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On the beach, beach umbrellas, beach towels
3 outdoor pools
3 outdoor pools

Guest reviews

4.3 out of 5 Excellent
1,000 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Pet Friendly
Free Airport Shuttle
Air Conditioning
Spa

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationSandpiper Golf Club15 min walk
Popular LocationGoleta Butterfly Grove3 min drive
Popular LocationGlen Annie Golf Club6 min drive
AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)10 min drive

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About this area

Goleta

Located in Goleta, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is in the suburbs and on the beach. Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse are notable landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Sandpiper Golf Club and Glen Annie Golf Club. Traveling with kids? Don't miss Santa Barbara Zoo. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and parasailing nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with mountain biking and hiking/biking trails.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Sandpiper Golf Club - 15 min walk
  • Goleta Butterfly Grove - 3 min drive
  • Glen Annie Golf Club - 6 min drive
  • University of California-Santa Barbara - 9 min drive
  • Isla Vista Beach - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Goleta Station - 9 min drive
  • AirportSanta Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 10 min drive

Restaurants

  • BLEND – Pool-view café offering local cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare on select days.
  • Angel Oak – Ocean-view fine-dining restaurant with a bar offering local cuisine. Serves dinner daily.
  • The Bistro – Garden-view restaurant with a bar offering Californian cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Kids' menu available.

About this property

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants. All 358 individually decorated rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and pillowtop beds. Comforts include Frette Italian sheets and down comforters, and guests will also find conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of Commitment to Clean (Marriott)

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking: USD 50.00 per night
  • Electric car charging station
  • Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11:30 AM: USD 39 for adults and USD 25 for children
  • 3 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • 4 outdoor tennis courts
  • 2 spa tubs
  • Aerobics classes
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Pilates classes
  • Private picnics
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Steam room
  • Tennis
  • Winery attached
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Refrigerator
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Ballroom
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf lessons
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (70000 square feet)

Outdoors

  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • 36 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Sauna

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Braille signage
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa

More

  • Beach towels
  • Couples dining
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Down comforter
  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 48-inch LED TV
  • Cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • Pay movies
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Microwave (on request)
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before noon
Late check-out subject to availability
Express check-out

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 250.00 per pet, per stay
Dogs only
Up to 50 lbs
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50.0 per day
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • Beach loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Health club access
  • Fitness center access
  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Sporting facilities or equipment
  • Airport shuttle
  • Internet access
  • Additional inclusions

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

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 39 for adults and USD 25 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: USD 50.00 per night
  • Pet fee: USD 250.00 per pet, per stay
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

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
This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
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
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)
4.3
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5 - Excellent
598
4 - Good
208
3 - Okay
96
2 - Poor
45
1 - Terrible
27

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service
The resort is nice when you first walk in but things change quickly. We got the wrong room type, we didn’t have anything g inside the room (had to call for a shower cap) the mini bar was empty, we had to wait in a long like for the pool (even though we had reservations) And the girl that helped us when we checked out was very rude, we asked for the manger and “apparently” the manger was busy and couldn’t come to talk to us. For $800 a night, I will definitely never stay here again!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020

3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Sad face IconDisliked: Amenities
Food at the Bacara Ritz is more then disappointing. There is approximately 5 to 6 items on the room.service menu. The menu at all the restaurants are basically the same with a few minor differences. It was nice they had xovid protection and precautions throughout the hotel. But if you don't reserve pool time way in advance you won't be able to get a seat there.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful properly with wonderful and attentive staff.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Pool time must be reserved and wait list was full several weeks out from our reservation! Frustrating. Otherwise beautiful resort and nice beach access.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Dog food on the floor of my hotel room. Not properly cleaned. Terrible service
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020