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Bacara Resort & Spa

Expedia.comUS$655*
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#1 of 11 Hotels in Goleta
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
US$788*
US$655*
US$788*
US$655*
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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 10 December 2014

The Bacara Resort was our family Thanksgiving retreat. As soon as you walk into the lobby you just know you are in for an amazing experience. The staff is extremely friendly and very helpful. The grounds are absolutely beautiful. We loved the pool and beach areas. We ate in all of the restaurants and had excellent meals! One afternoon we...

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

Dear Holly C - It was truly a pleasure to see your 5 star review on Trip Advisor. I am also so happy to see you got to experience so many different aspects of Bacara Resort & Spa including the restaurants, pools, and the spa. I hope we can welcome you back again soon and thank you again for such...

Reviewed 9 December 2014

My husband and I did our very first weekend get-away at this hotel and we are forever in love with Bacara and continue to go back. It was such an incredible touch to have a nice note from Director of VIP Services, Merlyn Taggert wishing us a happy anniversary. From the moment we checked in everyone was so kind, warm...

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

Dear Riley777 - What a simply wonderful review of your time with us. Again, Happy Anniversary! We can not stress enough how honored we are that you choose us to celebrate such an important day and I am beyond excited to read that you had such a fantastic time. I will be sure to personally pass along your complement to...

Seattle
Reviewed 9 December 2014

The Bacara Resort is a wonderful experience but it is expensive. However, it is possible to get it for less than you might think if you book mid week in the off season. We got three nights for the price of two, so the room rate wasn't bad. I like to swim and Bacara has three pools, so I was...

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

Dear katdarcy - Thank you for pointing out so many different wonderful highlights from your stay as I am sure other Trip Advisor users will be more than appreciative. It is great to read you enjoyed the various swimming pools, your time at the spa, and your dining experiences. I hope we are able to welcome you back again soon,...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 December 2014

I took my boyfriend to Bacara for his 30th birthday and both of us were blown away not only by the beautiful location, but the outstanding service! Everyone that helped us was SO nice, knowledgeable and accommodating. We booked a Signature Suite Ocean View King room that was absolutely amazing - the view was so incredible, we didn't want to...

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

Dear Andrea A - Wow, what a lovely 5 star review! We are honored that you choose us for your boyfriends birthday celebration and are so happy to hear that you both had such a great time. It is particularly wonderful to hear your positive comments regarding the service as that is always a top priority for our team. I...

Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 7 December 2014

I attended an event & took advantage of a special room rate. Arrived in my shorts, big dumb totebag w/my old fleece jacket nearly dragging the floor, & EVERYONE treated me like royalty! Fabulous customer service and my room was really gorgeous. I'd love to stay there again, as soon as I can!

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

Dear Kate S.- Thank you for your message. And yes, we treat all of our guests with respect and value your decisions to stay with us. I appreciate you sharing your feedback as well as your photos. Warm regards, Kathleen Cochran General Manager Bacara Resort & Spa

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 7 December 2014

The rooms and the facilities were quite nice. It looks like a 4+ star hotel but the hotel is very remote and far away from Santa Barbara proper (or anything really). It has beach access which is nice but you need a car if you want to go and do anything (as opposed to the just as nice looking but...

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

Dear SeattleChris001 - Thank you for taking the time to share your honest feedback with us on Trip Advisor. It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your room and the facilities. I do want to apologize that you felt the service was less than satisfactory as it is certainly not indicative of our service standards. I will address your...

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 3 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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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

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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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  • Suites
  • 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: €460 - €1,284 (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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“If you can, get an ocean view room.”
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“Rooms with partial ocean or full ocean are the best”
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“There are some rooms on the ground floor that have great outdoor living spaces.”
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“As for a room with a pool or beach view”
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