The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA United States
Neighborhood: A 78-acre oceanfront resort

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • VIP special amenity on arrival day
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

For 2021:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Breakfast credit $64 per day for two guests per bedroom, served in The Bistro
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
PROPERTY SIZE: 358 rooms
ROOM STYLE: Classic
VIBE: Casual
Beach Ecotourism Wellness

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Neighborhood: A 78-acre oceanfront resort
Address:
8301 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93117-2474
United States
Nearest Airport:
Municipal Airport (SBA)
8 mi / 12 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel

Features

  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Facilities
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant


Recreation
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Tennis Courts
  • Water Sports

About Us

Low-rise villas with wrought-iron balconies. Beaches that glow under the sun. The water at your doorstep. Vibrant blues and intricate patterns. Food that is meant to be savored with the sunset. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara embodies the charm, beauty and energy of the Mediterranean in the heart of Santa Barbara, offering ocean-view accommodations, an indulgent spa and dining that celebrates local ingredients.

Best of the Best

Low-rise villas with wrought-iron balconies. Natural beaches that glow under the sun. Three infinity-edge pools with ocean views. Vibrant blues and intricate patterns. Food that is meant to be savored with the sunset. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara embodies the charm, beauty, and energy of the Mediterranean in the heart of Santa Barbara, offering quiet courtyard and ocean-view accommodations, an indulgent spa, and dining that celebrates local ingredients. Quite simply, a 78-acre oceanfront resort where relaxation and adventure are set against a backdrop of golden beaches and lush mountains.

Hotel Tip

Enjoy a flight of the Santa Ynez Valley’s finest wines in the Foley Food & Wine Society Wine Tasting Room. Reserve tastings can be arranged.

Health & Safety

For the most up to date information, please visit our website at https://s7d2.scene7.com/is/content/ritzcarlton/Commitment_to_Cleanliness_RC_Bacara_10.16.20pdf

The well-being of our guests and Ladies and Gentlemen is of utmost importance. We remain committed to providing a clean and comfortable environment for all who visit our resort. Below are steps we are taking to keep everyone healthy. Each operating department has its own customized set of procedures, even more detailed than the summary presented here. We will continue to refine and update our plans based on our State and CDC Guidelines.

Our Ladies & Gentlemen:

  • Submit to temperature screening upon arrival for each shift.
  • Are equipped with personal protective equipment, including face covering which they are required to wear at all times.
  • Have and continue to receive training on COVID-19 sanitation protocols.
  • Are led by a designated resort Cleanliness Champion.

Arrival and Departure:

  • Using mobile technology: Mobile Key, eFolio delivery and Mobile Requests via the Marriott Bonvoy app.
  • Choice of baggage assistance or personal unloading; to include surfboard and golf bag storage.
  • Social distancing signage at front desk, bell desk, and concierge desk.
  • Signage throughout arrival and departure areas.

Social Distancing Measures:

  • Arrival queues throughout resort clearly marked for appropriate social distancing.
  • Seating in restaurants, lounges, pools and beach are spaced apart in accordance with state laws.
  • Guest elevator occupancy is limited to family members or two non-family individuals.
  • Stairwell access is available for all four floors.
  • Signage posted to remind guests of social distancing guidelines and hygiene practices to prevent the spread of disease.

Cleaning Procedures:

  • Deeper and more frequent cleaning of high-traffic and high-touch areas, including handrails, elevator buttons, door handles and surfaces.
  • Utilizing cleaning products that kill the spread of COVID-19.
  • Introduction of new cleaning protocol using sanitation products for public spaces.
  • Touchless hand sanitizer dispensers are placed throughout the resort.
  • Frequent cleaning of public area restrooms, including single-use hand towels.
  • Deep cleaning between guest stays; focus on sanitizing every area of the room.

Guest Rooms:

  • Daily housekeeping services are available per individual guest preference to be confirmed at check-in.
  • Housekeeping services will be performed when the guests are not present in the room.
  • Deep cleaning of high-touch items such as handles, knobs, drawer pulls, hairdryer and remote controls.
  • Disinfectant wipes will be added to each room for personal use.

