Bacara Resort has been on my wife's list of places she has wanted to stay for years but after a four night stay this past weekend what a complete letdown. From checkin when we were told that we needed to be prepared to get the tar off our feet if we walked on the beach and that we could tell we were seeing the ocean if we could see the oil rigs this place was a huge disappointment. We moved from one partial oceanview where we barely could see the ocean over a roof and through a tree to another partial oceanview room where you only could see the ocean when standing and if we sat down on the balcony chairs all we saw was garden, yet paid for the ocean. The Bistro restaurant delivered regular eggs instead of egg whites, "but the ticket says egg whites" the waitress tells us despite them being yellow. They took them back then brought egg whites with the wrong things inside. Bathrobe that was bloodstained in the room and towels that were stained at the pool. Lunch at Bistro took 50 minutes to arrive and the pizza was undercooked as was the hamburger. The place wore us out, we could not continue to complain. Overall service was no where near a luxury resort level and there is no reason to pay the high prices to stay here. Be sure if you go that you rent a car because Santa Barbara is a 20 min drive away and that is where you are going to want to spend your vacation.