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Bacara Resort & Spa

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Danville, California
Reviewed 1 December 2014

what a fabulous place! we had a last minute thanksgiving change and ended up at the beach house of Bacara resort for a pit stop and to enjoy some food we had brought. looked out to the beautiful beach and sunset and looked up to this amazing resort. we got a last second rate and had two rooms. turned out...

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

Dear papaJerm- Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor. Although we weren't on your original plans, I am pleased to hear we were able to welcome your family to our Bacara family for the Thanksgiving weekend. I enjoyed reading your review and will share with the team. Again, thank you for your kind words....

Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a week and so relaxing and close to site seeing should you choose to go off property. Hearst mansion and wineries near by. We drove the coast and was amazing. Hotel quiet, fitness center and spa fabulous, on premises restaurant very good lattes rival Starbucks! The views and plantings gorgeous lots of spots to relax around premises....

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

Dear KarenLee123- Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to not only read your property- and area specific mentioned, but also your suggestion to get on our hotel email list for upcoming events. You are right! We certainly do have some amazing events coming up that many of our guests would love learning about. Again, thank you for your...

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Reviewed 26 November 2014

My review is somewhat colored by the fact that the main restaurant was closed for remodeling, which was not shared with me until we were driving by it on our way to the room. This needs to be disclosed at booking. This is alone warrants a 2 star rating. What makes Bacara a 5 star resort: 1) Location--absolutely gorgeous oceanfront...

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

Dear spedlyman- Thank you for your honest feedback. Your breakdown of what you felt differentiated our resort between a 3 and a 5 star resort is helpful to read. I apologize the updates on our restaurant were not effectively communicated to you. I will work with the team to address. Again, thank you for your thoughts. Warm regards, Kathleen Cochran...

Reviewed 26 November 2014

Waking up in ocean bluff Mediterranean villas overlooking the beachfront pools never gets old. Bacara is a special place and the staff makes you feel like it belongs to you. Exceeding all expectations I will be back many times. I loved the hospitality! Cheers!

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

Dear MD805- Your review was both warm and wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I particularly loved the details with regards to "Bacara is like a special place and the staff makes you feel like it belongs to you". That is exactly what we strive to achieve! Again, thank you for your 5-star review! Warm...

Reviewed 25 November 2014

First visit and I was very impressed! Great food, service and amenities. If you want to pamper yourself or your spouse, this is the place to do it! Very relaxing and we are looking forward to coming back soon!!

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

Dear Craig S. - Thank you for taking the time to post your 5-star review and feedback. It sounds like a trip to Bacara Resort & Spa was the perfect treat for you and your spouse. I'm glad you enjoyed the food, service and amenities we offer. Thank you again for taking the time to post on TripAdvisor, and I...

Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 November 2014

We had the most fabulous 7 day vacation at Bacara Resort outside Santa Barbara this past week. Everyone at the resort was very friendly, helpful and accommodating in every way possible. We were totally surprised when they upgraded us from a guest room to a 980 sq. ft. suite with two full baths, living room, two balconies, two tv's, etc....

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

Dear Dojomargo - Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us on Trip Advisor! It is just wonderful to read you enjoyed so many different aspects of your stay. I am so happy you enjoyed the bottle of wine and chocolate-covered strawberries as well as your room. I look forward to passing your complements along to...

San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 22 November 2014

We had the best trip to Bacara this past weekend. My wife and I really needed a romantic getaway after a few grueling weeks at work. We've been here many times and it never disappoints. Terrific staff, excellent rooms, terrific views and scenery, unbelievable pool, world class spa. ON and On and ON. Bacara is the Bomb for a short...

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

Dear Marty H- It is wonderful to hear that not only you recognized needing a romantic getaway, but that you chose our resort for your special escape. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on Trip Advisor! Thank you, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Reviewed 13 November 2014

You can't go wrong staying @ Bacara. Every part of our experience was just perfect! The service (from everyone we encountered), was superb. The spa was impressive to say the least. You really feel "away" & relaxed in the stunning surroundings. Can't wait to return!

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

Dear Sdmom3- Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely 5 star review with us! I will be sure to pass along your complement to the team over at the spa as they will be delighted to hear of your feedback. Please come back and visit us again soon! All the best, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort...

San Rafael, California
Reviewed 13 November 2014

We decided to celebrate my daughters 11th birthday there. The rooms had partial ocean view, clean and close to the pool area. When we arrived we had a cupcake decorated with birthday wishes (she loved) wine for parents and milk for the girls complements of Bacara / VIP Director. Great way to start the celebration. the grounds were beautiful and...

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

Dear Shahnaz S- Happy 11th birthday to your daughter! Sometimes it is the little things during a visit that makes special- like cupcakes, milk and wine! Thank you not only for sharing your feedback, but also uploading a photo to Trip Advisor as well. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you in the near future. Warm regards, Kathleen...

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Reviewed 12 November 2014

We thought we were getting a garden view room and the balcony overlooked a roof, so not a great view. It was way too expensive for what the room was, the bathroom had shutters that opened to bedroom and the toilet had a door with slates so you heard everything. It was very noisy, you could hear everything outside the...

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Dear wineloversandimas - Thank you for sharing your recent stay with us! You certainly mentioned some wonderful highlights from your trip including your dining experience and encounters with the staff. I do though want to take this opportunity to apologize that you were not completely satisfied with your room, as we know this can be very frustrating. It was truly...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • 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: $622 - $1,944 (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
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
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