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Bacara Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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La Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Bacara is a first class getaway! The Resort and staff made my stay an experience I will not soon forget. This was my second time here with my family and will be coming back soon. You feel like you are at a Resort in every sense of the word. Beautifully landscaped throughout with King Palm trees, beautiful bougainvillea and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bacara is a unique, out of the way resort that is a hidden gem. It is quiet, private, and provides anywhere from a luxury romantic getaway to a kid friendly vacation. My children and I love it here. You can take a great walk on the ocean shoreline, swim in one of the two fabulous pools, or have a spa... More

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Los Angeles
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11 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful weekend stay in this stunning resort. The grounds are beautiful with many areas in which to take beautiful pictures. The staff was extremely friendly, helpful, and prompt. We stayed in a standard room overlooking the garden which came with a nice bottle of wine and it was perfect. Lots of room, comfortable bed, wonderful linens, fireplace, separate vanities, and... More

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

Dear CAtravelerLA- It certainly sounds like you enjoyed your overall experience. Although I am disappointed you found your dining experience less than satisfactory. I sincerely apologize as we want all of our guests to enjoy a full-circle wonderful experience. Thank you very much for your time in sharing your thoughts and photos! Truly, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort &... More

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Bacara for a friend's wedding which took place on site here. Merlyn was our VIP director, and she saw to it that our stay was exceptional. From the gorgeous ocean views to the lovely staff, the wedding weekend was perfection, and our entire experience was a great escape. I will definitely be back soon! Thanks again Merlyn! Thank... More

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

Dear jeremytardo- I am very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! We are always honored to welcome the friends and family of our wedding couples to celebrate their special time together. Thank you very much for your kind words about your experience and Merlyn- she is one of our many shining stars at Bacara and I will certainly share... More

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Checked in to the hotel during spring break and expected the hotel to be overrun but was pleasantly surprised by valet and bell staff. We were quickly were checked in to a gorgeous standard room but that's when the experience took a turn. It started with being unable to order lunch from the pool staff. No problem, we ordered from... More

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

Dear kippk- I appreciate all of your thoughts. I apologize you were not met with the highest regard of service that we normally present to our guests. The timing of your stay should not affect the level of service, and I will be address your mentioned challenges with the team. Thank you for your detailed review and I hope we... More

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bacara is an amazing resort over looking the ocean. I was at a wedding which was beautiful, yet it's great for just about anyone. We booked with Merlyn Taggert VIP Director and Merlyn gave us 4 star treatment and was so helpful and personable. I would recommend Bacara and booking through Merlyn for a VIP first rate experience.

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

Dear Shuttyas- I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay. Thank you for acknowledging Merlyn; we are proud as she truly represents the outstanding customer service Bacara strives for. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back in the near future. Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More

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17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here a couple years back when they were going renovation...and had such a great time even with the construction, that decided to come back for my husband's 40th. What a great choice. The staff here from the lobby, to the pool, to everywhere are always providing the best service. I actually sent an email to the hotel letting... More

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

Dear Silvieincali- Thank you for choosing Bacara for your husband's 40th birthday celebration! I am pleased that the Bacara team helped turn those moments into memories for you and your husband. I will share your feedback with the team as they will be happy to hear from you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Cheers to... More

Edmonton
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was here on business however brought my wife and we made a weekend of it. This was a great resort nestled at the north end of Goleta along the beach. We stayed in one of the King bed villa's and had our own private outside entrance from a ground floor balcony. The resort is quite large, although not as... More

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

Dear ShaunEdm- Thank you for your thoughtful and considerate review. You certainly included some wonderful points about our locale and resort as an entire experience- including the customer service you received. I appreciate all of your thoughts and am sure other travelers will agree. I welcome you to definitely return during the warmer months to experience the wonderful Santa Barbara... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful grounds and beautiful setting. Customer service really needs to upgrade itself. My daughter and I checked thru Amex-Platinum status. and the front desk said that upgrade was not available and our Partial Ocean View Room was all they had which was fine since we checked in at 9:30 at night overnight stay, however, the room with better view next... More

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

Dear MVLUN- I am extremely grateful you have shared your concerns with us. I apologize you were not met with the level of service Bacara represents. I value all of your mentions and will be working with my team to address. In saying that, if you have a moment of time, I would appreciate the opportunity to learn more about... More

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went up for a mommy/daughter weekend with some other friends. It was my first time there. The views were amazing and the overall vibe was sooooo peaceful. We went hiking, sat by the pool and enjoyed our balcony every other moment. I can't wait to go back.

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

Dear Laura H, It was nice to hear that the mommy/daughter weekend with friends exceeded your expectations. I am very glad to hear that you were able to experience the peaceful and relaxing atmosphere that we have to offer at Bacara. The hiking trails are especially enjoyable as well. I hope you will have a chance to return soon. Sincerely,... More

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Additional Information about Bacara Resort & Spa

Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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Location: United States > California > Goleta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bacara Resort & Spa offers a luxurious hotel and family experience right outside Santa Barbara, California. Experience laid-back luxury and contemporary comfort at Bacara. Nestled on 78 magnificent beachfront acres, Bacara provides a vacation experience like no other. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, we’ll pamper you with dazzling facilities, suites and the incomparable Santa Barbara sun and surf. ... more   less 
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