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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
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Thank you for an enjoyable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The hotel has wonderful staff (William was particularly helpful and pleasant) and is a lovely, quaint hotel close to the beach and downtown Santa Barbara. Offer many complimentary amenities - wine/ cheese, cookies/milk, continental breakfast, use of bicycles, pool/spa, gym, etc. The rooms are very clean and comfortable, ours had a full kitchen and living room at a very reasonable rate. We will definitely return!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

While the property may be a bit old, there were lots of things to like at this hotel. We had narrowed the search beforehand to about 3 or 4 hotels but thought this would be the best option. They offered a convenient location (walkable to the beach or downtown), had a pool/hot tub, light breakfast option, wine & cheese in the evening, homemade cookies at night, easy parking. The place was as advertised and there were some pleasant surprises such as: comfortable beds, rooms were very clean, and the front desk service was friendly and helpful. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Brisas Del Mar is in a very convenient location, an easy walk to the beach or State Street. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the pool made a nice relaxing spot on warm afternoons. This hotel also provides fun extras - delicious wine and cheese in the afternoons, cookies in the evening, a huge selection of videos to borrow and watch in the room. They encourage guests to mingle in the lobby and pool areas. The breakfast selection was very appetizing. My daughters and I stayed here and met a friend, and we all had a wonderful time. I would definitely stay here again if I have the chance to go back to Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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San Francisco, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Brisas on two separate occasions in the past two weeks. The first time I spent three days with my sister at the Brisas. The hotel is very nice with a nice pool with spa is small workout room. There's a nice breakfast along with wine and cheese and cookies in the evening. But what really impressed me was the great staff. They are very helpful and attentive. On my second time at Brisas I was there just for one night to catch a plane back home to San Francisco the next morning. I had a flight leaving at 12:40 from Santa Barbara airport. I booked my own transportation through Road Runner limousine/shuttle service. They were supposed to pick me up at 11:30, which I thought was a little tight for 12:40 flight, But the hotel is very near the airport. I got to the lobby at 11:20 and waited till 1130 and there was still no shuttle. I called road runner and they lied to me, telling me that the shuttle was on its way.
The two gentlemen that were working the lobby that day was very helpful, they tried to call the shuttle company for me, but they got no response. Then at 11:41 one of the gentleman said he was calling a cab for me. Not only did he get a cab, he got me a flat rate which is $30 versus $50. Because of their help I was able to make my plane on time. Luckily their were no delays and I was able to get security quite quickly, and made my flight on time. However, if it had not been the gentlemen working the front desk that day. I probably would've missed my flight. I later found out from roadrunner that there was "miscommunication" between the driver and dispatch. Basically they blew it, and they will be hearing from me.They did refund my money but they should've offered to pay for the cab. Anyway kudos to the Brisa staff, they saved the day.

Stayed June 2014
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Brisas Del Mar for a few day, Santa Barbara getaway. Based on the Tripadvisor reviews, I found it to be exactly what I expected, and we were happy with that. It's a glorified motel that is very well kept and has lots of cute perks, such as champagne, wine and cheese, milk and cookies, a nice little pool/hot tub, bikes, etc. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly, and the location is awesome for both walking and biking around Santa Barbara. Just a few short blocks from the beach as well. The rooms have an older "charm" but as a person who is usually quite picky about being in a new, modern hotel, I found the cleanliness to be top notch and the beds very comfortable. If you're looking to explore wonderful Santa Barbara like we were, then this is a no brainer. If you are looking to lounge at your hotel in Santa Barbara, then maybe splurge for a more resort type experience.

Room Tip: We were upgraded to a King Suite, which was very nice.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bellevue, Washington
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Super clean place. Terrific location within walking distance to the harbor & State Street. I liked the fact that it was a smaller cozy property. Very quite. The beds were very comfy & you can't beat the amenities. The staff was very friendly and informed. Would absolutely return again!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

To say they are at the beach isn't exactly accurate as the hotel is two blocks from the wharf with beaches nearby. That being said the accommodations were lovely and the staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was comfortable as was the bed. Each day in the lobby there was a continental breakfast and later in the day there cheese, crackers and wine were available, but my favorite was when the cookies came out after dinner time! The hotel provided a huge library of dvd s for guests' use for free. There was one other disappointment. I specifically looked for a hotel with laundry facilities because I knew by the time we got to Santa Barbara I would need to do laundry. They advertised that they had facilities, but when we got there we were told it was next door in their adjacent property. Though that wasn't a big problem, when we hauled our laundry over there we found that there was one washer and one dryer and that someone had left their wet laundry in the washer. We ended up going to a local laundromat. Despite this I would definitely stay at this Inn again. The plusses outweighed the minuses. A lot of that has to do with the wonderful people who staff the Inn.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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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 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Family 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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