The Ritz-Carlton Bacara – Santa Barbara

  • Luxury Hotel
  • 358 Guests
  • $300+
  • Booking ID: SBRC
  • Airport: SBA

A 78 acre oceanfront resort where relaxation and adventure are set against a backdrop of golden beaches and lush mountains. Low-rise villas with wrought-iron balconies. Beaches that glow under the sun. The water at your doorstep. Vibrant blues and intricate patterns. Food that is meant to be savored with the sunset. The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara embodies the charm, beauty and energy of the Mediterranean in the heart of Santa Barbara, offering ocean-view accommodations, an indulgent spa and dining that celebrates local ingredients.

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The resort, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, sprawls across 78 acres with two natural beaches, lush gardens and a collection of amenities including:

• Impressive wellness offerings including a renowned day spa and fitness center
• Five restaurants including the signature Angel Oak, housing the resort’s 12,000-bottle wine collection
• More than 70,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space
• Robust activities program for guest of all ages
• Wine flights offered in the Foley Tasting Room
• 358 guest rooms and suites, each with a balcony overlooking the ocean or resort gardens

Guest Room Features and Amenities

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, full kitchens, fireplaces and other residential touches.

• Dog-friendly
• Patio or balcony with ocean or garden views
• Mediterranean-style décor
• Deep soaking tub and separate marble shower
• Fireplace (select rooms)
• In-room dining
• Frette linens
• Luxurious Penthouses and Residences
• ADA rooms


In California, fresh, locally sourced ingredients are not a luxury; they are a given. The resort’s restaurants are no exception. At the signature Angel Oak, Chef Alexander Bollinger offers a new take on the traditional steakhouse and an impressive wine cellar with 12,000 bottles. Wine is the focus of the Foley Tasting Room, where guests can sample a flight or reserve cooking classes, reserve tastings and other exclusive experiences. The resort’s additional restaurants all take advantage of the oceanfront location with outdoor seating and food that is complemented.

Property Features and Amenities

• 42,000-sq.-ft. spa and wellness center
• Three zero-edge, saline pools (two with ocean views)
• Two natural beaches
• Five restaurants
• More than 70,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space
• Wine-tasting room offer flights and culinary experiences
• Ritz Kids program
• Activities including painting classes, horseback riding, hiking, surfing and sailing
• Four tennis courts


Drawing soothing elements from the ocean below, Spa at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offers a holistic wellness retreat to transform guests not only in the moment but for the days ahead.

Guests can immerse themselves in the spa experience with an adults-only pool, redwood sauna, eucalyptus steam room, fireside lounges and a rooftop terrace. Treatments, including massage, body and skincare therapies, are performed by our experts using the finest products. A full-service salon offers hair, nail, makeup and waxing services, and the boutique carries a curated selection of spa products, swimwear and fitness apparel.


Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and spread across 78 acres, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara offers a beautiful coastal destination for meetings, events and corporate retreats. More than 70,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space is complemented by venues, experts and services including:

• Bacara Ballroom with a theater capacity for up to 1,050 attendees and the option to divide the space into three smaller venues
• Director’s Lounge and Screening Room for film premieres and presentations
• Six private and semi-private dining rooms at Angel Oak, the resort’s signature restaurant
• Professional event planner to assist with room setups, catering, audiovisual needs and décor
• Customized catering including winemaker dinners, pairing menus and specialty serving stations
• Locally inspired group activities including wine tours, sailing, horseback riding, whale-watching and hiking

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