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



  • 5.0Hotel Class


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Set on 78 beautiful acres, this secluded oceanfront resort resembles a pristine Mediterranean village. Rooms feature Spanish-colonial accents and designer furnishings along with a balcony or patio.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 2879 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 2879 reviews 4.0 (based on 2879 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 $39 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
Nightly resort fee$39

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 ($50)
  • 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


The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offers multiple on-site dining options including Angel Oak, the hotel's modern steak and seafood restaurant, with an expansive cocktail and wine list. The 'O' Bar and Kitchen dishes out sharable small plates and The Bistro, a casual oceanside restaurant, serves classic dishes prepared with local ingredients for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Blend is the on-site coffee house that combines French and Italian traditions and offers breakfast and lunch options. The Bacara Bar provides full bar service in the hotel lobby as well as menu items. Foley Food & Wine Society Wine Tasting Room hosts exclusive wine tastings.
  • Pool bar offers snacks and drinks
  • On-site wine cellar features 12,000 bottles of wine and tasting experiences

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 resort offers three zero-edge heated saline swimming pools along with 78 acres of beachfront property. The Cabana and Resort Pools are open to all guests and feature food and beverage services along with ocean views. The adults-only zero-edge pool is located in the spa.
  • 25 private cabanas available
  • Ocean adventures offered
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The spa is a 42,000-square-foot full-service luxury facility offering European and locally inspired treatments. The spa has a rooftop terrace for mud-based treatments and scrubs, and there’s an adults-only heated saline pool. There’s also a redwood sauna, a eucalyptus steam room, a Jacuzzi and a lounge room for pre- and post-relaxation.
  • 36 treatment rooms
  • Rooftop terrace with European sunbathing area
  • Spa Café serves local and organic dishes

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna


Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment offers entertainment and activities for children. Some sample activities include arts and crafts, outdoor games, treasure hunts, science experiments and nature walks.
  • $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 Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a dog-friendly property and welcomes canines weighing up to 50 pounds for $250 pet fee. The hotel provides pet beds, food and water bowls and pet clean-up bags. Dogs can dine outside with their owners at the Bistro.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times, and cannot be left unattended
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking
  • Pet-sitting


Offering 78 acres of oceanfront, along with multiple indoor venues, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is equipped to host wedding ceremonies and receptions from small to grand. The Ocean Lawn and Miró Lawn offer outdoor settings with panoramic ocean views, palm trees and landscaping. There’s an Ocean Terrace with a wood-burning fireplace and the Bacara Ballroom has 23-foot ceiling with gilded mirrors, six balconies and sculptural elements. The Bacara Ballroom can host banquet-style receptions for 850, and 1,100 guests for reception-style events. The property’s culinary team offers a variety of planned menus, along with customizable options.
  • Suite options for the bride and groom
  • Bridal party spa packages
  • Group rates for wedding guests

Maximum wedding guest capacity1100

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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