Goleta, CA

Bacara Resort & Spa

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • A peaceful Mediterranean villa-inspired hideaway overlooking the Pacific
  • Stroll the Cliff Walk Path, which extends along the southern edge of the property
  • The four-level spa is rated 4 stars by Forbes Travel Guide and offers complimentary yoga and Pilates classes
  • Direct access to a golden-sand beach

"A gorgeous setting for relaxing retreats" -- Fodor's

60% (5 Member Ratings)

"The grounds were beautiful and so was the room!"
Mar 02, 2016
Manhattan Beach, CA, United States


Map & Directions

Bacara Resort & Spa is approximately a 10-minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport. Cab fare is approximately $18 from the airport. The resort is approximately a two-hour drive from the Los Angeles International Airport.

Rooms & Rates

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The stone courtyard with pristine fountains gives guests a peaceful feeling upon arrival at the Bacara Resort & Spa -- an oceanfront getaway on the Gaviota Coast about 40 minutes southeast of the Santa Ynez Mountains. The lobby evokes an expansive Mediterranean villa with wood-beamed ceilings, rounded doorways and outdoor terraces with plush furniture surrounding the fireplace.

Along with beach access, the resort is also close to hiking trails. Guests are often found relaxing by one of three zero-edge saline pools while they admire the ocean. For the ultimate experience in unwinding, schedule a treatment at Spa at Bacara, which spans four levels and boasts a 3,500-square-foot fitness center with complimentary yoga and Pilates classes.

Each guest room has a furnished private balcony or patio, and bathrooms have marble showers and deep soaking tubs. Some villas have ocean views and fireplaces.

Note: Guests are responsible for a $25 nightly hospitality services fee that covers a bottle of select wine, two bottles of water, use of the resort’s spa and fitness center and basic Internet access. This fee will be added to the bill when checking out at the hotel.

From the press:
  • "The Bacara Resort & Spa ...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" -- U.S. News & World Report
  • "The Bacara provides a gorgeous setting for relaxing retreats" -- Fodor's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Pet-friendly


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Internet access (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Children and additional guests: Two children ages 16 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children under 3. Extra bed available on request. Charges may apply.

Pets: Pets (maximum weight: 50 pounds) are allowed on request and will be charged a non-refundable $150 fee per stay on checkout.

Fees: A daily hospitality services fee of $25.00 per night (subject to tax) applies. includes: a bottle of select wine, two bottles of water, use of the resort’s spa and fitness center, basic internet access and in-room coffee. This fee will be added to the bill when checking out at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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5 Member Reviews
(60% Positive)
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Enjoyed Most: The grounds were beautiful and so was the room!
Other Comments: The food at The Bistro was also excellent!! The only negative was that it took an exceptionally long time to get Bell service to the room upon checkout, about 55 minutes. But everything else was outstanding.
Vincent Mar 02, 2016 Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: The Spa
Katie Jan 15, 2016 Lake Arrowhead, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most: It's a beautiful resort, only Santa Barbara hotel on the coast. It's a gorgeous setting. Food is delicious too. Room service is a must!
Jewel Oct 16, 2015 Danville, CA, United States

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