Get the celebrity treatment with world-class service at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Adjacent to the Sandpiper golf course, this Santa Barbara resort boasts beautiful ocean views, an outdoor pool and on-site dining. All guest rooms include a private patio with a view. At the The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, all en suite rooms include a TV. Comfortably furnished, all rooms feature a seating area. Bathrobes and slippers are provided. A variety of dining options are available at the The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. Bistro offers Californian dishes in a casual environment. Signature cocktails are available at the O Bar + Kitchen. Angel Oak is a modern steak and seafood restaurant. Guests can also unwind at the on-site fitness centre. There are also tennis courts and hiking trails on-site. The property hosts one of the largest spas on the west coast with added features like an adults-only pool and a rooftop terrace. There is also a meeting area for guests on business. Santa Barbara city centre is 13 miles away from the resort. The Santa Barbara Mission is 18 minutes’ drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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The Ritz-Carlton Company, L.L.C
Hotel chain/brand
The Ritz-Carlton Company, L.L.C

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)

Breakfast info

Buffet

Private parking at the hotel


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 extra-large double bed
and
1 sofa bed
1 extra-large double bed
and
1 sofa bed
Bedroom 1:
1 large double bed
Bedroom 2:
1 large double bed
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Property practices

This property has told us they implemented certain practices across some or all of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.
Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.6
Facilities
8.3
Cleanliness
8.5
Comfort
8.7
Value for money
6.9
Location
8.8
Free WiFi
10
High score for Santa Barbara
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Dianne
    United States United States
    Enjoyed that the resort was next to the ocean and next to a secluded beach. Enjoyed that the resort fee included electric bike rental and gym/ exercise classes. Loved that the room had a patio that we could sit out on and had a sitting area inside...
  • C
    Christine
    United States United States
    It was a special birthday, and we enjoyed all aspects of the experience. What was very special is I drove my new car...a Bently Continental GT, and your valet was very kind and courteous and parked it in the front of the hotel...this was...
  • Michel
    Germany Germany
    Very nice hotel with direct access to the ocean. Large room with a superb balcony. Very good breakfast with a wide variety of products on offer. Good quality dinner. The staff are very professional and welcoming.

Hotel surroundings

Restaurants
6 restaurants on site

  • The Bistro
    • Cuisine
      American
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch
    • Ambiance
      Traditional
  • Angel Oak
    • Cuisine
      Steakhouse • Sushi
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Modern • Romantic
  • Haskell's Poolside Bar
    • Cuisine
      American
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
  • 'O' Bar + Kitchen
    • Cuisine
      American
    • Open for
      Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Modern
  • San Setto
    • Cuisine
      Japanese
    • Open for
      Dinner
  • Bacara Wine Tasting Room
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner

Facilities of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Great facilities! Review score, 8.3

Most popular facilities
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Private parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
Bedroom
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
View
  • View
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Coffee machine
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
  • Beach
  • Tennis equipment
    Additional charge
  • Snorkelling
    Additional charge
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Windsurfing
    Additional charge
  • Table tennis
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
Living Area
  • Fireplace
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
  • Pay-per-view channels
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs US$70 per day.
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Reception services
  • Concierge service
  • ATM/cash machine on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Business centre
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Family rooms
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
2 swimming pools
Pool 1 - outdoor
  • All ages welcome
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Pool 2 - outdoor
  • Adult only
Wellness
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage
  • Hand massage
  • Head massage
  • Couples massage
  • Foot massage
  • Neck massage
  • Back massage
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Hair styling
  • Hair colouring
  • Hair cut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Make up services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Massage
    Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre
    Additional charge
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in

From 16:00

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in

Check-out

Until 11:00

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of USD 200 is required on arrival. That's about GBP 157. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children 18 years and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Extra bed upon request
US$50 per child, per night
Cot upon request
Free
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
US$50 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.

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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

The resort fee includes:

- High-speed WiFi

- Daily access to tennis court with rackets, tennis ball machine and a 30-minute tennis clinic with a pro (for 2 people)

- Guided echo tour for 2 people

- Daily bicycle hire for 2 hours per day for 2 people

- Daily 1-hour yoga class for 2 people (equipment provided)

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Please inform The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

In the event of an early departure, the property will charge you the full amount for your stay.

A damage deposit of US$200 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

  • Guests staying at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Snorkelling
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis court
    • Windsurfing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Beachfront
    • Beauty Services
    • Personal trainer
    • Horse riding
    • Beach
    • Tennis equipment
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Bicycle rental
    • Swimming Pool
    • Facial treatments
    • Waxing services
    • Make up services
    • Hair treatments
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Hair cut
    • Hair colouring
    • Hair styling
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Private beach area
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Back massage
    • Neck massage
    • Foot massage
    • Couples massage
    • Head massage
    • Hand massage
    • Full body massage
    • Fitness
    • Yoga classes
    • Fitness classes

  • The prices at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara has 6 restaurants:

    • Haskell's Poolside Bar
    • 'O' Bar + Kitchen
    • Angel Oak
    • Bacara Wine Tasting Room
    • San Setto
    • The Bistro

  • Yes, there is a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara on this page.

  • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is 11.8 miles from the centre of Santa Barbara. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The nearest beach is just 500 yards from The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

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

  • Room options at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara include:

    • Double
    • Suite
    • Family