Bacara Santa Barbara

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Bacara Santa Barbara sits on a scenic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just 12 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, California. If you're looking for a luxury spa resort, this is the place for you.

Bacara Resort & Spa feels like an intimate Mediterranean village. The exclusive luxury resort occupies 78 lush acres which includes a 2-mile stretch of beach.

Bacara Santa Barbara Balcony


Note: The beach at Bacara is, admittedly, NOT the nicest one in Santa Barbara County. It's very rocky and driftwood tends to collect here.

As with all Santa Barbara beaches, the amount of sand here varies throughout the year. Sometimes after a storm or at high tide, there's no sand here at all.


Don't let the condition of the beach stop you from visiting Bacara Santa Barbara, though. Bacara Resort & Spa has MUCH more to offer than a walk on the beach.

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The Resort

Bacara Santa Barbara accommodations range from single, garden-view rooms, to a 3700-square-foot, 2-story Residence. Room rates do not include the fee for overnight parking (currently $27 per night).

Bacara Santa Barbara Hotel Room

Be sure to ask for a renovated room when you make your reservations. The newer rooms have better soundproofing, flat-screen TVs and wifi access.

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Bacara Santa Barbara has three restaurants and a bar on-site. Activities include golf, tennis, and hiking, plus a HUGE 3-level spa and fitness facility. You could stay hidden here for days!

Bacara Santa Barbara Poolside

Every Bacara Santa Barbara room includes:

  • A private patio or balcony.
  • High-speed internet access
  • Multi-line phones
  • Stocked mini bar
  • Soft robes and slippers
  • Deluxe bed and bath linens
  • DVD players
  • Access to the Spa & daily fitness classes
  • Special rates at three top golf courses
  • Valet parking service

Some rooms have fireplaces. The larger suites have sleeper sofas. Several specialty suites have multiple bedrooms.

The heated pools are self-chlorinating using a salt water system. You won't believe how soft your skin feels after swimming in a saline pool. It's pure luxury. I highly recommend this experience!

Poolside service at Bacara Santa Barbara encourages all-day lounging. Private cabanas are available to rent. Food and drink is served poolside from 10 AM until sunset.

If you don't want to get out of your chair all day, you don't have to.

Bacara's concierge can arrange anything else you need; from basic transportation to scheduling activities like:

  • Professional tennis instruction at the on-site tennis center
  • Shopping and dining in downtown Santa Barbara,
  • Wine tasting in Santa Barbara Wine Country
  • Water sports of all kinds
  • just to name a few...

The Spa

Bacara Santa Barbara Spa

Bacara Spa is a magnificent 3-story, 42,000-square-foot facility featuring a full-service spa, beauty salon, and fitness center. The salon offers a full complement of beauty treatments.

Even Santa Barbara locals come to the Spa at Bacara when they need first-class pampering.

Complimentary yoga and fitness classes are offered daily. The fitness facility is open to resort guests 16 years or older when accompanied by an adult.

For reservations, call 877-422-4245 or 805-968-0100.

The Restaurants

Guests will find three distinctly different restaurants. Each has a personality all its own. All have access to a world-class wine cellar.

  • Miro serves organic Basque-Catalonian cuisine. A 5-star dining experience!
  • The Bistro serves Mediterranean and Continental cuisine. On Sunday mornings, The Bistro serves a breakfast buffet.
  • Spa Cafe features healthy, low-fat, organic and sugarfree dishes. Dine indoors or al fresco overlooking the pool.

The Ranch at Bacara

Bacara Santa Barbara Avocado Tree

The Ranch at Bacara has been an agricultural treasure since the 1920s. This 1000-acre Ranch includes a 10-acre organic vegetable and herb garden, which supplies Bacara restaurants with fresh-picked produce daily.

There are also exotic fruit orchards here producing avocados, lemons, pomegranates, persimmons and pomellos.

Read what TripAdvisor travelers have had to say about Bacara Resort and Spa

Bacara Santa Barbara is located at 8301 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117. Follow this link for a map with directions to Bacara. Click for online reservations, or call 877-422-4245 toll free or 805-968-0100 locally.

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