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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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mission Viejo
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We were heading home from the bay area and decided to break up the trip and spend a night at the Bacara - huge mistake! We never wanted to leave. Do yourself a favor and stay at least two nights at this incredible jewel. From the moment we drove up, every detail was seamless. The property is beyond beautiful. Staff... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The Bacara is a great beach resort. The grounds are beautiful and the pool, with its ocean views, is perfect. I've stayed here twice and I like the rooms closer to the pool better. The staff is very accommodating and the rooms are very spacious. Its a pet friendly property so you can really bring the ones you love. There... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This resort is right done the street from my house actually... My extended family has stayed here many times and absolutely rave about it. So when our house was under a few days of renovation we packed up and headed down the street. The Bacara staff was amazing. The pools were fantastic. The food was excellent. We ate at the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Prepare yourself for the ultimate Santa Barbara experience. I think Bacara has done it. An absolute perfect experience in Santa Barbara. My wife and I traveled up from Orange County along the coast which was an absolute treat in and of itself. The grand entrance of the Bacara resort is overwhelming. It's spectacular. Spanish style architecture with a high level... More 

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california
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Bacara has no airport transport service,a taxi to the nearby hotel was $25.00!! The buildings ae beautiful and architecturally stylish and the staff is excellent however the "newly refurbished" room I was "upgraded" to was small and strangely arranged. The balcony overlooked a huge green plastic sheet over adjacent hotel areas. The nice, large TV is awkwardly angled on... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California, USA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

My husband and I were able to get away mid-week to this lovely resort in the off-season (January). Everything about this place is lovely. You drive into a courtyard with a beautiful fountain. Inside, you're greeted with one of the most beautiful and unique flower bouquets. The staff is exceptionally kind and polite. The room was nicely laid out and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Just attended a Sales Conference at Bacara Resort and they've certainly got this nailed down! The rooms were very comfortable, the facilities were excellent and the staff was amazing. I have to say that the food was probably the best we've had at any of our annual Sales Retreats. The main restaurant was closed for renovations but Miro was great;... More 

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Ulsan, South Korea
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Went in the off season and stayed here on bussiness It was very nice stayed in one of the standard rooms and it had fire place and a good view. The resort is by itself so you will have to drive 15min if you want to get back in to town. The pool and the work out facilities were good.... More 

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Seven Seas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My husband surprised me with a mini vacation getaway here after the Thanksgiving rush, and we loved it so much we came back again to stay longer in January. Not sure about in summer, but in winter the weather was sunshiny warm during the day and chilly at night, so the fireplaces in our rooms were welcome and useful and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Beautiful relaxing views of the Pacific. Service was excellent. Transportation throughout the facility provided by efficient staff using golf carts. Was there for a wedding which was held outside overlooking the Pacific ocean. Perfect weather. Fabulous time.

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