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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
Free Internet
Room Service
Adult pool
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Paid Wifi
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Tennis Court
Wheelchair Access
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It was the best resort I've ever stayed at. It was massive and very much what I would think of when I imagine luxury and California. The restaurant The Bistro that we dined at was exceptional too. The room was amazing with a big tub, shutters on all the windows, and fireplace.
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We stayed for 3 nights at villa 9. Forgot an airpod that was charging on the desk. Called back and was told nothing was found in the room. This is actually the first time that we forgot stuff in a hotel and did not get it back. Surprised at this level of service. Room: There's
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Response from RitzCarltonBacaraSB, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you for choosing to stay at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara and giving us your observations. We appreciate your positive comments about our location and grounds. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and we sincerely apologize for the issues you have experienced. Since we have transitioned to The Ritz-Carlton we have been working on a number of enhancements to the resort, the majority of which will be completed shortly and will address the areas you have mentioned. Please know that I have shared your feedback with our executive team for them to review and to take action. Again, we do apologize for any inconvenience you may have experienced. Kindly contact Powers van der Mandele at 805-968-0100 so we may assist you further. We will do everything possible to restore your faith in The Ritz-Carlton.
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We went to the New Years Eve Party "Old Hollywood" cost us $300.00 (they included some ridiculous surcharge) (We stayed 3 days). per person included dinner (a magic show) and dj at 10:00. The food was mediocre with minimum choices 4 entrees (I mean really? 4 Seasons brunch
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Response from KarlB1393, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded 1 week ago
thank you for taking the time to share your observations regarding your recent stay. Please allow me to apologize for the disappointment you felt with our “Glitter Gala” as well as the delay in service. We pride ourselves on delivering the finest personal service and exceptional memories to all our guests. It is truly disheartening to learn that we fell short in providing you with this experience . I have shared your observations with our team and are addressing the concerns you mentioned to ensure the issues are corrected. Thank you again for being our guest and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future
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Background I am a Marriott Platinum. Stayed here on two separate occasion in the the past 30 days between Dec '18 & Jan '19. and booked 5 rooms to date. Stayed at building 6 and building 8. - 3 garden/resort view rooms with 2 queen beds - 1 partial ocean view with a king
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Response from AshleyW3512, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you very much for being our guest and for taking the time to provide us feedback regarding your recent stay. We strive to provide our guests exceptional personalized service, facilities, amenities and a memorable stay. Therefore your comments are extremely important to us so we may identify areas that require improvement. I would like to apologize sincerely for the shortcoming you experienced during your recent visits. Your feedback is very important to us and we have improved a number of processes to ensure the issues you encountered will not occur again. Thank you again for being our guest and a Platinum Elite Member. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to our resort in the future for a more pleasant stay. Kindly contact Ana Aguilar, Assistant Director of Rooms at 805-968-0100 so we may assist you further.
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Although it's a beach front property, the view and direct path to the beach were surprisingly blocked off with large bushes. The beach itself was not beautiful because it had these large concrete like rocks that were difficult to walk on in sandals to get to the sand. My feet
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Response from KarlB1393, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for staying with us and providing feedback from your recent stay. I am sorry to read you were not pleased with some aspects of your stay. We appreciate your feedback on the signage placement and will look into a more prominent placement. California beaches are natural and protected. Tar is a naturally occurring substance that from time to time affects most California beaches. We offer several paths to miles of pristine beach, including a path behind our beach house that will take you there directly. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.
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Bacara Grounds
Can you hear people in neighboring rooms? Especially people walking above?
We were so blissed out by the room, balcony and view that we didn't notice. So the answer is probably no to noise from above. Only reservation we had was the quality of the spa.
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I was in a walkout on the first floor near the walking path and could hear others outside but not from above me.
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Does this resort have a breakfast buffet?
I think so yes
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Rooms have not been renovated ,neither the pools which really need it. The hotel is in the process to be adapted to the new brand but it will several year - if not sold again in the meantime....
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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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"Ocean view rooms along the trail are the only ones worth the trouble, if you don't mind the outrageous price tags"
"Stay away from Bldg 15 near trash dump and road. Ocean view is an additional $600.00 on top of your room."
"Ocean view"
"If you have a sensitive nose, choose a room furthest away from the ocean."
"top floor to avoid hearing neighbors above"
USD 361 - USD 829 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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