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Bacara Resort & Spa

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Goleta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008
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fort smith, arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2008

The week after the '08 Labor Day weekend at BACARA is mostly deserted. This makes for a very serene, quiet atmosphere. Very spa like. The property is beautiful and if you love white washed spanish / mediterranean architecture and decor , then this place is for you. Service has been impeccable. Very personal. Of course, I can not attest to... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008

My husband and I stayed at the Bacara for two nights back in June, and -- though I was nervous by the bad reviews here -- we had an amazing experience. First of all, the service was amazing. There was a small army of helpful staff everywhere. The resort is spread out on gorgeous grounds, and staff on golf carts... More

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orange county, CA
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2008

Rob in the fitness center was the highlight employee of our trip. He took me and my two kids on a tour of the ranch across the street and couldn't have been nicer to spend time with. In fact, the service at this hotel is five-star. The bellmen, valet, wait staff at the Bistro were all fantastic. The saline pool,... More

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

We wanted to stay in Santa Barbara for the holiday weekend, and since the cheapest rooms at the Four Seasons was $900, we decided to go to Bacara, and had no expectations, given the negative reviews. We thought how bad can it be? And we are still asking ourselves what people were trippin on!? We had a wonderful time. Our... More

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2008

I, too, was surprised by all the negative reviews. My husband and I were here for one night. We had a great experience with all the staff, from reception to the bellhops to valet. We had a fabulous room overlooking both the pool and ocean, with two balconies. It was quiet and romantic. The bed was the most comfortable I... More

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LosAngeles
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2008

We stayed at the Bacara for the weekend, living in LA it is always an easy getaway. I was prompted to post a review after reading the negativity... The hotel is GREAT! Well maintained and the staff is used to dealing with guests that expect a "catered experience". We are BIG travelers and have stayed at many of the finest... More

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Beverly Hills
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2008

Unfortunately, this is not a luxury resort. It is a tourist trap! I stayed there for the 4th of July weekend and for the basic rate they charged for the room (over $800), it would not rate better than a two star hotel chain for $99. The service quality is barely adequate, with staff clumsily trained to upsell every kind... More

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California
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2008

Me and my girlfriend decided to try out Bacara as we saw it featured on a program on the travel channel. We thought it would be a once in a lifetime experience. I have to say it was- for all the wrong reasons. First off, the property is located in a no man's land about 25 minutes from Santa Barbara.... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2008

When checking in they said we had been upgraded to a suite -- not so -we were given a tiny room in the dungeon - when we called they jerked us around for an hour and then gave us an ok room if you don't mind no air conditioning or a toilet that doesn;t work. They told us they would... More

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Encinitas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2008

I have visited the Santa Barbara area many times over the years to see my brother and to relax from the daily grind back home in San Diego. This was our first stay at Bacara and we were not impressed. My girlfriend and I have stayed at many world class resorts for business and pleasure and have wanted to stay... More

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Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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Location: United States > California > Goleta
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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Goleta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
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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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Bacara Resort
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Santa Barbara Bacara Resort
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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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 
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