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“Quiet, clean comfortable” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #10 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Quiet, clean comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Checked in for a quick two night stay on business. Staff was very friendly, helpful. My room was upgraded upon arrival to a King suite, which was very nice. The room was what I expected. This isn't some quaint luxury cottage by the ocean or the W hotel, it's comfortable, clean,convenient and easy access to the freeways. I had no issues with parking or noise even though the hotel is situated off a busy street. You hear no traffic at all. The staff is cordial, helpful and friendly. What more could you ask for. If I am ever driving thru again I would stay here.

Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This was an excellent place to stay all of the hotel staff was friendlly , very efficient and knowlegable of the area ,local restaurants and sightseeing activities especially William (front desk clerk) who went the extra mile to make sure your stay was relaxing and enjoyable.The hotel is only 2 blocks from the beach and very close to the harbor and sterns warf.We enjoyed the ocean,sunshine and mild tempertures Santa Barbarba has to offer.This was good choice for a memorable spring break and a pleasant change from the long winter of the midwest.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

What a wonderful place to stay. William met us at the desk.. He is a GEM who made us feel welcome and gave us all the information we required. very courteous staff; clean and comfy room. Nice extras, such as pick-up breakfast and coffee; wine, crackers &cheese and fruit in the afternoon, and delicious, fresh-baked cookies with milk in the evening.. All complimentary! Nice terrace outside for enjoying your refreshments and perusing your choice of activities. Nice pool, too. Great location.. You can walk to the beach or State Street.

Room Tip: Choose a room away from the traffic. If stairs are an issue for you, inquire about an easily-accessi...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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washington state
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156 reviews 156 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The hard surfaces and set up at this place makes it loud like a drum. The woman who checked us in was fabulous and kind. The room was clean but the noise you could hear everyone's coming and goings and with the parking below the rooms there was not a good night's sleep to be had. The prices seemed high but we were in Santa Barbara. To call this an "Inn at the Beach" is quite a tall tale too. It's about three long blocks to the beach but there is quite a but of traffic and noise. The beds were so so the rooms nice but if you can't sleep through the noise what's the point. The housekeepers and grounds people were speaking loudly to one another when we were trying to nap but all evening the noise echoed off the hard surfaces. The place has free bikes to use, a good location for walking, and a nice cold breakfast. The front desk people couldn't be nicer. We were hoping to stay several days but without sleep we moved on. Nice pool and hot tub. Stay at the property behind that is less noisy, that's our plan for next time.

Room Tip: Keep away from the stairs...we were in #21 and it was a bad location after we'd asked for a quie...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SBHotelGroup, General Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this review, March 31, 2014
Greetings 4oystercatcher,

Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach. I am terribly sorry to hear you were unable to experience restful sleep. You have many hotels to choose from when visiting Santa Barbara so it is important to us to provide you quality service, immaculate guestrooms, and a relaxing experience. Please know that based on your comments we will remind our hotel team to use quitter voices when communicating with each other. We appreciate your kind comments regarding our Innkeeper, pool & hot tub, and guestrooms. Thank you for sharing photos of our hotel with other TripAdvisor guests. You have managed to capture the warmth of our hotel. Warm gratitudes, Greg Broussard, General Manager.
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Lancaster, California
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

My family and I stayed here for a short vacation. We had a King suite, which is basically a one bedroom apartment. The room was spacious and meticulously clean. The hotel is in a great location. it is within walking distance of all the desirable attractions of SB. I think the best part of the hotel is the list of extras that this establishment offers. There's a heated pool and a hot tub. They offer free wine and cheese for two hours. This is a great time to meet other visitors and libations helps set jovial atmosphere. They then offer milk and cookies for later in the evening. The kids loved this even though I ate more cookies than they did. They also offer a tidy continental breakfast in the morning. One thing I appreciated were the large coffee urns that were always full all day long. There are also free beach cruiser bikes for guests to use. They also had an extensive DVD library for guests to use for free. It was really great! I'll definitely be staying here on my next visit and sharing my great experience with all of my friends. I was thoroughly impressed!!

Room Tip: All rooms were great. Enjoy your stay.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Carrickfergus, United Kingdom
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights as part of a 3 week road trip and it was great. It's within walking distance of the shops and restaurants of State Street and also the beach. Loads of complimentary perks at Brisas such as a great breakfast, fresh lemonade and fruit mid morning, wine and cheese in the afternoon, cookies in the evening. We took out the free bikes every morning for a cycle round Santa Barbara seeing all the sights. Extensive list of DVDs available too. William at the front desk couldn't do enough for us, he was brilliant. Big comfy bed meant a great nights sleep too. Thoroughly recommended. The Sandbar restaurant was a favourite for Mexican food and finishing off with fresh raspberry margaritas round the fire pit!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

There is more to this hotel than meets the eye, first off it's a whole lot bigger than you first think as its a 50's condo that's had a make over with more evidence of it's humble past in the bathroom and kitchen. Whilst the room and hotel was older, there were no complaints as everything worked, was clean and service/advice received was fine.

When we first entered our room there was a music blaring from next door from what I think is a car wash or something, but that settled right down soon after dark but you may wish to check that out if your room is on the petrol station side

Room Tip: Rooms beach side (i.e opposite from petrol station) is quieter
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach

Address: 223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
#7 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#20 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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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