Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Tiles outside of the pool at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara

 

We’ve been told so much about Santa Barbara by our friends and family, we decided to go for a quick trip. We stayed at the lovely and historic Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. The hotel was originally part of the Biltmore family of resorts and is the only Biltmore property within the Four Seasons collection.

 

Palm tree entrance to the Four Seasons Santa Barbara, see more on The Taste SF
The entrance to the Four Seasons Santa Barbara hotel, see more on The Taste SF
Bougainvilleas at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara, more over on the taste sf
The spa at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara, see more on The Taste SF
Trees all around the Four Seasons Santa Barbara, see more on The Taste SF[/one_half_last
Jasmine in the gardens at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara
The well known tower at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara, see more on The Taste SF
Staircase at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara, see more on The Taste SF
bird of paradise Spa at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara
vines growning up the wall at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara more on The Taste SF
Flowers all around the Four Seasons Santa Barbara, see more on The Taste SF

 

The hotel has lush gardens, historic architecture, and beautiful painted tiles throughout the property. Each time we turned a corner it was picturesque, with jasmine and bougainvilleas climbing the walls and beautiful gas lanterns lighting the pathways at night.

 

Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club at the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara on Butterfly Beach
Butterfly Beach Across from The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara, see more on The Taste SFVisit the houses along butterfly beach at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara, more on the taste sf

 

The hotel is located across the street from the beach, so it was a quick walk to get down to the waterfront. Our first day we enjoyed a long walk on the beach at sunset, and then cocktails at the Coral Reef Bar in the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, which is right on the beach.

 

The Coral Reef Bar at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara

Cocktails at the Coral Reef Bar at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara
Lychee Martini at The Coral Reef Bar at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara

Fish and shrimp are a part of The Coral Reef Bar at the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara

 

While we sipped our cocktails, we watched the little pink shrimp and fish swimming around in the coral reef bar. Our favorite cocktail was the Lychee Martini, which rivaled the ones we make at home (get the recipe).

 

Visit The Lark Kitchen in Santa Barbara, more on The Taste SF

The Taste SF recommends checking out the cocktails at The Lark in Santa Barbara
Try the oysters at The Lark in Santa barbara, The Taste SF
The Lark's Hamachi and Octopus with Parsnips served three ways in Santa Barbara, more on The Taste SF

 

We finished our evening with dinner at The Lark, which is located in the newer hip area of Santa Barbara. We had some delicious food and especially enjoyed the octopus with parsnips three ways!

 

Drinking Nespresso espresso on the balcony of our room at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara
Bathroom bathtub in our room at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara
Hallway to the historic rooms at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara

Fireplace in our room at The Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara

 

Our hotel room had a lovely balcony where we enjoyed our Nespresso in the mornings. Beautiful touches like historic vents in the plaster and colorful tiles in the bathroom, along with a cozy fireplace, added to the historic charm of the hotel, and the service lived up to the Four Seasons name. We also enjoyed exploring the lovely little town of Montecito before heading up to Santa Barbara wine country the next day.

 

Lychee Martini by The Taste SF

 

On a hot day we love making a Lychee Martinis. When we returned home, we did just that and it was a great reminder of our trip to Santa Barbara as well as our trip to Italy at Palazzo Avino. Get our recipe here.

Thank you to The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara for hosting us. Check out other stops from our trip here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

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