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Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
Ranked #12 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
N Ireland
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great Hotel with excellent staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

We spent 2 nights here with our children in a King Suite and were very happy with it. After a long drive I wasn't looking forward to staying here but was pleasantly surprised. It's not 5 star and does come across as a motel but all the added extras make it very enjoyable and a super place to stay with children. Peter and William were an absolute delight at check in and couldn't have done more for us. They always greeted us and remembered our names and we looked forward to seeing their cheery faces in the morning. The smell of home baked cookies in the afternoon was so homely and the free red and white wine in the evening with cheese a lovely touch. The pool is small but was perfect for our kids. The hotel is only a couple of blocks away from the beach so a perfect location.
We would love to have stayed another night 2 nights in Santa Barbara wasn't long enough. Would love to return to Brisas Del Mar and would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Hawthorne, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2014

We just returned from spending two wonderful days at Brisas Del Mar in Santa Barbara. I loved the peacefulness of this hotel. Two blocks from the beach was perfect for early morning walks to return to a beautiful breakfast layout from fresh fruit to yummy muffins. After a day of touring Santa Barbara it was so nice to come back to another nice surprise of cheese and wine waiting for us in the lobby. Our room #6 was outstanding! From the most comfortable bed to the smallest detail (a shower cap!). Compliments to the wonderful staff! Always smiling and always willing to assist you to make your trip enjoyable. I give this Hotel a five-star excellent rating.

Patty B

Room Tip: Our room was on the 2nd floor. It was quiet and perfect for us.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We spent 1 night there. Great service, great hotel with its amenities and great location. I would returns here next time. My best recommendations!

Santa Barbara is a nice and pretty beach town with lots to offer. Ask the front desk for tips on restaurants
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Stayed July 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

This is a great hotel with the best customer service. The wine and cheese, cookies and milk, breakfast, bike hire, dvds all contribute to make this a unique experience. Wish we could have stayed longer.

Room Tip: Higher floor room is best.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Laguna Niguel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

While this hotel is actually more of a high-end motel, it is very nice. The rooms are large and comfortable, and the service is outstanding. Free wine and cheese is served nightly, followed by milk and cookies. There is also a good continental breakfast available at no extra charge. These extra touches more than make up for the lack of a restaurant or bar on the property. There are many fine restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel. There's also a small pool that was very crowded during our visit.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor are a bit quieter than those on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We were a little confused when we arrived as the place resembled a roadside motel but we were pleasantly surprised when we got to our room which was very comfortable and spacious. As we were honey mooning, the hotel upgraded us to a large King Room and gave us some complimentary chocolates and Champagne! Upon checkin, we were directed to the waterfront and given a list of recommended restaurants for dinner without even having to ask! I think the hotel also offer bicycles free of charge but we were happy to walk. There is plenty of onsite parking and an outdoor pool and spa for guests, The hotel is in a good location, not on the water but a few blocks back and I would definitely recommend this place for a short stay.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

This is a fine hotel masquerading as a motel. As you drive in and see the building, you may wonder: why am I paying the price for a fine hotel and getting a roadside motel?

You can dismiss that thought in a millisecond. The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and well-tended. Every detail has been considered and is well looked after. The grounds are impeccably clean and cared for. The small pool and hot tub are spotless and comfortable. The food in the lobby is supplied in waves all day, beginning with a more than ample breakfast.

Most of all, the desk staff is consistently cheerful, patient, considerate, and ready to do anything they can to make your stay comfortable and trouble-free. That treatment alone would be worth choosing Brisas del Mar.

Room Tip: Twin queen and single king bed rooms are comfortable and spacious. A very large suite, with a balcon...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach

Property: Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
Address: 223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3811
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 (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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