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Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

Absolutely loved Brisas del Mar! The place is so charming and authentic and we were treated with such kindness. From the moment you step food at the Inn, you genuinely feel welcome, and everyone there is so helpful and friendly.
Complimentary continental breakfast in the morning, milk and cookies + wine and cheese in the afternoon, amazing how “so little” can bring so much joy, it was really a nice gesture.

Great location near the beach and you can borrow bicycles for free at the Inn – perfect way to get around Santa Barbara.

The room was clean enough and actually quite spacious, however, a bit dated and worn out, but it doesn’t matter at a place like Brisas del Mar, it’s kind of part of the charm and the high service level definitely make up for it!

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

My family and I stayed here one night while passing through on our way to Palm Springs. We didn't have a reservation and found lots of 'No Vacancy' signs in town. Thankfully, Brisas del Mar had a couple rooms left and the manager on duty gave us a fair price.

As far as experience is concerned,ours was great. As one review stated, it's kind of like a motel. In a sense, that is true, but I must say it's a pretty upscale 'motel'. First off, the place looks gorgeous, outside and in. The pictures on the website do it justice. Our room had 2 queen beds and it was spacious and immaculate. The pool and hot tub also appeared to be well maintained and we were sorry we didn't have time to partake. In addition, they serve complimentary wine and cheese, followed by milk and cookies each evening, as well as a fair continental breakfast every morning. Finally, the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful hosts.

Call this place whatever you want, but given the amenities, the service and proximity to the waterfront, this seems like good value. I would definitely stay there again.

My only beef are the flat pillows. No matter how many I stacked up, they simply deflated. I'd give this place 5 stars if they had firmer pillows :).

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

We left the Lavender Inn (their sister property) for a king suite at the Brisas del Mar (across the street) and were very glad we did. Though the decoration of the suite is less romantic than the Lavender Inn, the suite is very large and made us feel quite at home. It is four rooms, including a full kitchen that takes care of anything you would need in terms of wanting something to eat --a microwave, full refrigerator, stove, oven, toaster, coffeemaker, dishes, dishdrying rack. We found that the king suite was a very good value and about three times larger than what we had at the Lavender Inn, which was more comparable to a standard sized hotel room (but smaller with how they had done the decorating).

The room service maids were unobtrusive but effective, rare in our hotel stays. They seemed to do the rooms later in the day, which I appreciated since I tend to sleep in a bit on vacation and often the maids are knocking on the doors mid-morning to do the rooms. But when they clean they are great. They leave your plastic bags for your toiletries alone, do up the bed, change the towels, take out trash, and even do dirty dishes in the sink.

This inn is very classy with lots of extras for guests that made us feel welcome also. We enjoyed the cookies (very good by the way), the wine and cheese reception in the evening, and appreciated the complimentary champagne left in the room. (You can get cider if like us you don't drink.)

In addition, the front desk staff was exceptional in their knowledge of the area. They were very helpful in making recommendations, answering questions, and provided excellent service.

Would definitely stay there again if in Santa Barbara.

Room Tip: Get the king suite
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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SBHotelGroup, General Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Greetings busy_b_traveler,

I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us at the Brisas del mar, Inn at the Beach. Your kind comments regarding our wonderful housekeeping team and front desk staff are greatly appreciated. We are truly blessed with a wonderful team of caring individuals who take great pride in the quality of service they provide and the comfort of our guestrooms. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed our complimentary afternoon wine & cheese reception, our evening milk & cookies, and the champagne that greeted you upon arrival. We hope to see you again! Warmly, Greg Broussard, General Manager

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Found this little place through tripadvisor...my friend and I were in town for the Santa Barbara film festival. We were thoroughly surprised at the outstanding service we received from hotel staff, from check in and out to arranging a taxi and then some. The room was a decent size as well as the bathroom. Beds were comfy, but I like a lot of pillows so perhaps pillows could be a bit bigger and fluffier. I would say the only negatives about the rooms are sound (we could hear neighbors etc) and the furniture is a bit dated. . Unfortunately, the rain prevented us from using the free bike rentals and the pool, but they looked great. Love, love the wine and cheese hour, the cookies and milk, breakfast and coffee in the lobby. I would gladly return for a stay if I'm in Santa Barbara again!!! The customer service alone was worth it!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank eme1970
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

Beautiful hotel and very clean. They offer bike rentals (for free i think!), wine and cheese hour, cookies and milk hour and more! Location is close to everything you need. Free parking was a bonus for us as other hotels charge quite a lot. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Will stay here again when we return to Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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