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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a destination for those seeking relaxation, romance or adventure

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

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Guest Room Features & Amenities

  • 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

Property Features & Amenities

  • 42,000-sq.-ft. spa and wellness center
  • Three zero-edge 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
  • Activities including painting classes, horseback riding, hiking, surfing and sailing
  • Four tennis courts

Hotel Policies

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara is a pet friendly resort. At The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara our discerning guests include four legged friends. When you include Fido on your trip to our Santa Barbara pet friendly resort, we promise tales of devotion from your family friend for a long time to come.

Pet Policy

  • There is a $250* per stay pet fee. We welcome all well-mannered, dogs under 50lbs. 
  • No more than two pets may occupy each guestroom.
  • Pets must be leashed or held in arms in all common areas of the resort.
  • We regret that pets are not allowed in the resort’s restaurants, Bacara Bar, the Fitness Center and Spa, the Pool Areas or The Ritz Carlton Club Lounge. This exclusion does not apply to guide or service animals.
  • Leashed dogs are allowed to dine on The Bistro outdoor patio, Bacara Bar outdoor Terrace and Blend terrace only.
  • A signed pet agreement is required upon check-in.

*$50 for each additional dog.


Honors and Awards

  • Four-Star Rated, Forbes Travel Guide
  • Readers’ Choice Awards, Top 20 Resorts in Southern California, Conde Nast Traveler
  • Best Hotels, U.S. News & World Report
  • Certificate of Excellence Winner, TripAdvisor
  • Best Resort for a Wedding and Best Indoor Venue, California Wedding Day Magazine
  • Best of Meetings Today, Meetings Today
  • Top 100 Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America, The Bistro, OpenTable
  • Best Spa Resort, California Meetings + Events
  • Form + Function Innovation Award, Angel Oak, Restaurant Development + Design Magazine
  • Best Private Dining Space, Angel Oak, California Meetings + Events