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Bacara Resort & Spa

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were so disappointed when we arrived, it's like a big complex, like timeshare resort, from some rooms you have view on pedestrian passing by, no privacy... food expensive and not worth it. Pool is between two building, so not to much sun. Guest from rooms have view on you at the pool. Great thing was you are on the...

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

Dear DAVID90046, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa. While we are pleased that you enjoyed our oceanfront location, we sincerely apologize that you were disappointed with your stay. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Bacara in the future to experience all that makes our resort a favorite Santa Barbara destination...

Saint Marys, Ohio
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had the privilege of staying for a week at this resort, as a clergy guest, thanks to the generosity and faith of the Busch Family. This is a top notch resort, exquisite care and attention to detail, fine dining, beautiful atmosphere, right on the coast with a Spanish style tile roof look. The room was very nice. The pool...

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

Dear FrBarry, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your recent experience at Bacara Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you enjoyed the luxury of our resort, along with our array of exclusive amenities and our spectacular oceanfront location. Thank you for the excellent rating you have awarded us. It was our great pleasure to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at hotel was very large it was like a Marriott time share . When we arrived in room the towels were dirty by bath also our sheets had marks on , the whome room was grubby ,we did tell them and they came up straight away to change sheets and towels. But not really good enough when u...

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

Dear Tracy F, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa. We regret that your recent stay with us did not accurately reflect the world-class hospitality we are known for and we sincerely hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a stay that exceeds all of your expectations. Warmest Regards, Shashi Poudyal General Manager...

Manhattan Beach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always stay a the Bacara twice a year. Great service, beautiful oceans and trails to walk. Enjoyed breakfast in bed and then went to their gym and worked out. Highly recommend travel with friends or family. We also were able to get a garden view and sit outside for tea. There is also a nice wine bar on property to...

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

Dear Travelsites, Thank you for being a frequent and loyal guest at Bacara Resort & Spa. It was our great pleasure to welcome you back and we're so pleased that you enjoyed the exemplary service we provide, as well as our stunning location and array of luxury amenities. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and are...

Cypress, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Barcara the first time in Spring of 2016 and didn't have a good experience. Very poor customer service and a loud party going on. The hotel management told us that what we experienced was not normal for this hotel and invited us to come back and stay two nights complementary sometime during the year. Our time is...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Bacara somewhat randomly and we're generally happy. The public spaces are fantastic--beautiful pools, great access to a beautiful beach, tennis courts nicely tucked away, etc. We were less enthralled with our room, which while spacious lacked any truly first class amenities. (Mind you, we only booked the Garden view room. And that's what we got.) Otherwise, we didn't...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been frequent patrons of Bacara since the day they opened their doors. Sorry to say our last visit was disappointing. Apparently their website for booking spa appointments does not work. Don't rely on it. And unfortunately you will possibly never get a person to answer the phone, in the spa, so good luck making an appointment. I can...

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

Dear alixannloveland, Thank you for being such a loyal and frequent guest at Bacara Resort & Spa. We deeply regret that your most recent visit to our resort did not accurately reflect our commitment to providing the highest levels of guest service. Please know that your comments have been shared with the appropriate management teams at our resort and we...

Valencia City, Philippines
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So we have been here before but this place is so relaxing and beautiful that it just makes want to stay for days!! The rooms are beautiful, the patio and view are awesome. We had a wonderful time. The staff is very nice also

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

Dear Melissa C, It was our great pleasure to welcome you back to Bacara in celebration of your birthday. We're delighted that you, once again, had an extraordinary experience at our resort. Thank you for sharing your review and for the excellent rating you have awarded us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bacara again soon! Warmest...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I drove up from LA with family and spent two nights at Bacara. We took full advantage of the property, ended up eating lunch at The Bistro, dinner at Angel Oak, and got a massage at the spa. There is so much to explore around the resort, whenever we had some free time we would just walk around -- They...

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

Dear Michelle R, Thank you for staying at Bacara Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience at our resort, enjoying the beauty of our grounds, the savory cuisine served at our restaurants, and your experience at our award-winning spa. It was our pleasure to welcome you to Bacara and we hope to welcome you...

Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

We decided to hold our annual planning and strategy meeting at the hotel. The staff was very accomodating and the conference facility made it easy to get work accomplished. Spa staff led management through relaxing exercises twice each day. Significant others were well looked after and joined us for meals each evening. Thumbs up!!!

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Dear Howard F, Thank you for choosing Bacara Resort & Spa. We're so happy to know that your annual meeting at our resort was such a success. It was our pleasure to welcome you to Bacara and we truly appreciate your high recommendation and the excellent rating you have awarded us. We hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon!...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Bistro at Bacara
The Bistro at Bacara
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Along the bluffs and beaches of the Gaviota coast lies a resort of stunning natural beauty and relaxed luxury. With 78 acres of oceanfront property, including two miles of natural beach, Bacara offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky. The resort's innovative and artful design is in keeping with the intimacy and aesthetics of a Mediterranean village. Unwind at an award-winning 42,000-square-foot spa and fitness center or relax beside one of three zero-edge swimming pools and 26 private cabanas. The resort's 358 newly-renovated guestrooms and signature suites artfully infuse luxurious interiors with modern technologies for a true sense of comfort. Additional resort amenities include a new oceanfront restaurant, Angel Oak, four Har-Tru clay tennis courts, a Foley wine tasting room, and the adjacent Sandpiper Golf Club. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bacara Resort & Spa

Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117-2474
Location: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: $461 - $867 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 358
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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 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Definatel better hotels around unless u like timeshare complexes”
 of 5 bubbles 371tracyf, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles AdrianP405, Dec 8, 2016 | Read review
“The closer to the Ocean, the better in my opinion.”
 of 5 bubbles 561micheleq, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
“Request partial ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Jimbrown101, Nov 26, 2016 | Read review
“lower rooms will be affected by the loud corporate parties. We had a 3 floor room and had to close the windows due the noise of the party.”
 of 5 bubbles 607brycej, Nov 12, 2016 | Read review
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