We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 9 Goleta hotels

Bacara Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Enjoy a night on us!
Save Saved
You added Bacara Resort & Spa to your Saves list
Bacara Resort & Spa
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
71%
Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Sunshine80312 Los Angeles, California
  • Reviews (1,259)
  • Photos (673)
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (324)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

1,259 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    688
    207
    137
    116
    111
See reviews for
268
508
22
107
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (324)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

In mid June I had the pleasure of visiting this resort for the first time. I will definitely be back! From the warm greeting I received when I arrived to the "anything we can do to make your stay more comfortable" attitude I received during my entire stay, I definitely felt valued as a customer. The property is lovely, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Deerfield, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I went up for our 10 year wedding anniversary. From the start we were treated very well. They upgraded our room to a suite and the flowers I ordered were there when we arrived. The room and all amenities were terrific. Also, everyone on the staff was incredibly polite and easy to deal with. The reason this... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Steve F- First and foremost, thank you for choosing our resort for your anniversary celebration. I am pleased you and your wife enjoyed the majority of your stay. I appreciate all of your mentions. Our parking rates are indeed an industry standard and many destination resorts remain competitive to this. Again, thank you for taking the time to share... More

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

5⭐️for this place ? Really those people give them a 5⭐️need to have a class how it 5⭐️level mean. Well I will give u all then formation if u think I'm right or not. My sister in law was planing a trip for a weekend trip, she book a room at this hotel n I check on line the picture... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear annieyesenniata- Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback from your stay. As a resort that serves thousands of guests a year, many whom return year after year, I know we are capable of meeting the public's highest standards. I will address specific details with the team. Again, thank you for your review. Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General... More

Los Angeles, California
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This resort is absolutely lovely. Picture perfect, wonderfully maintained, exceptional customer service. We rented a pool cabana during our stay which made the pool experience very nice, I would suggest that even though they are pricey. Food at Bistro, poolside and room service was very good quality. We overslept our reservation for the Miro so didn't get to try that... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
GuestRelations M, Guest Relations Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear jill d, I am pleased to read that Bacara provided you with an exceptional July 4th romantic getaway. Thank you very much for the 5 star review and your detailed comments. Our team truly appreciates when guests take the time to share their experience at Bacara. Please accept my apology for the challenges with valet upon arrival to the... More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Awesome with a capital "A"! Great staff!! Service is what the hotel business is all about and Bacara has that completely figured out. It's apart of the resort's culture and DNA!! My only regret is that my stay was a short one. I will be back soon for sure!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear  Martin P- I certainly appreciate your review with a capital "A"! I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you for reaching out on Trip Advisor to share your experience. Please come back and visit us again soon! Warm regards, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We recently spent 4 days at the Bacara Resort and Spa. The location is absolutely beautiful, sitting on the water with not only two nice pools, but also with beach access. We enjoyed a pleasant morning at the spa getting treatments our first day and then rented a cabana by the pool for the rest of the day. The waiter... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Christine C- I absolutely love your description..."Peaceful retreat on the ocean"! Thank you for your 5-star review and wonderful, detailed account of your stay. I am pleased that not only did you get a chance to truly experience our resort, but ventured out in to the surrounding areas for wine tasting as well. Again, thank you for your kind... More

Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I just spent our 10th wedding anniversary at the Bacara, and everything about the resort exceeded our expectations. Every staff member we came in contact with, from the Valet to the pool guy, went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed. The pool, surrounded by incredible Spanish architecture, with the ocean in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
GuestRelations M, Guest Relations Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear ericpeterson, Congratulations and thank you for allowing Bacara to host your 10th wedding anniversary. It means a great deal to the Bacara team when we are selected for special occasions. I am elated that we exceeded your expectations and I will be certain to share your experience with my team. I look forward to your return to Bacara. Warm... More

Oregon
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings and spa are nice. So are the pools. The location is the biggest issue. This hotel is 15 to 20 minutes from Santa Barbara. Although on the coast, the beach and ocean are marred by the number of close oil wells and oil processing pier and plant. You are not near anything and the natural beauty is limited.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear GeoT- Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay at Bacara. Although many of our guests come to Bacara and enjoy our locale, natural beauty and surroundings, I am sorry you did not have the same perception. Your feedback on our buildings, the spa and pools is wonderful to hear. I hope we have the pleasure to... More

Durango, Colorado
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a great time at the Bacara, due to the company (a girls get-away), not so much due to Bacara. Too many "no's" floated our way. No early check in. No late check out. No upgrades available (it was a Monday). No change in the seating at dinner (request to move the seat from near the Wait Station met... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Zinfandelista- Thank you for your review. I understand that time with your friends is a special time in life; and I apologize you were not met with an exceptional experience that thousands of our guest experience each year. At Bacara, we strive to never say no without offering alternatives, so it concerns me you left with a different perception.... More

Malibu, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife wanted to join me on this trip to Goleta and talked me into trying Bacara resort one more time after a terrible first visit. We have stayed in other, less expensive hotels in the area and had great experiences. We went for the weekend with the hopes that maybe in two years, the place has improved. It started... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
GuestRelations M, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Rick O- Thank you for taking the time to reach out via Trip Advisor to share your thoughts. Although I sincerely appreciate you made the decision to come back an visit us, I am very concerned we were not able to meet your expectations the second time. Our resort is a place for relaxation, escape and outstanding experiences, I... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Bacara Resort & Spa, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Bacara Resort & Spa? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Hotel Summarization (Beta)

What travelers say

  • Room service(32)
  • Downtown Santa Barbara(9)
  • Beautiful grounds(4)
  • American Express(4)
  • Next morning(3)
  • Flat screen TV(3)

Additional Information about Bacara Resort & Spa

Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Tingo, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Venere, BookingOdigeoWL, Despegar.com, Jetsetter, Priceline, Hotels.com and Agoda so you can book your Bacara Resort & Spa reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Santa Barbara Bacara Resort
Bacara Spa Resort Santa Barbara
Bacara Resort Santa Barbara Ca
Bacara Santa Barbara
Bacara Hotel Santa Barbara

673 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (390)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (104)
Viewed
Room/suite (57)
Viewed
Bathroom (17)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (59)
Viewed
Dining (36)
Viewed
View from room (36)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (80)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (261)
Viewed
The Hotel (120)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (44)
Viewed
Pool (20)
Viewed
Partial Ocean View Room (66)
Viewed
Beach (5)
Viewed
Amenities (6)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (23)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (6)
Viewed
Other (5)

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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#2 Business Hotel in Goleta #2 Family Hotel in Goleta #3 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
Hotel Class
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 
Number of rooms
360

Questions & Answers

Enter your question for this accommodation's staff to answer. Other travelers may answer as well.
    Posting guidelines

    See which rooms travelers prefer