The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Ave | Goleta, CA 93117  [SEE MAP]Goleta, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Oceanfront property with ample amenities, including a spa, multiple pools and several eateries
Daily resort fee applies

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara in Goleta, California, has all the essentials of a luxury seaside resort – a spa, several infinity pools, multiple dining venues and, of course, dramatic Pacific Ocean views. The Ritz's 358 luxurious guest rooms feature gas or wood-burning fireplaces, marble showers and private patios or balconies, not to mention flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. When it's time for a meal, head to the oceanfront restaurant, Angel Oak, to feast on steak, seafood and more. Many guests are quick to note that the prices here are steep, especially if you indulge in a spa treatment or a fancy meal. But overall, visitors say they very much enjoyed their stay, chalking their good times up to excellent customer service and the property's relaxed atmosphere. Because of this hotel's Marriott ties, Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and use points by staying here.

Goleta, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort, 358 rooms
Primary View
Mountain(s), Ocean
Traditional, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups


  • 5.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 2665 have reviewed the The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 2665 reviews 4.0 (based on 2665 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The resort’s guest rooms, renovated in 2016, feature Spanish colonial decor and have wood-beamed ceilings and tiled floors with soft blue accents, along with private patios or balconies. There are flat-screen TVs with movie and entertainment options, desks, minibars and Keurig coffee makers in all accommodations. Bathrooms have marble showers, deep soaking tubs and Frette bathrobes.
  • Daily $30 resort fee includes Wi-Fi access, fitness center, in-room coffee, two bottles of water and one bottle of wine per stay
  • Standard rooms have village views with ocean view upgrades available

Standard room size450 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offers an oceanfront setting northwest of downtown Santa Barbara. Featuring Spanish-inspired architecture, the property offers an array of luxurious amenities such as yoga, meditation, three infinity pools, a 42,000-square-foot spa and a private screening room. There are multiple wineries nearby and the hotel’s location provides easy access to ocean-related sports and activities.
  • Downtown Santa Barbara is 14 miles southeast of the property
  • Hotel has six electric vehicle charging stations
  • Located 6 miles northwest of Santa Barbara Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($36)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


    Number of restaurants5

    Cuisine TypesItalian, American

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • free breakfast


    The Monarch Kids' Club offers entertainment for children ages 3 through 12. Some sample activities include arts and crafts, outdoor games, treasure hunts, science experiments and nature walks.
    • Available Memorial Day to Labor Day
    • $99 full day (lunch included)
    • $60 half day
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara has a 3,500-square-foot 24-hour fitness center with Precor cardiovascular machines all equipped with docking stations and touch-screen consoles. There is a full Pilates studio with reformers and mat classes, along with additional fitness classes such as yoga, core training and private one-on-one sessions. The property also offers a variety of outdoor activities including biking, guided hikes, kayaking, surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, paragliding and horseback riding. Plus, there is a quarter-mile self-guided Chumash Natural Trail on the property with work from local artists.
    • On-site equipment rentals
    • Four Har-Tru surface tennis courts
    • Sky Ranch Fitness Wellness Retreat packages available
    • Fitness classes are $15 per class; complimentary with spa treatment
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara has more than 70,000 square feet of corporate function space for business meetings and events. The property has an Executive Conference & Technology Center, along with a 211-seat screening room and multiple meeting rooms. The hotel offers a professional event planning team to assist with conference planning needs including catering, venue setup, decor and customized resort amenities. All meeting spaces are equipped with data ports, high-speed Internet access and audiovisual conferencing technology.
    • Team-building activities can include wine tasting, kayaking and surfing
    • Business center

    Number of meeting rooms18

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Meeting and event planners available


    The hotel offers golf packages at three nearby golf courses: Sandpiper Golf Club, Glen Annie, and Rancho San Marcos. The hotel's concierge can assist with scheduling tee times and additional golf arrangements.
    • All three are PGA Standard Courses
    • Golf carts
    • Golf packages
    • Club rentals
    • Club house
    • Refreshment stand or restaurant
    • Caddie service
    • Pro shop

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