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Bacara Resort & Spa offers more than 350 guest rooms located in villas that share a Mediterranean design style rendered in the creams, browns and blues that mirror the California coastal setting. In the rooms, you’ll find warm accents like wood beamed ceilings, Spanish tile floors, stucco walls, dark wood shutters and crisp blue-and-white Frette linens covering your curved iron bed frame. All rooms also offer outdoor seating, whether it’s a garden-level patio amid pink rose bushes or a sweeping terrace that looks down onto the crashing waves. Bacara, which is a 15-minute drive from downtown Santa Barbara, is perched atop a bluff, and the rolling hills offer plenty of greenery and foliage to make you feel like you’ve retreated from the world. The resort is fairly large, with pathways curving from the main lobby to the spa to the guest rooms and pool. But if you don’t feel like traversing the steep hills, simply call reception and have them transport you in one of the property’s golf carts. If you’re in the mood for a cozy, rustic-chic retreat that sings of Spain without having to leave California, you’ll love staying at Bacara.