Bacara Resort & Spa

8301 Hollister Avenue | Goleta, CA 93117 [See Map]
#5 in Best Santa Barbara Hotels
Hotel Class 5.0-star Critic Rating Good Guest Rating

U.S. News Review

The Bacara Resort & Spa in Goleta, Calif., has all the essentials of a luxury, seaside resort a spa, the two golf courses, two infinity pools, four fine dining venues and, of course, dramatic Pacific views. There is even a 1,000-acre ranch that abuts the Los Padres National Forest where guests can take scenic (and aromatic) hikes through avocado and citrus groves. Meanwhile, Bacara's 354 luxurious guest rooms feature gas or wood-burning fireplaces, marble showers and private patios or balconies, not to mention flat-screen TVs and complimentary Wi-Fi. Many guests are quick to note that the prices here are steep, especially if you indulge in a spa treatment or a fancy meal. But overall, visitors say they very much enjoyed their stay, chalking their good time up to excellent customer service and the property's relaxed atmosphere.

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Awards Received

  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor.com. A total of 727 guests have reviewed the Bacara Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 4.0, on a scale of 1-5.

Guest Ratings: 4.0 (based on 727 reviews)

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Bacara Resort & Spa

8301 Hollister Avenue | Goleta, CA 93117 [See Full Map]