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“Great for a short stay”
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Casa Del Mar
Ranked #8 of 18 Santa Barbara B&B and Inns
Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Great for a short stay”
Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The rooms and location are great. It is a motel, so don't expect 5 star rooms even though the prices are a little higher. It's Santa Barbara and location you're paying for.

We took our dog and it is dog friendly and this worked out great.

Parking is a real problem as they provide only a handful of spaces. But they do provide on street permits to avoid fines.

A short walk from the Marina, pier and beach. Also many restaurants and bars within walking distance. In fact you can park your car and forget it for your stay.

Our stay had a party going on in one of the rooms. And you can hear everything through the rooms. No one is on premise all hours to monitor activity. Sound is a problem and we could hear mobile phones and voices whenever they were present right through the walls.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The place is nice and walking around feels like a little spanish village. They welcome pets for a very reasonable fee. Breakfast is not what you would aspect from a BB at this price. Just bagels, cereals fruits and juices. It should have some cooked dishes. We staid at the "one bedroom room", but it was just one fairly small space without separation between the sleeping area and the living area were the couch was. So if you are traveling with kids you may wish the was a real bedroom. Photos on their website are really nice but in reality if feels less luxurious. Location is great only a short walk to the beach. I guess we paid a premium because the summer weekend and location. Bottom line: a pleasant stay overall, lots of dining option around, good location but overpriced by 30%.

Room Tip: If you choose a room near the courtyard were the fireplace is you could have a nice glass of vine un...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

This place was a gem, we loved it so much we wanted to stay longer, the rooms were great, the staff excellent, loved the wine and cheese in the afternoon and the breakfast in the morning. would reccomened this place to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Santa Barbara. we would stay here again no questions asked

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chichester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

If this place was an animal it would be a dolphin, smart, silky and near the warm coast. It would also be the star in a dolphin film that wouldn't do great because lets face it no one wants to see a dolphin in a film but if you love them you will! Clean friendly great.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Santa Barbara
2 reviews
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Pleasant and better than perfunctory. Many guests brought pets so ideal for them but linoleum on bedroom floor not so good for petless guests. Cheese and wine in evening is a great idea and breakfast included, hence being a B & B I suppose!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Aliso Viejo, California
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013

We really liked Casa Del Mar. It's been very tastefully remodeled and the staff was so nice. The
rooms are spacious and clean. The neighborhood is quiet and calm. We especially liked the wine
and cheese in the evening and continental breakfast. We took our wine outside to sit by the fire pit to enjoy the stars.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Just stayed at Casa Del Mar for a quick trip up from LA with my mom. Amazing location, close to all the waterfront action but just barely tucked away to keep you relaxed and quiet. Only disappointment for us was they got rid of their hot tub which we were informed of at check in. Was a personal bummer as my mom is recovering from a surgery and was in need of a soak and they were not able to even put us in a room with a bath tub...and for the price of the room I would expect a full bathroom. Wine and cheese at 5 was a nice touch but am pretty sure this is common at all the hotels/inns in the area. All in all a cute place, but make sure you ask what kind of room you will have first!

Room Tip: Room 28 is on back corner facing street, good size for a couple, small kitchenette, no bath tub
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Del Mar

Property: Casa Del Mar
Address: 18 Bath St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3803
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Casa Del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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