Beautiful buildings with Spanish style architecture, first-class bars and restaurants, tantalizing waterfront, perfect weather and activities that suits all tastes and budgets make Santa Barbara one of the best places to live in, as well as a must-visit place for travelers to California.
Nestled between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and Pacific Ocean on the Central Coast of California, Santa Barbara with its amazing ocean views has a lovely Mediterranean climate, making it a popular tourist destination.
It is a seaside haven with palm-lined beaches, gourmet delicacies, a vibrant arts scene and an opulent lifestyle, representing a perfect example of the Californian dream. So if you are dreaming of a getaway that involves good food, fine wine, great sight seeing and plenty of exciting activities, then you should consider heading to Santa Barbara.
Four Seasons Resort – The Biltmore Santa Barbara
The elegant and luxurious Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is located just a few yards from the Butterfly Beach in Montecito, offering amazing panoramas of the Pacific ocean. Built in the year 1927, the stunning hotel reflects the Spanish Colonial Revival design with red tiled roofs and Mexican tiles. Ever since the hotel was opened, it has been a hotspot for travelers as well as locals alike. The uniqueness of the resort is so amazing that you will really enjoy every moment of your getaway.
The moment you enter the resort, you will feel like you’ve reached a magical wonderland. The beautiful natural gardens and the stunning Spanish architecture with the red tile roofs, multi-colored ceramic tiles, historic and custom furnishings, wood beam ceilings, graceful archways, white stucco walls and the red bougainvillea that grows up the while walls are all breathtaking. Outside, just in front of the property is the brilliant view of the Pacific Ocean from Butterfly Beach. Truly a treat for the eyes and soul!
Santa Barbara City Style
One thing that’s so great about Santa Barbara is that there are no high rise buildings here. May be that’s what makes the city so charming and elegant. The same theme can be seen in Biltmore Santa Barbara Resort as all the building here are low-lying, mostly single-storey bungalows. This type of architecture actually adds to the magical wonderland feeling. Outside the main building are numerous sidewalk paths winding through the gardens and leading to the bunglows or guest rooms.
Now a little bit about the rooms. Just like the other areas of the resort, the rooms in itself also provide the visitors with one of a kind experience found nowhere else. The rooms are designed with a beautiful blend of old-world Spanish Colonial architecture and a touch of modern artistic decor. The attention to detail of everything in this luxurious resort is absolutely mind blowing. Varying from 350 to 2,000 square feet, all the rooms have beautiful hand stenciling around the entrance. Each room is different when it comes to color and décor, but overall the theme is simple with a subtle color palette of greens, golds, and white, elegant furnishings, and outdoor patio.
There are 207 rooms and suites in the resort, out of which 11 provides an ocean view. The beds in the rooms are made specifically for the Four Seasons, and you can interchange the tops if you want to. There is a huge living room, which leads out to a private outdoor patio, where you can relax. If you wish to have a more spacious accommodation, you can opt for one of the 12 cottages. The Biltmore Santa Barbara Resort is truly a home away from home!
Exploring The Biltmore
The Biltmore Santa Barbara hotel stands in a whopping 22 acres, which is filled with numerous different species of exuberant tropical plants and palms. The best thing about staying in this resort is that you really don’t have to step outside the property if you don’t want to, because the resort itself offers so much to explore and do while you’re here. However, given below are a few things worth doing during your stay in Santa Barbara:
- The Gym, Resort Jungle Pool, and Spa
The Gym, Resort Jungle Pool, and Spa are all located close to each other. For those who love to use these facilities while traveling, then Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is the ultimate place to do it. The Gym is really spacious and has numerous pieces of equipment for a travel-workout. It is equipped with exercise bikes, treadmills, circuit training equipment and free weights. The gym also offers whirlpool baths so that the guests can relax after their workouts. Snacks are available for purchase, if you wish to take in nutrients before or after your workout.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the Channel islands, The Four Seasons Spa offers an extensive menu of luxurious treatments, including facial and body treatments, manicure, pedicure and massage. The Spa also features an upper level relaxation space for the guests, locker rooms with sauna and steam room. If possible, make sure to attend Meditation Monday at the Spa during your visit.
Just as the name indicates, the Resort’s Jungle Pool looks like it’s in the middle of the jungle. Located near the spa in a lush, palm grove setting, this beautiful hand-tiled heated pool features underwater music. So make sure to dip your head underwater and listen to the music. There is one large pool and 2 smaller whirlpools with different temperatures. Snacks, lunch and refreshing beverages are also available.
- Butterfly Beach
Watching the sunrise and sunset over the Butterfly beach is truly an extraordinary experience. So don’t miss out on this great sight while you are here. Unlike most of Santa Barbara’s beaches that are south-facing, the Butterfly beach faces towards the west. For that reason, it’s one of the best spots for watching the Sun go down.
Butterfly Beach is conveniently located right in front of the Four Seasons Resort and so it is easier to have the stunning sunrise view if you can wake up early in the morning. Climbing on top of the rocks will allow to get an exclusive and breathtaking view. You can come back to the beach in the evening to witness the beautiful sunset amid the crimson red backdrop.
These are just a few of the things you can do, during your stay in the resort. Other attractions include taking a tour of the gardens, dining at the Bella Vista or TY Lounge and visiting the Coral casino. When it comes to staying in a luxury beachfront Resort in Santa Barbara, the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is your best option. It is also the perfect way to have a perfect getaway!
Address: 1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Phone: +1 (805) 969-2261