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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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Certificate of Excellence


#3 of 12 hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
Along the bluffs and beaches of the Gaviota 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, our Santa Barbara, California resort offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky. Our resort 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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Property amenities
Fitness Center 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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I traveled to this property for work and a meeting. The property is gorgeous. The negative was the service I received from the front desk staff. I’m a new mom, who is breastfeeding, so I needed to pump on this trip. I called the hotel about two weeks prior to arrival to ask
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Response from AshleyW3512, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded Mar 30, 2019
Thank you for sharing your comments with us regarding your recent stay. We pride ourselves on delivering the finest personal service and it is truly disappointing to learn that we fell short with a number of elements of your visit. I will personally address the areas you mentioned to ensure the gaps are corrected. Please accept my sincere apologies. Thank you for allowing Morgan Melanson to assist you further. I hope you will allow us to restore your faith in The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara.
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A true five star experience from the moment we arrived until we checked out. Staff was very accommodating and went out of their way to make our stay very special. The grounds are beautiful and very well maintained. The young woman at the Lobby Bar who served our drinks was
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The title of my review says it all. This hotel is super nice, gorgeous, wonderful, great. Everything you'd expect. It's on the beach so has amazing views, the property is beautiful, rooms are big and spacious, what's not to like? Pros: - Beautiful property, next to the beach
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One of the major attributes of this hotel is the size of the property -- more than 75 hilly acres along the California coast! That leads to beautiful vistas and the opportunity for delightful strolls. It also is the source of one of its few hiccups -- poor shuttle service. If it
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Room and location were beautiful, but service definitely not up to Ritz-Carlton standards. I don't think I'm being too critical here, but when you book at the Ritz (and pay the commensurate price) you expect a certain level of service. We went out for the day and returned at 4
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Response from AshleyW3512, Manager at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
Responded Mar 27, 2019
Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts about your recent stay. I am very pleased that you enjoyed our beautiful location, but I am very sorry to learn that you experienced maintenance, housekeeping and pool service issues. We have addressed your observations with the appropriate departments and I would like to offer our sincere apologies. Please contact Powers van der Mandele at 805-968-0100 so we may assist you further and regain your confidence in The Ritz-Carlton Bacara.
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$438 - $967 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Bacara Resort & Spa
United StatesCaliforniaGoleta
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