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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
5 stars

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, United States
+1 805 968 0100
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₪1,350
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8.0
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based on 194 reviews

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
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Wed 24.04

About The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

  • Hotel Room
    You’ll have a private room with all the hotel’s amenities
  • Enhanced cleaning
    This stay has committed to enhanced cleaning measures.Learn more
  • Freebies
    This stay includes Wi-Fi for free
Tucked onto 78 acres overlooking the Pacific, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara combines the appeal of this coastal city with the beauty of its natural surroundings. Here, you can escape to the tranquility of two beaches, three infinity-edge pools and a 42,000-sq-ft spa. You can relax in spacious suites, or you can indulge in the region’s abundance with locally sourced cuisine. At this Santa Barbara resort, every moment is one to savor.

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Sat 20.04
Wed 24.04
King room
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1 king bed
1 king bed
Queen room
2 queen beds
2 queen beds
Deluxe room
2 queen beds
2 queen beds
2 queen beds
Luxury room
1 king bed
Standard room
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1 king bed
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Double room
1 king bed
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1 king bed

*Total includes estimated local taxes & fees payable on check out.

Prices are based on 1 night including VAT, excluding local taxes and fees.

Amenities at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

  • Private beach
  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Coffee machine

Basics

  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free toiletries
  • Smoke alarms
  • Heating
  • Air-conditioned
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Trash cans
  • Conditioner

Dining

  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee machine
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Dining area
  • Dining table

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No smoking
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Designated smoking area
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Increased accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Elevator
  • Accessible by elevator
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator

General

  • Family rooms
  • Garden view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Interconnected room(s) available
  • Storage available
  • Fireplace
  • Sea view
  • Seating area
  • Telephone
  • Carpeted
  • Tile/marble floor

Services and conveniences

  • ATM on-site
  • Business center
  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key card access
  • 24hr front desk
  • Conference rooms
  • Bottle of water

Things to do

  • Gift shop
  • Golf
  • Cycling
  • Snorkeling
  • Beauty salon
  • Horse riding
  • Table tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Hiking

Pool and spa

  • Spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and wellness center
  • Massage
  • Sauna

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Walk-in shower

Outdoor

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Private beach
  • Garden
  • Terrace/Patio
  • Beach towels
  • Balcony

Media and entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • TV

Bedroom

  • Feather pillow
  • Fold-up bed
  • Socket near the bed
  • Alarm clock
  • Wardrobe or closet

Parking and transportation

  • Parking
  • Private parking
  • EV charging station
  • Valet parking

Laundry

  • Laundry facilities
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Iron and ironing board

Workspace

  • Fax/photocopying
  • Laptop safe
  • Desk

Family friendly

  • Cribs available
  • Kids meals

Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Tennis

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping

Reviews of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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8.0
Very goodBased on 194 verified guest reviews
8.1Families
7.8Solo
7.9Couples
8.0Friends

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4.0 Mediocre
Cleanliness is not apparent here from spider webs & cockroaches in room. It’s impossible to communicate any concern to Front Desk Management, namely Alfonso belittling my wife & I as if we didn’t deserve another room. The business of the golf cart shuttles and the near collisions with pedestrians is all too much. As is the cost of this once gleaming property - it’s much more rustic than luxurious.
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4.0 Mediocre
Pros:Resort was nice.
Cons: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.
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:The room service was amazing and the rooms were very clean and quiet!
Cons:The pillows weren’t great! It made it hard to sleep
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10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Friendly staff, spa was amazing, felt safe with masks and social distancing
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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Gorgeous facilities
Cons:Everything was very expensive.
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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Staff was amazing.
Cons:Pricing was pretty high
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8.0 Very good
Pros:Beach adjacent location, beautiful grounds, nice restaurants, bar, lobby and gym.
Cons:Pools disheveled, understaffed and poor seating management. Day to day food options at restaurant(s) a bad value and created dissatisfaction immediately.
A
10.0 Wonderful
Pros:Rainy weekend. Cozy room. Weather forced us to stay onsite and take full advantage of the beautiful grounds and great amenities. Loved it.
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8.0 Very good
Pros:The staff was very nice.
Cons:A few things: Customer service follow through Attention to food specifications Continually asking for items We have stayed here many times prior to the change over to the Ritz. This is the first time I’ve ever felt to leave a bad review. Not really worth my money spent. Bummed.
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9.7 Wonderful
Pros:Everything about the hotel and location.
Cons:Having to change rooms twice, the first time because the toilet didn't flush and the second time because we were awakened by the staff moving umbrellas to the pool on noisy dollies right outside our room.

