This is one of a family of family-run properties. We stayed here the first two nights of a trip, went north for four days, and ended the trip with a final night across the street at the Lavender Inn. Both offer great value for Santa Barbara. The staff is professional and made sure to confirm by phone that we really did want to book two rooms, and at two places on different dates.
Brisas Del Mar is not a luxury property but it has a nice Santa Barbara vibe. Rooms are a decent size, clean, have comfortable beds, good space for luggage/grooming, and a small, quiet fridge. The breakfast/lobby room is small but adequate, and there's seating outside, which was pleasant in mid-Oct.
Take advantage of the free beach bikes--a great way to cover the entire oceanfront path in about an hour (with stops to admire the water birds).