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Channel Islands Suite, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA

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The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

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Spanish elegance meets California coast at the palatial Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. White-washed walls and terracotta tiles, all set within 78 acres, creates a vision of a grand Mediterranean estate – a romanticized style of architecture in keeping with this corner of Southern California.

Nested just outside Santa Barbara on an alluring stretch of bluff-lined Pacific coast – also known as the American Riviera – the resort features two beaches, three infinity pools and a 42,000-sq-ft spa. 

The location's pristine surroundings are definitely a pull but guests don’t need to leave the comfort of the resort to get in touch with nature. As hosts of Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassadors of the Environment program, visitors can experience all that land and water have to offer with an onsite naturalist guide. 

From springtime hikes to take in the resort’s wildflower bloom to oceanside explorations, kids and adults will leave feeling enlightened. 

Care for the environment also runs through the resort’s culinary offering, with the fine dining eatery Angel Oak focusing on seasonal ingredients and the newly reimagined wine tasting room placing emphasis on local and sustainable producers. 

When it comes to accommodation, it doesn’t get much more luxurious than The Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Channel Islands Suite. A sprawling two-story residence spanning 3,700-sq-ft, the suite’s two master bedrooms each boast Frette linens, a fireplace and terrace. 

The suite’s sprawling rooftop patio is its crowning glory and also features a fireplace as well as a lounge and dining area where sunset dinners can be enjoyed.

Suite guests also gain exclusive access to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara’s Club Lounge, a contemporary and stylish space adorned with local artworks, complete with private concierge, meals, afternoon tea and a selection of Californian wines amongst other treats. 

CompanyThe Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
LocationSanta Barbara, CA, USA
Profile typeEnhanced
Number of bedroomsTwo bedrooms
Features - in suiteArt collection
Dining room
Walk in wardrobes
Leisure facilities - HotelOutdoor pool
Cigar lounge
Hair salon
Yoga studio
Beauty salon
Pet friendly
Tennis courts
Family/Child friendly
Pilates studio
Fire pit
Kids club
Hot tub
Wine cellar
Luxury and privacy optionsPrivate floor of hotel
Private door away from rest of hotel
Size of master bedKing (152 × 198cm)
Number of bathroomsThree bathrooms
Number of floorsTwo floors
Food and drink facilities - HotelPrivate Dining
Number of restaurantsSix restaurants
Business facilities - HotelEvent space
Lecture theater
Board room
Conference room
ViewsSea views
Outside spaceTerrace
Luxury brandsDiptyque
Sustainability initiativesLocal charity support
Recycling systems - Plastic
Food packaging
Plastic management
Recycling systems - Food
Low-flow fixtures
Renewable energy
Linen and towel reuse programs
Community initiatives
Reduced waste
Recycling systems - Paper/card
Treatment of waste material
Suite typeWellness
Gold 2024, Sustainability
Silver 2024, In-Suite Facilities
Bronze 2024, Luxury
Bronze 2024, Privacy
Bronze 2024, Technology

The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara

8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA

If you were to imagine California, without even knowing so, chances are that you would be picturing The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara. This hotel embodies the full breadth of the charm, character and beauty of the American Riveria. And that nickname isn’t misplaced. The Ritz-Carlton’s colonial Spanish revival style, complete with white-washed walls and terracotta tiled roofs, before the magnificent Pacific Ocean views quickly correct you, that there isn’t a place like it elsewhere in the world. 

With three infinity pools and two beaches, and six dining options tempt you to remain within the resort’s grounds – all 78 acres. And since each of the 358 rooms and suites boasts either a balcony or patio, you never have a reason to miss out on that Californian sun. 



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