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Reviewed 19 August 2009

we have traveled around the world and have stayed at 5 star hotels. this hotel makes the top 15 list simply because it is luxurious in an understated way. the rooms are very cozy with a fire place, frette robes and a huge balcony. i love the fact that the internet is included. the spa and treatments are fabulous. gym is great. food is overpriced but healthy and fresh. landscaping and grounds are immaculate. service is impeccable. weather is terrible and the location isn't convenient but it is a great getaway if you want to relax and not be bothered. the bar scene (bacara bar) was also very busy and trendy on a monday night. the golf course is pretty good but could be tended to better and is walking distance from the resort.

Date of stay: August 2009
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank ly74girl
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

We booked a trip to show our daughter UCSB. When we called the booking agent told us about a special deeal for people who are affiliated with UCSB. She went on to suggest an ocean view room and 2 queen sized beds. When we arrived we were told that no such room was availble and that they did not have rooms with 2 queen sized beds at all. Even after lengthy conversaton the hotel would not resolve the issue in any way and the people I spoke with were rude.

Later we continued to have very poor service at the bar, poolside and with room service. Food and drink were over priced even by 5 star resort standards. If you are going to stay at a five star resort in California, try the Montage in Laguna Beach or the Belair Hotel. They are far better in terms of the property and service.

Date of stay: August 2009
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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1  Thank traveler5333
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Reviewed 4 August 2009

IMy wife and I have stayed at Bacara many times and we are never disappointed. Rooms range from very good to excellent, food is always excellent, service and attitude of employees is friendly and pleasant - with supervising management at the front desk and pool area dining going out of their way to make the stay memorable. Terrific Spa and gym area.

Date of stay: July 2009
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1  Thank blf4man
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Reviewed 24 July 2009

we just returned from bacara which i had heard amazing things about. it was a beautiful setting, nice pool, nice rooms and good service but my husband and i agreed we would rather stay at the canary in town than go back to bacara. it might be our personal tastes - it was just too quiet and sterile at bacara for what we paid. it also had a cruise like feeling where you see the same people at the pool, at dinner, at breakfast, etc. But if you like to be isolated and stay in one place, use the spa, hang out in your room, i would recommend bacara. the food is awesome though - very fresh.

Date of stay: July 2009
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2  Thank DreaminofTravel
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Reviewed 17 July 2009

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left every detail was attended to. Simply relaxing from the pool side cabana's (awsome margaritas) to the dining to the general gounds. Very peacfull indeed. We will be back!

Date of stay: July 2009
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2  Thank Lovestravel100
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