Gold List 2009
Four Seasons The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, California
1260 Channel Drive
Tel: 888 424 5866 (toll-free)
Tel: 805 969 2261
Fax: 805 565 8323
Surrounded by "lush vegetation," this resort built in Spanish Mission style consists of "rambling low buildings" with red-tile roofs and archways. All rooms have iron details and "beautiful tile work" in the spacious bathrooms, which also have radiant floor heating and steam showers. Get a lavender cornmeal exfoliation at the spa. Art Deco interiors and Mediterranean dishes at Tydes come with "gracious service and smiles" as well as "unbeatable panoramic coastline views."
Also featured on the: Gold List for 2005, Gold List for 2006, Gold List for 2007, Gold List for 2008, Gold List for 2010, Gold List for 2011
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