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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

5-star beachfront hotel with spa, near Sandpiper Golf Club

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8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, 93117, CA, United States of America
8.4.Very good.
  • Enormous property right on the coast. Beautiful landscape. Excellent staff. Gave us a…

    Dec 1, 2021

  • Beautiful beaches. Views are amazing. Ritz never fails

    Nov 27, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Commitment to Clean (Marriott) and SafeStay (AHLA - USA) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Quiet
Safe
Walkable
Dining options
Easy parking
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 358 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Winery
  • On the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa

For families

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Premium TV channels

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Sandpiper Golf Club - 15 min walk
  • Goleta Butterfly Grove - 28 min walk
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Glen Annie Golf Club - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Goleta Point - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking, Balcony
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Resort View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Balcony
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Ocean View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Partial Ocean View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Fireplace, Ocean View
  • Suite, 1 Bedroom, Balcony, Garden View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Garden View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Deluxe Club, Club Lounge Access)
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Balcony, Ocean View (Penthouse Suite, Balcony)
  • Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Ocean View (Ritz-Carlton, Larger Villa)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Sandpiper Golf Club - 15 min walk
  • Goleta Butterfly Grove - 28 min walk
  • University of California, Santa Barbara - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Glen Annie Golf Club - 3.7 mi / 5.9 km
  • Goleta Point - 6.4 mi / 10.3 km
  • Mission Santa Barbara - 13.1 mi / 21.1 km
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 13.7 mi / 22.1 km
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 15.6 mi / 25.2 km

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 10 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 48 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 9 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 16 min drive
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8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, 93117, CA, United States of America

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 358 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Up to 50 lbs

Internet

  • WiFi in public areas*
  • WiFi in rooms*

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (USD 25.00 per night)
  • Onsite valet parking (USD 53.00 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Free bicycles on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space size (feet) - 70000
  • Conference space size (meters) - 6503

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 22
  • Year Built - 2000
  • Elevator
  • ATM/banking
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Closed captioned TV
  • Lowered electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Transfer shower

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • 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
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave (on request)

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 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.

Dining

First Drop (outside only) - Overlooking the pool and garden, this café specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare.

Angel Oak (outside only) - 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 (outside only) - 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.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis courts -
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Free bicycles on site

Nearby

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Fees & policies

Mandatory feesPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:

  • Resort fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Resort fee inclusions:
    • Beach loungers
    • Beach towels
    • Health club access
    • Fitness center access
    • Fitness/yoga classes
    • Sporting facilities or equipment
    • Airport shuttle
    • Internet access (may be limited)
    • Additional inclusions

Optional extras

  • WiFi is available in guestrooms for USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • WiFi is available in public areas for USD 0.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 39 for adults and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Children & extra bedsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 50.0 per day

PetsPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 250.00 per pet, per stay
  • Contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation for details on pet restrictions

ParkingPay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Self parking costs USD 25.00 per night
  • Valet parking costs USD 53.00 per night

Pool, spa & gym (if applicable)Pay at property

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast and lunch.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Commitment to Clean (Marriott).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).

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.

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.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Bacara
  • 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
  • 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

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FAQs

  • Yes, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes. Self parking costs USD 25.00 per night. Valet parking costs USD 53.00 per night. Electric vehicle charging is available.
  • Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 50 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 250.00 per pet, per stay.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, First Drop (outside only) offers local cuisine and garden views. Nearby restaurants include The Bistro (4-min walk), Cal Taco (2.4 mi), and Itsuki Japanese Restaurant (2.6 mi).
  • Have fun with onsite activities such as cycling, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Indulge in a treatment at the spa, soothe your senses in the spa tub, or go for a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara also has a winery, a 24-hour fitness center, and a sauna, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
8.4.Very good.
  • 6.0.Good

    Pricey

    Expensive. Lots of extra charges. $50 resort fee plus tax. Large coffee in coffee shop is almost $9. Valet parking is $53. Lost charm of previous owners.

    Scott, 5 night trip, Nov 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome

    Very nice, great property, great food, drinks, and service

    Eric, 1 night trip, Oct 22, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Gorgeous place, average service

    Property is gorgeous but needs renovation and is insanely expensive. The staff is made for the most part of University of California Santa Barbara students. While it is very pleasant to exchange conversations with very smart kids , educated and attentive, this is by no means a luxury hotel with professional staff with a dedicated background. The hotel service is an average Marriott at best, with no attention to detail and no justification for the very expensive price. Food and service is barely average. This is not a luxury resort.

    Simona, 2 night family trip, Sep 17, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Visit to Bacara

    stay was great. we had our dogs and the property was very comfortably dog friendly. only negative was at the outside edge of parking lot, between pavement and fence was a lot of trash, even a cast-off appliance.

    4 night family trip, Sep 15, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    RC Bacara long weekend

    Terrific stay. All around possibly my favorite Ritz and have stayed at some nice ones. Service, location, food was all great. Going into Santa Barbara was great. Did wine tasting, dinner and shopping. Definitely will return and do more time visiting the actual wineries.

    Kevin, 3 night family trip, Aug 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    We really enjoyed the sprawling grounds (very dog friendly), views from the cliffs over the ocean, and being at the resort in general. Staff was very attentive and we had a great trip. The only cons we founds was the nickel and diming (resort fee plus parking fee) - seemed excessive to us. When will the Ritz and others just decide to leave these high profit margin but low client satisfaction charges to the original cost at booking so we are not left with a bill at the end of our stay!

    2 night family trip, Jun 30, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great property and service at the Pool.

    2 night family trip, Jun 28, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    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.

    3 night family trip, Jun 28, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Ritz in price only

    Not worth the premium. Hard to put a finger on it exactly. Look like a Ritz Carlton but the experience was lacking. Would not recommend for the premium price paid — especially paying for parking and a resort fee. Obnoxious way for hotel to pull more money out of the guest with no return to guest in terms of experience. A waste. I won’t be back. Ever

    Steven, 3 night trip, Jun 27, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Disappointing and not good value

    We had been really looking forward to our girls' trip for a couple months. Unfortunately, we were put in an ADA room and the bathroom had zero counter space (not great for two women), storage, no tub and an uncomfortable shower. The room was dark and the view from the patio non-existent. Restaurants had gaps between service and we couldn't get a light meal when we arrived, it took forever for issues like a broken outdoor fireplace to be resolved, the TV didn't work and was never resolved, it took 30 minutes for a pot of coffee to be delivered by room service and when we asked for double the milk because there were two people, we were charged $7 for a glass of milk. We brought a bottle of wine from the hotel's tasting room to dinner and after 20 minutes of waiting for a glass, we had to chase the server to find out what they did with the bottle. Overall a total disappointment for a very expensive resort and not at all 5 star quality. I travel frequently and stay in 5 star hotels and I will probably avoid Ritz-Carlton going forward and opt for Four Seasons or Belmond.

    Whitney, 2 night trip with friends, Jun 17, 2021

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