8301 Hollister Ave.
Santa Barbara Shores, CA 93117
This Mediterranean-inspired resort has terra-cotta roofs, covered archways, and wooden trellises. The Spanish Baronial Ballroom holds as many as 850; the rotunda, a circular vaulted room with ocean and garden views, and its terrace hold 250; and a screening room holds 211. A self-contained conference facility has four rooms of various sizes. The resort sprawls over 78 beachfront acres. A 1,000-acre ranch offers guided hikes and picnic areas.