Hotel The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, USA)

Hotel The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, USA)

About The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

Located in Goleta, Santa Barbara, overlooking the Pacific, the The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara boasts 358 rooms, two restaurants, as well as a café, three pools, spa facilities, and a gym.  On-site parking is also available. The rooms feature flat-screen TV’s, iPads, movie-entertainment systems, coffee-makers, mini-bars, bathrobes and slippers, and free Wi-Fi. Guests at the The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara can relax on their balconies whilst admiring the ocean views or treat themselves to one of the specialist facials or massages at the on-site spa. Angle Oak, the hotel’s modern steak and seafood restaurant, has a menu comprised of meals made from fresh and local ingredients. Guests can also choose from a less formal menu on offer at the on-site Bistro. The Monarch Butterfly Preserve and the historic Stow House are in close proximity to the hotel.Located in Goleta, Santa Barbara, overlooking the sea, the Bacara Resort & Spa boasts 360 rooms, two restaurants, as well as a café , two pools, spa facilities and a  gym.  On-site parking is also available.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


8301 Hollister Avenue, 93117, Santa Barbara, USA

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.8 / 10
  • Rooms
    Excellent  8.5 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.5 / 10

Positive Reviews


Spacious and well-appointed rooms.

The décor has been described as modern and stylish as well as being light and airy. Many guests observed that the rooms have been recently decorated and were equally complimentary about the spacious and well-presented bathrooms which featured walk-in showers and up-to-date fixtures and fittings.


Picturesque and tranquil setting.

The hotel overlooks the ocean thus providing a very scenic and serene backdrop. Many guests enjoyed sitting on their balconies admiring the wonderful views. The hotel is set within its own private grounds and there are no noisy clubs or bars nearby thus ensuring a peaceful and relaxed stay.


Lots of on-site activities.

Guests were pleased to find plenty of things to do on-site during their free time. The outdoor pools were very popular as well as the modern and fully-equipped gym. Many also enjoyed going to the games room whilst those who had the spa treatments said that they thoroughly enjoyed their experience.

Negative Reviews


Quite a distance from the town and amenities.

Some of the guests objected to being quite far from the center of Santa Barbara as it is a 15-minute drive away. Those who wanted to dine out or visit some local bars were also disappointed to find that they had to drive in order to reach the nearest amenities.


Pools can get very busy.

The outdoor pools as well as the sun bathing area can get very busy and feel cramped and crowded. Guests said that the loungers were pushed too close together and that the amount of people by the pool prevented them from feeling relaxed and at ease.


Noise issues.

The hotel is close to the freeway and some guests mentioned that the traffic noise was quite intrusive which prevented many from leaving their balcony and patio doors open.

All amenities

Wellness / Spa
  1. Beauty salon
  2. Steam room
  3. Massage
  4. Sauna
Hotel facilities
  1. Business centre
  2. Café
  3. Entrance Hall/lobby
  4. Express check-in
For children
  1. Cot
  2. Kids stay for free
  1. Wheelchair accessible
  2. Accessible hotel
  3. Accessible bathroom
  4. Accessible parking
Room facilities
  1. Balcony (upon inquiry)
  2. Fireplace
  3. Ironing board
  4. Openable windows
Sports facilities
  1. Bike rental
  2. Fitness
  3. Horse riding
  4. Surfing
Theme / Type
  1. Convention hotel
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 16:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


8301 Hollister Avenue , 93117 , Santa Barbara , USA
Telephone: +1 8059680100 | Fax: +1 8059681800 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Regular disinfection
  • Safe distance

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