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La Jolla, California
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Where do I begin with Bacara...just absolutely breathtaking and magnificent. I am going to take my time and write out the review it truly deserves. From the moment you pull up to the Spanish style resort with a grand courtyard entrance and handsome young men waiting to greet you with a smile, you just know you are in for a...

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

Dear Tricia B - 5 star reviews such as this one never fail to put a smile on my face! It is an absolute joy to read of your experience and I want to thank you for taking the time to share with us. I can’t wait to personally pass along your complements to both Robert and Morgan as they...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 27 October 2014

It's a beautiful hotel with well kept landscape every villa, on the first floor have a patio or second floor have a balcony to read and enjoy coffee, maybe just the time of the years or on weekday, we stay here 3 nights, not many people around, about 5 minutes walk to the Ocean, to see the wave and sound,...

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

Dear hkvisitor1997 - Thank you for taking the time to share you recent experience with us on Trip Advisor. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed so many different aspects of your trip including the grounds, dining experiences and your time at the spa. I speak for everyone when saying that I certainly hope we are able to...

summerland, ca
Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

Three of us recently had the pleasure of staying at the Bacara for a girls weekend. We couldn't have enjoyed ourselves more. The suite was beautiful. The staff friendly welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed two meals on property - dinner in the lounge and breakfast by the pool. Both were good. The grounds of the property are amazing as is...

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

Dear btjrolyat- First and foremost, thank you for choosing our resort for your girls weekend. We know there are many locations to chose from and we were honored to have you. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us. See you again soon! Truly, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Our wedding was at Bacara five years ago, and my wife and I just got back from another amazing time at the hotel. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, the spa is top notch (my massage was a 10), and the service we received was impeccable. Highly recommend this fabulous resort, a great getaway.

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

Dear Daniel R. - I am thrilled to hear that you chose to hold such an important event at at the Bacara Resort & Spa, moreover, I'm ecstatic to hear it's just as beautiful as it was on that special day 5 years ago. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope we have the opportunity...

Tequesta, Florida
Reviewed 22 October 2014

Recently stayed at Bacara to attend a wedding which apparently occurs frequently at this resort. The setting is gorgeous for special events. Our room was located in the villa closest to the main lobby/check in building so there was no need to be shuttled about the property in order to get to our room. We were on the 2nd floor...

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Hi Nancy E. - I'm so happy to hear you found the grounds so gorgeous for the wedding you attended. Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Bacara Resort & Spa. If you experience an issue like a slow draining sink in the...

Reviewed 21 October 2014

Hmmmm.... this is a tough review, because Bacara has had a really great reputation, but recent visits by me and friends have not been great. Where do I start? First, when picking a beach community luxe property in California, there are some awesome options and the Ritz in Laguna Niguel and the St. Regis in Monarch Bay are exceptional... see...

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

Dear 4MGOBLUE - Thank you for taking the time to share you honest opinion with us on Trip Advisor as it has given me the opportunity to not only apologize, but to also address your situation. First and foremost, your experience was certainly not indicative of our service standards and it is a disappointment to read of your negative experiences....

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The facility and grounds are beautiful. Nice view of the ocean and quick access to beach. Saline pools which I think is a lot better than chlorine. Great service at valet every time we arrived or left. After checking in we went to our room which was still being cleaned. We decided to go get a smoothie at the spa...

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

Dear Boulder303 - Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on Trip Advisor. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a few different aspects of your stay including the grounds, view and room service meal. I am though deeply concerned about some of the other experiences you encountered during your time with us and...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 October 2014

From check in to check out a horrible and irritating experience. First we pull up to the curb to unload and the valet without a welcoming word demands us to get back into the vehicle and pull up more-what does the valet parking mean? Check in took almost an hour- we were told only one person could log into reservations...

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Dear marsha k - First off, thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback with us on Trip Advisor. I want to take this opportunity to personally apologize for your negative experience as it is certainly not indicative of our service standards. Your feedback is truly valuable and will be shared and reviewed with the team to...

Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Reviewed 20 October 2014

We had heard great things about Bacara for years, and were looking forward to a great anniversary weekend at this luxury resort. Having stayed at other 5 star resorts, we were disappointed in the state of Bacara's rooms and grounds. It was nice, but not for the amount we paid per night. Our room was on a bottom floor and...

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

Dear Amy L - First and foremost, happy anniversary! We are simply honored to have been chosen for such a special occasion. It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your time at the pool and spa as well as Beachside Yoga. Ryan, Garrett and Susan will be extremely happy to hear of your positive words and I look forward...

Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 18 October 2014

We came in early August for a conference my husband attended. This group generally chooses fabulous resorts, so we were expecting a lot more... It was also my Birthday the day that we checked in, and my husband tried to set up a really nice surprise... unfortunately, the staff are highly incompetent, and the whole thing was botched by them,...

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Dear tiffab2 - Thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback with us on Trip Advisor. It has given me the opportunity to not only apologize, but to also address your situation. We know how important it is to have a seamless stay while traveling on business and I sincerely apologize that you had such a negative...

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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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  • Suites
  • 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: $638 - $1,858 (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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