The approach to the hotel is past a pond with fountains and dolphin statues. The hotel itself is of interesting architecture and seemed very welcoming with a few tables and chairs outside. We were greeted by William who explained everything to us. He then carried our luggage to our large, well furnished room with a huge king bed that turned out to be one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in. We had our own front door to the room which we always like rather than having to walk down endless indoor corridors. The hospitality was exceptional and included a bottle of champagne in the fridge and free water, red and white wine with cheese and biscuits in the reception from 4.30 to 6.30, cookies and milk after that, and free use of bicycles. We enjoyed our cheese and wine on sofas by the gas log-effect fire in the lounge part of the reception, chatting to two American couples who move in to apartments within the hotel for the whole of the winter to get away from the bad weather in Washington where they came from. They had been coming here for 13 years which certainly says something about the hotel! There is a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, and a very small gym for the residents' use. All in all we really loved this hotel, and the location was excellent being a short stroll to the marina and seafood restaurants in one direction, and to the town in the other. We would definitely recommend it. The only thing we can find to say that is slightly negative is there was no hot food at all at breakfast, although there was a good selection of continental-style cereals, fruit and breads. The space to eat breakfast could also be very limited if everyone chose to come at the same time.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach Hotel Santa Barbara
- Brisas Del Mar Hotel
- Brisas Del Mar Motel