Ratings based on 378 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great getaway

Posted Feb 5, 2016
Service and overall experience excellent, as expected at 4S. Only problem is that hotel is about 3 inches from an active train track with trains coming by in the middle of the night. Choo chooing all the way.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Orange County, CA

Gorgeous hotel

Posted Jan 15, 2016
From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and pampered. Every member of the staff that we came across was friendly and helpful. The room was clean, there was a walk in closet...still can't believe it! The bathroom was huge and offer rain shower head - it was a gorgieous room! it was my birthday and upon arrival to our room, there was a small chocolate cake with "happy birthday" on it - very thoughtful of them! In the evening they have a turn down service so it was. A nice surprise to back to made made up bed - they would put your clothes away so if you don't want them to touch them, clear the bed and put your shoes away. The resort also offers a private club $200 per visit - ouch! However you can dine at their club restaurant Tydes, which offer seafood cousine. The menu is small however everything was delicious! The service was superb and the chef is flexible if you want to alter a dish or order off the menu. The bar area has one of the most amazing salt water fish tanks! The actual bar that you put your glasses on is the fish tank - think we spent half an hour after dinner just watching the fish and corals - mesmerizing! Noteworthy observation - parking is $19 per night if you self park and $37 if you valet. There was plenty of street parking in front and at the back of the resort, which is free. Will highly recommend the resort to any one looking to get away or go away for a special occasion.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Perfect

Posted Jan 4, 2016
Hotel 5 stars In everything. Wonderful room, and great localization
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Classic

Posted Dec 1, 2015
Pros: Vintage architecture is evocative of another time.
Cons: Trim the plants and let some light in!
Location: Ocean side location but you have to pay $200 extra / day for the beach club.
You need to know this is an OLD hotel. It's been modernized but it's still old. Being of this vintage has it's benefits but it has its drawbacks, too. It's fun to imagine what it must have been like for people in the 20s to walk the same grounds as you. But when you get back to your room, you realize things that are done by architects now that weren't done then. The biggest of these is light. The rooms, hallways and to some extent even the outdoor pathways are dark. The vegetation is junglelike which is fun but also makes for a closed in feeling. Our room was very dark and the hallways are beautiful but also low and dark. In a place like Santa Barbara, I look to be energized by the sun and here is not the place. It's nice but I'll be going back to Bacara next time. BTW, I'm a tough grader - and until you stay at the St. Regis in NYC no place else will be good enough for you either. :)
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from denver

nice hotel good service

Posted Nov 7, 2015
evwrything good check in staff cooperative bar v good facilitiws v good food pretty good
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 5, 2015
Wonderful location, friendly and professional staff, spacious and comfortable room settings
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Cristina from Hoboken

The Best.

Posted Nov 1, 2015 on Hotels
The best place to stay in the Area. No comparison.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Tatyana

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 23, 2015 on Hotels
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Elizabeth

Great spot

Posted Oct 13, 2015 on Hotels
Loved the coral club
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Sep 29, 2015 on Hotels