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Bacara Resort & Spa

Booking.comUS$550*
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

Looked at a couple different resorts before choosing Bacara and SO HAPPY with the choice. 5 star service but without the snobby attitudes- staff was so friendly and accommodating! Rooms are spacious, comfortable, and clean. Loved the separate vanity area to put makeup on!. Restaurants and food were above expectation- great menu and generous portions. I love the onsite wine...

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

Dear elizabeth c- First and foremost, thank you for choosing our resort for your recent travels. It is wonderful to hear your were about to enjoy our resort with your lab! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

West Bloomfield, Michigan
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Fabulous hilly setting overlooking the ocean with beachfront access. Went for a convention and had a great time. Very nice ballroom and meeting rooms. There were several outdoor restaurant/bars with patios for relaxation. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Manicured landscape. Interesting views from every vantage point. Large, meticulous room. Comfortable bed. Great for a conference or family gathering.

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

Dear joelalpert - Thank you for taking the time to post your review and room tip for Bacara Resort & Spa. It sounds like you truly had a lovely stay with us. Hearing our service, food and grounds were tip-top is always great to hear from TripAdisor users. Again, thank you for taking the time to submit your review and...

Chicago
Reviewed 30 October 2014

I stayed at Bacara last week for two days. Our room was a partial ocean view and the Villa we were assigned in Building #1 was lovely. We had a great little patio that gave us a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean. We used this hotel as we explored the Santa Inez Wine Country. I didn't have the chance to...

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

Dear Yougotmeatvacation - It sounds like you and your friend had a lovely time while staying at Bacara Resort and Spa, which is lovely to hear. The resort is definitely a good base for exploring Santa Inez wine country. I'm glad you found Sophia to be so helpful upon arrival and checkout, and I'll be sure to pass your kind...

Reviewed 30 October 2014

We've enjoyed Bacara many times over the years and always enjoy the attention to detail, the friendliness of the staff and the luxuries in every room. Whether you choose an ocean View suite, a garden suite or a quiet room tucked away, you're in for a real treat. Smores by the fire, dining with an ocean view, a spa to...

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

Dear Cheri55555 - It's delightful to read about your 5-star experiences at Bacara Resort and Spa. Your description of the service you've received, as well as the amenities our resort features, is indicative of the experience we strive to offer each and every guest. Thank you for taking the time to rate Bacara Resort & Spa, as well as taking...

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Reviewed 30 October 2014

I read many of the reviews on Bacara before selecting this hotel. Our main reason for picking it was the fact that it was away from the main part of Santa Barbara but easily drive-able into town but was also on the beach. It is a very nice resort, great location and we had a great weekend. I think you...

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

Dear jpknw - Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Bacara Resort & Spa on Trip Advisor. You are accurate in that we do have the honor of welcoming many couples for their wedding, and I am so happy to hear you enjoyed watching all the fun little aspects that come along with that. It...

Reviewed 29 October 2014 via mobile

My family decided to spend Christmas at the Bacara since we had heard such wonderful things. It was absolutely wonderful. Due to the low season, the Resort was pretty empty which we enjoyed, plus the weather was beautiful. The staff was very accommodating and our rooms were quite lovely, very clean and spacious. This Resort is quite pricey, but we...

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

Dear TheBeardedAndBlonde - Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely 5 star review on your stay last year with us over Christmas! I am so happy to hear you so greatly enjoyed your time with us over the holidays and that you had such a wonderful experience with the service. I certainly hope we have the...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 29 October 2014

The Bacara Resort and Spa is a stunning hotel, to say the least. First of all, the property is huge. Much bigger than I first expected when looking at pictures and as I walked around. The hotel rooms are separated in villas, with each villa holding about 25 rooms over three floors. Separating the rooms into villas as opposed to...

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

Dear Brian B - I want to personally thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely 5 star review. I am delighted to hear that you so greatly enjoyed your room as well as your time at the spa. Most importantly are your comments on the staff's service. Your words truly reflect the hard work our team...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 28 October 2014

This place is as incredible as it looks. I'm going to give a very top-level review here, because I came for a destination wedding and barely spent any time on the premises, but the luxury and beauty of this place is undeniable. Great service from the staff all around, amazing views of the pool and ocean, amazing food (I was...

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GuestRelations M, Director of Sales at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Ray G. - I am so pleased to hear that you found Bacara Resort to be worthy of a top-level review. It's always so nice to hear feedback on our staff during a big event like a wedding, and I'm so happy the service was superior. It's always sad when it's time to leave a place like Bacara Resort...

Stockton, California, United States
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Went down to visit my son at UCSB and celebrate my wife's birthday...and everyone won! This is a wonderful place...we had an amazing ocean view from a great room with a fireplace. Everyone on property was so friendly, knowledgeable about the property, and helpful. For my wife's birthday dinner we ate at Miro. It is fine dining with a view...

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

Dear James L - I speak for the entire team in saying that I am beyond appreciative of your wonderful 5 star review on Trip Advisor. It seems that you were able to experience so many different parts of Bacara and I am simply overjoyed to hear of such wonderful experiences all around. Both Michelle and Chris will be delighted...

Whittier, California
Reviewed 27 October 2014

My husband and I celebrated my birthday at Bacara. Our son attends UCSB and we have enjoyed dining at both Miro and The Bistro while visiting him. Can't beat the view at the restaurants. However, this is the first time we actually stay at the hotel and I loved it. The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff was exceptional,...

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

Dear CatherineO22 - First and foremost, Happy Birthday! We are simply honored you had chosen us for such a special day and I am delighted to hear it went off without a hitch. It is lovely to read that you so greatly enjoyed your dining experiences at both Miró Restaurant and The Bistro as well as your room and most...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: $646 - $1,898 (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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