Dining:

  • In all restaurants, the tables, chairs, and service equipment are sanitized after each use and at regular intervals.
  • Restaurants will use single-serving condiments and single-use recyclable paper menus as well as QR codes for touchless dynamic menus.

Spa and Fitness:

  • The Spa and Fitness Center are open.
  • The Spa Pool (i.e. adults only pool) is open for lap swimming from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Recreation:

  • The pools are open for your enjoyment. Chairs on the pool deck are spaced 6 feet apart to allow for social distancing.
  • All pool furniture is sanitized between each guest’s use.
  • Main Pool & Oval Pool are open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and food and beverages are available for pick-up from the Pool Bar. To secure pool seating reservations please visit https://ritzcarltonsantabarbara.ipoolside.com/
  • The Spa Pool (i.e. adults only pool) is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and food and beverages are available for pick-up from First Drop. Pool seating reservations are not required for The Spa Pool.
  • Oval Pool Cabanas are available daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Ambassadors of the Environment offers family friendly activities and is available Tuesday – Saturday weekly.
  • The beach is open for leisure activity.
  • Tennis courts are open daily.

Sustainability

CULINARY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Club Lounge certified as a Surfrider Ocean Friendly Restaurant
  • Straws are 100% compostable
  • To-Go bags are Kraft 100% recycled
  • All seafood is sustainably sourced
  • Plastic glassware is corn based, using 70% less fossil fuel than regular plastic
  • Bamboo and palm leaf products utilized.

AMBASSADORS OF THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Daily Eco Hikes through the resort’s Nature Trail help further awareness of the land, ecology and cultural heritage.
  • Trained Naturalists lead all children’s activities, encouraging exploration of the natural environment and consideration of their own carbon footprint through games, crafts and experiments.
  • Partnerships with the Gaviota Coast Conservancy spread the mission of protecting the longest stretch of undeveloped coastline in Southern California. Resort hosts in-kind movie screenings with proceeds donated to the nonprofit.
  • Hosted the 2019 California Coastal Cleanup Day, facilitating the removal of over 500 lbs of trash from local beach.
  • Partnered with TESLA on Earth Day to offer complimentary test drives for guests. Children had the opportunity to drive a tiny TESLA.

Location

Address
8301 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93117-2474
United States
Neighborhood
A 78-acre oceanfront resort
Nearest Airport
Municipal Airport (SBA), 8 Miles / 12 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Deluxe Room One King

Courtyard View One King

Size 450 SQ FT | 42 SQ M

Garden View

Spacious layout, Private patio or balcony, Luxurious bath with large soaking tub
  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Deluxe Room Two Queens

Courtyard View Two Queens

Size 450 SQ FT | 42 SQ M

Garden View

Spacious layout, Private patio or balcony, Luxurious bath with large soaking tub
  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Slippers
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Partial Ocean View King Room

Partial Ocean View King Room

Size 450 SQ FT | 42 SQ M

View - Partial Ocean View

Natural wood furnishings, Inspiring glimpse of the Pacific Ocean, Luxurious bath with large soaking tub
  • Partial Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Ocean View King

Ocean View King

Size 450 SQ FT | 42 SQ M

View - Ocean View

Spacious layout and coastal charm, Patio or balcony with full ocean view, Luxurious bath with large soaking tub
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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One Bedroom Suite Garden View

Signature Suite Garden View

Size 850 SQ FT | 79 SQ M

View - Garden View

Spacious living area with sleeper sofa, Wet bar, fireplace and large balcony, Two full bathrooms
  • Garden View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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One Bedroom Suite Partial Ocean View

Signature Suite Partial Ocean View

Size 850 SQ FT | 79 SQ M

View - Partial Ocean View

Spacious living area with sleeper sofa, Wet bar, fireplace and large balcony, Two full bathrooms
  • Partial Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mini Bar
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One Bedroom Suite Ocean View

Signature Suite Ocean View

Size 925 SQ FT | 86 SQ M

View - Ocean View

Living room with fireplace and wet bar, Large balcony, Two full bathrooms
  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
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Penthouse Suite

