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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hotel to spend a couple days! The staff and hotel are great. Amazing views and great food and beverage options. The hotel sits on a huge property so make sure you bring a good pair of shoes . The spa is a must if you stay here!!!

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

Dear Adrian P, Thank you for staying at Bacara Resort & Spa. It's a delight to know that you enjoyed the spectacular views from our oceanfront resort, as well as our delicious cuisine, award-winning spa, and friendly staff. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon. Warmest Regards,...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrific place like a giant Spanish hacienda Beautiful inside and out. Everything is well maintained and rooms are well appointed. Rooms have nice balconies and are spacious Beds are very comfortable. There are restaurants, a coffee shop and wine tasting on the grounds. Room service is available as well. Dogs are welcome which I found surprising in such a beautiful...

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Napa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I work endless hours for each of our jobs. With our busy seasons winding down we decided to take a much need trip to relax. We both had never been to the Bacara, but had heard great reviews. After the 6 hour drive, pulling up to the stunning cobble stone courtyard was breath taking. Katie at the...

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

Dear Michele Q, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa. It was our pleasure to welcome you to our resort and we are so happy that you enjoyed the beauty of our resort, our delicious cuisine, and our spectacular oceanfront location, along with the warm hospitality of our staff. We will be sure to share your...

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking forward to returning to this beautiful resort. However, this time it felt more like a dog kennel. Dogs everywhere in restaurants at wine & cheese tasting on lounge chairs at the pool even sitting on a bar tool. Tripping over leashed animals everywhere. Yuk, I will not be back.

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

Dear ejgb, Thank you for, once again, choosing to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa. While many of our guests appreciate that our resort is dog-friendly, we sincerely apologize that the number of dogs at our resort during your stay had a negative impact on your experience. We value your feedback and would truly appreciate the opportunity to speak with...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bacara is a gorgeous property located a few miles north of UCSB. Hacienda style villas throughout with arched doorways, wood accents and shutters everywhere. We came here because our kid is attending college down the road and we drove her here after the thanksgiving holiday and thought we'd make a weekend out of it. So far, this place is very...

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

Dear Jeffsf1019, Thank you for choosing Bacara and for taking the time to share such a detailed review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the beauty of our dog-friendly resort, along with our luxurious accommodations, array of deluxe amenities, delicious cuisine, and the friendly hospitality of our staff. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest at...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have stayed at Bacara over the years about six times now. It's the best place we know of to stay in Santa Barbara. There are 3 pools and two hot tubs as well as a spa with gym. The spa pool is no-kids, which is nice. The bistro cafe near the ocean has a great morning...

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

Dear JimBrown101, Thank you for being a frequent and loyal guest at Bacara! We are so happy to be your top choice for resorts in Santa Barbara and truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us. Thank you for sharing such a detailed review; it's a pleasure to know how much you enjoy our deluxe amenities, beautiful grounds, and...

Edwards, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently, my husband and I stayed at the Bacara for 3 nights during a conference he had. The hotel is beautiful, but somewhat remote, a good 20 minutes from diwntown Santa Barbara. The villas are well appointed and spacious. One thing never mentioned on their site though is that the villas are really spread out and built into hills. We...

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

Dear Michelle M, It was our pleasure to welcome you to Bacara Resort & Spa. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the beauty of our resort and the luxury of our accommodations. Thank you for taking the time to share your review; we hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon. Warmest Regards, Shashi Poudyal General Manager Bacara Resort...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at many high-end resorts in Southern California and Bacara is the best. We always come back. The views here rival views in Hawaii. It is never crowded. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The Eucalyptus steam room is amazing. The food is always delicious. The saltwater pool is a delight. There are amazing hikes in the vicinity....

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

Dear Trippy44, Thank you for being a loyal and frequent guest at Bacara and for taking the time to share your review. We are so pleased to know how much you enjoy the comfortable luxury of our guest rooms, as well as our deluxe amenities, savory cuisine, and spectacular oceanfront location. We truly appreciate the high recommendation and excellent rating...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a friend's wedding (on the property) and for our first couple's getaway since the baby was born. We had an AMAZING time. Place is beautiful. Staff is beyond nice. Totally luxurious. 5-stars all the way. That being said, you definitely do pay for it. We were lucky to have specially priced rooms for...

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

Dear saritatay, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa while celebrating a friend's wedding. We are thrilled to know that you had such an exemplary stay, enjoying the beauty and luxury of our resort, the hospitality of our staff, and our array of deluxe amenities. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights and much of the time most venues, pools, bars even coffee shop and wine tasting off limits since they seem to reserve them for corporate or wedding events. Not only are they off limits (with Private event signs) the entire time to set up and take down the event setups make the property a construction site most...

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Dear Bryce J, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa. While we are pleased that you appreciated the friendliness of our staff, we sincerely apologize that you were disappointed with your overall experience at our resort. We value your feedback and would love the opportunity to speak with you directly. We have sent you a private...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre 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
The Bistro
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Suites
  • 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 Centre 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)
BAlong 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
Region: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: $504 - $991 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Ask for ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles AdrianP405, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The closer to the Ocean, the better in my opinion.”
 of 5 bubbles 561micheleq, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Request partial ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles Jimbrown101, 26 Nov 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, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the better....less noise and better views.”
 of 5 bubbles 922cassandrap, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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