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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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

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8.8

Excellent
based on 1,804 reviews
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA, United States
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Good to know

Distance to city centre 20.1 km
Location rating 8.9
Nearest airport Santa Barbara
Distance to airport 7.3 km

Rooms

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Executive rooms

$1,433+

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King bed
$1,433 per night
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King bed
$1,749 per night

Queen rooms

$740+

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$1,052 per night
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$1,052 per night
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Queen bed
$1,388 per night
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Queen bed
$740 per night

Deluxe rooms

$600+

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$1,079 per night
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$1,079 per night
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$1,079 per night
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Queen bed
$1,174 per night
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King bed
$1,197 per night
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King bed
$1,226 per night
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King bed
$600 per night
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Unknown
$634 per night
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Unknown
$634 per night
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King bed
$724 per night
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Queen bed
$724 per night
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Queen bed
$813 per night
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King bed
$870 per night
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Queen bed
$990 per night
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$990 per night

Superior rooms

$501+

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$1,118 per night
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$1,218 per night
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Queen bed
$1,310 per night
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$501 per night
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$501 per night
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King bed
$555 per night
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King bed
$555 per night
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King bed
$555 per night
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$555 per night
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$555 per night
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King bed
$557 per night
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King bed
$592 per night
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$592 per night
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Queen bed
$645 per night
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$678 per night
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$680 per night
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$680 per night
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$680 per night
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Queen bed
$707 per night
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Queen bed
$724 per night
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King bed
$760 per night
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Queen bed
$761 per night
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Queen bed
$813 per night
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King bed
$857 per night
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King bed
$907 per night

King rooms

$480+

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$1,034 per night
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$1,034 per night
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King bed
$1,111 per night
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King bed
$1,207 per night
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King bed
$1,211 per night
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King bed
$2,875 per night
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King bed
$3,128 per night
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King bed
$480 per night
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King bed
$556 per night
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King bed
$592 per night

Double rooms

$1,032+

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Double bed
$1,032 per night
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Unknown
$1,435 per night

Standard rooms

$532+

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$532 per night
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$536 per night

Reviews

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beautiful grounds in 3 reviews
beautiful views in 6 reviews
bed squeaked in 12 reviews
cost nearly in 6 reviews
excellent hotel in 22 reviews
excellent service in 43 reviews
extra mile in 7 reviews
friendly and accommodating in 12 reviews
golf cart in 4 reviews
great beach in 31 reviews
great food in 41 reviews
location is great in 35 reviews
nice touch in 7 reviews
pair of sandals in 2 reviews
pool at the spa in 32 reviews
products fresh in 4 reviews
staff were great in 72 reviews
tired looking in 61 reviews
  • Good
    Nov 2019
    7.1

    Sunset view. Free 2hr bike rides daily.

    We came to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary and booked a room “with a view” for 5 day stay, we got a room that looked very dated, the hallways had stains all over the walls and the only view was a wall of the next door building. I complained, but it took the hotel 2 nights to move us to a better room. We cut our stay short by a day, because it didn’t live up to our expectations. We just arrived from a week long stay at the ritz in Hong Kong which was amazing, the Santa Barbara property was a major downgrade from that both in room quality and staff attention.

  • Excellent
    Nov 2019
    9.6

    The view

    Nothting

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    The rooms were so nice

    Espresso could have been better

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    9.6

    The hotels location, pool, food etc. Enjoyed the restaurants and services associated with eating. Pooliside ambiance, landscaping. Ease of checking in and out. Nice sunsets.

    Configuration of our room. The center of the room was a bathroom tub. I think at one time that was the "in thing". Different era. Nice to have a private toilet area however it was very small. I don't get the $39 overnight parking cost. A bit to many "extra charges"

  • Excellent
    Oct 2019
    10.0

    Staff, Spa services, restaurants, views & walking trails.

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About

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
Spa

8.8 Excellent

based on 1,804 reviews

8.9

Location

8.6

Amenities

5.2

Cleanliness

3.3

Value

Things to know

  • Nice building
  • Great view
  • Pleasant hotel grounds

Check in

16:00

Check out

11:00

Cancellation/pre-payment

Policies vary by room type and provider.

AMENITIES

Parking
Fitness centre
Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Disabled access
ATM on-site
Business centre
Car hire
Concierge service
Gift shop
Laundry service
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Room service
Bicycle hire
Spa
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Snorkelling
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Beauty salon
Tennis
Air-conditioned
24-hour front desk
Safe
Sauna
Storage available
Non-smoking rooms available
Beachfront
Terrace/Patio
EV charging station
Lift
Hiking
Massage
Express check out
Hairdryer
Coffee shop
Babysitting/child care services (surcharge)
Free Internet
Designated smoking area
Steam room
Wedding services
Winery
Cribs available
Cable or satellite TV
Laundry facilities
Golf
Pool table

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 centre 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.

Does The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offer free parking?

No, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara does not offer free parking.

Does The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offer free airport shuttle service?

No, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara does not offer free airport shuttle service.

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 71.2 km from Santa Maria Public.

Can you bring pets to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara?

Yes, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a pet-friendly hotel.

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

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

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Location

Most popular landmarks

  • Arroyo Burro Beach 16.6 km
  • Santa Barbara Golf Club 16.6 km
  • Elings Park 17 km
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara 18.9 km
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden 19.4 km
  • The Arlington Theatre 19.6 km

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Getting Around

Santa Barbara 7.3 km
Santa Maria Public 71.2 km
Goleta 7.1 km
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