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Bacara Resort & Spa

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Check into the resort got a room with bathroom door fixtures broken and on the counter could not close the door to bathroom door because it no handle to get out. Second room was not much better and we hand limited to no hot water. (5 star is not even in the picture) our first encounter at fine dinning at...

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HOTEL’S FAVOURITE REVIEW
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

Alamo, CA
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I recently attended a weekend wedding at Bacara and was treated to an extraordinary experience - from the moment I arrived until the moment I left. The staff - from valets to the front desk to the housekeeping people - all delivered absolutely superb service with a smile. The Spa experience was fantastic. I cannot recommend this Resort highly enough...

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Rochester, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Recently stayed 4 nights at the Bacara Resort and it was an incredible experience. Clearly this is a 5-star resort with the pros being: Rooms: Large, comfortable bed, balcony with views of the ocean Staff: Extremely friendly and helpful Grounds: Excellent views everywhere you look even next to the parking lot surprisingly. The resort is lavish and gorgeous from the...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I spent three wonderful nights at Bacara while visiting Santa Barbara. The staff are excellent and Merlyn, the guest services director, was especially engaging and generous. The setting is spectacular and the ocean views from our room were over the top!

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

Dear K9safari, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and kind words about our wonderful VIP Director, Merlyn. She is truly a treasure. We will share your feedback with her. Thank you, again, Shashi Poudyal General Manager

San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have stayed at Bacara several times, because Bacara was the headquarters hotel for business meetings. Positives: clearly full-service; well-trained and guest-oriented employees at all skill levels; decent meeting and dining venues for events; attractive setting; refrigerator and microwave delivered to rooms upon request. Negatives: while oceanfront, beach very limited and most suitable for short walks; valet parking only; resort...

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

Dear SeekingVines, Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you taking the time to provide your comments about your visit and we certainly regret that your expectations were not met in all areas of your visit. Please know your feedback has been shared with my team. We hope that you will stay with us again in the future. Kind regards,...

Anderson, Indiana, United States
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

As usual this is a fantastic hotel in a beautiful lush setting. I brought my three friends and we had a garden room. They all loved it so much that they can hardly wait to bring their families . This is an experience not to be missed

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice location. Pool area excellent. Proximity to ocean. Service impeccable. Rooms: slightly dated design, but well rejuvenated, good TV, ipad for ordering room service and information was a nice touch. Good conference location.

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Fishers, Indiana
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bacara. The hospitality, the staff, the rooms, the amenities, the food, the setting are as good as any we have experienced any where in the world. If your getaway decisions are driven primarily by price, Bacara is probably not for you. But if value is the primary driver, based on the wonderful experience we...

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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this property several times and it never disappoints. The spa, pool and staff are always amazing and willing to go the extra mile. On a recent stay, room service actually said they could not bring items from one of the restaurants to the room. So we walked over to pick it up and rode back on...

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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
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: ₹ 30,900 - ₹ 96,610 (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 Romantic Hotel in Goleta
#1 Business Hotel in Goleta
#2 Family Hotel in Goleta
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“Enjoyed my stay in Villa 13 upper floor.”
 of 5 bubbles LC336, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“This is a large property with several room options, quieter rooms away from main pool area, but I have never had a problem with any room.”
 of 5 bubbles MLB90405, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“don't eat there.”
 of 5 bubbles iamblu, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We loved our higher-floor room with ocean view and balcony!”
  • Building 8, 3rd Floor, Ocean View Room
 of 5 bubbles CindyC965, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Take a book. Relax by the fire pits. Go to the beach. Eat and drink well.”
 of 5 bubbles tigtigtigger, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
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