The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, United States
+1 805 968 0100

Cheapest
rate per night

8.3

Excellent
based on 482 reviews
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Wed 28/7
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Thu 29/7
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Expedia £305
Hotels.com £305
Priceline £310
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Good to know

Value for money

7.4

Distance to city centre

12.5 mi

Location rating

8.9

Nearest airport

Santa Barbara

Distance to airport

4.6 mi

Rooms available at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Wed 28/7
Thu 29/7

Superior rooms

£418+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
King bed
£418

Standard rooms

£411+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Unknown
£411
Unknown
£415
Unknown
£468
Unknown
£574
Unknown
£1,268

Luxury rooms

£816+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
King bed
£816

King rooms

£305+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
King bed
£305
King bed
£305
King bed
£310
King bed
£315
King bed
£337
King bed
£341
King bed
£346
King bed
£355
King bed
£355
Unknown
£404
King bed
£408
King bed
£510
Unknown
£574
King bed
£599
King bed
£635
King bed
£650
King bed
£687
Unknown
£793
King bed
£801
Unknown
£882
Unknown
£931
King bed
£956
King bed
£1,021

Deluxe rooms

£349+

Bed type
Provider
Total stay + taxes & fees
Queen bed
£349
Queen bed
£408
Queen bed
£413
Queen bed
£423
Queen bed
£477
Queen bed
£483
King bed
£500
Queen bed
£501
Queen bed
£564
Unknown
£565
Queen bed
£577
Queen bed
£603
Queen bed
£767
Queen bed
£810
Unknown
£813
King bed
£909
Queen bed
£1,011

Reviews of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Pros

Cons

Traveller rating

26
6
3
3
3

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great staff in 134 reviews
outside our room in 108 reviews
excellent service in 78 reviews
poor service in 78 reviews
great food in 69 reviews
location is great in 68 reviews
beautiful and beach in 57 reviews
beautiful setting in 21 reviews
garden view in 21 reviews
bistro in 19 reviews
self parking in 19 reviews
exceeded our expectations in 13 reviews
front desk in 13 reviews
santa barbara in 11 reviews
pool and spa in 10 reviews
ritz carlton in 7 reviews
extra mile in 5 reviews
added it cost in 4 reviews
extra charges in 4 reviews
fresh products in 4 reviews
outdoor furniture in 4 reviews
  • Mediocre
    Dec 2020
    4.0

    Resort was nice.

    My rooms sink didn’t drain. Front desk tried to move me to another room but that room was worse. Extremely noisy neighbors. Went back to original room and couldn’t use the sink. While the resort looks nice, the rooms are a bit dated.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2020
    10.0

    The room service was amazing and the rooms were very clean and quiet!

    The pillows weren’t great! It made it hard to sleep

  • Excellent
    Jul 2020
    10.0

    Friendly staff, spa was amazing, felt safe with masks and social distancing

  • Excellent
    Aug 2019
    9.7

    Gorgeous facilities

    Everything was very expensive.

  • Excellent
    Jul 2019
    9.7

    Staff was amazing.

    Pricing was pretty high

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About The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Overview

Set against a backdrop of mountains and golden beaches, the Ritz-Carlton Bacara is a luxury hotel that captures the energy of the Mediterranean with colonial-style rooms, connected courtyards, walking paths, and lush gardens. The hotel offers a mix of rooms, ranging from one-bedroom suites where guests can choose a fireplace or an ocean-view balcony to upgraded penthouse residences with kitchenettes, living spaces, and other touches.

Visitors can enjoy cocktails, spirits, and wine at Bacara Bar or linger in the Courtyard Café for beverages, fresh pastries, and dessert. The Bistro combines Californian favorites with an oceanfront terrace, while Angel Oak provides upscale steakhouse cuisine, cocktails, and wine in a modern space with a patio.

To keep guests entertained, the Ritz-Carlton offers different outdoor activities including hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Guests can opt to relax by the nearby beach or engage in private tennis lessons (with options for adults and juniors). The Ritz-Carlton also has an indulgent spa, where guests can enjoy a pampered sessions using any of the many treatment options. Other amenities include free Wi-Fi, a rooftop terrace, and two saltwater pools with luxury cabanas.

Suitable for guests looking for a luxury retreat, the Ritz-Carlton Bacara is located less than a mile from the 18-hole Sandpiper Golf course and within a 10-minute drive from the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara also provides an easy gateway to Santa Barbara’s winery region and a thriving arts community where guests can shop for souvenirs.

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Features

Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Air conditioning

8.3 Excellent

based on 482 reviews

8.8

Cleanliness

8.7

Comfort

9.0

Facilities

8.9

Location

Check in

16:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

Amenities at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

ATM on-site
Business centre
Entire unit located on ground floor
Wake-up service
Entire unit wheelchair accessible
Wi-Fi available in all areas
Daily housekeeping
Fax/photocopying
Family rooms
Concierge service
Cribs available
Feather pillow
Fire extinguisher
Gift shop
Laundry facilities
Ironing service
Laundry service
Flat-screen TV
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Multi-lingual staff
Fold-up bed
Free toiletries
Garden view
Shops (on site)
Room service
Smoke alarms
Hardwood or parquet floors
Heating
Special diet menus (on request)
Bicycle hire
Face masks for guests available
Physical distancing in dining areas
Physical distancing rules
Golf
Health club
Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
Spa
Inner courtyard view
Process in place to check health of guests
Hot tub
Interconnected room(s) available
Cycling
Outdoor pool
Snorkelling
Key card access
Kids meals
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Hand sanitiser in guest accommodation and key areas
Beauty salon
Laptop safe
Express check-out
Hairdryer
Fitness centre
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Horse riding
Cable or satellite TV
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
24-hour security
Air-conditioned
Non-feather pillow
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitised
Pay-per-view channels
Outdoor furniture
Delivered food is securely covered
Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
Guests can opt out of accommodation cleaning
Internet (surcharge)
Picnic area
Table tennis
Parking (surcharge)
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Pool table
Coffee shop
Windsurfing
Bathrobe
Private bathroom
Garden
24-hour front desk
Designated smoking area
Kitchenette
Steam room
Storage available
Private parking
Conference rooms
Wedding services
Spa and wellness centre
Ticket service
Wi-Fi (surcharge)
Radio
Winery
Outdoor tennis
Non-smoking rooms available
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Beachfront
Terrace/Patio
Disabled access
Roll-in shower
Beach towels
Linens
Towels
Fireplace
Sea view
EV charging station
Seating area
Lift
Massage
Shampoo
Shared lounge/TV area
Shower
Accessible by lift
First-aid kit
Snack bar
Socket near the bed
Additional toilet
Alarm clock
Balcony
Bathtub
Body soap
Bottle of water
Breakfast in the room
Bridal suite
Carbon monoxide detector
Telephone
Tile/marble floor
Chapel/shrine
Toilet
Toilet paper
Sauna
Dustbins
TV
Upper floors accessible by lift
Conditioner
Valet parking
Desk
Vending machine (drinks)
Vending machine (snacks)
Dining area
VIP room facilities
Dining table
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe or closet

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Property safety measures

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara has implemented the following measures:

Heightened sanitation

Daily cleaning, increased availability of sanitation products.

Social distancing measures

Lobbies with safe social distancing.

Streamlined check-in and check-out.

Minimal contact with hotel personnel and other guests.

Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Arroyo Burro Beach10.3 mi
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club10.4 mi
  • Elings Park10.6 mi
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara11.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden12.1 mi
  • The Arlington Theatre12.2 mi

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