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Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #8 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We spent 2 nights here with our children in a King Suite and were very happy with it. After a long drive I wasn't looking forward to staying here but was pleasantly surprised. It's not 5 star and does come across as a motel but all the added extras make it very enjoyable and a super place to stay with... More

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Hawthorne, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We just returned from spending two wonderful days at Brisas Del Mar in Santa Barbara. I loved the peacefulness of this hotel. Two blocks from the beach was perfect for early morning walks to return to a beautiful breakfast layout from fresh fruit to yummy muffins. After a day of touring Santa Barbara it was so nice to come back... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent 1 night there. Great service, great hotel with its amenities and great location. I would returns here next time. My best recommendations! Santa Barbara is a nice and pretty beach town with lots to offer. Ask the front desk for tips on restaurants .

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hotel with the best customer service. The wine and cheese, cookies and milk, breakfast, bike hire, dvds all contribute to make this a unique experience. Wish we could have stayed longer.

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Laguna Niguel, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While this hotel is actually more of a high-end motel, it is very nice. The rooms are large and comfortable, and the service is outstanding. Free wine and cheese is served nightly, followed by milk and cookies. There is also a good continental breakfast available at no extra charge. These extra touches more than make up for the lack of... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little confused when we arrived as the place resembled a roadside motel but we were pleasantly surprised when we got to our room which was very comfortable and spacious. As we were honey mooning, the hotel upgraded us to a large King Room and gave us some complimentary chocolates and Champagne! Upon checkin, we were directed to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fine hotel masquerading as a motel. As you drive in and see the building, you may wonder: why am I paying the price for a fine hotel and getting a roadside motel? You can dismiss that thought in a millisecond. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and well-tended. Every detail has been considered and is well looked after.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a twin queen for three of us and there was plenty of room for all. Complimentary champagne in the fridge when we arrived as a welcome. Outside pool available although we didn't get time to use. Short walk to the ocean front and main shopping areas, there within minutes. Continental breakfast more than enough to get us away... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel during our visit to Santa Barbara on our honeymoon. It really should be listed as a motel- very overpriced and outdated for what it has to offer. Located next door to a gas station. Views are of the parking lot. The staff deserves to get 5 stars as they provide great customer service.

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Escondido, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good news is that the employees are friendly and helpful and we received free use of the bicycles, as well as cheese and wine and continental breakfast. Not-so-good news is that the daily rate (mid-July) was about $350 per day! I expected better accommodations for this price. Our room was behind a stairwell and over the parking garage (very narrow... More

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SBHotelGroup, General Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this review

Greetings from Santa Barbara. Thank you for sharing your compliments regarding our staff and our complimentary beach bikes, continental breakfast and afternoon wine & cheese. Our hotel team cares about the quality of service they provide each guest. We appreciate your comments regarding the shower & exercise room. These items will be reviewed as we strive to improve the experience... More

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Address: 223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach 3*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara #6 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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Intimate and elegant, the Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach is a romantic Mediterranean-style villa just two blocks from Santa Barbara’s glistening palm-lined beaches and scenic yacht harbor. Brisas del Mar beckons guests with its cascading fountain, sparkling pool, and refined old-world ambiance.A Santa Barbara classic, Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach offers spacious guest rooms, suites, and penthouses, some with full kitchens and fireplaces. The hotel serves a fresh continental breakfast each morning, hosts a wine and cheese reception each afternoon, and provides milk and cookies in the evening.Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach is within walking distance of beautiful West Beach and the oceanfront bike path, the Santa Barbara Yacht Harbor, Stearns Wharf, and the vibrant shops and restaurants lining State Street in downtown. Santa Barbara’s world-class golf courses and renowned wineries are just minutes away. ... more   less 
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