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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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Along the bluffs and beaches of the Santa Barbara coast lies The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, a resort of stunning natural beauty and relaxed luxury. With 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, we offer an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky. Our resort in Santa Barbara, California features innovative and artful design that is in keeping with the intimacy and aesthetics of a Mediterranean village. Unwind at an award-winning 42,000-square-foot spa and fitness center or relax beside one of three zero-edge swimming pools and 26 private cabanas. The resort's 358 newly-renovated guestrooms and signature suites artfully infuse luxurious interiors with modern technologies for a true sense of comfort. Additional resort amenities include a new oceanfront restaurant, Angel Oak, four Har-Tru clay tennis courts, a Foley wine tasting room, and the adjacent Sandpiper Golf Club.
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Paid Wifi
Free Internet
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
Banquet Room
Room Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Dry Cleaning
Tennis Court
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Heated pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
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Santa Barbara Airport7 km
Santa Maria Public Airport72 km
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Our stay was off to a good start but it took 3 phone calls and over an hour wait just to get 2 clean glasses with ice. And when they finally showed up, the ice was half melted. Really?!

They claimed they knocked but we didn't hear it. I find it hard to believe that two people fa
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Response from RitzCarltonBacaraSB, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded yesterday
Thank you for sharing your comments with us regarding your recent visit. I am delighted that you liked the property overall and that you had a good stay. Please accept our apologies for the delay in beverage service. Your feedback is very important to us and we will continue to improve our processes to ensure the issues you encountered will not occur again. Thank you again for being our guest and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our resort in the future.
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A great beach resort. My husband and I were visiting my family in southern California. My brother, his wife and kids who live in LA drove to this resort to have dinner with us on the beach. The hotel restaurant was fabulous and treated them and us like family. The kids were also
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Love the property - it is quite large - I do wish they had some of the villas spaced out more - since they clearly have the acreage. In some parts it felt like you were walking through a nice apartment complex because of how close the 'villas' are.

Food and beverage options are
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Amazing facility. Great rooms for half the price of the Four Seasons. On the sand and hear the waves crashing in the morning. Great restaurant with extensive menu prepared perfectly. Our new SB place to stay.
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Unfortunately not up to the standards of a 5 star hotel and one major location issue.
I just list things you would expect to be perfect.

-Bathroom sink didn't drain well
-Only one bathrobe in the room (why not two and give guest the hassle to request 2 times)
- Only one size sli
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Response from RitzCarltonBacaraSB, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for your kind comments about our beautiful grounds. I would like to apologize sincerely for the maintenance and housekeeping issues in your room, which have now been rectified. California beaches are natural and protected. Tar drops are a naturally occurring substance that from time to time affects most California beaches. Thank you again for being our guest and we hope that you will allow us to restore your faith in The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara by returning in the future.
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The Signature Ocean View King at the Bacara Resort & Spa
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Does this resort have a breakfast buffet?
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Are the rooms renovated since the change over to the Ritz or are they the same? Also how is the pool area? Thanks!
The rooms have not been renovated, but other parts of the property have been or are in process (spa, lobby bar). The pool areas are lovely- family pool, cabana pool and spa pool. Food/beverage service available at lower pools.
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Do you accept small pets
They accept all kinds of dogs, from small to big. They charge $100 - for one dog and $50 for any additional (if you have more than one dog with you). I believe it's one time payment, not a daily one.
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Is this hotel beachfront?
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Is this hotel beachfront?
You can see the beach from some rooms and there is beach access via a footpath. So technically beachfront but practically speaking it’s not on the beach. You should also be aware that there are quite a few “spontaneous eruptions” of tar or crude oil that appear on the beaches along this area. The Bacara actually supply special wipes in the rooms to clean it off your footwear if you get it on them!
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"Property is very large/ spread out. Ask for rooms near the reception if you prefer not to walk."
"The bungalow king rooms do not have anyone below or above you."
"Only book a room on the top floor or splurge for a single story villa."
"Upper floor,ocean view"
"Do not accept a room in block 16 as this is far out of the way"
US$ 379 - US$ 764 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Bacara Resort & Spa
United StatesCaliforniaGoleta
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