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“Lovely hotel. Very comfortable room, welcoming staff and nice pool”

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Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
Ranked #16 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 2, 2011

We stayed here for two nights in May 2011. Our room was very comfortable, being tastefully furnished and well equipped. The heated pool and hot tub were lovely and the area around them was good for relaxation. A decent continental breakfast was included and a free cheese and wine reception was held in the late afternoons. There was free wireless internet. The hotel is very well located in a quiet neighbourhood, being just a few minutes walk from the beach and about ten minutes walk from the bustling restaurants and bars of State Street. The staff were very friendly. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: The corner rooms (such as 19) have more privacy
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2011

ok, so yes, it is built quite like a motel. Therefore, we found our room, overlooking a stair on the gorund floor, to be a bit too dark for our taste (especially when oyu are coming for the sun!). However, the room was nice and clean and had good space (we booked a suite).

The hotel is not far from the seaside (easily walkable) and it does have a lot of the hispanic charms of Santa-Barbara.
The small pool was very pleasant and uncrowded
Service was great with free cheese and wine and a decent continental breakfast. good choice of free rental DVDs. Staff in general were quite nice and helpful.

Room Tip: Ask for a 2nd floor room for a little more light
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  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 10, 2011

We stayed here on a longer trip to California and it was certainly the best value for money hotel on our trip. It is quasi self catering with large rooms around a nice pool area and we had a kitchen and dining area as well as a huge bed and good sized bathroom.

The pool is nice and very clean and there is a lovely hot tub too. The staff were lovely and very helpful and there is cheese and wine and also milk and cookies in the evenings. They have a breakfast buffet too with cereal and pasties.

The location is good if prefer not to be slap bang in the middle. Is is an easy walk to the beach, the pier and the "centre" of town and there a actually plenty of restaurants nearby. Also good parking for those driving here and you do not get caught up in the one way systems as it is on the edge of town.

  • Stayed: June 2010
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Reviewed May 9, 2011

We were concerned about staying at 2 1/2 star hotel but this Inn was far and above our expectations. Extremely comfortable beds, lovely rooms, very clean with great bathrooms. The staff were extremely friendly and their service excellent. We would highly recommend this Inn. Congratulations to the owners. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 6, 2011

A great spot in Santa Barbara. We were lucky to get any upgrade to the penthouse which was more like a large apartment than a hotel room. The free wine and cheese in the evening was lovely as was the continential breakfast.

It was great to be able to head around the corner and pick up food from the market to cook for dinner in the fully equipt kitchen.

The beach was a short stroll away and the hotel also had free bicycles for guest use.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

My daughter and I stayed at the Brisas Del Mar when I came to visit her in LA from my home near Chicago. It was perfect for us. The hotel was spotless and the people very friendly. We loved the cookies & milk, wine & cheese and the breakfast. The bikes which were available when desired, were an added treat. It was great to get away for a mini vacation together. The hotel was exactly what we wanted.

  • Stayed: April 2011
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

Despite the photos - this is set up like a motel - except you park underneath the units. We were fortunate to be in unit 29 - which has a view being on the top level (as would 28-30), but other units basically look at each other and over the central parking courtyard. The pool is small, but acceptable, with reasonable sun in the afternoon. The location is fine for people comfortable walking - as it is quite a few blocks (prob 20 min walk) to the main State Street district. The beach is closer, but still 10-15 mins to the pier walking. The wi-fi in the rooms is free but slow - much faster down in the lobby. The b'fast is adequate but simple, and free, and the afternoon wine/cheese is fine (cheap wine), and the evening milk/cookies is a nice touch. Free dvd rentals from the front desk - extensive list - just wish it was categorized by rating - or at least had a 'family' section as the ratings are not listed in the lists which can make it hard to pick age appropriate movies. For the price, location and amenities, a good place in SB. But it is not as fancy as their web site photos make it look. Room furniture is cheap and old, but beds are comfortable. Pillows could be better - who still has chopped foam pillows - really! No bath in our room - shower only. Not sure about all rooms.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms 27-30 - they have the best view.
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Additional Information about Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach

Address: 223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3811
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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:
#5 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#16 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $223 - $389 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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