Four Seasons: World-Class Luxury
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is a Canadian luxury hotel brand with top-notch five-star hotels around the world, including in Santa Barbara, California. Founded by businessman, Isadore Sharp in 1960, who wanted an upmarket retreat for business executives, the company is now regarded as one of the world's major players in the luxury-hotel business.
Stay at a Four Seasons Hotel
Four Seasons hotels are renowned for offering exemplary 24-hour service and five-star amenities in each of the hotels across the globe. By booking a room or suite in a Four Seasons hotel, you can expect state-of-the-art facilities including full-service spa, indoor and outdoor pools, plus a variety of high-end restaurants and bars, not to mention some of the plushest rooms in the industry.
Book a room in the Spanish Colonial-style Four Seasons hotel in Santa Barbara and you'll enjoy sweeping views of the palm-lined Butterfly Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara’s Four Seasons is in the upmarket suburb of Montecito, home to the gated estates of the town's celebrity set. Montecito is brimming with gourmet restaurants, stylish boutiques and hip neighbourhood bars and coffee shops.
What to See and Do in Santa Barbara
While staying in Montecito, make time to visit Lotusland, the beautiful botanical gardens of eccentric Polish opera singer, Dame Ganna Walska. It features a rare cycad garden, an extensive orchard plus a veritable zoo of life-size topiary animals in the Topiary Garden.
A must-see on any trip to Santa Barbara is the iconic Mission Santa Barbara, a pink-and-cream church built by Spanish missionaries in the 1700s. Wander through its Sacred Garden, spot the carved skulls over the church door, and visit the replica of a missionary's quarters in the museum.
After a busy day of sightseeing, head back to your luxury Four Seasons hotel for a cocktail on the terrace, or head out into Santa Barbara's vibrant downtown and the Funk Zone, a colourful arts community, and take the Urban Wine Trail around some of the city's best independent wineries.