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Bacara Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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  • 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
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Austin, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

I went to Bacara in September for a little get-a-way with my girlfriends. When we arrived at the Resort, I was empressed on how friendly and attentive the staff was. The grounds were lovely, very well taken care of, lots of floral and fauna. The rooms were nice and well appointed. We ordered room service a few times and the... More 

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and your wonderful comments about our staff. Bacara is the perfect place to celebrate with friends and family. We hope you will return again for the romance of Bacara. We look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General Manager More 

Alexandria, Virginia
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17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

My brother's wedding was hosted by the Bacara and it was a terrific venue for such a special event. The rooms are top-notch, the pools and spa are quite nice, and the Miro restaurant was nice as well. There were only a few minor issues, the front desk staff seemed a bit flustered and disorganized, and the wait staff broke... More 

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. I am pleased to read that your overall stay was great and appreciate your constructive criticism. It is a gift to us, and we intend to make the most of it. Thank you! We hope to see you again soon. Kathleen Cochran General Manager More 

Malibu, California
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3 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Our stay at Bacara was noisy, waited for most everything, terrible restaurant service at their only restaurant and bland food. Seems this wasn't just bad timing or bad luck like I thought after leaving Bacara until I read the numerous bad reviews about Bacara on this Tripadvisor. This seems to be shared by many and I only wish I had... More 

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I have sent you a private message and hope you respond so I might be in touch with you to try to right a wrong. On Trip Advisor, you will find that 98% of our reviewers truly love spending time here. I know we are very capable of meeting the public's highest standards. I am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012 via mobile

We went to Bacara Resort for a girls spa and vineyard weekend. Each morning, I couldn't quit talking about how the Pacific Ocean, Bacara and the spa were so beautiful! Shana, in the spa treated us like VIPs! She was so thoughtful she even had champagne on ice for us before we had our services. The arnica massage I received... More 

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments and words of praise for our manager Shana. She does really exemplify the kind of guest service we are proud to provide. We hope you will return often. Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General Manager More 

San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

A must see to believe. Bacara was absolutely beautiful. A perfect get-away paradise, may it be with your spouse or your family. My husband and I went there for a quick weekend. We did not want to leave. The rooms are amazing as are the grounds. Yes, there are areas that are under construction, but it did not effect our... More 

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review. I am so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will return again soon. Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General Manager More 

Shell Beach
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012 via mobile

Attention to detail in every respect.. Starting with the warm reception from the valet service staff to the wait staff poolside. in my 30 years of Global travel I've never experienced a finer staff and wonderful experience then at Bacara.. Start with a workout in the enormous SPA facility, walk on the beach and follow it in one of the... More 

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank so much for your kind words about your experience at Bacara. We hope you will come visit us again soon. Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General Manager More 

san francisco, ca
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

I will start with the obvious - the rooms are gorgeous. They are spacious, well appointed, with a large outdoor terrace and a fireplace. The bed is super comfortable. I was just tempted to stay in our room the whole time. However, once you venture outside, things change. Many buildings are under construction and this completely ruins the atmosphere. Right... More 

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to read that our enhancement project affected your stay in any way. However, I am happy to read that you enjoyed many aspects of the resort. All up and down the coast of Southern California you will find oil rigs as our region is so rich in the natural resource. Again,... More 

Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband had made our 15 year anniversary. I was very excited that he had taken the ignitionative. I know that it made him feel good. We got to the room and I was a little upset that on our 15 year anniversary we were it in a room surrounded by construction remodeling. Every view was construction!! Also, our "romantic... More 

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your valuable feedback. And, I am so very sorry you experienced any service issues. I have been in contact with your husband and very much appreciate the openness you both have to giving us another chance. Thanks to all the details you both provided, I will be able to follow up on every one of them with... More 

Denver, CO
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Planned a getaway for fun and had planned in advance. I chose this hotel because it is on the Amex Fine Hotels list. What I did not know was that they are under construction on many buildings and one restaurant was closed due to this rennovation. I was dissapointed that I did not get an upgrade, got a room that... More 

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Kathleen C, General Manager at Bacara Resort & Spa, responded to this review

I am sorry to read about your disappointment with your room. We do make it a priority to try to upgrade your preferred travelers though American Express. Although sometimes due to business levels we are simply unable to do so. I have sent you a private message to contact me personally for your next visit so I can ensure you... More 

Maine
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16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Great staff; gorgeous room with fireplace & sun-drenched patio; superb setting; the ability to handle many events at once...we were very impressed by the Bacara. The resort is located a short distance from the Sandpiper Golf Course. It is well worth the fee.

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

Thanks for your kind comments and I am so happy you enjoyed all the amenities we have to offer. We hope you will return often. Sincerely, General Manager Kathleen Cochran 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 360
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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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#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
#2 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#3 Business Hotel in Goleta

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