Which is the best club or executive lounge at the best luxury hotels in Santa Barbara? Usually, the Ritz-Carlton or InterContinental offer the best club lounge in a city or resort. There is no InterContinental in Santa Barbara but there is a Ritz-Carlton which does indeed offer the best executive club lounge in Santa Barbara.
If you’re a luxury traveler, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, is a great choice. There is also an excellent Rosewood Miramar Beach and El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel, Santa Barbara which are the other top luxury hotels in the area. We have compared the Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara, Four Seasons Biltmore Vs El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel.
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1. Best Club Lounge: The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, embodies the charm, beauty, and energy of the Mediterranean in the heart of Santa Barbara and is your best choice if you have an energetic family or if you are looking for a club lounge. While it doesn’t feature in our best Ritz-Carlton hotels, it does offer ocean-view accommodations, a wonderful beach, an indulgent spa, and dining that celebrates local ingredients.
Bacara is a typical large Ritz-Carlton resort with 358 rooms and suites. The location is stunning, on 87 seaside acres in Goleta, about 12 miles north of Santa Barbara proper, or a 10-15 min drive right down the 101 freeway. That this means that little is walkable outside this resort.
Plus points include that The Ritz-Carlton Bacara is right on the ocean, and it’s an easy walk down to the beach. Due to California Coastal Commission regulations, the beach is ungroomed, with driftwood and unraked sand, which might be a shock. The Bacara makes up for this with a luxurious Beach House, which offers food as well as toilets and showers.
The Ritz-Carlton Club® Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara, is the perfect place to spend a quiet moment to work alone or to connect with fellow travelers and share stories. This Club Lounge’s heightened level of bespoke services and amenities will cater to your every need. This Club Lounge features a personal concierge and complimentary culinary presentations intended to create a sense of belonging with fellow travelers. Food offerings include breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, Hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. A fine selection of California wines, liqueurs, beers, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages is also available. As you can see from the picture above, the decor in the lounge is modern and sophisticated. This lounge has a beautiful outdoor terrace that you can enjoy when the sun is out.
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