Penthouse Suite

Size 2000 SQ FT | 186 SQ M

View - Oceanfront View

Two master bedrooms, Wraparound terrace with ocean views, Dining area, office and kitchenette
  • Ocean Front
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Sitting Area

The Ritz-Carlton Villa

3700 SQ FT | 344 SQ M

View - Full Ocean View

Ocean view, two master bedrooms and living areas, two ocean-view terraces, dining area, office, exercise area and kitchenette

  • Ocean View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Mini Bar
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Facts & Policies

Facts
Experiences
Beach, Ecotourism, Wellness
Vibe Casual
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 358
Check-In Time 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Please inquire directly.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

A credit/debit card is needed to hold your reservation; you will not be charged at the time of booking unless stated.

If you have booked a rate that requires a deposit or prepayment, the deposit or prepayment will be charged to this credit/debit card.

Cancellation Policy

Individual rate plans may have varying cancellation policies. Check hotel availability rules for complete details.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express

Terms & Conditions

Resort/facility fee applies. Please contact property for further information.



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Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Breakfast daily for two guests per bedroom
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • VIP special amenity on arrival day
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

For 2021:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Breakfast credit $64 per day for two guests per bedroom, served in The Bistro
  • $100 USD Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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Short notice anniversary trip

By: Stephen


Reviewed on: 29 Jun 2018

Our stay at the RC Bacara was picturesque and serene! The ocean front heated pool and bistro made each afternoon swim and breakfast more memorable than we could have imagined. Guest Services were very accommodating and the property was in exquisite shape! We are already planning a return trip for next year!!!
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Barth

Oldie but a goodie

By: Mamay2


Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2018

The Bacara is beautiful, and located in a stunning part of the Santa Barbara coastline. The staff was incredibly hospitable and friendly. The food, especially at the restaurant, was fantastic and memorable. The room we stayed in was spacious and would be great for a family if we had kids. And those VIEWS...it's truly a unique property. Only cons is I'd say it needs a renovation and is a little over-priced for what you get. Also the beach has naturally occurring black tar on it, so we couldn't go for a "walk on the beach". The property had plenty of coastal trails open though to make up for it.
Travel Advisor:  Sinem Sen

Review

By: Patty


Reviewed on: 02 Aug 2018

This is a beautiful property with amazing service!
Travel Advisor:  Juan Fernandez

Beautiful Place!

By: GirlsTrip


Reviewed on: 18 Oct 2018

I would definitely recommend staying at the Bacara. It is a beautiful hotel with amazing views of the Pacific. The staff is friendly and accommodating.
Travel Advisor:  Kristin Diehl

Beautiful

By: Vinofan


Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2019

Lovely hotel located outside of Santa Barbara. Staff was friendly and the property is gorgeous. Comfortable beds and large bathrooms. Wine tasting room onsite. Whale watching from the bluff where there was a naturalist on the weekend. Only issue was with inconsistency from housekeeping. One day no hand towels or wash cloths. No turndown one night as requested.
Travel Advisor:  Ourisman Travel

Our stay at the Ritz Carlton Bacara

By: Diane S


Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2019

The Ritz Carlton Bacara is very nice. The food is a bit over priced and quite average. The staff, for the most part, was helpful. They upgraded our room. The pools and grounds were lovely. Overall, we enjoyed our stay there.
Travel Advisor:  Courtney Regan

Santa Barbara

By: Amy


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2019

Stunning setting for a hotel and beautiful architecture. Definitely a very family friendly resort and service was amazing.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Epstein

Amazing

By: Will


Reviewed on: 04 Sep 2019

Please stay here!!
Travel Advisor:  Vicki Aubert

Great Stay Great Service

By: cwilks


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019

I reviewed this hotel and our stay with both the hotel and trip advisor. We had a great stay and excellent service.
Travel Advisor:  Steve Kuriga
Not Recommended

Ritz Santa Barbara

By: Stacie


Reviewed on: 13 Jan 2020

Expected more exceptional service standards from a Ritz-Carlton. The service was average, excluding bell staff who were excellent. Location is beautiful

Scheduled

By: JimK


Reviewed on: 28 Jan 2020

We haven’t taken the trip it’s scheduled for July 16-21, 2020
Travel Advisor:  Jeff Mutnick