Location

8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

What's nearby

  • Arroyo Burro Beach16.6 km
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club16.6 km
  • Elings Park17 km
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara18.9 km
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden19.4 km
  • The Arlington Theatre19.6 km
  • Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra19.6 km
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art19.9 km
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse20 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara20.2 km
  • Presidio of Santa Barbara20.3 km
  • Leadbetter Beach20.5 km

Policies

Check-in/Check-out

Check in anytime after 16:00, check out anytime before 11:00

Cancellation/prepayment

Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

When to book a room at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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FAQs when booking at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

  • Does The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara have any activities available for children?

    Children aged 4 to 12 years old can join one of the many sea life themed activities organized at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, which are available between Wednesdays and Sundays. Some activities are complimentary such as the Ecohike, the Underwater Film Festival and Waterbottle Fish, while some are paid activities such as Water Wows, Coastal Discoveries, Creatures of the Night, and Whale of a Tale, with prices starting at $20 per child.

  • What sort of tours and excursions does the The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offer?

    If you’re looking for an activity for the day, you can choose from a list of tours that The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara can organize for a fee. These include a Whale Watching experience, and excursion to Channel Island, a hike through the Gaviota Wind Caves, or a trip through the migration trail of the Monarch Butterflies at Ellwood Bluff. To organize one of these experiences, get in touch with the concierge who will plan it for you.

  • What fitness services are on offer at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara?

    Guests who don’t want to interrupt their fitness routine while on holiday can join one of the fitness classes that are on offer every day of the week at the fitness center of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. You will be able to choose between classes such as Spin, TRX, 360 Classic or Core Fusion, and for something more of lower intensity you can join a pilates, yoga or tai chi session. If you love the outdoors, you can also join a 45m nature hike every Saturday at 8:00 am.

  • How do I get from the Santa Barbara Airport to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara?

    The most convenient way to get to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara from the airport is by car. If you are planning to take a taxi, expect to pay about $35 for a one-way fare, and if you will be renting a car for the duration of your stay, car parking will cost $30 a night if it is not included in your room package. Using public transport is possible, however it is not recommended unless you are traveling light as it involves 2 bus changes and about 20m of walking.

  • What experiences can the The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara organize for couples?

    If you are looking for a romantic activity, why not book a Picnic In Paradise organized by The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. You will be able to pick food from a set menu and you each get a sandwich, a savory item, a sweet and a beverage, while a bottle of wine can be added for an extra charge. Your lunch will be presented in a picnic basket and you will be able to enjoy it with a view of the area’s vineyards. The price for this experience is $85 + tax, and you must book at least 3h ahead of time.(Prices checked 08/05/19).

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

    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is located at 8301 Hollister Avenue, 20.1 km from the center of Santa Barbara. Arroyo Burro Beach is the closest landmark to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.

  • When is check-in time and check-out time at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara?

    Check-in time is 16:00 and check-out time is 11:00 at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.

  • Does The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offer free Wi-Fi?

    Yes, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offers free Wi-Fi.

  • How far is The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara from the airport?

    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is 7.3 km from Santa Barbara. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is 71.3 km from Santa Maria Public.

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

    Yes, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara has a pool onsite.

  • How does KAYAK find such great The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara hotel deals?

    KAYAK scours the web for all room deals available at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara and lets you compare them to find the best rate for your stay. Many different travel sites will offer discounts or deals at different times for rooms at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara and KAYAK will provide you with prices from a huge range of travel sites. That means that you can always find a great deal for The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.

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