Jan 12

TRAVEL: Bacara Resort & Spa

The beautiful Bacara Resort & Spa property made me feel like a professional photographer. Sunset at Bacara will always be memorable.

I knew I should have gotten a new overnight bag.

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to visit Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA for a quick trip out of Los Angeles to recharge my batteries.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with Bacara Resort & Spa, the resort is about 15 minutes north of Downtown Santa Barbara and is primarily known for the venue of their spa as well as their spa treaments and services. 

According to one of the people working at the hotel, Bacara houses one of the largest Spa facilities in the state of California.

The famous Bacara spa. As beautiful inside as it is outside.

What most people may not know about this venue, is how secluded and beautiful the property is.

The pool and jacuzzi of Bacara Resort & Spa. If you look between the trees, you will see the ocean, which is a 5-minute walk away from the resort.

My wife and I had a chance to walk around the property and it really felt like we were in our own world, far away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.

Through a short trail and a quick 5-minute walk we discovered one of the most amazing views we had ever seen.

The back of most hotels are alleys. The back of Bacara Resort and Spa is this. Luigi enjoying the view.

Beyond the beauty of the architecture and surrounding environment, what made our stay extremely enjoyable was the service and the food.

The entire staff was friendly, attentive and made you feel at home.    Given the fact Bacara is a high-end hotel, it was refreshing to see the staff providing the same service for everyone that walked through their doors. 

Everyone made us feel comfortable throughout our entire stay.

Additionally, (although we only stayed for a night) we had a chance to eat at their Bistro (by the pool) and Miro, their fine dining restaurant. 

The food and service at both venues were amazing.  In fact, we’re going to do a follow-up article on Miro later this week (the experience was that good).

Our room, on the other hand was spacious and above average (we got the regular room with a fireplace).  It was designed in-line with the rest of the hotel with Spanish influences and was very comfortable.

If we had any issue with our stay, it would be the fact we could hear our neighbors if they spoke loud enough.  But to be honest, the rest of the experience was so good, we easily overlooked that minor detail.

So if you’ve got plans to visit the Santa Barbara area, we would highly recommend going to Bacara Resort & Spa.  It may be a little pricier than some of the other hotels in the area, but well worth it.

Luigi basking in awesomeness at Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, CA.

The only real problem with Bacara is the location is so beautiful, you may never leave the resort to check out the rest of Santa Barbara.

For more information about Bacara Resort & Spa, you can check out their official site at http://www.bacararesort.com/.