The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister AvenueSanta Barbara93117USA
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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.


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

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Bell service
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organized activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Body treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

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.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1870 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 1870 reviews