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Get an overview of this hotelColonial-Spanish style resort and spa on Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Beach

This Spanish Colonial style-resort is located in Montecito, California, directly on Butterfly Beach. The property is in close proximity to numerous art galleries, and is 1.5 miles from the Santa Barbara Zoo.

Outdoor recreation

Recreational amenities at this waterfront Four Seasons hotel include an outdoor pool in an exotic jungle setting, three tennis courts, botanical walking tours, croquet, a fitness center, and a putting green.

Spanish decor

Guestrooms have been carefully decorated with a Spanish influence. Room amenities include flat-panel TVs with DVD players.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Located directly on Butterfly Beach, this Spanish-style resort features an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and ferns. The pool has a hand-tiled bottom and music can be heard underwater. A poolside café is open for lunch, snacks, and beverages. The hotel also has 3 tennis courts available for day and night play, a fitness center, and a beach club. Yoga classes and a spa tub are also available.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara has a full-service health spa on site with 11 private treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, and a spa tub. Spa menus are based on botanical philosophies and spa services include aromatherapy, massage and body therapies, and hair, nail and cosmetic treatments.

There are 3 restaurants and a bar in the hotel offering local and Mediterranean fare and a wide range of wines. Beachside dining is offered for lunch and dinner, and room service is available 24 hours a day.

14,961 square feet (1,390 square meters) of indoor and outdoor function spaces are available, including a beachside venue for weddings. Wedding planning and event catering are both offered by the hotel. For business purposes, 9 meeting rooms are equipped with audiovisual equipment. A business center is also located on site.

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is a smoke-free property (fines may apply for violations). Onsite self parking and valet parking (surcharge) are available; accessible parking spaces are also available.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 207 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Health club 
  • Computer station 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Children's club 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 14 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Terrace 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach towels 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 3 
  • Year Built 1927 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 18 
  • Garden 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pools  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • DVD player  

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • DVD player 
  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Climate control 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Slippers 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Espresso maker 

Where to Eat

Bella Vista - restaurant showcasing organic and local California-Italian cuisine, including house-made pasta, from Executive chef Alessandro Cartumini. Décor features fireplaces and a hand-carved wine wall, and a heated outdoor terrace offers expansive ocean views. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the week, as well as a renowned afternoon tea and Sunday brunch.

Tydes - Oceanfront restaurant featuring locally sourced dishes with an emphasis on seafood. Indoor and outdoor seating with panoramic ocean views. Open Wednesday-Sunday for dinner and bar service; lunch service varies seasonally. Coral Casino daily access fee may apply.

Coral Café and Bar - Pool and beachside dining, offering an all-day menu of grilled items and traditional favorites, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads, as well as appetizers and children's items. Open daily from 11:30 AM-5 PM. Coral Casino daily access fee may apply.

Ty Lounge - Cozy lounge located on the lobby level with a fireplace, terrace, and ocean views. Serves a variety of cocktails and wines, as well as Spanish-style tapas and sweet treats. Open daily; hours vary. Live music on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings.

Fins - Organic juice bar offering made-to-order juice blends, smoothies, and healthy snacks, including vegan and gluten-free options. Open daily from 7 AM-1 PM. Coral Casino daily access fee may apply.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Tennis lessons on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

The spa at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara offers 11 private treatment rooms, including 4 ocean view master suites with French doors, deep-soaking tubs, and fireplaces. A relaxation lounge, steam room, and sauna are also available. Treatments, such as signature massages, body and skin-care rituals, and nail services, are derived from ocean and botanical elements, and are available from 8 AM – 8 PM daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 11 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • Braille or raised signage 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Pets allowed (no fees)


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Self parking fee: USD 19 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 35 per day (in/out privileges)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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