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Bacara Resort & Spa

#1 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
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8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have been coming to Bacara yearly and this gorgeous resort never disappoints us. Not only is it beautiful but also the staff are the very, very best. The valet, in particular, are the ones that you will see the most. Although many people come here, they always remember your face. This resort is decorated so lovely and comfortable and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in on Friday around 5 for dinner and while private parties had taken over two of the restaurant venues they had a nice wine hour with cheese and we ordered appetizers on the patio. Lovely venue in Santa Barbara north. Funny thing was it was cold and cloudy in Goleta and sunny in Santa Babara a few miles... More 

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

Dear amygulla1970, Thank you for choosing to dine at Bacara. We're so happy that you joined us at Bacara Bar and enjoyed the lovely open-air ambiance of our Ocean Terrace, along with our savory cuisine. We hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon for another unique dining experience. Warmest Regards, Shashi Poudyal General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More 

Batavia, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Bacara is a beautiful resort and spa located above the Pacific. The rooms are Spanish missionary hidden amongst gardens, cliffs, and winding pathways. The walking trails are scenic with unobstructed views beyond cactus flowers and fragrant herb gardens with mature trees and rocky cliffs.The spa is relaxing, fragrant, and private. The food was natural and fulfilling, the wine and drinks... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Bacara is a beautiful hotel with great service and views. I would recommend it for couples or people wanting a relaxed atmosphere. The rooms are expensive and the added hotel charges exorbitant, so don't go there on a budget! We only spent a few minutes at the beach because our sandals and feet got full of tar (despite of our... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was impressed by all the private nooks and crannies that the Bacara offers, whether by a fire pit, under a cabana, or near fireplaces with arm chairs inside the buildings. These private places are too numerous to count, and spread over the vast property. Speaking of the vast, sprawling property, which overlooks the ocean, by the way...never fear because... More 

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

Dear kkg17, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara for a summer escape. It was our pleasure to have you as a guest at our resort and we are so pleased that you really enjoyed our magnificent grounds and all the beauty and respite they provide. We hope to welcome you back to Bacara in the future for another... More 

Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I went to Bacara for a long weekend in June to get away before having our first child. We had an oceanfront room (with 2 balconies) not sure if that's standard, but it was a lovely room. The staff upon arrival was very helpful, quick and accommodating and that service remained for the duration of our stay.... More 

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

Dear Kmertins, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara for your weekend getaway. We're so pleased that you had a relaxing stay, enjoying the comfortable luxury of our guest rooms, the friendly hospitality of our staff, and our savory cuisine. Additionally, we're delighted that you and your husband enjoyed your treatments at our award-winning spa. Thank you for the... More 

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First visit to the Bacara Resort & Spa. Went with my best friend of ~30 years to celebrate her birthday. Told her I would treat her to a vacation anywhere she wanted to go in the world as her gift. She chose the Bacara. Very happy she picked this resort as we were completely pampered during our visit. Service was... More 

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

Dear Linda w, We're thrilled to have been the location of your best friend's birthday celebration. It's a joy to know that you had a spectacular stay at Bacara, enjoying our gorgeous oceanfront location, exemplary accommodations, and deluxe amenities, along with our savory cuisine and the impeccable service of our staff. It was a pleasure to have you as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Once again...superb service at this lovely resort. Food amazing. Weather lovely. Ana management responds quickly to any questions. Will come back soon. And had i known they were so doggy friendly I would have brought my furry friends.

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

Dear Gayle F, It was our pleasure to welcome you back to Bacara. Thank you for sharing a review of your recent stay with us; we appreciate the excellent rating you have, once again, awarded us. It's wonderful to know how much you enjoy the outstanding levels of service provided by our staff, as well as the savory cuisine at... More 

Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We absolutely love Bacara. The Spanish architecture and villa feel is beautiful and we found the service to be wonderful. We live in Northern California and will absolutely return. Only cons are : 1)as many have mentioned , the food. The food is okay, but it is lacking in taste, nothing we ate was a "wow" in any sense. 2)... More 

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Needed to have some dad time with my daughter and at 13 she needs to know how valuable she is to me and even herself. Can't think of a better place to enjoy the pool and the beach and instill that value in her. We have travelled here as a family in the past and really love the exclusivity of... More 

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

Dear losjacksons, We truly appreciate that you chose Bacara Resort & Spa as your destination for such a special getaway. Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed review; it is a delight to know how much you enjoy our exclusive oceanfront location, luxurious guest rooms, exemplary service, and deluxe amenities. It was our pleasure to have you... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Bistro
The Bistro
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Bacara Resort & Spa

Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
Location: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: $483 - $984 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 385
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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
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#1 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
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