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Bacara Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

These days, hotels never seem to live up to my expectations. From the moment I arrived at Bacara, I was blown away. All staff I encountered went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I was taken care of. And I cannot say enough about the grounds. Everything is very spread out, which is actually nice because...

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visited the Bacara to wind down after a busy trade show and found the place to be an ideal haven for relaxation and just enjoying the "dolce far niente". The resort is placed right on the sea, easy accessible from US 101 and is very well maintained with very friendly and welcoming staff. We had a suite on third floor...

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Thank Marco S
BacaraServiceTeam, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marco, Thank you for choosing Bacara Resort & Spa for your Santa Barbara getaway. Guests often tell us Bacara is a “haven for relaxation." We are so pleased you felt the same way. Please visit us again. Very Sincerely, Shashi Poudyal General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I really like this Resort, all the employees are focus to get you a great experience. The rooms are really nice with all the commodities needed to have a great experience. The hotel is placed in a really nice part of Santa Barbara.

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Thank Jorge R
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Bacara has great service and great food, but the rooms are unacceptably noisy for a modern 4-5 star facility. The plumbing sound from the neighbors filling their tub and then later taking a shower was quite loud and woke me up. The train passing by at 5:something was also noisy. The upstairs neighbors having fun at 6 am also woke...

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Thank Gary S
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for a few days after the holidays and had a wonderful time! The hotel is beautiful! Our room was beautiful, cozy and very comfortable. The restaurants were excellent! We had a great stay and hope to be back!

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Thank MonVervTravels
Emeryville, California
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The rooms, the service, the environment and location are outstanding. Everyone was extremely friendly and really cared about our needs. You can't beat the views of the ocean and channel islands. Lot's to do on site and Santa Barbara is just a short distance away. Awesome place.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

We were part of a large group celebrating a birthday over MLK weekend. There were 10+ couples staying at the resort. The staff from the valet, front desk to the pool area were wonderful. I can't highlight enough how friendly and just genuinely kind everyone was during our stay. My spa experience however was incredibly disappointing. Almost as disappointing as...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mimi K, Thank you for choosing Bacara Resort & Spa for a special birthday celebration. We're so glad that you enjoyed the friendly hospitality provided by our staff. We sincerely apologize, however, that your experience at our spa was not reflective of the high service standards we hold ourselves to. We are truly grateful that we had the opportunity...

Carmel Valley, California
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed one night for our anniversary on a ground level room close to the beach entrance and I really enjoyed the stay. It is everything it claims to be: a luxury resort on the Californian Riviera. We enjoyed especially that we were able to use the spa facility without the need to book a service. Everyone was super nice...

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear travellikeagemini, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at Bacara Resort & Spa. We're so pleased that you enjoyed the luxury of our resort and the warm hospitality of our staff. We greatly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon. Warmest Regards, Shashi Poudyal General Manager Bacara Resort...

Santa Clarita, California
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This place is nice. Great check in process and great service. The place is large and spacious. If you have never been the grounds are hilly so you may wish to wear wedges... which is something I did not know. The pools are huge and lots of people everywhere. Was not the most relaxing to me but was still nice....

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear LoveAll2017, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday at Bacara Resort & Spa. We're so pleased that you appreciated the exemplary service provided by our staff, along with our array of luxurious amenities. We do apologize, however, that the tar located on the beach had a negative impact on your stay with us. Tar is a natural occurrence...

Canton, Ohio
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Beautiful meandering pathways, well landscaped, make various areas (spa / pool etc) hidden until you round the bend. This gives a nice "secret garden" aspect. Romantic setting high atop a bluff overlooking the ocean. Nature paths a PLUS. Very nice. Rooms amazing, well appointed, comfortable, with large decks. Tile and decor beautiful. Staff attentive and professional.

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GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Barb A, Thank you for staying at Bacara and sharing your review. It's a delight to know how much you appreciated the beauty of our lush grounds, as well as our romantic ambiance, attentive staff, and the comfortable luxury of our guest rooms. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and we hope to welcome you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Bistro at Bacara
The Bistro at Bacara
Cuisines: American
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Along the bluffs and beaches of the Gaviota coast lies a resort of stunning natural beauty and relaxed luxury. With 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, Bacara offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky. The resort's innovative and artful design 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bacara Resort & Spa

Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
Region: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: $621 - $1,946 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 358
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Also Known As:
Santa Barbara Bacara Resort
Bacara Spa Resort Santa Barbara
Bacara Resort Santa Barbara Ca
Bacara Santa Barbara
Bacara Hotel Santa Barbara
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#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#1 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
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“This is a large property with several room options, quieter rooms away from main pool area, but I have never had a problem with any room.”
 of 5 bubbles MLB90405, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“don't eat there.”
 of 5 bubbles iamblu, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We loved our higher-floor room with ocean view and balcony!”
  • Building 8, 3rd Floor, Ocean View Room
 of 5 bubbles CindyC965, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take a book. Relax by the fire pits. Go to the beach. Eat and drink well.”
 of 5 bubbles tigtigtigger, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms vary greatly in terms of view, proximity to the lobby, restaurant, spa. Ask for what you prefer.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelRitz, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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