Bacara Resort & Spa - Santa Barbara  5 stars

8301 Hollister Avenue, Santa Barbara, United States, 93117  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

Bacara Resort Spa is beautiful and romantic, with a Spanish style to it. The facilities are amazing, the rooms are amazingly relaxing, and there are restaurants featuring Basque, Mediterranean, and healthy food. There's entertainment for kids, an amazing spa, beautiful infinity pools with great views of the ocean, and a movie theater. The service varies greatly though, from snobbish to wonderful.

Overview

Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains on 78 beachfront acres of the Gaviota coast, the fabulous four-star Bacara Resort Spa Hotel boasts one, three and four-story villas in a true classic California resort.

Besides its vast premises, the hotel comprises a contemporary well-equipped spa and fitness center, and internet corner with modern computers.

Apartments of the hotel features village views, partial ocean views, premiere ocean views, junior suites, executive suites, terrace suites, signature suites, sea haven, penthouse and the residence all arranged with high speed internet access, multi-line phones, well-stocked mini bars and Frette linens.

Three signature restaurants and three friendly bars and lounges serve delicious flavors of international, Mediterranean and local cuisine as well as great choice of traditional and creative drinks.

The hotel is just 10 minutes from Santa Barbara airport, Airport Municipal 5.9km and 5.8km from the nearest train station, Goleta Amtrak.

Year renovated   2012.  Number of rooms   100.

City Center Santa Barbara - 11.0 mi
Airports Municipal (SBA) - 3.7 mi, Public (SMX) - 45.1 mi
Train Stations Goleta Amtrak - 3.7 mi, Santa Barbara Amtrak - 12.2 mi

Rooms

All guestrooms at the hotel come with equipped with beautiful Spanish tile, a patio or balcony, soft Frette robes and luxurious slippers, irons, ironing boards and DVD players.

Village view rooms with one king or two double beds have views of Bacara's Mediterranean village and lush gardens.

Partial ocean view rooms come with a partial view of the Pacific Ocean and views of Bacara's Mediterranean village and lush gardens. Premiere ocean view rooms go with a full view of the Pacific Ocean.
Junior suites offer spacious guestroom with two double beds, extra dressing area and fireplace, and views of Bacara's Mediterranean village and lush gardens.

Executive suites have a large sitting room with sleeper sofa, chairs and a small dining area for four.
Terrace suites boast a master bedroom with one king bed, fireplace and small sitting area to a parlor with a sleeper sofa and wet bar, two luxurious baths and a large patio with views of Bacara's Mediterranean village, lush gardens, and the Pacific Ocean.
Signature suites come with a large sitting room with sleeper sofa, chairs and wet bar, which connect to a bedroom with one king size bed, fireplace and two luxurious baths.

The Sea Haven suites and penthouses have two bedrooms, each with one king size bed and full bath, a large living area, seating, dining area for eight, pantry with Viking appliances, two fireplaces, and wraparound outdoor terrace.

Besides, the two-story residence offers two oversized balconies, one with a beautiful outdoor fireplace, and seating for up to ten people, two bedrooms, each with a full bath, dining room for six seats, a large sitting room with a fireplace, wet bar, and large flat screen television.

Dining options

Miró restaurant, named after Spanish artist Joan Miró invites for new Basque-Catalonian cuisine served in luxurious interior inspired by the vibrant colors, artist's design and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean.

The Bistro restaurant serves flavors of Mediterranean and continental al fresco dining complemented by charming ocean views.
The cozy Spa Café is known as a nutritious, delicious, and poolside venue serving all the best delicacies of international and local kitchen.

The Lobby Lounge features relaxed atmosphere, a fireplace and live music while guests will enjoy tasty light meals and beverages.
The Bacara bar serves traditional and creative cocktail drinks and fine wine along with snacks and salads.
Ocean terrace is rich with breathtaking and fresh ocean views, light menu and amazing outdoor fireplace.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 

Work

The hotel offers modern business corner with free Wi-Fi internet connection and computers to rent for your business events.

Leisure

Fitness and spa center features extended treatments such as glow refinement, peppermint foot treatment, spa services like a healing scalp treatment, hand, leg and foot massage, a warm Swiss shower, Sonya Dakar, Alpha Beta, men's preference facial, environmental defense facial, skin brightening facial and organic facial treatments.

Additional features

Bacara offers Kid's Club with such daily activities like games and movies with iMAC computers, air hockey and foosball, arts, crafts and science experiments as well as fly kites on the beach.

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Trouser Press
  • Hairdresser
Internet

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is USD 34 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Wind surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Game room
  • Baby listening device
  • Kids club
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Beach access
  • Solarium
  • Horseback riding
  • Steam bath
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Tennis court
  • Snorkeling
  • Whirlpool
  • Sun terrace
  • Hot tub
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Beauty treatment
Room view
  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour Room Service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room sink
  • Patio
  • Cribs available
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Turndown service
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Bathrobe
  • Bathroom telephone
Bedroom
  • Rollaway beds
Media
  • Cable TV
  • LCD TV
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • CD player
  • Direct dial telephone

Policies

Check-In

from  4 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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All guestrooms at the hotel come with equipped with beautiful Spanish tile, a patio or balcony, soft Frette robes and luxurious slippers, irons, ironing boards and DVD players.

Village view rooms with one king or two double beds have views of Bacara's Mediterranean village and lush gardens.

Partial ocean view rooms come with a partial view of the Pacific Ocean and views of Bacara's Mediterranean village and lush gardens. Premiere ocean view rooms go with a full view of the Pacific Ocean.
Junior suites offer spacious guestroom with two double beds, extra dressing area and fireplace, and views of Bacara's Mediterranean village and lush gardens.

