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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 October 2014

My wife and I recently a few nights at the Bacara for our Anniversary and it was an excellent getaway. The staff was very courteous throughout our stay. Our room was large, very clean, and included a fireplace and a large balcony for relaxing and enjoying the sun which was quite nice. the pool and beach areas were perfect for...

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

Dear Martin M - First off, Happy Anniversary! We are honored that you chose us for your anniversary getaway and are so happy we got to be a part of such a special day. Your review was a pleasure to read and I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your room as well as your dining experience. I certainly...

San Diego, California, United States
Reviewed 1 October 2014

The property is very beautiful. My husband and I stayed here and it was very quiet, almost empty in fact. We couldn't believe how nice it was, but it didn't seem to have that many guests which is a shame because it's so pretty. The rooms are nicely decorated, beds very comfy, and very clean. The room service was just...

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

Dear Kerry Z - Thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay with us Trip Advisor. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed the property as well as your meal at the Spa Café. I hope we are able to welcome you back again in the near future and thank you again for taking the time to write such...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in september and it was an excellent place to relax. Valet staff greeted you at the entrance to take your car to the hotels own car park. We were greeted by a friendly man on check in who showed us all the places in the resort on our own map and then he passed...

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

Dear Beth T - Thank you for sharing you experience during your two night stay with us this month. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed your meals at The Bistro as well as your time lounging around the pool. I will be sure to pass on your positive remarks regarding the staff. Thank you again for such a...

Seattle, Washington, United States
Reviewed 29 September 2014

The common areas are lovely with a beautiful oceanside setting. The resort looks well staffed filled with smiling polite employees. Problem is few seem to actually do their jobs. Breakfast and lunch were unremarkable but tasty. Problem was it took 45 min. to an hour to be served. Servers neglected to fill and then refill water or coffee cups. Poolside...

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

Dear Terry M.- Your review is certainly important for myself and the team to constantly work to improve our service challenges. I apologize for any concerns you experienced during your time with us. If we have the pleasure to welcome you back, please do not hesitate to visit our front desk and request to share your concerns with a manager....

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 September 2014

My husband and I visited Bacara on a recommendation and it didn't disappoint. It was our Anniversary and the entire staff worked hard to make it special. The rooms were large, immaculate and updated. And for a small upgrade we got an amazing view of the ocean. It was so beautiful we canceled our dinner reservations so we could dine...

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

Dear carmen w - First off, happy anniversary! We are so grateful that you choose us for such an important day. I am elated to hear you enjoyed your room with the view and I can not wait to personally pass along your positive remarks to the team! Javier and Ian will be overjoyed to hear of your review and...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 27 September 2014

They don't ever answer their phone,after long wait it goes to VM.Even if you leave message and sent email nobody has gotten back to us within 3 hours, bad customer service for a 5 star hotel.Choose the Biltmore Santa Barbara instead

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

Dear mlminteriors- Thank you for your honest feedback with regards to your recent experience at The Spa at Bacara. I am truly very sorry to hear of you concern. Your review has been shared with the spa team. Warm regards, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Bakersfield, California
Reviewed 25 September 2014

My sister and I took our mom for her birthday to baccara. What a fabulous experience. Our room was amazing, overlooking the pool and ocean. We even slept with the door open and listened to the ocean. We dinned at the bistro, where the went out of their way to please us. Fab food and staff. Imagine our surprise when...

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

Dear Tracy S - Thank you for not only taking the time to share your thoughts with us on Trip Advisor but for also choosing our resort to celebrate such a special day! I am so happy to hear we were able to make it such an exceptional experience for her and that you so greatly enjoyed your meal at...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 25 September 2014

The architecture and landscaping surrounding you at Bacara are exactly what you would want from a high-end, yet casual Southern California resort. Everyone wears shorts and sandals here, but it's an expensive resort, so they're nice shorts and sandals. We had an ocean view room for three nights to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary. The view of the Pacific was...

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

Dear Son S - First and foremost, Happy 35th anniversary! It is such an honor you chose to share such an important day with us! Second, what a lovely review! I am overjoyed to hear you had such a lovely time and I can’t wait to share all your positive remarks with the team! Again, thank you so much for...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 25 September 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Bacara recently for our one year anniversary. We are Santa Barbara locals but chose to stay at the Bacara for a special "staycation." The staff at the Bacara were outstanding from the moment we arrived. They made us feel so welcome and really rolled out the red carpet for...

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

Dear Lauren M - First off, Happy Anniversary! There’s really nothing better than a weekend “staycation” and I am overjoyed you chose us for this honor. At Bacara Resort & Spa we know that the little things matter, so it is such a joy to hear that they are not going unnoticed! I certainly hope we are able to welcome...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit to this resort. I've been wanting to stay here for awhile. It was as I expected it to be and then some. The bistro restaurant we had for dinner and breakfast and the food was great both times. Our room was an ocean view and very clean. Huge property but very clean. The grounds were...

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Dear Desirusso - This review was beyond a pleasure to read. I am ecstatic to hear we were able to meet your expectations of your trip and that you so greatly enjoyed your meals at The Bistro. Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on Trip Advisor. I speak for the entire team when saying that...

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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: $507 - $994 (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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“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.”
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“stay in a water view room on the upper floors”
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