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Bacara Resort & Spa

#2 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
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8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a beautiful resort. The scenic beauty is awesome and is well maintained. All the personnels are very couteous and always ready to do anything to help to make the stay pleasant. Service is excellent Everything about the resort is good except for it being pricy and top of that u have to pay for even to play tennis.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having stayed at the other ultra luxury resorts in the Santa Barbara area, I would suggest to you that the Bacara Resort is an ideal property to balance your vacation objectives. On one hand, It is located just off the 101 with easy access to downtown Santa Barbara(15 minutes) as well as the Santa Ynez wine region(30 minutes). On the... More 

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Orange County, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The resort is a breathtaking property in and of itself, and what "made" this a wonderful experience for us was the professionalism of the staff. We plan to return with our pooches for our November wedding anniversary!

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

Dear thehunolds, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara and for posting an excellent review. We appreciate your comments and are delighted that our staff made your stay such a terrific experience. We are excited that you'll be returning in November to celebrate your anniversary and look forward to welcoming you back to the resort with your pooches! Warmest... More 

Washington DC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you've been to Cinque Terre or Portofino you'd feel very much accustomed to the open piazza on hilly and manicured grounds with pretty cobblestones and serene beauty. Such a lovely location. And a super friendly staff. Every golf cart driver was a 23 year old Nautica model who smiled and said good morning. Where do you find them? Pool... More 

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

Dear DCInsider, Thank you for your recent stay at Bacara and for sharing your comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the beauty of our location and the hospitality of our staff. It delights us that you were able to experience such a wonderful escape. We appreciate your suggestions and will share them with the appropriate leadership teams at... More 

Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely one of my favorite Resort! Lovely pool with walking distance to the beach. We can rent the bike going explore the nearby area. Staff are very friendly and have wonderful experience with the in house dinner too! Breakfast is pretty cool and you can make yourself a good coffee too. Have our own balcony that can enjoy reading a... More 

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

Dear Venusblue64, We are truly delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us during your travels to Santa Barbara. It is always an honor when guests share their comments through Tripadvisor, and we are glad you enjoyed so many aspects Bacara has to offer. We happen to love breakfast with a view, too. Thank you again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I just spent an exceptional weekend at Bacara! The service from the moment we arrived to our departure was excellent. The staff was engaging everywhere we went from the Spa Cafe to the Bistro to just walking the grounds. To compliment the warmth and consideration the staff expressed to us throughout our stay the quality of the... More 

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

Dear Steve S. We are honored you took to Tripadvisor to share how wonderful your stay was at Bacara. It truly makes us happy when guests compliment the staff and the food, as service levels and customer satisfaction are our top priority. Thank you for sharing these lovely comments, and we look forward to welcoming you and your wife back... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very efficient with excellent facilities. Good food, although the breakfast is overpriced. The pool area is run well with the sun beds and towels plentiful. Clean, good rooms. Best bit is the beach which is long and truly beautiful. One drawback is its distance from downtown Santa Barbara - c 13 miles away.

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Dear Conrad F. Thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful feedback of your recent stay at Bacara. We are truly delighted that you enjoyed so much of what the resort offers including the pool area and sun beds. The beach is one of our favorite aspects, too. We look forward to welcoming you back again during your... More 

Alba, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My sister, mother, and myself all connected for a girl's weekend spa getaway. Our trip wasn't bad... but it wasn't great either. And for the money we paid for the hotel and services, we would have wanted much better. We are all spa travelers... my sister frequents Enchantment in Sedona, my mother the Marriott on Kauai, myself resorts in Europe.... More 

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

Dear Jacqueline M, Thank you for taking the time to provide your honest feedback about your girls trip to Bacara. We are sorry to hear that the spa and pool areas did not meet your expectations. We truly appreciate you sharing your girls weekend with us, and we will be sure to notify our teams of these concerns. Again, please... More 

San Francisco, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Bacara with my boyfriend and his family. They visit the resort annually, and I had never been before. I have never been somewhere so beautiful in my entire life. We shared special moments at the spa cafe, the bistro, and the Ocean House! Some of my favorite memories were made at the pool! We ordered the most fabulous... More 

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

Dear Ellary C. We are truly honored by the comments in your review on Tripadvisor! It is so wonderful that you were able to accompany your boyfriend and his family on what sounds like their annual holiday, and you enjoyed so much of what Bacara has to offer - especially the pool! We have passed your comments on to Sophia,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are lovely and the pool is very nice. If you are staying, it is a must to walk along the beach! It is picturesque. The staff are all so friendly and there is a handy golf buggy service to take you to your room. There is so much on offer: tennis courts, swimming pools, ping pong, a gym,... More 

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Dear young1helpingu, Thank you for sharing your comments of your recent stay with us at Bacara. We are truly happy to hear that you were able to take advantage of the many fun activities we offer throughout the resort. The beach is definitely a favorite amongst guests, as well as the food options we provide. We are delighted you had... More 

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