Four Seasons Santa Barbara


“How often do you find a stunning architectural structure, facing the ocean, with a jaw-dropping 50 meter pool/restaurant club, an intimate spa, pretty tennis courts, good food, top service, 5 min walk to a cute village and biking/boating/vineyards at your doorstep? Tough one! This Santa Barbara institution, located directly in front of a pretty beach cove in Montecito, is one of the best Four Seasons in the US from the grounds (20 acres of established manicured gardens) to the fabulous views and the special Spanish colonial architecture. They really don’t miss a beat — there is something for everyone of all ages and tastes here. Play it quiet or family/friends/kids. I’ll return year after year — one of my worldwide favorite resorts.”
- Suzanne (Date Experienced: February 2011)

Great for
A family vacation, as a couple or solo for local sporty activity and calm. Request a bungalow room if solo or with your doggy; an adjoining bungalow with the kids is also a lovely option — step outside to the garden.

With whom
The kids. The resort is particularly welcoming to families with children as it has a children’s pool, various kid-friendly activities, Kids For All Seasons programmes and babysitting. Make sure to check out the crooked-neck giraffe at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Solo or lover as well: perfectly fabulous options.

Memorable moment
The unbelieveable lap pool on top of the ocean at ‘Tydes’ before a day of local wineries in the nearby SAnta Ynez valley while the kids were entertained & well looked after by the Four Seasons staff.

Best time to go
Gorgeous year round — except June can be gloomy grey here.

Be aware
Sunday brunch is highly popular so reservations are strongly recommended.

From $425


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