The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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On the beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels
On the beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels
3 outdoor pools, open 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)
3 outdoor pools, open 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, cabanas (surcharge)

Overview of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA, 93117

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHaskell's Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationSandpiper Golf Club15 min walk
  • Popular LocationGoleta Butterfly Grove3 min drive
  • AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)10 min drive

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About this area

Goleta

Located in Goleta, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is in the suburbs and on the beach. Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Sandpiper Golf Club and Glen Annie Golf Club. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Santa Barbara Zoo. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and parasailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Haskell's Beach - 4 min walk
  • Sandpiper Golf Club - 15 min walk
  • Goleta Butterfly Grove - 3 min drive
  • Glen Annie Golf Club - 6 min drive
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Goleta Station - 9 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 10 min drive

Restaurants

  • First Drop (outside only) — 1 min walk
  • Angel Oak (outside only) — 1 min walk
  • Cajun Kitchen Cafe — 4 min drive
  • Itsuki Japanese Restaurant — 4 min drive
  • Lillys Taqueria — 4 min drive

About this property

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Upscale hotel on the beach, with 3 outdoor swimming pools
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 6 restaurants. All 358 individually decorated rooms feature WiFi and pillowtop beds. Comforts include Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, and guests will also find conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offers 358 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets, down comforters, and premium bedding. 48-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.

In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Microwaves, in-room massages, and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a spa tub. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

The onsite spa has 36 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and hydrotherapy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast and lunch
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: WiFi (USD 0.00 per night)
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 0.00 per night)

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (USD 25.00 per night)
  • Valet parking on site (USD 53.00 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11:30 AM: USD 39 for adults and USD 25 for children
  • 6 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 4 outdoor tennis courts
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Full-service spa
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Private picnics
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Tennis
  • Winery attached

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space (70000 square feet)
  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Lifeguards on site
  • Picnic area
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 36 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Low-height electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Transfer shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa

More

  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down comforter
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 48-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
A late check-out fee will be charged
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 250.00 per pet, per stay
Dogs welcome
Up to 50 lbs
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet access
  • Additional inclusions

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 39 for adults and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: USD 25.00 per night
  • Valet parking fee: USD 53.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 250.00 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Diners Club, Union Pay, and debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Bacara
Bacara Goleta
Bacara Resort
Bacara Resort Goleta
Bacara Hotel Santa Barbara
Bacara Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Bacara Resort
Bacara Spa Resort Santa Barbara
Bacara Resort Santa Barbara Ca
Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara Hotel Goleta
Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara Hotel
Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara Goleta
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Goleta
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara Hotel Goleta

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Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 602 out of 995 reviews
5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 204 out of 995 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 102 out of 995 reviews
3 - Okay 10%
Rating 2 - Poor. 55 out of 995 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 32 out of 995 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel is right by the ocean and the property is beautiful!
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This hotel was the perfect getaway from it all! It was quiet, beautiful and worth every penny spent! The staff was lovely, the grounds were serene and calming, I loved this hotel!
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Bad experience,
Highly overrated. Beach was terrible, seaweed and tar all over. Check in wait time was 45 minutes due to some system issues. We booked a garden view room which we wanted because we have kids but were instead promised an ‘ocean view’ room. We could barely see the ocean from our patio. Overall bad experience. Won’t stay here again and won’t recommend either.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Business traveler, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great property and service at the Pool.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021