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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 24 October 2014

Our wedding was at Bacara five years ago, and my wife and I just got back from another amazing time at the hotel. The grounds are absolutely beautiful, the spa is top notch (my massage was a 10), and the service we received was impeccable. Highly recommend this fabulous resort, a great getaway.

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

Dear Daniel R. - I am thrilled to hear that you chose to hold such an important event at at the Bacara Resort & Spa, moreover, I'm ecstatic to hear it's just as beautiful as it was on that special day 5 years ago. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We hope we have the opportunity...

Tequesta, Florida
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Recently stayed at Bacara to attend a wedding which apparently occurs frequently at this resort. The setting is gorgeous for special events. Our room was located in the villa closest to the main lobby/check in building so there was no need to be shuttled about the property in order to get to our room. We were on the 2nd floor...

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

Hi Nancy E. - I'm so happy to hear you found the grounds so gorgeous for the wedding you attended. Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review. I truly hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back to Bacara Resort & Spa. If you experience an issue like a slow draining sink in the...

Reviewed 22 October 2014

Hmmmm.... this is a tough review, because Bacara has had a really great reputation, but recent visits by me and friends have not been great. Where do I start? First, when picking a beach community luxe property in California, there are some awesome options and the Ritz in Laguna Niguel and the St. Regis in Monarch Bay are exceptional... see...

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

Dear 4MGOBLUE - Thank you for taking the time to share you honest opinion with us on Trip Advisor as it has given me the opportunity to not only apologize, but to also address your situation. First and foremost, your experience was certainly not indicative of our service standards and it is a disappointment to read of your negative experiences....

Missoula, Montana
Reviewed 21 October 2014

The facility and grounds are beautiful. Nice view of the ocean and quick access to beach. Saline pools which I think is a lot better than chlorine. Great service at valet every time we arrived or left. After checking in we went to our room which was still being cleaned. We decided to go get a smoothie at the spa...

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

Dear Boulder303 - Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us on Trip Advisor. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed a few different aspects of your stay including the grounds, view and room service meal. I am though deeply concerned about some of the other experiences you encountered during your time with us and...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 21 October 2014

From check in to check out a horrible and irritating experience. First we pull up to the curb to unload and the valet without a welcoming word demands us to get back into the vehicle and pull up more-what does the valet parking mean? Check in took almost an hour- we were told only one person could log into reservations...

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

Dear marsha k - First off, thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback with us on Trip Advisor. I want to take this opportunity to personally apologize for your negative experience as it is certainly not indicative of our service standards. Your feedback is truly valuable and will be shared and reviewed with the team to...

Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Reviewed 21 October 2014

We had heard great things about Bacara for years, and were looking forward to a great anniversary weekend at this luxury resort. Having stayed at other 5 star resorts, we were disappointed in the state of Bacara's rooms and grounds. It was nice, but not for the amount we paid per night. Our room was on a bottom floor and...

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

Dear Amy L - First and foremost, happy anniversary! We are simply honored to have been chosen for such a special occasion. It is a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your time at the pool and spa as well as Beachside Yoga. Ryan, Garrett and Susan will be extremely happy to hear of your positive words and I look forward...

Bellevue, Washington
Reviewed 18 October 2014

We came in early August for a conference my husband attended. This group generally chooses fabulous resorts, so we were expecting a lot more... It was also my Birthday the day that we checked in, and my husband tried to set up a really nice surprise... unfortunately, the staff are highly incompetent, and the whole thing was botched by them,...

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

Dear tiffab2 - Thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback with us on Trip Advisor. It has given me the opportunity to not only apologize, but to also address your situation. We know how important it is to have a seamless stay while traveling on business and I sincerely apologize that you had such a negative...

Hainesport, New Jersey
Reviewed 17 October 2014

I had a nice stay here. But for the rate paid and fees tacked on, I would expect nothing less. The resort in built into the hills/coast of Goleta, roughly 15-20 minutes from SBA airport. Out by itself, the resort is very quiet and private ...and I felt very secure on resort grounds at all times. Check-in was quick and...

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Dear Michael_K_SNJ - First off, thank you for not only taking the time to share your feedback with us on Trip Advisor but for also sharing such lovely photos from your stay! I am so happy to hear you enjoyed so many different aspects of your time with us including the location, your suite and most importantly the service. I...

Huntington Beach, California
Reviewed 16 October 2014

I came for business and did not expect the hotel and grounds to be such a place apart from the busy outside world. The staff was very friendly and professional, the property truly felt like a resort. The location is fantastic, with eating spots, recreation areas and rooms with views of the beach. I had a nice scenic run on...

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Dear corpdoc - Thank you for taking the time to share your stay with us on Trip Advisor. We know that while traveling on business it is crucial to have a seamless stay and we are elated to hear we achieved just that for you. It is great to read you enjoyed the location as well as the view from...

Delray Beach, Florida
Reviewed 16 October 2014

 Barcara resort and spa   This is a beautiful hacienda feel hotel. Our room was ocean view floor 3 , exactly as we like as the ocean breeze was gentle to sleep by. The beds comfy with nice linens, average pillows . The patio was a nice size and beautiful at sunrise / sunset. They offer 3 pools and the...

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Dear Cheryl B. - It's always so nice to see TripAdvisor Top Reviewers posting reviews of our property, so thank you for that. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I appreciate the feedback on the room service dishes. It's something I will definitely be discussing with my team. Thank you again for taking the time...

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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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  • 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)
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: RM2,090 - RM4,603 (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 Business Hotel in Goleta
#1 Romantic 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!”
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