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Rocklin, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful property and lovely rooms! Our room had a fireplace and a nice patio with a view of the grounds and a tiny bit of ocean. Beds were super comfy and room was spacious. Service was great and staff was very helpful and attentive. Bar area was super loud the night we were there but the bar area was nice....

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is amazing! So nice and so much to do on the property. The room was wonderful, comfortable bed, nice view and very clean. My boyfriend and I got a couples massage and it was very relaxing and one of the best massages I've ever had. We ate at Angel Oak restaurant and the food was delicious. It's short...

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Thank kgremli
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These days, hotels never seem to live up to my expectations. From the moment I arrived at Bacara, I was blown away. All staff I encountered went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure I was taken care of. And I cannot say enough about the grounds. Everything is very spread out, which is actually nice because...

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Thank Kathleen G
Ludwigsburg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Bacara to wind down after a busy trade show and found the place to be an ideal haven for relaxation and just enjoying the "dolce far niente". The resort is placed right on the sea, easy accessible from US 101 and is very well maintained with very friendly and welcoming staff. We had a suite on third floor...

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

Dear Marco, Thank you for choosing Bacara Resort & Spa for your Santa Barbara getaway. Guests often tell us Bacara is a “haven for relaxation." We are so pleased you felt the same way. Please visit us again. Very Sincerely, Shashi Poudyal General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and the high quality service at Bacara definitely make it the place to be., Luxurious villas, well furnished, with fireplace, a beautiful SPA opened 24/7, swimming pools and gym always accessible, are just some of the reasons to choose this place for a holiday or a romantic and relaxing week end.

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

Dear Luca, Thank you for staying at Bacara and sharing your review. It's a delight to know how much you enjoyed our luxurious villas, spa and resort amenities. We truly appreciate the excellent rating you have awarded us and hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon. Warmest Regards, Shashi Poudyal General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really like this Resort, all the employees are focus to get you a great experience. The rooms are really nice with all the commodities needed to have a great experience. The hotel is placed in a really nice part of Santa Barbara.

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Thank Jorge R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bacara has great service and great food, but the rooms are unacceptably noisy for a modern 4-5 star facility. The plumbing sound from the neighbors filling their tub and then later taking a shower was quite loud and woke me up. The train passing by at 5:something was also noisy. The upstairs neighbors having fun at 6 am also woke...

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a few days after the holidays and had a wonderful time! The hotel is beautiful! Our room was beautiful, cozy and very comfortable. The restaurants were excellent! We had a great stay and hope to be back!

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Emeryville, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms, the service, the environment and location are outstanding. Everyone was extremely friendly and really cared about our needs. You can't beat the views of the ocean and channel islands. Lot's to do on site and Santa Barbara is just a short distance away. Awesome place.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were part of a large group celebrating a birthday over MLK weekend. There were 10+ couples staying at the resort. The staff from the valet, front desk to the pool area were wonderful. I can't highlight enough how friendly and just genuinely kind everyone was during our stay. My spa experience however was incredibly disappointing. Almost as disappointing as...

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

Dear Mimi K, Thank you for choosing Bacara Resort & Spa for a special birthday celebration. We're so glad that you enjoyed the friendly hospitality provided by our staff. We sincerely apologize, however, that your experience at our spa was not reflective of the high service standards we hold ourselves to. We are truly grateful that we had the opportunity...

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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
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The Bistro at Bacara
The Bistro at Bacara
Cuisines: American
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  • 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: RM2,094 - RM4,634 (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
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
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“If you can swing it, go for a partial or full ocean view room.”
  • Fireplace is amazing! The balcony was huge!
 of 5 bubbles kathleeng144, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“"partial" sea view suites have great views too”
 of 5 bubbles MarcoS524, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“they are all good but if you want an ocean view they can do that also”
 of 5 bubbles surbanske10, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Higher floors to get some natural light!”
 of 5 bubbles 06Mexico_Lover, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Definatel better hotels around unless u like timeshare complexes”
 of 5 bubbles 371tracyf, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
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