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The hotel is the historic Biltmore Hotel from the 1920s. It sits across the street from the Pacfic Ocean and is a village of white washed stucco buildings with colorful buganvilla draping down the sides. It feels like a quaint village somwhere in the Meditrean.
Four Season's took over the hotel some years ago and upgraded the amenties to it's high standards. When you enter the lobby, there are fresh orchids, soft music, cushy furntiure and views of the ocean. The hotel has a high ratio of employess to guests.
The hotel has two pools, one is a more active, smaller pool with food service and active bar, the other is across the street and is a more serious pool in the waterfront casino. The hotel also has putting greens, croquet lawn, spa and serious workout room.
There are a variety of room options here. The standard rooms start at $600. However, the more deluxe rooms with fireplaces go for $750 per night, and the cottages go for even more. The hotel seldom has available rooms, espcially on the weekends--even at those rates!
This is the perfect venue to have your wedding, broad lawns, secret courtyards and a setting a photographer fall in love with.
The hotel is family and pet-friendly. They have a great kids' program and a parents' night out program, where kids eat and watch a movie with other "kid" guests. They even offer kid sized bathrobes in the room!
The Biltmore is pure luxury and pure perfection. The hotel makes you feel like you just want to stay and never leave--it doesn't get much better than this!
From journal Santa Barbara
March 10, 2002
From journal Santa Barbara, the Serene Lady