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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara

Santa Barbara, United States

90 Excellent 659 Reviews
Beachfront resort featuring an expansive wellness facility, an adjacent golf course and ocean front fine dining.

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
Adjacent to the resort community of Santa Barbara, Bacara Resort & Spa is located along California's most spectacular stretch of Pacific paradise, between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains. With 78 acres of oceanfront property – including two miles of natural beach – this luxury hotel near Santa Barbara offers 354 guest rooms and luxury suites in an expansive sun-drenched setting. Enjoy vista views of the sea and sky while embracing an innovative, artful design of low-storied buildings terraced to the sea and connected by lush, meandering garden paths.

Complete with flower-filled courtyards, restful fountains and red-tiled roofs, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara is the perfect place to enjoy the leisurely pace and warm embrace of the California lifestyle. Unwind in the award-winning 42,000-square-foot spa and fitness center or relax beside one of three zero-edge swimming pools.

Connected by courtyards, gardens and paths, guest rooms and suites offer Mediterranean-inspired luxury with balconies overlooking the ocean, charming décor and sumptuous soaking tubs. Penthouses and Residences offer large living spaces, kitchenettes, fireplaces and other residential touches.

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Tucked onto 78 acres overlooking the Pacific, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara combines the appeal of this coastal city with the beauty of its natural surroundings.

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance under the "Five Star Signature Package" or "Five Star Signature Suites & Villas" will also receive the following amenities:

  • $100 Resort Credit
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Welcome Gift
  • Upgrade
  • VIP Status
  • WiFi
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance under the “5 Star Signature Package." Full breakfast is provided for each guest daily. A $100 resort credit is included once per room, per stay. Upgrade, early check-in, and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure.

Hotel Address:
  • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara
  • 8301 Hollister Avenue
  • Santa Barbara, CA 93117
  • United States

Location Summary
Located in Santa Barbara County, just north of the village of Goleta, the Gaviota Coast is a stretch of Pacific beachfront that runs East-West along an otherwise North-South coastline. The Gaviota area – which includes its coastal watersheds – is one of the largest, last remaining intact coastal Mediterranean ecosystems in California. More rural than most other Southern California coastal regions, the Gaviota Coast retains its incredible biodiversity, thanks in large part to the natural and agricultural landmasses that still dominate the area. Santa Barbara enjoys a Mediterranean climate – mild and sunny with average daytime temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. Cool, crystal-clear nights are ideal for stargazing.

Directions to Hotel
Just 10 minutes from the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, this Santa Barbara resort is approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles (90 minutes by car) or three hours from LA via the scenic Amtrak Surfliner. Bacara Resort is a five-hour drive from San Francisco.

From the Santa Barbara Airport: Go North on William L. Moffett Place, which becomes Fowler Road (0.3 miles). Fowler Road becomes South Fairview Avenue (1.1 miles). Take US-101 North ramp (0.3 miles). Merge onto US-101 North (3.5 miles), and follow From the South directions below.

From the South: Take Highway 101 North. Exit Winchester Canyon Road/Hollister Avenue (Exit #110). At the first stop sign, go straight onto Calle Real, which runs parallel to 101 North (NOTE: Do not exit onto Route 217-Hollister Avenue/Goleta). Turn left at the second stop sign toward Hollister Avenue (which takes you over the highway). Take the first right onto Hollister Avenue and continue to Bacara’s Arrival Courtyard (the resort offers valet parking only).

From the North: Take Highway 101 South. Exit Winchester Canyon Road/Hollister Avenue and turn right. At the first stop sign, turn right onto Hollister Avenue and continue to Bacara’s Arrival Courtyard (the resort offers valet parking only).
Note Bene
Bacara Resort & Spa offers 78 oceanfront acres for the most romantic weddings in the world. From an intimate garden setting or sparkling seaside ceremony to a grand ballroom reception, this luxury resort will create a memorable wedding celebration for your special day.
Banquets & Meetings
Over 70,000 square feet of corporate function space, which includes the Executive Conference & Technology Center and a private screening room.
Fine Dining On Site
Five restaurants including the signature Angel Oak, housing the resort’s 12,000-bottle wine collection.
Pool Outdoor
Enjoy two zero-edge, heated saline swimming pools, where the saline is easy on eyes, skin and hair. The Spa at Bacara also has its own zero-edge, heated saline pool for adult-use only, along with separate women's and men's hydrotherapy whirlpool spas. Twenty-five private pool cabanas are available, including wireless Internet access, phone outlets, food and beverages with dedicated waiter service, along with bottled water and a fresh fruit amenity.
Spa Facility
Guests can immerse themselves in the spa experience with an adults-only pool, redwood sauna, eucalyptus steam room, fireside lounges and a rooftop terrace.
Tennis Courts On Site
The resort’s four Har-Tru clay composition courts host adult and junior clinics, matches and private and semi-private lessons. Equipment is also available for rental.
Set on 78 acres, the resort offers two natural beaches.
World-class golf at three nearby courses, including the adjacent Sandpiper.
Adjacent hiking trails.
Santa Barbara is filled with innovative stores, rare antique shops, fashion boutiques with designer brands and specialty gift shops. From upscale stores like Saks Fifth Avenue to the boutique shops downtown, Santa Barbara offers a variety of shopping venues for Bacara guests.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Business Center
    - Meeting Space
    - Disabled Access
    - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fine Dining Nearby
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Dining
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping
    - Winery Tours

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