Rosewood Miramar Beach
#1 in best Santa Barbara Hotels
#9 in best California Hotels
Situated about 90 miles northwest of Los Angeles in Santa Barbara’s Montecito community, the Rosewood Miramar Beach offers an idyllic retreat. Among the amenities available to guests are complimentary beach chairs and umbrellas, beach butler service and beach toys. For lodgers who tire of the sand, the hotel features two pools – one for adults and one for families. Reviewers gushed about both the beach and the pool, but a few expressed annoyance with noise from the nearby train. To restore a sense of Zen, travelers can book a treatment in the spa or partake in a complimentary yoga flow class in the fitness studio. Accommodations are equally relaxing, according to past guests, thanks to their airy design: think crisp white linens and French doors that open to a terrace with beach or garden views. Rooms, which start at 500 square feet, are equipped with Nespresso machines, marble bathrooms with freestanding tubs and semi-private terraces. The resort’s six restaurants and bars received resounding praise, especially Malibu Farm at Miramar. If travelers wish to explore off the resort, they can make use of the hotel’s house car – a Rolls-Royce Ghost – within a 3-mile radius of the hotel. This is just one amenity covered by the $45 nightly resort fee.