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Bacara Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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Dubuque, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Bacara last week with a business group. Couple minor issues at first and through the process wound up talking with Ludo, the manager. Ludo was extremely empathetic and made it clear the buck stops with him, and that if we had any other issues, call him directly. Wow. WOW. We walked by a busy front desk... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Gorgeous resort. Gardens, pool, tennis courts, access to a terrific golf course (sandpiper). Food at the Bistro was fresh and tasty, a little pricey. We really liked our room, with an ocean view. Beach had tar, which was annoying... Food at the conference events wasn't very good.... it's tough to cook for 250 people I guess. Meetings rooms were spacious... More

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Campobello, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great room, beautiful vista. Despite a 4pm check in, were made to wait one hour with other weary travelers. No complimentary drink or other amenity offer. Nice, but clueless spa employees. We asked about an exercise class, told that they had no idea what it entailed. When we entered the class, were treated in a very rude manner by the... More

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

Went there a few weeks ago with my girlfriend for a much needed vacation. Awesome room, awesome service. What can I say, it's everything we needed. The location was superb. There was even a "Tesla" test drive event that weekend! Perfect vacation!

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

Dear Sean H, Bacara is a place that always strives to create an atmosphere that truly fulfills the desired experiences our guest desire. Our ocean front location always proves to be a great getaway. It was nice to read your comments and be a part of your perfect vacation. We look forward to your next visit to Santa Barbara. Warm... More

La Quinta, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is no place in Santa Barbara that makes you feel more welcome than Bacara. The grounds and pool areas are immaculate, and the staff, no matter where you go on the facility is very helpful and attentive. Although somewhat pricey, if you want to be assured of a pleasant stay Bacara certainly offers that.

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

Dear Leonard S, Your 5 star review is wonderful compliment and truly appreciated. Our team strives to exceed the expectations of every guests and I am elated that we created an experience for you that will be a memorable one. We hope you will have the opportunity return soon Thank you, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More

Solana Beach, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Bacara this summer was fantastic! It is a beautiful establishment that is a lovely blend of resort chic and boutique hotel. We experienced first-class service from start to finish of our visit. Our room was lovely and the bed was SO comfortable! Blackout drapes ensure that sleep remains uninterrupted. If you stay at the Bacara, you... More

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

Dear Kris858, Thank you for taking time to share your recent experience at Bacara. Your kind words about the resort , exceptional service, and your culinary experience in Miro are truly appreciated. I will be certain to share your comments with our team. Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at The Bacara last week. We couldn't have imagined a more perfect experience. Everyone we encountered went above and beyond to accommodate our needs. Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer!

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

Dear Annika U, Congratulations on celebrating your 10th anniversary. Thank you for choosing Bacara for this very special occasion. Our wish is that we exceed our guests expectations in all aspects of their experience during their stay. I am elated to read your comments and that our staff went above and beyond to care for your needs. I hope you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read reviews of the Bacara... I arrived here with trepidation ...... But as soon as we drove into the resort and saw the lovely water feature along with the welcoming smile of the personnel - I knew I was going to enjoy our stay.. This establishment is an extremely well run establishment whose staff couldn't be more amenable. For... More

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

Dear charlieboychik- . I appreciate your honesty in your initial perception of our resort. I have the faith and trust that my team provides exceptional service, and our guests enjoy the many wonderful amenities we offer. Your 5-star review and kind words are wonderful to read- and I appreciate you taking the time to reach out on Trip Advisor. Warm... More

Livingston, New Jersey
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment you arrive at the Bacara, you feel like you are at a grand hotel. The valets are the hardest working employees and they are to be commended on their speed and overall demeanor. They were so pleasant. The Head Valet is the hardest working guy we have ever seen! He should at least get one day off,... More

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

Dear Richard K- Your detailed and thoughtful words are wonderful to read. Thank you for taking the time to share you experience with other Trip Advisor travelers. We certainly work hard to give our guests an extraordinary experience, and it is wonderful to hear from our guests. Have a wonderful rest of the summer and I hope we can welcome... More

Phoenix, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During our travels along the Coast of California we were fortunate enough to stay at Bacara Resort. We were greeted by a warm friendly staff. Our room was amazing overlooking the pool and we also had a partial ocean view. I have to say, the bed was the most comfortable bed of any of the hotels I've stayed at. Hard... More

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

Dear nancy j- Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful, kind words on Trip Advisor. Your 5- star review is certainly valuable to us and other travelers. I will surely share your feedback with our entire team. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back to our Bacara family in the near future. Warm regards,... More

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Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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Location: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
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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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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
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#2 Family Hotel in Goleta #2 Romantic Hotel in Goleta #3 Business Hotel in Goleta
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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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