Executive suites have a large sitting room with sleeper sofa, chairs and a small dining area for four.
Terrace suites boast a master bedroom with one king bed, fireplace and small sitting area to a parlor with a sleeper sofa and wet bar, two luxurious baths and a large patio with views of Bacara's Mediterranean village, lush gardens, and the Pacific Ocean.
Signature suites come with a large sitting room with sleeper sofa, chairs and wet bar, which connect to a bedroom with one king size bed, fireplace and two luxurious baths.

The Sea Haven suites and penthouses have two bedrooms, each with one king size bed and full bath, a large living area, seating, dining area for eight, pantry with Viking appliances, two fireplaces, and wraparound outdoor terrace.

Besides, the two-story residence offers two oversized balconies, one with a beautiful outdoor fireplace, and seating for up to ten people, two bedrooms, each with a full bath, dining room for six seats, a large sitting room with a fireplace, wet bar, and large flat screen television.

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    Large Junior Suite
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    Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
    Size: 540 sq. feet
    View: Garden view
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      Style Room
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        Bacara Resort & Spa Guest Room
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        Bacara Resort & Spa Guest Room
        Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds or Double Bed or King Size bed
        Size: 445 sq. feet
        View: Garden view, Ocean view, Sea view
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          Penthouse
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          Two-Bedroom Penthouse Suite
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          Size: 1995 sq. feet
          View: Ocean view
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            Bacara Resort & Spa Suite
            Bacara Resort & Spa Suite
            Bacara Resort & Spa Suite
            Bacara Resort & Spa Suite
            Bed type: King Size bed or Double Bed
            Size: 855 sq. feet
            View: Ocean view, Garden view
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              Standard Quadruple Room
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              Bed type: Quad
              View: Garden view
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                Junior Suite
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                Superior Guest Room
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                Bacara Resort & Spa Superior Guest Room
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                Bacara Resort & Spa Superior Guest Room
                Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds or Double Bed
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                  Deluxe Double Room
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                  Bacara Resort & Spa Deluxe Double Room
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                  Bacara Resort & Spa Deluxe Double Room
                  Bacara Resort & Spa Deluxe Double Room
                  Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
                  Executive Suite
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                  Bacara Resort & Spa Executive Suite
                  Bacara Resort & Spa Executive Suite
                  Bacara Resort & Spa Executive Suite
                  Bacara Resort & Spa Executive Suite
                  Bed type: King Size bed
                  Size: 800 sq. feet
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                    Ocean Double Room
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                    Bacara Resort & Spa Ocean Double Room
                    Bacara Resort & Spa Ocean Double Room
                    Bacara Resort & Spa Ocean Double Room
                    Bacara Resort & Spa Ocean Double Room
                    Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
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                      Signature Suite
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                      Bacara Resort & Spa Signature Suite
                      Bacara Resort & Spa Signature Suite
                      Bacara Resort & Spa Signature Suite
                      Bacara Resort & Spa Signature Suite
                      Bacara Resort & Spa Signature Suite
                      Bed type: King Size bed
                      Size: 930 sq. feet
                      View: Garden view, Ocean view
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                        What's nearby

                        What's nearby.

                        The premises and its surrounding feature surf boards and body boards, exclusive sailboat, yacht or catamaran excursions, surfing, windsurfing and para-gliding, whale watching, horseback riding and oceanfront biking trails.

                        Local Attractions

                        • Coronado Butterfly Preserve
                          1.0 mi
                          Ellwood Mesa, Goleta
                        • South Coast Railroad Museum
                          3.1 mi
                          300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta
                        • Goleta County Beach
                          4.9 mi
                          5986 Sandspit Road, Goleta
                        • Santa Barbara Orchid Estate
                          5.9 mi
                          1250 Orchid Drive, Santa Barbara
                        • Cold Spring Tavern
                          7.3 mi
                          5995 Stagecoach Road, Santa Barbara

                        Near the hotel

                        • Goleta Butterfly Grove
                          3400 ft
                          7701 Hollister Avenue, Goleta
                        Getting there.

                        The Bacara is 10 minutes from the Santa Barbara Airport which has daily connections from Los Angeles and San Francisco.

                        Once travelling by car move north on William L Moffett Place towards Fowler Road and then S Fairview Avenue. Afterwards take the US-101 North ramp to the Winchester Cyn Road exit towards Hollister Avenue. At the motor courtyard entrance of Bacara you will see directions for parking site.

                        Getting around.

                        Airport pick-up is available on request.

                        The hotel is just 10 minutes away from the Santa Barbara Airport, 90 minutes away from Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and 5 hours from San Francisco and Silicon Valley, while Train Station Goleta Amtrak is 5.8km away.

                        Parking onsite is available for extra fee.

                        Bacara Resort & Spa Reviews

                        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bacara Resort & Spa

                        Average guest rating

                        6.6
                        out of 10
                        Good
                        Based on 8 reviews

                        Rating by category:

                        Location
                        8.1
                        Rooms
                        6.9
                        Service
                        6.1
                        Value
                        5.9
                        Dining
                        9.0

                        Individual guest reviews

                        • Group of friends

                          I liked everything about Bacara. I had a phenomenal time. I only stayed there for one night, but it was awesome. I will be back!!!!!

                          There wasn't one damn thing I didn't like about Bacara.

                          • Average rating
                            10.0
                        • Older travelers

                          I love it's remoteness and its beauty the layout of the property is gorgeous what I liked best is how dog friendly it was

                          The food wasn't great and the food and beverage service was below par for the type of place it is

                          • Average rating
                            8.8
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