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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated my 50th birthday at Bacara. It was our first visit and we absolutely loved it! The property is absolutely beautiful and every restaurant we visited offered outstanding service, food and atmosphere. We had a partial ocean view from our room with a terrace overlooking the water. Every amenity was superbly appointed. The VIP Director, Merlyn Taggert, went above...

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

Dear pamitch10, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your 50th birthday at Bacara! It was our great pleasure to welcome you to our resort and we are so pleased that your experience with us was superb. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bacara soon. Warmest Regards, Shashi...

Los Angeles, California, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very nice, relaxing 3 day trip there. The hotel and rooms were lovely and well appointed. The food and service were very great. The spa was nice and had two EXCELLENT massages there. (I think the spa at Ojai Valley Inn & Resort is nicer - but the massages here were much better). A couple of things detracted...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends to have a look around and do a wine tasting Luxurious resort in beautiful ocean side surroundings Would be lovely to stay here for a special occasion We also did a wine tasting here which was great fun it is a Foley tasting room and well worth a visit

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

Dear DeniseLock, Thank you for taking the time to share a review of your experience at Bacara Resort & Spa. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the luxury of our oceanfront resort and the wine tasting you attended at The Foley Food + Wine Society Wine Tasting Room. We hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon. Warmest Regards,...

Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Bacara is a unique experience ! The resort sits on an ocean bluff and looks like a small Italian city nestled in the hills. Impeccable service, modern, clean rooms and amazing architecture! Styled like a Spanish mission, this is a great place to relax, swim in one of the 3 pools, spend time at the spa, etc. the place is...

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

Dear Beverly B, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara. We are delighted that you had such a fabulous weekend at our resort, enjoying our spectacular oceanfront location, savory cuisine, and exemplary service, along with our array of deluxe amenities. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon....

Media, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I stayed 4 nights last week.. first negative was the closet in a double bed room was ridiculously tiny..it was my self and a girl friend and we had to ask for additional hangers and utilize the slats on the bathroom door as a make shift closet ..we are not heavy packers..we then went to the pool and were floored...

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

Dear adreamfrommedia, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa. While we are pleased that you appreciated the friendly hospitality of our staff, we truly apologize that you were disappointed with so many aspects of your stay. Thank you for taking the time to share your review; please know that your comments have been shared with the...

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Situated out of downtown and adjacent to the beach. Spacious rooms that are comfortably decorated. Bed is super comfy with luxurious linens. Pool is over sized and amazing. Bar and dining areas were well appointed. Meals were delicious and staff well qualified. I would definitely recommend this property.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a beautiful resort. Right next to a beach which is rocky and a nature path that I unfortunately did not get to see. Stayed here for a wedding for three nights, the bride and groom received a special rate for their guests which made the stay not so expensive as it would normally. I would not stay here...

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

Dear Moonima, Thank you for choosing to stay at Bacara Resort & Spa. It was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the beauty of our resort, along with our array of deluxe amenities and the comfort of our guest rooms. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us...

Shell Beach, California
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a beautiful resort, in a quiet location, beachfront property. The spa is lovely, the pool area beautiful. A path leads to a lovely beach. The Lido resturante is wonderful, the food preparation is is great, the presentation is lovely as well. There is also an inside/outside restaurante at beach. Mostly its the people that serve that are terrific....

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Los Angeles
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Driving up from LA for a couples weekend , stopped in Santa Barbara for lunch and spent the rest of the time at Bacara. Wonderful relaxing time with excellent spa. Dinner at 3 different restaurants ( enjoyed the spa restaurant the most) and had an incredible Sunday brunch. Breakfast on the patio with view of the ocean. Nothing beats that!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a gem of a find...comparable to other high standard luxury resorts worldwide, except it tops it with its Concierge service. My husband and I were super impressed with Nick from concierge, we were celebrating my birthday and had a few requests which he exceeded! Thank you Nick, you made our holiday. He should get a promotion. We had...

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

Dear albator2014, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday at Bacara Resort & Spa. We are truly delighted that you had such an exemplary experience at our resort and appreciate you taking the time to share with us how much you appreciated the stellar hospitality provided by Nick. He is a valued member of our team and we will...

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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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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
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  • 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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“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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