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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Just back from my 3rd stay at this wonderful resort. Unbeatable service, very comfortable room, really good food, great spa, low key and attentive atmosphere...I could go on and on. I am a solo female traveler and find Bacara a welcoming and relaxing environment that I look forward to returning to-

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Atlanta
Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Bacara last summer while attending a very special wedding in Goleta. We've stayed in some very nice places---an overwater bungalow in Polynesia, a third-generation resort in La Costa Brava, a Victorian hotel on Lake Como---but none felt as comfortably luxurious as the Bacara. Thanks to a genuinely warm and attentive staff, the resort's...

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

Dear Jamieatl, What a beautiful and thoughtful review. It was a joy to read. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Bacara. We also appreciate you mentioning the specific areas where you experienced exceptional service. Please know these departments will be recognized by our team. Thank you, again, for this wonderful review. We very much hope...

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful destination! We were worried about the smoke from fires in the area, but were pleasantly surprised. Even though June gloom hadn't cleared out, It was a very pleasant stay with clean comfortable rooms and a great dining selection.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Was here for a business retreat along with a kids free weekend. Did well in terms of relaxation and the spa in particular. Rooms were remodeled, but not particularly special. The ground floor rooms are to be avoided due to humidity smell. Service was excellent at the hotel, but the Bistro restaurant has very new servers (likely UCSB students) who...

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Beautiful room and grounds, beautiful views, great dining. Even spotted a celeb. Spa was okay. Service was slow at the pool area (3 different occasions). Hiking trail was nice, beach was a bit cool. If you are looking for a "beachy beach" to sunbathe on, this is not that kind of beach. Some tar sticks to your feet but no...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 March 2017

After staying at all the big names in Santa Barbara -- the Four Sesaons, Belmond El Encanto, and The Kimptom Canary -- I am right back where it all began at the Bacara. The service is always exceptional, from when you valet your car, get driven to your room, or have even the slightest request. An extra special shout-out to...

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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

I won an all expenses trip to Santa Barbara and this hotel was already pre-booked for me. The hotel was amazing! From the staff to the restaurants to the amazing views if you get a chance to stay there, do it. Both restaurants were amazing, especially Angel Oak. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. Overall 5+ star rating!

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

Dear Jessica, It was our pleasure to welcome you to Bacara. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We're so pleased you enjoyed our resort, and appreciate the feedback you have provided regarding your dining experience at Angel Oak. Please know your kind comments have been shared with our team. We are looking forward to welcoming you...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 March 2017

If you want to get a way, if you want serenity, if you want peace, this is the place to come. Only negative is the time it takes for them to respond, but it is a huge resort after all. Everyone is so fi

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

Dear Leedia84, Thank you for choosing Bacara and for sharing your review. We are thrilled you enjoyed the beauty and serenity of our resort. And thank you for your comments about the response time. I will personally follow up with my team. We hope to welcome you back to Bacara soon. Warmest Regards, Shashi Poudyal General Manager Bacara Resort &...

Irvine, CA
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Bacara is the essence of the luxury California experience. The resort itself is stunning and the rooms, even the basic doubles, are beautifully designed and thoughtfully appointed. I slept great, which rarely happens on business trips, and loved the FRESH products in the bathroom. I enjoyed a great spin class but didn't have time to try the spa on this...

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Laguna Beach, California
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

From valets to front desk to bellmen to servers, we found all staff members to be exceptional in every way... We felt, though, that this hotel has really fallen off from its former glory. For one thing, the bar is ridiculously under-stocked. You can't even make classics properly, like a Vesper or an espresso martini? And the wine list? Laughable,...

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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
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: ₹ 30,857 - ₹ 90,886 (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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“Oceanfront are best, some rooms overlooking main walkways are less private”
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