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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta

5-star5 stars
8301 Hollister AvenueGoletaCA93117United States of America

Upscale beachfront hotel with spa, near Sandpiper Golf Club
  • Free WiFi
Fabulous8.8
Amenities
Great amenities
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Food
Delicious food
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta

from $299
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View
  • Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Garden View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony
  • Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Ocean View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace, Ocean View
  • Signature Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Partial Ocean View
  • Signature Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Fireplace, Ocean View
  • Executive Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Balcony, Courtyard View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony

About The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Resort with acclaimed restaurant overlooking the Pacific

Santa Barbara: 17 minutes

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a Spanish-style resort overlooking the Pacific Ocean with easy access from Highways 101 and 1. It's a 17-minute drive from the shops and sights of downtown Santa Barbara, and it's a pleasant 10-minute stroll to the Sandpiper Golf Club.

Butterflies and the beach

The walking paths of Santa Barbara Shores County Park are a 10-minute drive, and peak butterfly viewing time at Goleta Monarch Butterfly Grove, also 10 minutes away, runs from November-February. For more wildlife spotting, the Coal Oil Point Reserve is a 15-minute drive.

Fine dining and full spa

This beach resort has cafés, restaurants and 24-hour room service. You can make use of 4 tennis courts and 3 pools - including one that is adults-only - or hit the spa and fitness center; children can play in the kids' club (surcharge).

Balcony and a soaking tub

The 358 guestrooms are decorated in colors inspired by the sea, sand, and sky, and each room has a private balcony or patio, plus a soaking tub in the bathroom. All have WiFi, and you'll sleep on beds with Frette® linens.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 358 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
There is no front desk at this property. There is no after-hours reception at this property. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others

Children

  • Children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Children's club *

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • Up to 50 lb

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms

Transportation

Parking

  • Valet parking *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge)
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Health club
  • Tennis on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Winery attached
  • Number of spa tubs - 2
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 15
  • Conference space size (feet) - 70000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 6503
Services
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 22
  • Year Built 2000
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 48-inch LED TV
  • Pay movies
  • Premium TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

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

Dining

Spa Cafe - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Open select days.

Angel Oak - Overlooking the ocean, this fine-dining restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

The Bistro - Overlooking the ocean and garden, this restaurant specializes in Californian cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta’s small print

Also known as

  • Bacara
  • Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara Hotel Goleta
  • Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara Hotel
  • Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara Goleta
  • 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

Policies

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.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Resort fee: USD 35.00 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Pool access
  • Spa access (may be limited)
  • Fitness center access
  • Business center/computer access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • In-room coffee
  • In-room bottled water
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge

Valet parking costs USD 36.00 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per day

Breakfast costs between USD 15 and USD 30 for adults, and USD 10 and USD 20 for children (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 150.00 per pet, per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Sandpiper Golf Club (12-minute walk)
  • Goleta Butterfly Grove (21-minute walk)
  • Glen Annie Golf Club (39-minute walk)
  • University of California-Santa Barbara (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • Goleta Point (4.8 mi / 7.7 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 12 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 41 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 7 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 18 min drive
  • Valet parking (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 275 reviews

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta
Good6.0
We went to the Ritz Bavaria on a anniversary trip/babymoon and had high expectations. The resort is beautiful and the ground absolutely gorgeous but unfortunately we were a bit disappointed beyond that. We ate at the Bistro the first night and the food was absolutely terrible and we waited about an hour for it- then the bill was $100 for sharing 1 starter, 1 salad and 1 entree and no alcohol. We skipped breakfast and went out to lunch for the rest of the trip. We dined at Angel Oak at night which wasn’t fabulous but better than the Bistro. We laid by the adult pool during the day and was surprised that no staff came by to refresh towels, clean up the chairs or take drink orders for the entirety of the stay. We got massages at night. The first night was good but the second left me in tears for days. I was booked for a prenatal massage and it was clear the woman had no experience in prenatal. The bed was heated to the max heat, she put a heating blanket on me and I finally worked up the nerve to say how uncomfortable I was and being pregnant, it’s dangerous to be heated like this. The whole 80 minute massage was ruined by me worrying the entire time and then upset and scared after that I had harmed the baby. And we still had to pay for the massage though they did give us a discount. The hotel was beautiful but was just acquired by Ritz and it seems clear they have not worked through this. We will try the Four Seasons or San Ysidro Ranch next time.
Lauren, us3 night trip
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta
Exceptional10.0
The feather bed was super lumpy and thick. I would have preferred a normal mattress pad. Otherwise the location and the grounds were immaculate and beautiful. The food at Angel Oak was amazing.
Alexandra, us1 night trip
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta
Exceptional10.0
Excellent stay!
Maria Josefa, us1 night trip
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta
Very Good8.0
The resort was beautiful the room terrific. The accommodations including the pool and gym were lovely the housekeeping service could have been better I had to call 3 times for glasses didn’t have turn down service every night for a ritz you expect these things
KELINA, us4 night trip
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, Goleta
Good6.0
View of wall
The grounds are beautiful. But our room had us facing a wall. That really affected our experience. We also made a reservation for the restaurant. It was overbooked and still a 40 min wait.
A Traveler, us1 night trip

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