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San Diego, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Bacara several times, because Bacara was the headquarters hotel for business meetings. Positives: clearly full-service; well-trained and guest-oriented employees at all skill levels; decent meeting and dining venues for events; attractive setting; refrigerator and microwave delivered to rooms upon request. Negatives: while oceanfront, beach very limited and most suitable for short walks; valet parking only; resort...

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HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The atmosphere and the high quality service at Bacara definitely make it the place to be., Luxurious villas, well furnished, with fireplace, a beautiful SPA opened 24/7, swimming pools and gym always accessible, are just some of the reasons to choose this place for a holiday or a romantic and relaxing week end.

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

Dear Luca, Thank you for staying at Bacara and sharing your review. It's a delight to know how much you enjoyed our luxurious villas, spa and resort amenities. We truly 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 & Spa

Anderson, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

As usual this is a fantastic hotel in a beautiful lush setting. I brought my three friends and we had a garden room. They all loved it so much that they can hardly wait to bring their families . This is an experience not to be missed

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice location. Pool area excellent. Proximity to ocean. Service impeccable. Rooms: slightly dated design, but well rejuvenated, good TV, ipad for ordering room service and information was a nice touch. Good conference location.

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Fishers, Indiana
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bacara. The hospitality, the staff, the rooms, the amenities, the food, the setting are as good as any we have experienced any where in the world. If your getaway decisions are driven primarily by price, Bacara is probably not for you. But if value is the primary driver, based on the wonderful experience we...

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this property several times and it never disappoints. The spa, pool and staff are always amazing and willing to go the extra mile. On a recent stay, room service actually said they could not bring items from one of the restaurants to the room. So we walked over to pick it up and rode back on...

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was nice, although a bit dated (The place is 16 years old). It was the $120 special dinner that was part of The World of Pinot Noir event. Each dish was worse than the one before. The 5-course "chef" dinner featured overwrought, over-conceptualized, badly executed, inedible food. It was amazing. I am a restaurant reporter for CBS but...

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

Dear iamblu, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I was disappointed to hear about your experience. I have reached out to you directly in hopes that we can discuss further. Thank you in advance. Kind regards, Shashi Poudyal General Manager

North Hills, California, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bacara Resort & Spa is one of the most beautiful hotel properties in California. The grounds are well managed, with abundant decorative plants and gorgeous walkways throughout. The view of the coastline from the ocean-front rooms and the main pool area is spectacular! The staff was very friendly and attentive to every detail, from the busboys to the waiters to...

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Houston
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really don't gush a lot as we have been around the block so to speak. Bacara is just lovely. Beach access, a villa format over a number of acres, beautiful public rooms, great bars and restaurants, beautiful guest rooms with amazing beds, gardens to die for, and very attentive staff who will transport you at beck and call by...

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

Dear tigtigtigger, What a wonderful review. Thank you for taking the time to share. We can't think of a higher compliment than recommending our resort to others. Please know your kind comments have been shared with our team. We hope to come you back to Bacara very soon. Kindest regards, Shashi Poudyal General Manager

USA-NC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Bacara for about a week. Location: Unless you plan to Uber/Lyft, you need a car, because the resort is not within walking distance of anything. If you don't want to use the in-room bar (I think a Snickers was $8-9!). There is an Albertson's grocery as well as Costco down the road. You'll have to take all...

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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
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  • 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: $632 - $1,982 (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 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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