Santa Barbara is constantly being described as the American Riviera and with good reason. The city offers a host of world-class amenities, particularly hotels, spas, and resorts, which are oases of relaxation and recreation that boast the best in quality and comfort. Once you’re here, you’ll find it difficult not to indulge in Santa Barbara living. Here’s a recommended list of local getaways:
Built in 1915, this iconic hotel complex takes its inspiration from Mediterranean resorts, with its lush gardens, sweeping ocean views and luxury bungalows that can rival the finest Santa Barbara houses for sale. Among its features include an infinity edge swimming pool; a cutting edge Fitness Studio and gym; a full-service spa that draws in the breathtaking surrounding landscape to relax the mind and rejuvenate the body; and seven acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that provide stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. El Encanto has been visited by many celebrities and luminaries through the years, and an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation was recently completed that restored its original architectural features.
Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara
This resort is considered the grande dame of Santa Barbara hotels and its classic Spanish Colonial design is among the best examples of Montecito, California real estate. More than 200 luxury oceanfront guest rooms await along with 12 cottages surrounded by perfectly manicured gardens. TripAdvisor.com recently named the Four Seasons Spa as the Top Hotel Spa in the USA, offering 11 personalized treatment rooms with a variety of restorative packages.
Bacara Resort and Spa
Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains is Bacara Resort & Spa, a Southern California resort like no other. Offering 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, the resort provides its guests with spectacular views of the coastline as well as 354 guest rooms and luxury suites laid out on lush, meandering garden paths. The Spa at Bacara is recognized as one of the finest spas in the world, with 36 treatment rooms, world-class facilities, and an incredible array of services. Bacara is also home to Miro, the acclaimed waterfront restaurant serving New American cuisine.
San Ysidro Ranch
This tranquil retreat is located within the Montecito foothills, with guest cottages, suites, and ranch rooms winding along lush orange groves and flower beds. Most of the accommodations have private outdoor spas, and there are seventeen hiking trails that crisscross into more than 500 acres of open space around the property. The San Ysidro Ranch also features two of Santa Barbara’s most well-known dining establishments, The Stonehouse and the Plow & Angel Bistro.
Simpson House Inn
This traditional bed & breakfast features an elegant Victorian main house and gorgeous gardens that have been awarded the “Santa Barbara Beautiful” Award, while the hotel itself has the honor of earning a Five Diamond rating from AAA, making it the only B&B in North America to get that rank. Choose from 15 guest rooms, suites and cottages with a full complement of amenities and personalized service, including in-room spa services.
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