We stayed at Brisas del Mar for 2 nights last week. Everything was perfect at this little "inn" except for the dark, drab furnishings. It would help tremendously if the rooms had more of a light, cheerful, updated "beach" decor. Other than that, everything was perfect. We had reserved a room on short notice during our road trip down the PCH. After looking into many properties, this seemed to be a good value, and it was. Accommodations in Santa Barbara are going to be high, so we were expecting to pay over $200/night for an average room. Brisas del Mar is a small "motel" like place, but to us had the feel of a B&B. The staff was the friendliest and most accommodating we've ever encountered...and we've traveled a lot and stayed at all kinds of places from upscale resorts to B&Bs to chain motels. Lily was especially warm, welcoming and as helpful as any concierge in a large metropolitan hotel. Our King suite was basically a small apartment with a nice living room, a full kitchen, large bedroom, walk-in closet and average-size bathroom. The kitchen and bath had brand new tile on the walls & floor. The linens were very clean & fresh and new-looking. A bottle of champagne & 2 flutes were waiting for us in our room. Complimentary bottled water in the fridge. Wine & cheese, cookies & milk, bikes & DVDs in the lobby...and free, ample parking is a plus. This Spanish-style, older property is immaculately maintained inside and out and our room was spotless. The lobby area is beautiful and the complimentary breakfast is very nice. The only protein is an offering of boiled eggs, but their selection of delicious croissants & pastries was from a local bakery. They also have a huge variety of fresh fruit, juices, yogurt and their variety of coffees was delicious. We liked this place so much that we wanted to stay another night, but they were full. They did, however, offer us a room at their sister property across the parking lot (Inn by the Harbor). We would highly recommend Brisas del Mar. The only reasons we gave it a 4 and not a 5: the location is a little ways from ocean & the dark furnishings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
- Brisas Del Mar Hotel
- Brisas Del Mar Motel