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Bacara Resort & Spa

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Temecula, CA
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50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2014

We stayed at the Bacara for an extended wedding weekend (Fri-Mon). We wallowed in luxury from the moment we arrived! There are three pools on the property. One is adults only which is great if you prefer the quiet. The two other pools that are located closer to the beach are excellent as well. Attendants are there to hand you... More 

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

Dear Frugel_Traveler92 - Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your recent trip with us! I am happy to hear you so greatly enjoyed your room as well as the pool bar for your poolside cocktail fix! It was truly a pleasure welcoming you to the resort and I look forward to your future stay with... More 

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Reviewed 22 September 2014

Beautiful property with great staff and service. We have stayed at many luxury hotels around the world, and Bacara is one of our favorites. Stayed with my wife this time but look forward to coming back with the entire family. Ate at Miro and the Bistro and both were great. Highly recomdended!

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

Dear Philip W - Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us on Trip Advisor. It is a joy to hear that we are one of your favorites and that you enjoyed your meals at Miró Restaurant as well as The Bistro. It was truly a pleasure having you at our resort, and I speak for... More 

Carlsbad, California
1 review
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Had a great stay here. Check in was easy, room was not ready early but Jon sent us to the lobby bar with some free drinks to watch our Chargers play in the meantime. Beds were comfortable & housekeeping staff was great. We're So Cal girls & know that tar is indeed natural on the beach so no big deal... More 

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

Dear Erica H - What a lovely review of your resent stay at our resort. You mentioned so many wonderful highlights that I look forward to sharing with the team. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your room as well as The Bistro. I speak for the entire team in saying we are already looking forward to your... More 

New York City, New York
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330 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014

There is no doubt that this a beautiful venue with good rooms and if money is no object then by all means stay here. My problem is the nickel and dime attitude of the pricing. This is supposed to be a resort hotel yet there is a $25 daily "Hospitality" fee which includes the use of the Spa sauna and... More 

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

Dear Unbongout- Although I am pleased to hear you found our resort beautiful, it is concerning to hear you left with a negative perception. Resort Fees and valet parking are indeed hospitality standards at resorts like Bacara- and we do remain competitive to this regard. I hope your travels back to New York were a good one. Again, thank you... More 

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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Rooms were strange, no privacy to main sleeping area. Comfortable linens and bed, staff helpful but not attentive. We had to ask to have our room made up twice. At check in, not enough towels for the room. Too large a property for the amount of staff. Fantastic exercise space. Should have more pools.

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

Dear Minniecap- Your review is important to us. Thank you for leaving your honest feedback. I am pleased you enjoyed our exercise space. Again, thank you for your review. Truly, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2014

This was our second time staying at Bacara. This time, we brought friends. The property sits on the ocean, and is the perfect setting. Great on-site dining choices and spa. The service and quality of the whole experience was excellent.

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

Dear 170Laura - Thank you for choosing our resort for your second time around in Santa Barbara! I agree, the setting could not be any better! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your time at our restaurants as well as the spa. Looking forward to your next stay! Until next time, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort &... More 

Santa Ana, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

I'm beyond disappointed with the Bacara. I checked in yesterday & have 2 more nights for a conference & back again next weekend for another conference. I will not recommend this resort for future conferences. Cons: Starchy & rough sheets Saggy & uncomfortable/old mattress Stained sheets- looked like blood but maid said it was chocolate. Either way gross. Second set... More 

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

Dear Kab4Usc- Thank you for your review. I have been working with my front office team to diligently address your challenges during your time with us. Your concerns were addressed immediately property level, and I sincerely hope that both Alyssa and Ludovic’s efforts were well-received. Your comfort, as well as all of our guests, is our highest priority. Again, thank... More 

Woodland Hills, California, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2014

The hotel grounds were well maintained... My room was Beach Front and beautifully decorated! The staff are very attentive and very polite. They referred to me by name. The one thing I did not like was the daily $25.00 for the steam room and Jacuzzi even if you don't use it. In spite of that I had a great relaxing... More 

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

Dear Carol D - Thank you for taking the time to share with us your feedback from your recent stay. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your rooms view as the beach front view is surely one that can take your breath away. I am also very happy to hear you had such a great experience with our... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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90 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

The friendliness of the staff and their efforts to meet your needs is at the highest level of the hospitality industry. It is the reason I will return. The facilities are luxurious,the location beautiful California Coast but it is the great service and a truly friendly staff that draws me back.

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

Dear Michael O - What a wonderful review to wake-up to this morning! Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your glowing 5-star review. Our staff works extremely hard everyday to make sure every guest feels cared for and welcomed and it is always a joy to hear that we are accomplishing just that. Your... More 

Denver, Colorado
1 review
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Everything was pristine. The grounds were well maintained and the entire staff was very pleasant. In room dining was excellent as well as dinner in the bistro. I only wish we were staying a bit longer. I would stay here again.

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

Dear Laurie782014- It is wonderful to read your 5-star review! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and it is an honor to hear you would come back for another visit. Hope to see you soon! Thank you again, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More 

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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
The Bistro
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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)
BAlong 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: $476 - $921 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 385
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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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“The closer to the Ocean, the better in my opinion.”
 of 5 bubbles 561micheleq, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request partial ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Jimbrown101, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“lower rooms will be affected by the loud corporate parties. We had a 3 floor room and had to close the windows due the noise of the party.”
 of 5 bubbles 607brycej, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the better....less noise and better views.”
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“stay in a water view room on the upper floors”
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