Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Surrounded by lush, perfectly-manicured gardens in a peaceful location, Santa Barbara’s grande dame has been a favourite haunt of Hollywood's elite since the 1920s.

​Nestled right on the California coastline (renowned as the ‘American Riviera’), and set between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, the reborn Four Seasons Resort on Butterfly Beach is full of character!

You can almost imagine Lauren Bacall slinking down the corridor, or Clark Gable playing croquet on the lawns; with its distinctive Spanish Colonial style, it feels like a throwback to a Golden Age.

​Guest rooms and suites, featuring rain showers, deep soaking tubs and hi-tech gadgets, are located in 12 single-storey cottages, each with their own private entrance; and amenities include a sumptuous 10,000 sq ft spa, which includes 11 treatment rooms; the jungle pool and exclusive access to the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, a private members’ club on Butterfly Beach.

The gardens are utterly beautiful, too – when you arrive, the Concierge even hands you a map showing all the different flowers. ​

Star Rating
5 stars
207 Rooms & Suites
Transfer from airport
110 minutes by car from Los Angeles Airport
Prices from
£480 per person - 3 nights in a Riviera Room, room only. Flights extra.
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Hotel Style

​Stylish Grace

Totally in tune with their surroundings and visions of natural harmony: these sophisticated playgrounds serve up a real escape from the ordinary, their array of leisure pursuits, superb facilities, exceptional service and blissful privacy set against an inspiring and dramatic backdrop of sugar-soft sands, cerulean sea and azure skies.

Ideal for

2 stars
3 stars
3 stars
Kids' club
3 stars
3 stars

Speak to someone who has been there

Caroline has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Caroline by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01244 567 000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Eden’s Kids' Concierge

    Organising the perfect family holiday takes lots of planning, so let Eden’s Kids’ Concierge arrange everything from interconnecting rooms, child-friendly restaurants and babysitting to experiences you can all enjoy together.

  • Resort Highlights

    This resort comes complete with a fantastic range of amenities, recreational activities and dining venues to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points...

  • Client Comment

    The gorgeous beach was great for long quiet strolls. Gardens, pools, gym and spa were equally impressive, and everyone was friendly and welcoming. We were with our teenage son and all of us had a fantastic time!


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Private bar
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • Hypoallergenic pillows
    • TV
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Concierge
    • Gift shops
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool
    • Tennis courts
    • Kids' club