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Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Hotels

Bacara Resort & Spa

  • 8301 Hollister Ave. Map It
  • Goleta
  • Luxurious Retreat


  • Serene natural setting
  • Nature trails
  • First-rate spa
  • Three zero-edge pools


  • Pricey
  • Not close to downtown
  • Sand on beach not pristine enough for some

Updated 05/04/2014

Fodor's Review

A luxury resort with four restaurants and a 42,000-square-foot spa and fitness center with 36 treatment rooms, the Bacara provides a gorgeous setting for relaxing retreats. The Spanish colonial–style buildings and manicured gardens sprawl across 78 acres next to a rugged stretch of beach 15 miles north of downtown Santa Barbara. The rooms have views of the ocean, mountains, or gardens; all rooms have private balconies or patios and about half have fireplaces. Potential

diversions here range from hiking and stargazing to kids' activities and golfing at three nearby courses. For a first-class meal, drop by the elegant Miró restaurant. At the on-site Foley Family Wines tasting room you can sample wines of the Central Coast, Northern California, and beyond.

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Hotel Information


8301 Hollister Ave., Goleta, California, 93117, United States

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805-968–0100; 855-817–9782

Hotel Details:

  • 306 rooms, 45 suites
  • No meals

Updated 05/04/2014


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