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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff, the warm feelings from the room decor and design made the stay one of the best I have had. The food was good too especially breakfast at the Bistro

California charm. Wonderful place. Nice stay. Fantastic service.

Beautiful location. Unfortunately we weren't able to stay longer than over night, but we were able to walk the grounds and get to the beach. The staff are professional and facilitive.

Beautiful beach for our mini Aussies to run on. Hotel is very pet friendly. Dinner at Angel Oak was great.

Loved the spa pool and workout room. Room service was prompt and delicious. Grounds are gorgeous

Beautiful hotel but service very lacking. The service is a 2 or 3 at best. I expected service like Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons. Also, food at the Angel Oak restaurant was about 2 out of 5.

The hotel was absolutely beautiful and the service was outstanding. All the request I asked for before arriving were taken care of without a hitch. The food at the Bistro for breakfast was excellent and so was the room service food. We are planning on returning yearly to this hotel and quite possibly 2 times a year. The Spa was awesome and the massage we had at the top of the Spa with the ocean breeze was phenomenal. What a great getaway, next time we will stay an extra day or two. I highly recommend this hotel, especially for a romantic getaway. Thank you Bacara and the staff for making it a memorable experience. We can't wait to return.

We needed a weekend away with peace, quiet, and luxury. At the same time, we wanted to be close to the action if we wanted some fun activities. This resort provided the luxury we wanted, but was close to Santa Barbara for a day trip. The staff was exceptionally helpful. We will go again when we can stay longer.

I booked this hotel as a Birthday surprise weekend for my wife because I knew she loves this hotel, and we were not disappointed! My wife, especially, enjoyed very much all this place has to offer: great heated pool, wonderful sunsets by the beach, wine tasting, beautiful gardens and grounds. We had a great time and we really enjoyed this hotel! Happy wife, happy life, I think?!

Great hotel. Kids friendly. Awesome service and location.

Really beautiful resort ! I'll be back for sure. Breath taking views with three terrific pools and rooms were spectacular

Had so much fun!!Staff was so nice,pool was fun,ocean view incredible,food was yummy,and room was so beautiful!!

The location and the hotel appearance is beautiful. We ordered room service and got a soup for the kids. I was not satisfied with the food at the resort. I ordered a soup and told the person on the phone that it was for my kids. The soup was spicy. They did not bother to wait to see if we liked it. We had lunch at the restaurant next to the pool and the food was bland and a bit overcooked. It is a distance away from the town and there are not many restaurants nearby. I was not happy with the food we ordered and my girls went to sleep hungry. I would recommend this hotel to a friend I would just ask that they not eat here.

Overall amazing experience, Just very very pricey. But it was great!

Our weekend stay was great. The only downfall was that the food at the Bistro is not veryy good. The room service food was terrible.

They took care of our every need. The staff were super at asking if we needed anything. We will be back ASAP.

The resort is fantastic. Approximately 5 miles from UC Santa Barbara off of Hollister Road. The meals at the Bistro were top notch.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay with the nice room and very friendly staff. The staff and location above the ocean makes this place ideal. We only ate once on the property at the Bistro for breakfast and it was excellent. Noticed waiter did not bring spoons to myself and those next to us, for coffee and lattes. Bed could have been firmer; would have been nice to have bird droppings wiped off outside on balcony. Took 45 minutes to get our luggage delivered to room. Our biggest complaint would be having to tip constantly for valet, pool attendants and rides to and from the room. That was annoying because we did not have dollar bills readily available. Otherwise, beautiful resort and I would stay again.

We spent two nights here. The room was beautiful and spotless. The pool is terrific, and the service is excellent. Very family friendly! This was an expensive two-night holiday. It felt like we were abroad, but it's less expensive to simply fly to Mexico... There's a $25 hotel fee and a $32 parking fee (for each day). So the costs add up. Overall great holiday, but way too expensive.

Very pleased with my stay. The food was hit and miss but it was otherwise perfect.

8301 Hollister Avenue Goleta CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Winery
  • Spa

Sandpiper Golf Club is within a mile (2 km) of The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, and other popular sites like Goleta Butterfly Grove are within a couple of miles (3 km). This 358-room, 5-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with 3 outdoor pools, a winery, and a full-service spa. On the beach, the hotel is also close to Glen Annie Golf Club.


Dining

There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including Spa Cafe, which specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch, and Angel Oak with pleasing ocean views. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a fee.


Rooms

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara's 358 individually furnished rooms provide balconies or patios, iPod docks, and refrigerators. Guests can expect 48-inch LED TVs with cable channels and pay movies, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with Frette Italian sheets and down comforters ensure a restful night. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.


Property features

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara features a winery, a full-service spa, and 3 outdoor pools. Valet parking is available for USD 36.00 per night. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include a health club, 2 spa tubs, and a sauna.

Guest reviews for The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Everyone (7) Couples (15) Business (2) Family (8)
5

one of the best

Everyone

Staff, the warm feelings from the room decor and design made the stay one of the best I have had. The food was good too especially breakfast at the Bistro

By on Jun 5, 2017

5
Everyone

California charm. Wonderful place. Nice stay. Fantastic service.

By , from Newtown, PA on Mar 29, 2017

4
Everyone

Beautiful location. Unfortunately we weren't able to stay longer than over night, but we were able to walk the grounds and get to the beach. The staff are professional and facilitive.

By on Jan 17, 2017

5

absolutely gorgeous property.

Everyone

Beautiful beach for our mini Aussies to run on. Hotel is very pet friendly. Dinner at Angel Oak was great.

By , from la Quinta, Ca on Nov 4, 2016

5

second visit. was everything we had expected

Everyone

Loved the spa pool and workout room. Room service was prompt and delicious. Grounds are gorgeous

By , from san antonio tx on Oct 4, 2016

3

the property is beautiful not service

Everyone

Beautiful hotel but service very lacking. The service is a 2 or 3 at best. I expected service like Ritz-Carlton or Four Seasons. Also, food at the Angel Oak restaurant was about 2 out of 5.

By , from Miami, FL on Aug 12, 2016

5

romantic getaway

Everyone

The hotel was absolutely beautiful and the service was outstanding. All the request I asked for before arriving were taken care of without a hitch. The food at the Bistro for breakfast was excellent and so was the room service food. We are planning on returning yearly to this hotel and quite possibly 2 times a year. The Spa was awesome and the massage we had at the top of the Spa with the ocean breeze was phenomenal. What a great getaway, next time we will stay an extra day or two. I highly recommend this hotel, especially for a romantic getaway. Thank you Bacara and the staff for making it a memorable experience. We can't wait to return.

By , from Las Vegas, NV on Apr 8, 2016

5

restful oceanside retreat

Couples

We needed a weekend away with peace, quiet, and luxury. At the same time, we wanted to be close to the action if we wanted some fun activities. This resort provided the luxury we wanted, but was close to Santa Barbara for a day trip. The staff was exceptionally helpful. We will go again when we can stay longer.

By on Oct 20, 2015

5

perfect birthday aniversary

Couples

I booked this hotel as a Birthday surprise weekend for my wife because I knew she loves this hotel, and we were not disappointed! My wife, especially, enjoyed very much all this place has to offer: great heated pool, wonderful sunsets by the beach, wine tasting, beautiful gardens and grounds. We had a great time and we really enjoyed this hotel! Happy wife, happy life, I think?!

By on Aug 16, 2015

5

great family trip

Families

Great hotel. Kids friendly. Awesome service and location.

By on Jun 15, 2015