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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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On the beach, beach towels
On the beach, 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

5.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA, 93117

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHaskell's Beach3 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


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 - 3 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


  • The Bistro - 4 min walk
  • Itsuki Japanese Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Lillys Taqueria - 4 min drive
  • Jane - 4 min drive
  • Hollister Brewing Company - 4 min drive

About this property

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

5-star luxury hotel by the ocean
Consider a stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara and take advantage of 18 holes of golf, a poolside bar, and a terrace. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location and beach towels. Indulge in Ayurvedic treatments, a massage, and a manicure/pedicure at the onsite spa. The onsite local cuisine café, First Drop (outside only), features pool views and light fare. In addition to shopping on site and a coffee shop/cafe, guests can connect to in-room WiFi (surcharge).
Additional perks include:
  • Swimming pool with cabanas, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and 4 outdoor tennis courts
  • Valet parking (surcharge), an electric car charging station, and 3 outdoor pools
  • Express check-out, an elevator, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say great things about the location
Room features
All 358 individually furnished rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches like laptop-friendly workspaces and air conditioning.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free infant beds and free extra beds
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding, Frette Italian sheets, and pillowtop mattresses
  • Designer toiletries, separate tubs/showers, and hair dryers
  • 48-inch HDTVs with premium channels
  • Balconies, refrigerators, and microwaves


English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

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


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

Parking and transportation

  • Valet parking on site (USD 60 per night)
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11:00 AM: USD 50 for adults and USD 25 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Restaurants on site

  • First Drop (outside only)
  • Angel Oak (outside only)
  • The Bistro (outside only)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 4 outdoor tennis courts
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Full-service spa
  • Private picnics
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Tennis

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Business services

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


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • 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
  • Spa open daily


  • 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


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

Room amenities


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


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


  • 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


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


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

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 250.00 per pet, per stay
Welcoming dogs only
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
Children can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Free rollaway/extra beds
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information


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 towels
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 50 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)
  • Valet parking fee: USD 60 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 250.00 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability)

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

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
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
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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
Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

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
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–8:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara?

As of Dec 3, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara on Dec 4, 2022 start from $599.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows dogs with a maximum weight of up to 50 lbs per pet. There's a fee of USD 250.00 per pet, per stay.

How much is parking at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara?

Valet parking is available for USD 60 per night.

What time is check-in at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability).

Where is The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara located?

Located in Goleta, this beachfront hotel is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sandpiper Golf Club, Goleta Butterfly Grove, and University of California, Santa Barbara. Glen Annie Golf Club and Lookout County Park are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 614 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 61%
Rating 4 - Good. 199 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 101 out of 1000 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Poor. 55 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 31 out of 1000 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities



5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a phenomenal experience with the gorgeous resort. Staff are extremely kind, helpful and friendly. Food is delicious. It is an enjoyable experience for all the senses.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with group, Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Amazing!! The staff the rooms the pool and hot tub and restaurants
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

2/5 Poor

Lori, Laguna Niguel
Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
If you are going to stay here, I highly recommend that you only stay on a top level. I had to have my room changed twice because the ceilings are so thin. I could hear everyone walking above me. This was definitely not the caliber of Ritz Carlton that I expected. I booked through Expedia, however, Ritz Carlton would not honor the lower price guarantee I was supposed to receive. They charge $60 per night for parking, and so many frivolous charges it was unbelievable. A one night stay ended up costing me $1500. This was for a room with no view and had was noisy.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

3/5 Okay

Garo, azusa
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Walking up the hill was not pleasant. Had to call golf carts and wait for them to show up. It was a work out everyday day.. The beach was filled with tar. Which gets stuck to your feet. Not the hotels problems but still. Not much to do other then swim in the pool. They had a wasp problem as well. It’s a pass for me for the price you pay. Can’t recommend for family. More for a couples trip maybe. Staff is excellent otherwise. Choose wisely.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent