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Welcome to Bacara, Santa Barbara.

Now more than ever, we are passionate about delivering an exceptional experience and truly memorable moments throughout your stay.

In response to current circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented a variety of new protocols and elevated practices, keeping with our high standards of cleanliness and luxury service.

Allow us to introduce you to some of the measures we have implemented and what to expect at our hotel regarding changes to amenities, services, and facilities.

We are delighted to welcome you.
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Hotel Information

For more information on Marriott's Commitment to Cleanliness, please visit our corporate site.
Providing a safer environment for our guests and associates is a top priority. Achieving this is a shared responsibility. Please join us in our efforts to enhance the safety of our public spaces by complying with local regulations and wearing a face covering - which is required - whenever you're in public areas of the hotel. We do appreciate your support and understanding. We remind you also to practice social distancing, staying at least 6 feet or 2 meters from other guests and hotel associates.

The resort has implemented several procedures to protect the well-being of each guest and our Ladies and Gentlemen. These measures include:


  • Arrival queues throughout resort clearly marked for appropriate social distancing.
  • Disposable face masks and sanitizing wipes offered upon check-in at the Front Desk.
  • Seating in restaurants, lounges, pools and beach are spaced apart in accordance with state laws.
  • Guest elevator occupancy is limited to family members or two non-family individuals.
  • Stairwell access is available for all four floors.
  • Signage posted to remind guests of social distancing guidelines and hygiene practices to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Using mobile technology: eFolio delivery for contactless checkout

Housekeeping Service:

Every guest room is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between each guest. We will continue to provide housekeeping services daily while you are away from the room. If you have any specific housekeeping preferences or would like to not receive housekeeping service during your stay, please contact the front desk at any time.

We have made several enhancements to our cleaning practices throughout our resort and in guest rooms. These include:

Enhanced Public Space Cleaning: We have increased the frequency of cleaning and disinfection in high traffic areas including restrooms, elevators, and door handles as well as touchless hand sanitizing stations throughout the hotel.

Our Ladies and Gentlemen are equipped with personal protective equipment including face coverings required at all times, a temperature screening upon arrival for each shift, and continuous training on COVID-19 protocols.

Guest Rooms

  • Housekeeping services will be performed when guests are not present in the room.
  • Deep cleaning of high-touch items such as handles, knobs, drawer pulls, hairdryer and remote controls.
  • Removal of decorative pillows and throws.
  • All glassware has been replaced with single-use cups.
  • Disinfectant wipes will be added to each room for personal use.
  • Contactless delivery from In Room Dining

We are committed to providing resort amenities and services at our property available to you while complying with local regulations, including guidance on reducing capacity in public spaces and reinforcing social distancing.


Hours & Reservation Details
 *Please note hours and availability are subject to change


The Ritz-Carlton Spa*

  • Daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • To make an appointment for a massage, facial, or salon service, please contact us here

*Please note the saunas, steam rooms, and whirlpools are temporarily closed


Fitness Center

  • Daily, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. by appointment only. To make an appointment, please click here.


The Ritz-Carlton Spa Pool

  • Daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

The Lobby Boutique

  • Monday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
  • Friday through Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Main Pools, Cabanas, & Whirlpools

  • Main Pools & Whirlpools
    • Daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Cabanas
    • Sunday through Thursday, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    • Friday & Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • To maintain appropriate physical distancing, reservations are required for access to the Main Pools, Cabanas, and Whirlpools
  • To reserve Pool Lounge Chairs and Cabanas, please click here
  • To reserve Whirlpools, please see the Pool Host located at the Main Pool Gate, across from The Bistro

Tennis Courts

  • Daily clinics, cardio tennis, and private lessons are available  through our partner Cliff Drysdale Tennis by appointment only.
  • For more information or to place a reservation, please contact Luis Vallecillo by email or phone at 805-571-3141 ext. 43141.


Ambassadors of the Environment


The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge

  • The Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge is temporarily closed

We are committed to providing resort amenities and services at our property available to you while complying with local regulations, including guidance on reducing capacity in public spaces and reinforcing physical distancing.


Please Note: We are currently offering indoor and outdoor dining with a reduced capacity and appropriate physical distancing measures in place. Tables, chairs, and service equipment are sanitized after each use and at regular intervals. Restaurants use single-serving condiments and single-use recyclable paper menus as well as QR codes for touchless dynamic menus.


Hours and Reservation Details
*Please note hours and availability are subject to change
Angel Oak

  • Sunset Happy Hour (bar only)
    • Daily, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Dinner Al Fresco
    • Daily, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Coastal Brunch
    • Sunday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  • Reservations are required. To reserve your dining experience, please contact us by phone at 805.571.4220 or email.


‘O' Bar + Kitchen

  • Serving light bites and appetizers
    • Daily, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


The Bistro 

  • Brunch
    • Daily, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Dinner
    • Daily, from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Reservations are required. To reserve your dining experience, please contact us by phone at  805.571.4220 or email.


Pool Bar

  • All-Day Dining
    • Daily, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Tequila en la Tarde
    • Join us for a relaxing evening under the stars with a luxury private cabana experience, including a delicious two-course prix fixe dinner for two and a pitcher of refreshing handcrafted cocktails.
    • Friday & Saturday, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    • Reservations are required. To reserve your private poolside dining experience, please click here.


First Drop

  • Offering coffee, pastries, and light bites
    • Daily, from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Foley Wine Tasting Room

  • Offering premium wines by the bottle or glass
    • Thursday through Monday, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Marriott Bonvoy Member Benefits: We are committed to delivering the Marriott Bonvoy benefits for your membership level. Thank you for your understanding in cases where we may have to offer an alternative.


Marriott Bonvoy members are invited to use the Marriott Bonvoy App (available on the App Store and Google Play) to take advantage of contactless options, including:


  • Mobile Check-In/Check-Out: Let us know via the app when you are planning to arrive and once you have departed.
  • Mobile Key: Forgo the front desk altogether and go straight to your guest room.
  • Mobile Dining: Order your private, in-room dining through the app.
  • Mobile Guest Requests: Connect with us via the app to request items you would like delivered to your guest room.

Not a Marriott Bonvoy member? Enroll here.

Available benefits vary by location and membership tier. At this hotel, please note that we currently offer the following Marriott Bonvoy benefits:


  • Welcome Gift: Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite, and Ambassador Elite
  • Late Check-Out: Subject to availability
  • Mobile Check-In/Check-Out: All members