Written by } Kelly Schneider
Edited by } Bonnie Davidson
The iconic destination, built in 1927 and rich in Santa Barbara history, recently underwent a $350-million-dollar renovation. Set on 22 lush acres along the California coastline, just 90 minutes outside of Los Angeles, Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is the epitome of beauty and elegance.
Situated atop the vast and beautiful Butterfly Beach, the resort features 206 guest rooms, as well as 12 exclusive bungalows that effortlessly capture the SoCal vibe. All private bungalows and terraces overlook the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands. The grounds feel tropical, with impeccable landscaping and excellent use of indoor and outdoor spaces.
Featuring Art Deco tiles and elaborate light fixtures, the heart of the resort is the pool, surrounded by detailed brickwork, a seemingly infinite jungle landscape and endless cabanas. The Bungalow suites come complete with their own private pools. Amenities are extensive: a full service spa, onsite José Eber salon, and four restaurants all feature panoramic ocean views. Guests in a “Jungle Room” category or higher also receive complementary access to the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, adjacent to and managed by Four Seasons. Offering exceptional views and tasteful decor, the club features a modern aesthetic and an Olympic-size swimming pool.