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Cypress, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Barcara the first time in Spring of 2016 and didn't have a good experience. Very poor customer service and a loud party going on. The hotel management told us that what we experienced was not normal for this hotel and invited us to come back and stay two nights complementary sometime during the year. Our time is...

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Bacara somewhat randomly and we're generally happy. The public spaces are fantastic--beautiful pools, great access to a beautiful beach, tennis courts nicely tucked away, etc. We were less enthralled with our room, which while spacious lacked any truly first class amenities. (Mind you, we only booked the Garden view room. And that's what we got.) Otherwise, we didn't...

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Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been frequent patrons of Bacara since the day they opened their doors. Sorry to say our last visit was disappointing. Apparently their website for booking spa appointments does not work. Don't rely on it. And unfortunately you will possibly never get a person to answer the phone, in the spa, so good luck making an appointment. I can...

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

Dear alixannloveland, Thank you for being such a loyal and frequent guest at Bacara Resort & Spa. We deeply regret that your most recent visit to our resort did not accurately reflect our commitment to providing the highest levels of guest service. Please know that your comments have been shared with the appropriate management teams at our resort and we...

Valencia City, Philippines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So we have been here before but this place is so relaxing and beautiful that it just makes want to stay for days!! The rooms are beautiful, the patio and view are awesome. We had a wonderful time. The staff is very nice also

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

Dear Melissa C, It was our great pleasure to welcome you back to Bacara in celebration of your birthday. We're delighted that you, once again, had an extraordinary experience at our resort. Thank you for sharing your review and for the excellent rating you have awarded us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back to Bacara again soon! Warmest...

Reviewed 14 December 2016

I drove up from LA with family and spent two nights at Bacara. We took full advantage of the property, ended up eating lunch at The Bistro, dinner at Angel Oak, and got a massage at the spa. There is so much to explore around the resort, whenever we had some free time we would just walk around -- They...

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

Dear Michelle R, Thank you for staying at Bacara Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience at our resort, enjoying the beauty of our grounds, the savory cuisine served at our restaurants, and your experience at our award-winning spa. It was our pleasure to welcome you to Bacara and we hope to welcome you...

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to hold our annual planning and strategy meeting at the hotel. The staff was very accomodating and the conference facility made it easy to get work accomplished. Spa staff led management through relaxing exercises twice each day. Significant others were well looked after and joined us for meals each evening. Thumbs up!!!

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

Dear Howard F, Thank you for choosing Bacara Resort & Spa. We're so happy to know that your annual meeting at our resort was such a success. It was our pleasure to welcome you to Bacara and we truly appreciate your high recommendation and the excellent rating you have awarded us. We hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon!...

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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 December 2016

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 29 November 2016

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 28 November 2016

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...

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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 at Bacara
The Bistro at Bacara
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • 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)
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 

Additional Information about Bacara Resort & Spa

Address: 8301 Hollister Ave, Goleta, CA 93117
Region: United States > California > Goleta
Price Range: $669 - $1,287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Bacara Resort & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 358
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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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“Higher floors to get some natural light!”
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“Ask for ocean view.”
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“The closer to the Ocean, the better in my opinion.”
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