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 22, 2014
Noname
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Luxury, beach resort"
I stay here quite often and have to admit it gets better and better every time. The staff is friendly and genuine, attentive to your needs and a pleasure to encounter. The property is stunning in and of itself as well as being directly across from Butterfly Beach. The rooms are beautiful and extremely comfortable. It is a true resort getaway in Four Seasons style.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 21, 2014
SFtraveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Beautiful setting on the beach."
Beautifully maintained gardens and structures. Great representation of Spanish architecture in California.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 21, 2014
Randy
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Disappointed in the details"
While a lovely property, with generally great service, we found the service and food spotty and unpredictable. (At their prices, one would expect absolute perfection!) Turndown service was requested twice, but never happened, and extra bath product was requested but never delivered. Food at the beach club was inedible. Calamari at the hotel bar was undercooked and had to be sent back. The lobby restroom was filthy the two times we used it. The GM should be more hands on to correct such deficiencies.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip with friends Jul 16, 2014
BH
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Gorgeous location and Hotel!"
We had our wedding there and were treated like royalty by the staff. The service was unbelievable! Everything was beautiful!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 16, 2014
Laura
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Amazing
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jul 12, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Perfect"
5 stars relative to other Four Seasons. Room even nicer than the grounds. Will return!!!!! Sooner rather than later.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Jul 7, 2014
Jay
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great service and a fantastic location"
We really enjoyed a couple of nights here, very friendly service and lovely bar area and gardens
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 12, 2014
Jeremy
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 12, 2014
DM
US
3.0 / 5Good
"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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 9, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Outstanding property"
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
3 night romance trip Jun 30, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
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 view
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 28, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"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
Other trip Jul 1, 2014
Peter
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 24, 2014
Austin Attorney
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jun 17, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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
Other trip Jun 21, 2014
experi
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Four Season SB"
Love the property and staff! Will be back agian soon.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 13, 2014
dave
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Fabulous Four Seasons"
Amazing service, fabulous location, - looking forward to staying there again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip with friends Jun 6, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
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
1 night trip May 31, 2014
Mike G
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"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
Other trip May 28, 2014
steve
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Flawless"
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
Other trip May 22, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Everything you could ask for"
If you want the best - this is the one for you Rather over attentive staff but otherwise perfect
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip May 22, 2014
A Traveler
US
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