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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

We frequented Bacara when it first opened but over the years found it began to decline in service and amenities. We were pleasantly surprised to see it's as good as it once was, if not even better now. We wanted to get settled early...we met...More

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Response from GuestRelations M, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraResponded 17 March 2015

Dear Vivki K - I am so happy to read that you were able to come back and visit us again, and that you had such a positive 5 star experience! Your feedback is truly of the upmost value to us and I want to...More

Reviewed 15 March 2015

The Bacara is located right on the ocean on a beautiful piece of land. You can walk through the property which consists of many separate buildings each with several rooms. You can also go for long walks along the beach and around the property. Gorgeous....More

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Response from GuestRelations M, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraResponded 17 March 2015

Dear M B - It is always so great for us to hear the feedback from a recurring Bacara guest! I am so happy to read that you have consistently enjoyed the food, trails, and saline pool. I want to thank you for taking the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2015

I attended an event held at this resort, so chose to stay there for convenience. While I supposedly received a "special" rate, the total charge per room night was in the range of $380 - $400 with parking and various add-ons. To me, this was...More

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Response from GuestRelations M, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraResponded 17 March 2015

Dear SeekingVines - What a wonderful and informative review of your recent stay with us! It was so great having you at the resort and I want to thank you for such great feedback for the Trip Advisor audience. I am so happy to read...More

Reviewed 15 March 2015

From the moment we arrived Merlyn Taggert the Bacara Director of VIP Services set the tone for a magical weekend! As it happens as we were checking in the hotel was hosting a wine and cheese pairing; a wonderful way to be greeted and join...More

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Response from GuestRelations M, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraResponded 17 March 2015

Dear yvemc226 - Nothing is better than getting to read such a positive 5 star review on Trip Advisor! I am simply delighted to hear of your time with us and I will be certain to personally pass along your complements to Merlyn as well...More

Reviewed 14 March 2015

This hotel and resort is very beautiful and comfortable! The rooms are big and very romantic, and nice. We travelled in february and at that time the bathroom is very cold because there is no heating there. The pool area is impressive and even in...More

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Response from GuestRelations M, General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa BarbaraResponded 17 March 2015

Dear fourbeck13 - Thank you so much for sharing your recent experience with us on Trip Advisor. It’s wonderful to read you enjoyed your room, the grounds, and the pool! Bacara is located on the coast of Santa Barbara which does indeed experience natural seepage...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Business Centre with Internet Access
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport Transportation
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
Things to do
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Pool
Restaurant
Spa
Bar/Lounge
Hot Tub
Tennis Court
Heated pool
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
USD 360 - USD 978 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 360 - USD 978 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#1 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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LAArt
5 October 2017|
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Response from thefreddys | Reviewed this property |
I believe they became a Ritz Carlton the last day of September or first day of October.
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Theresa E
20 September 2017|
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Response from kathykeilrogers | Reviewed this property |
Yes...pool big enough to do laps and flips!
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harold c
10 September 2017|
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Response from 32480Robert | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and a complimentary bottle of wine and a safe
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"Single story bungalow had thin walls....not sure about other rooms."
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"Ocean view always!!!"
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"ask for a room near Spa if you choose to use spa or gym- this is very large property"
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"If you're spending the money anyway, get a room with an ocean view."
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