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California-Style Luxury

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara welcomes visitors with five-star amenities, scenic ocean views and easy access to the region’s vineyards, restaurants, shops and attractions. Find inspiration within perfectly framed views of the Pacific from your guest room balcony, relax with a wellness therapy at the spa or get a different perspective on California as you embark on a sailing expedition.

Other resort amenities include:

  • 358 guest rooms, suites and residencesness offerings including a renowned day spa and fitness center
  • Private balconies with ocean views
  • Signature steakhouse dining at Angel Oak
  • Locally sourced cuisine
  • A 12,000-bottle wine collection
  • Wine flights in a dedicated tasting room
  • More than 70,000 sq ft of event space
  • A 42,000-sq-ft spa and wellness center
  • Robust activities for guests of allges
  • Two natural beaches

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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 saline pools (two with ocean views)
  • A two-mile natural beach
  • 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

Posh Pooch
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

  • Top Wedding Destinations of 2019, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine
  • Top Resorts in Southern California, Condé Nast Traveler 2018 Readers’ Choice 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