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Bacara Resort & Spa

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Denver, Colorado
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

Reviewed 16 September 2014

I absolutely love this hotel! It is such a pretty place. From the Spanish architecture to the way the rooms are set to maximize your view, every inch is beautiful. You can tell they work hard to be top notch and they succeed. The rooms are large and luxurious. Ours was called a partial ocean but I don't know why....

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

Dear Ssmith6635 - What a beautiful photo of the sunset view at the resort. I agree, it is certainly my “happy place” as well. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your view, the spa and service during your stay. Thank you for such a lovely review. We can’t wait for your return! All the best, Kathleen Cochran General...

Kansas City, Missouri
Reviewed 16 September 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights in celebration of our anniversary. I have to say I was quite concerned leading up to the trip after reading some of the negative reviews on here. Valet was great, attentive, professional and we never had to wait more than a couple minutes for our car (if that) even when they...

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

Dear Heatherlovesshoes30 - Reading this review instantly put a smile on my face. We are honored you chose us for such a special day and I am elated to hear we were able to make it go flawlessly. I will be sure to personally pass on your positive comments to the Valet as well as the wait staff at the...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 September 2014

We'd been looking forward to staying here for some time after hearing great things from friends. From the moment we arrived, staff was very welcoming and tentative to us. When booking, I let the hotel know we were there for our 1 year anniversary and so they put us in an amazing private ocean view room, and sent a cake...

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

Dear Salameandcheese - Happy 1 year anniversary! We are truly honored that you choose us to celebrate such an important day. I am so happy to hear you so greatly enjoyed your meal at Miró Restaurant as well as your time lounging around the pool. Thank you for sharing such lovely photo’s of your stay. I hope we are able...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I attended a wedding at this resort and it was stunning. In fact, the entire resort is gorgeous. I found all of the staff the be extremely helpful and had a wonderful overall experience. I would highly recommend for a couple looking to get away or just a relaxing vacay for one!

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

Dear JQS88 - Thank you for writing such a lovely review on Trip Advisor as well as sharing such beautiful photos. I am elated to hear you so greatly enjoyed the grounds and service. It was truly a pleasure to read you review, and I hope to welcome you back in the near future! Take care, Kathleen Cochran General Manager...

California
Reviewed 15 September 2014

The property is beautiful and very well maintained. Everyone on staff were exceedingly friendly, helpful and welcoming. We were there for my daughters wedding, a very small wedding just four of us on the beach but we were treated like celebrities. After reading some negative comments from other guests I was left wondering it they stayed at the same resort...

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

Dear BarryWO - First off, congratulations to your daughter! Thank you for not only choosing our resort for such a special day but for also taking the time to share your experience with us on Trip Advisor. I am so happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience and hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back again...

benji_kt
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This is quite a tough review to write really. On the one hand the resort is stunning. Wonderful location, beatifully landscaped resort, amazing pools (the future truly is saline pools), great food. I think the rooms however could do with an update as they didn't quite feel in keeping with the resort. but that's personal taste and the bed was...

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

Dear Benji_kt- Thank you for taking the time to share the details of your experience. Your review not only gives me a chance to apologize, but also reach out with regards to your stay. I apologize you were met with less than supportive service. These specific mentions are certainly not indicative of our service standards. If you have a moment...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 14 September 2014

My husband and I have spent a weekend trip at Bacara for the past three years and have always absolutely raved about it until our most recent stay. On our second day at the resort I accidentally really hurt my lower back while we were playing tennis at the tennis center. I managed to hobble back to our room with...

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

Dear Amy J.- Thank you for you feedback, Amy. I also received your message on Yelp. I am truly very sorry you had encountered such a negative experience during your time with us. Upon reading your original Yelp review, I immediately reached out to you to retrieve your contact info. From what I understand you were gracious enough to discuss...

Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

After hearing such wonderful things, we were a bit let down from our experience. On the high notes; the front desk clerk was very helpful in accommodating our special request, the pool staff was exceptional, and food service team personable. Our room had nice views, but the furnishings were less than stellar and bed uncomfortable, towels were old and NOT...

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

Dear Wayne M.- Although I am pleased you heard wonderful things about our resort, I am sorry you did not have the same experience. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the friendliness of our staff. Your review will be shared with the management teams. Thank you, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Reviewed 12 September 2014

Got married recently and we had our reception dinner in the Bistro at the Bacara. The staff were excellent and friendly. Thomas, the manager that helped us with our reservations was top notch. He could not be more friendly and accommodating. Our excellent stay began with him during our dinner and ended with him handing us some of our wedding...

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

Dear Adam P - It was truly a pleasure to read your glowing 5 star review on Trip Advisor. I am elated to hear your reception dinner went off flawlessly and will be sure to pass along your kind words to Thomas. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback of your stay, as I am sure...

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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
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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)
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 93117-2474
Region: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: $471 - $927 (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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“Ask for ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles AdrianP405, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles 922cassandrap, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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