First lets start with the good. The Bacara has amazing grounds, is in Southern California so the weather is temperate and is near the ocean.
Unfortunately that is about as far a the good points go. Walking on the beach can cause tar deposits to build on your feet, the rooms are tiny and the pools are poorly cleaned. All of this would be forgivable if it were not for the terrible service.
Some of the staff is excellent, but there are a few members who are rude and downright hostile. The managers seem to focused on their bottom line to reign in the staff unless it will mean more revenue for the resort.
It is a 3 star resort with the customer service of an off-brand 1 star motel. I would avoid it at all costs and would recommend that travelers consider the Four Seasons in downtown Santa Barbara or the Andalucia. I will never return to the Bacara, and I am sure I am not alone unless they can improve service drastically.
- 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
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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