Best Four Seasons In California


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Four Seasons hotels are amongst our favorites, and we review the best Four Seasons in California, although none of these Californian Four Seasons hotels are on the beach.

You always know that you will receive a certain level of luxury and the staff are so nice. I remember my first Four Seasons experience on Maui – I still have no idea how the staff remembered my name. Honestly, I have not met a nicer bunch than the staff that work at the Four Seasons London, Park Lane.

But I digress. I am writing this article because the Four Seasons has come up with a rather special coastal road package that enables you to stay in the best Californian Four Seasons Suites and experience the best Californian experiences on a tempting Highway One road trip. Alternatively, you could just pick and choose your favorite Californian Four Seasons hotels to stay at:

There’s no Four Seasons rewards program, but if you are a regular guest of the Four Seasons or even want to try this iconic brand for the first time, you can take advantage of complimentary loyalty style benefits at Four Seasons hotels, including free breakfast, hotel credit, room upgrades, and welcome gifts by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.

The highly localized experiences outlined below, range from a wine-tasting picnic lunch in the Santa Cruz Mountains to a sip, savor, and stroll through Santa Barbara’s hip Funk Zone. Guests can enjoy a private beach town “woodie” tour on the historic 101 in San Diego and reinvent themselves in Los Angeles with a stylish shopping experience on Rodeo Drive, followed by a day in the spotlight with a professional Flytographer photographer. Guests can also experience the storied beach town of Malibu with an exclusive paddleboarding experience at Paradise Cove.

Whether starting at the top in San Francisco or venturing north from sunny San Diego, remember to book any luxury hotels via our luxury travel concierge for extra free benefits.

1. Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco

Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco is the city’s iconic hotel, where business ideas emerge, loved ones connect, and life’s most important celebrations happen.

When you’re not shopping at Union Square, enjoying the city’s diverse culinary scene, or exploring one of the Bay Area’s top attractions, unwind in newly renovated guest rooms designed to represent the natural beauty of San Francisco’s fog, redwood trees, and ocean. Achieve a new level of wellness at the city’s top health club. Then savour elevated California cuisine at MKT Bar or from the comfort of your very own guest room or suite.

2. Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto

Whether visiting from nearby San Francisco or from far away, if you stay at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto you will discover the best of Silicon Valley’s year-round mild weather, and innovative food scene and explore the hidden forests and wineries of Santa Cruz.

Take a scenic drive and spend quality time with a loved one with a romantic picnic lunch at Beauregard Vineyards, nestled between the Santa Cruz Mountains. Executive Chef Marco Fossati will create a custom picnic basket for two, complete with a bottle of Beauregard’s Quattro Pinot Noir. Dine at one of the rustic picnic tables or spread out a blanket on the lawn and enjoy lunch under the shade of towering redwood trees. If one is lucky, the resident guard dog, Bacchus, a friendly German shepherd, will join in the fun, or winemaker Ryan Beauregard will share a taste of one of his newest releases straight out of the barrel.

3. Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is tucked between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. This historic hideaway on the American Riviera is where celebrities come to play. Set within 22 lush acres, woven with secluded courtyards, fountains, and sun-dappled, red-brick pathways lit by gas lanterns.

Spanish Colonial villas and bungalows invoke the same casual glamour that first delighted Hollywood’s power players in the 1930s. Go for a stroll along Butterfly Beach, spend the day lounging poolside at Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, or pay a visit to our award-winning Spa – then meet at Ty Lounge for an Original Moscow Mule as you recount the day’s adventures from a seat around the fire.

Hit the brakes in sunny Santa Barbara: shop nearby, surf or laze on Butterfly Beach, then venture out for an afternoon of Santa Barbara County wine tasting. Guests can stroll, savor, and sip their way through Santa Barbara’s hippest new neighborhood, referred to by locals as the Funk Zone, experiencing an eclectic convergence of artisan shops, popular eateries, art galleries, wine-tasting rooms, microbreweries, and even a craft distillery.

Please your palate with complimentary wine tastings for two at four locations along the Urban Wine Trail. After finding one’s inner oenophile, please return to the Resort to soak up the casually sophisticated California vibe and relax in one of its beautifully refurbished suites.

4. Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California

Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, California is set near the storied beach town of Malibu. Book a package that includes an exclusive paddleboarding experience at the famed Paradise Cove beach, suite accommodations, a half-day poolside cabana, a bottle of wine from The Tasting Room, and other VIP amenities and services complete the idyllic Southern California vacation experience.

5. Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel

Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills, A Four Seasons Hotel is located at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo Drive, and puts you in the enviable heart of Beverly Hills, with designer shopping, fine dining and postcard-worthy views at our doorstep.

Beverly Hills is a place of reinvention. Rodeo Drive’s top stylist, Nicole Pollard, and her LalaLuxe team offer a once-in-a-lifetime private shopping experience where guests will become the best version of themselves. It’s a really fun activity that you can take from Four Seasons.

The LaLaLuxe team will extend their exclusive relationships with luxury boutiques, fashion designers, and VIP service providers on Rodeo Drive to take care of every shopping wish, from a wardrobe update complete with the fall season’s must-have items to sourcing hard-to-find luxury items such as rare watches and handbags.

6. Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills stands in the heart of Los Angeles. When you’re not out roaming the Hollywood Hills, shopping on Rodeo Drive, or exploring the city’s notable art museums, settle in and unwind at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Soak up the sun at our resort-style pool, savor award-winning Italian cuisine at Culina Ristorante, and discover a new level of wellness at the spa, or in the comfort of your very own guest room.

From definitive films and cult classics to blockbuster movie junkets and the biggest awards shows, Los Angeles is the backdrop for some of the most iconic entertainment events in history. The LA Moments and Iconic LA Moments packages will connect guests with an expert Flytographer to capture vacation memories in style at famous Hollywood movie locations around the city.

Flytographers are professional photographers who capture special vacation memories and also serve as unofficial “tour guides” to give insider tips to travelers. Photographers will capture the authentic experience of exploring Los Angeles and the glamour of Old Hollywood. Locations for these packages can include Greystone Mansion, used in Ghostbusters, The Witches of Eastwick, The Fabulous Baker Boys, The Bodyguard, and more; Rodeo Drive, used in Pretty Woman; Griffith Park Observatory, the location used in Rebel Without a Cause and The Terminator; Universal Studios, the studio for Psycho, Back to the Future, the original black and white Frankenstein, Wolfman and Dracula; Union Station, an art deco time capsule from the 1930s; or other legendary locations.

7. Four Seasons Hotel Residence Club, San Diego Aviara

Four Seasons Hotel Residence Club, San Diego Aviara is located in rolling foothills with postcard-worthy views of sun and surf.

Tucked away in the laid-back coastal town of Carlsbad, California, just half an hour north of San Diego, you can enjoy miles of uncrowded beaches and some of the best golf courses in North America.

Enjoy a retro-Southern California experience with the unique and local Woodie Beachtown Tour. Guests will explore some of San Diego’s most enduring coastal destinations aboard a classic “woodie” – the vintage wood-paneled cars popular during the 50s and 60s. The fully customizable excursion allows guests to experience the region’s coastal charms and laid-back lifestyle as they are chauffeured in this classic and recognizable car, representative of Southern Californian surf culture.

On the three-hour excursion, guests will have a choice of cruising along the historic El Camino Real and Coast Highway, taking a trip to La Jolla Shores and Cove, going for a hike along Torrey Pines State Beach, or visiting a favorite beach for a day in the sun. The Concierge team at Four Seasons Aviara can even arrange surf lessons or other activities for the group at an additional cost.

I honestly can’t think of a better way to experience California!

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