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Bacara Resort & Spa

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 November 2014

ROOMS: Very nice resort that is beachside. Resort was very upkept. We loved their old spanish style look. Our room had the separat shower or bath combo. Very expensive rooms though. We paid a little more to get the "partial ocean view room" vs garden view. We got to stay in villa 1 on 3rd floor. Not sure if it...

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

Dear Katy H - I want to thank you for sharing your feedback with us on Trip advisor. It is great to read your detail review on the many different aspect of your stay! It is also wonderful to read that you so greatly enjoyed your room, pool and beautiful sunset views Bacara has to offer. Again, thank you for...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 11 November 2014

My husband and I stayed at Bacara for an overdue weekend getaway. The grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed morning walks on the beach and caught some beautiful sunsets. The hotel as well as the rooms are a little dated - they could use a little refresh. Same goes for the pool and hot tub area which was nice but could...

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

Dear TonsofTravel13 - Thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback with us on Trip Advisor. I am ecstatic to read that you enjoyed the grounds and that you were able to experience the beautiful sunset views Bacara has to offer! I do want to take this opportunity to apologize for some of your dining experiences as...

California
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We have been to this resort over the years many times but it has been around 6 years since our last visit. It may be better that it used to be. Great staff from valet to check out. We brought our Frenchie for the first time. This has to be the most pet friendly resorts we have ever been to....

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

Dear G T - Thank you for taking the time to share you recent experience with us and for choosing Bacara Resort & Spa time and time again. It is great to read your Frenchie had such a wonderful time with us and that you had such a wonderful experience with our staff! I want to also thank you for...

Reviewed 11 November 2014

The staff found out it was our 25th wedding anniversary and they gave us an amazing upgrade. From a nice room overlooking the garden, to a suite overlooking the ocean! The staff was so nice and always ready to help in any way. They made me look like a hero in the eyes of my wife! PRICELESS!!

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

Dear Kevin4ntune - First and foremost, Happy Anniversary! I am absolutely ecstatic to read that you not only choose us for such an important day but that you also had such a wonderful time. I am also happy we could help with your hero status! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely 5 star review and...

Torquay, Australia
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Wow what an amazing surprise this place was. We booked this as a stop over for one night driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles and I was so disappointed we could stay longer. This hotel didn't look like much (maybe a little dated) when researching on the internet but it was absolutely stunning and beautiful (and I am pretty...

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

Dear Susan L - Your 5 star review is certainly a joy to read and I want to thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us! It is simply wonderful to read that you had such a great experience with the staff and that you also enjoyed so many different aspects of your room. Again,...

McLean, Virginia
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

I've had a better experience staying in $30/night motels than the awful experience my wife and I had staying at this so-called upscale resort! So for $550/night we got: 1) A perfunctory greeting from the valet and front desk person; 2) A fairly unpleasant experience at the Bistro beginning with a downright unfriendly greeting from the hostess (I guess we...

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

Dear AKR0560 - Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with on Trip Advisor. Your experience is in no way indicative of our service standards and I want to take this opportunity to give you my sincerest apologies. In the future, please never hesitate to bring any concerns you may have to a managers attention first thing...

LA
Reviewed 9 November 2014

Hotel was better than I expected! Luxurious,quiet (middle of the week in nov).We stayed one night in ocean view suite and the other night in Penthouse..Penthouse suite is the most romantic place I stayed after Maldives.amzing views,frette linens ,luxurious furniture,fireplaces,art ,wrap around balcony perfect to watch sunset...well to make long story short,if you can't fall in love again here ,than...

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

Dear Anoush777- I am pleased we exceeded your expectations! It is wonderful you had the opportunity to experience our Penthouse. Many of our guests agree that the overall experience of the Penthouse is truly romantic. As a note, we do indeed have wifi- but it is often times so important to take a break from our cell phones, right? Again,...

Boonton, New Jersey
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

Celebrated father/ daughter joint birthday at this beautiful retreat. Gift of champagne ( one in each room) and pastry chef cupcakes. Service was impeccable! Room had amazing bedding and cozy fireplace and veranda. Lovely spa bistro with extensive wine list for serious wine drinkers

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

Dear jerseygypsy- Happy Birthday to both you and your daughter! It is a pleasure to welcome you from New Jersey. I speak for the entire team that we enjoy celebrating special moments with our guests- so I am happy you enjoyed the gift of champagne and cupcakes! Life is worth celebrating! Hope you had safe travels back home. Thank you...

California
Reviewed 8 November 2014

My husband and I spent our anniversary here last weekend, as did two of our couple friends. We all had a fantastic time. Loved our room and turn down service. The view from the balcony was just stunning. Enjoyed our time by the pool both days; you can't beach sitting poolside with a ocean view. Also enjoyed a walk along...

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

Dear dreyer- Happy (belated) Anniversary to both you and your husband! Thank you not only for choosing our resort for your celebration but taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor. It is a wonderful thing to read how much you enjoyed your stay- from the views, to the walks along the beach to the fitness center. Cheers...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Fantastic Hotel! As usual, booked with my Amex Platinum so had amazing perks: $80 per day breakfast credit, $100 spa credit, room upgrade, etc. Upgraded to a suite with an ocean view right above the restaurant. The huge balcony with ocean view is great for breakfast. The watermelon salad is must have and don't miss the s'mores in the lobby....

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Dear Colin J - I am so happy to read you had such a wonderful experience during your recent stay with us and thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing 5 star review. Breakfast on one of our balconies overlooking the ocean is simply the best way to start the day in Santa Barbara. I want...

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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: $623 - $1,945 (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.”
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