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Bacara Resort & Spa

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of the most beautiful properties I've visited. It is 5 star but does have areas for improvement. Check in feels like luxury. Valet only. The first issue is your room location. You must be very precise on what you want. We booked a corner room with a fireplace. The first room faced the highway (building 12 beside... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Bacara as a gift from friends, so I should acknowledge that it was beyond our means to stay on our own, though we do often stay at "lesser" luxury properties. The Bacara property is lovely, but there's not that much to DO there. We would have preferred staying oceanfront in downtown Santa Barbara for less cost, and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have given this beautiful resort 5 stars, but they messed up our request for a quiet oceanfront room. Our room was not even ready (as promised) when we checked in and waited for a quite a while, they tried to put us in a noisy room with a pool view. We waited a long time after that until... More 

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UK
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for lunch on our way to LA. The service was great and the food lovely. The hotel was beautiful and we sat in the lovely restaurant overlooking the sea. The staff were attentive and friendly.

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Thank brighton50
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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Thank kkg17
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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 

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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: $480 - $1,018 (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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