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Bacara Resort & Spa

Expedia.comUS$500*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Westlake Village, California
Reviewed 7 December 2014

From management to the staff, this is hospitality at its finest. The amenities and the resort exude comfort and luxury. Whether it for business or pleasure, the resort does it all!What a getaway! Mike D

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

Dear michael d - It was truly a pleasure welcoming you to the resort recently. Thank you for such a wonderful 5 star review on Trip Advisor. I am so happy to read that you had such a great experience with the staff as well as so greatly enjoyed the resort's ambiance. I certainly hope we have the pleasure of...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 December 2014

Coming to Bacara is a vacation even if you are here for business. The location is breathtaking. The people working there are outstanding. It is expensive & so you can expect the best but you do not always get the best. Everyone from greeters to desk to wait staff is always ready to smile & help or laugh. The setting...

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

Dear Dennis G - It is so wonderful to read of your recent experience with us. I want to thank you for sharing your feedback from your stay on Trip Advisor. It is always wonderful to hear that the service was nothing short of spectacular and that you so greatly enjoyed the resort’s setting. Thank you again for choosing Bacara...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Beautiful views can't make up for outrageous costs - (try $53.00 all in for a room service hamburger,) poor housekeeping (as in ants and other people's hair on the floor) and poor management. Our visit consisted of being put in a ground floor room facing a parking lot at a time when the resort was less than 40 percent full....

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

Dear Oracle20500- Thank you for your message. As you are aware, we are working with our teams to address your challenges. Again, please accept our sincere apologies. We appreciate all of your insights. Truly, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Martina Franca, Puglia, Italy
Reviewed 2 December 2014

We loved the Bacara with its gorgeous location, great dining, private access to the beach and everything you could possibly need under one roof. The service was generally excellent and the staff very accommodating. Excellent internet and great dining options plus the whirlpool and steam room were heavenly at the spa.

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

Dear Grace K - Thank you for your lovely review. It is wonderful to read you enjoyed so many different aspects of your stay including the location and your dining experiences. Please come back and visit us again soon! All the best, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Santa Fe
Reviewed 2 December 2014

This is a great resort. The property is well-managed. The Hotel staff is friendly, welcoming and well-trained. The facilities are fantastic. The food and restaurants were staffed and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this resort.

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

Dear KurtSantaFe- Thank you for your 5-star review and kind words. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us. I speak for the entire team in that we appreciate your recommendation of our resort to other travelers. Thank you, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Burbank, California, United States
Reviewed 1 December 2014

It is a "must" experience! Relaxed, luxurious, friendly, great food and selection. Beautiful beach I enjoyed morning run at. The spa is 1st class and the front desk always ready for any questions or requests..

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

Dear Inna T.- Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to read you enjoyed the food, locale, spa and front desk staff. I hope we have the pleasure to welcome you from Burbank in the near future! Thank you, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Danville, California
Reviewed 30 November 2014

what a fabulous place! we had a last minute thanksgiving change and ended up at the beach house of Bacara resort for a pit stop and to enjoy some food we had brought. looked out to the beautiful beach and sunset and looked up to this amazing resort. we got a last second rate and had two rooms. turned out...

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

Dear papaJerm- Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on Trip Advisor. Although we weren't on your original plans, I am pleased to hear we were able to welcome your family to our Bacara family for the Thanksgiving weekend. I enjoyed reading your review and will share with the team. Again, thank you for your kind words....

Reviewed 29 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a week and so relaxing and close to site seeing should you choose to go off property. Hearst mansion and wineries near by. We drove the coast and was amazing. Hotel quiet, fitness center and spa fabulous, on premises restaurant very good lattes rival Starbucks! The views and plantings gorgeous lots of spots to relax around premises....

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

Dear KarenLee123- Thank you for your review. It is wonderful to not only read your property- and area specific mentioned, but also your suggestion to get on our hotel email list for upcoming events. You are right! We certainly do have some amazing events coming up that many of our guests would love learning about. Again, thank you for your...

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Reviewed 26 November 2014

My review is somewhat colored by the fact that the main restaurant was closed for remodeling, which was not shared with me until we were driving by it on our way to the room. This needs to be disclosed at booking. This is alone warrants a 2 star rating. What makes Bacara a 5 star resort: 1) Location--absolutely gorgeous oceanfront...

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

Dear spedlyman- Thank you for your honest feedback. Your breakdown of what you felt differentiated our resort between a 3 and a 5 star resort is helpful to read. I apologize the updates on our restaurant were not effectively communicated to you. I will work with the team to address. Again, thank you for your thoughts. Warm regards, Kathleen Cochran...

Reviewed 26 November 2014

Waking up in ocean bluff Mediterranean villas overlooking the beachfront pools never gets old. Bacara is a special place and the staff makes you feel like it belongs to you. Exceeding all expectations I will be back many times. I loved the hospitality! Cheers!

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

Dear MD805- Your review was both warm and wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. I particularly loved the details with regards to "Bacara is like a special place and the staff makes you feel like it belongs to you". That is exactly what we strive to achieve! Again, thank you for your 5-star review! Warm...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
  • 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: RM2,240 - RM5,661 (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 Business Hotel in Goleta
#1 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
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“There are some rooms on the ground floor that have great outdoor living spaces.”
491abbiw, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“As for a room with a pool or beach view”
Rihan, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“17 building 3rd floor...excellent location...”
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“Request one with running water.”
567robertg, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Oceanfront are best, some rooms overlooking main walkways are less private”
gfp76, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
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