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Bacara Resort & Spa

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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The steep price staying here does not justify the slightly worn out rooms for patrons. Even the lounge chairs in the pool area are weathered down. When greeted by prompt, friendly valet and a comfy reception area, I gained high hopes for a room of equal quality. Although spacious, I felt the actual room was outdated. However, the room was... More 

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

Dear zpaksux, Thank you for reaching out via Trip Advisor with regards to your recent stay. I speak for the entire team that we are sorry for your experience and that we did not exceed your expectations. Rest assured, your comments will be reviewed by our team. Warm regards, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to Bacara this past weekend for a quick getaway from LA. The weather was perfect and the resort was phenomenal. I had been checking reviews wondering where to go and came across Bacara. The new management seems to have made a difference because everyone from the valet dropping off our car to the grounds crew... More 

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

Dear GoldenBear35, Thank you for the kind and thoughtful review. I am very pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations and your getaway weekend was a great success. The Bacara staff, with their genuine and caring attitude is so important to insuring high level of service for our guests. I will pass on your compliments to the team. We... More 

Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What more can you ask than exquisite, well-kept grounds, beautifully appointed room/bath, and the magnificent Pacific Ocean? My husband and I spent a wonderful weekend at Bacara, and look forward to returning some time. The staff is courteous and helpful at all times. Love the fact that it's a "dog-friendly" venue, so I really enjoyed all the pooches on the... More 

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

Dare Casa295, At Bacara we love creating an atmosphere that provides a warm and welcoming feel for our guests. The ocean front setting and everything Bacara has to offer truly enhance the genuine service our staff looks forward to delivering everyday. I am pleased to hear the we exceeded your expectations. Thank you for sharing your experience and your recommendation... More 

Long Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed on a girls weekend for 2 nights in May. We had a wonderful time. We hardly left the resort as it had everything that we needed. What stood out the most though was the terrific service and genuine kindness of the staff. Even though it is rather expensive the beauty of the resort and the can do attitude... More 

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

Dear UCSB_kelly, Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Bacara. It is wonderful to hear that everyone enjoyed their stay and the staff exceeded your expectations by delivering exceptional service. At Bacara we always strive to be a destination resort that provides our guests with a unique and relaxing visit. Warm regards, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort &... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been to bacara many times. one would think you might tire of going to the same place. I cant wait to go back each time I leave. from the moment you enter the property you are treated like a vip....the man who parks your car, the front desk person, the person who helps you with your bags to... More 

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

Dear cabodave2011- Thank you very much for your detailed and thoughtful review! Here at Bacara, we pride ourselves on our dedication to guest service, so I am pleased you had an opportunity to thoroughly enjoy your time. I truly appreciate your detailed account of not only the resort, but the Santa Barbara locale as well. I hope we have the... More 

Buellton, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was gifted a stay at Bacara resort and spa for Mother's Day and everything from the friendly and very helpful staff, lush accommodations, beautiful views and sound of the ocean, all lulled me into a peaceful and pampered state of being. My girls didn't want to leave the pool. Ever. Then, waking up to a song bird and the... More 

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

Dear GooseMB- First and foremost, Happy (belated) Mother's Day! I am grateful that you were gifted a stay at our resort. Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. The details you gave were absolutely wonderful. It is with great pleasure to hear that your family enjoyed their stay as well. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you... More 

Galveston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara in late April 2014. I can't wait to go back. The property is gorgeous, peaceful, the staff is totally professional, friendly and helpful. You want to stay at this place. Nice beach right down the hill, just an overall rejuvenating, inspiring vacation. It's pricey but it's... More 

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

Dear Henry E- Thank you very much for your kind words on your recent visit to Bacara. Your review was thoughtful and gave a wonderful description to the many outstanding aspects of our resort. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you again soon! Warm regards, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I have stayed at the Bacara resort for both business and pleasure. Each instance was memorable. The grounds are impeccably kept, the staff courteous and extremely helpful. In fact, the staff goes above and beyond other resorts. Bacara is perfect for a family with children without feeling like a traditional family resort. There's enough space for everyone, whether its to... More 

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

Dear Ray S- Thank you not only for the superb 5-star review, but also the recommendations for our resort to your clients and colleagues. I am pleased you agree that Bacara is welcoming for both business and pleasure. I appreciate your time and sincerely hope to welcoming you for your upcoming travels to Santa Barbara. Sincerely, Kathleen Cochran General Manager... More 

Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you desire comfort, relaxation, exquisite scenery and top-notch service, Bacara Resort & Spa is the place for you. Everyone takes their time to ensure your stay is the best possible. The rooms are elegant and spacious and the grounds and views are breathtaking. A quick drive from to and from Santa Barbara means you can enjoy the city or... More 

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

Dear c p- I sincerely appreciate your sincere review of Bacara Resort & Spa. We always appreciate the opportunity to welcome our guests from the Los Angeles area. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you back in the future. Thank you again, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa More 

Aliso Viejo, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We wanted to express our gratitude to you and your staff during our stay this last weekend. We were able to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual walk and spend a fun family weekend at Bacara, adding to the many memories we have created at your resort. We were so impressed with the level of service and wanted to... More 

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

Dear Thomas S- Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts. Your review was an absolute pleasure to read. I am elated that you and your family created- and will continue to create- lasting memories at our resort. Your experience is truly what we work to provide each and every guests. I have shared your review... More 

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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
  • 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
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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 93117-2474
Location: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: $474 - $1,085 (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 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
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