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Bacara Resort & Spa

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Reviewed 5 November 2014

We stayed at Bacara for my husbands birthday. From the moment we arrived it was magical. The staff did everything to make it perfect. They went above and beyond! Quite a spot! If you like to golf make sure to visit Sandpiper! Really great views and pretty good for a public course!

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

Dear Terel S. - I am so pleased to read your 5-star rating, and thank you for the opportunity to welcome you and your husband for such an important occasion. It is so nice to hear that our staff went above and beyond to ensure it was an occasion you'll both remember for years to come. Thank you for taking...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 4 November 2014

The perfect getaway for all your needs. The food is Amazing, the staff exceptional and you can bring your dog. Love this place so much, its so hard to stay anywhere else when you have a hotel like this near you.

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

Dear Mark B. - Your review is truly delightful. Saying Bacara Resort is your favorite hotel in the U.S. is a bold statement, and I couldn't be more ecstatic to hear it. I hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the near future. Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review. Best Regards,...

Pearland
Reviewed 4 November 2014

So you must be thinking, why rate when you didn't stay? Because I pulled over off the 1 to catch a sunset and would up on this property. There is a public access beach behind it but you have to walk through some of the property and oh my jesus its amazing. Well lit tennis courts, trails with estuaries and...

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

Dear Iglbgl38 - Even though we didn't have the pleasure of welcoming you as a hotel guest, I am glad you got to enjoy the scenery and a gorgeous sunset. Sometimes you find gems just pulling off the 1. It's such a scenic drive. Thank you for taking the time to review us, and I hope we can welcome you...

Quartz Hill, California, USA
Reviewed 4 November 2014

My wife and I stayed at the property on Oct 12 and it was Columbus Day weekend and sold out but it never seemed crowded The views are awesome and on this day the weather was perfect. My wife and I have stayed here many times and the level of service has always been perfect. On this day, however, there...

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

Dear Robert D. - Thank you for visiting us again. I am happy to hear that Ludovic reached out to you and addressed any issues you may have had. I will be sure to pass on your kind words. We value all of our TripAdvisor reviews and I truly appreciate your 5-star review. I hope we can welcome you and...

New Orleans
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Recently attended a convention/continuing legal education at Bacara. The place is spectacular. Located on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, you cannot beat the view. Heated pools with bar and cabana service. The rooms are very nice and they provide you with a complimentary bottle of wine. My room came with a fireplace. Staff very attentive and friendly. My only complaint...

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

Dear Art B - Thank you for taking the time to post your review and feedback. I'm glad you found Bacara Resort & Spa so beautiful and deserving of a 5-star review. That being said, you have my sincerest apologies for the noise you experienced in the morning. I'll be looking into why this took place so early. Thank you...

Kyoto, Japan
Reviewed 3 November 2014

Lovely property. This property often holds events - consequently, arrival can be a bit chaotic - especially with valet parking. Partial ocean view suite was nicely laid out, albeit sparingly furnished. Opt for a higher floor if possible. Surprisingly, few units have ocean views at this sprawling property. Weekend breakfast buffet is wonderful. The bar can be loud and raucous...

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

Dear Windance - Reviews are always important to us, especially from TripAdvisor Top Contributors, so thank you for taking the time to post your review and feedback. You have my sincerest apologies about the passing carts, that is something I will be addressing with my team during our next meeting. I'm happy to hear that you had a great time...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 November 2014

This Resort more than lives up to its reputation. The service was first class and the property is breathtaking. We stayed in a room near the main pool and everything was relatively convenient. The main pool is spectacular; the restaurants are first class; and it is great having the option of an adults only spa pool. The spa is a...

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

Dear DMC1963- Your review is wonderful to read! Thank you for sharing your feedback on your overall stay. Many guests agree that The Spa is certainly worth it- and a certain level of relaxation is achieved while visiting. Thank you for all of your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon. I speak for the entire team in...

Reviewed 31 October 2014

Looked at a couple different resorts before choosing Bacara and SO HAPPY with the choice. 5 star service but without the snobby attitudes- staff was so friendly and accommodating! Rooms are spacious, comfortable, and clean. Loved the separate vanity area to put makeup on!. Restaurants and food were above expectation- great menu and generous portions. I love the onsite wine...

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

Dear elizabeth c- First and foremost, thank you for choosing our resort for your recent travels. It is wonderful to hear your were about to enjoy our resort with your lab! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

West Bloomfield, Michigan
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Fabulous hilly setting overlooking the ocean with beachfront access. Went for a convention and had a great time. Very nice ballroom and meeting rooms. There were several outdoor restaurant/bars with patios for relaxation. Service was excellent. Food was very good. Manicured landscape. Interesting views from every vantage point. Large, meticulous room. Comfortable bed. Great for a conference or family gathering.

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

Dear joelalpert - Thank you for taking the time to post your review and room tip for Bacara Resort & Spa. It sounds like you truly had a lovely stay with us. Hearing our service, food and grounds were tip-top is always great to hear from TripAdisor users. Again, thank you for taking the time to submit your review and...

Chicago
Reviewed 31 October 2014

I stayed at Bacara last week for two days. Our room was a partial ocean view and the Villa we were assigned in Building #1 was lovely. We had a great little patio that gave us a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean. We used this hotel as we explored the Santa Inez Wine Country. I didn't have the chance to...

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Dear Yougotmeatvacation - It sounds like you and your friend had a lovely time while staying at Bacara Resort and Spa, which is lovely to hear. The resort is definitely a good base for exploring Santa Inez wine country. I'm glad you found Sophia to be so helpful upon arrival and checkout, and I'll be sure to pass your kind...

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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: ₹ 30,941 - ₹ 96,600 (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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“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!”
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 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.”
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