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Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach
Ranked #11 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
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“Walking distance to the beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2009

Stayed for one night on Fourth of July weekend. Room is just like my apartment. Staff is very friendly and helpful, and the best part is all the free food they offered: wine and cheese in the afternoon, home baked cookies in the evening, and continental breakfast in the morning. By the way, they have a great movie collection, but we spent most of our time at the beach, which is just 10 minutes walk from the hotel.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2009

The Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach in Santa Barbara is a real jewel for anyone looking
for a pleasant stay close to beach, close to restaurants and comfortable. The bed was super too. Heated pool. Relaxed atmosphere. Clean. Refreshments 3 times a day.....
We plan another trip there soon.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2009

great location, walking distance to the ocean (about a half a mile). everybody at the inn are very helpful and try to help you as much as possible. room, on the other hand, are kind of outdated, especially, the bathroom, but very clean.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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SBHotelGroup, General Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this review, 9 November 2009
Greetings from Santa Barbara Marisha36!

I am thrilled to hear you were pleased with the location of our hotel as well as with our staff. We are fortunate to have a dedicated team who truly care about each guest as well as the quality of service we provide.

I’m sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with the décor of our guestrooms. You will be happy to know that we continuously upgrade décor and furnishings in each guestroom.

If your travel plans bring you back to Santa Barbara, I do hope you visit us again. If you contact me directly I will be sure to reserve our most updated guestroom.

Kind regards,

Greg Broussard
General Manager
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San Diego, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2009

Decided to go to Santa Barbara on the spur of the moment for some winetasting my bday weekend. Most of the good hotels were sold out that weekend, so I was happy to find Brisas del Mar had a vacancy, and the reviews on TA were overall very good.

Must say, I was disappointed. The name and pictures are deceptive, it's not at the beach, but 3 blocks away. The pool and hottub were small and uninviting--we didn't even bother. The first room we were given had an odd smell and was quite dark and dreary with absolutely no view whatsoever, so we returned to the front desk and were immediately given a better room on the top floor with more air and light. Still no great shakes, and the room furnishings were somewhat tacky; the bathroom was borderline with a small sink and shower. Overall, it was your average inexpensive beach hotel, except that it wasn't inexpensive, it was just shy of $200 with the best online price I could find.

On a positive note, we received terrific, friendly service at the front desk at all times, and there was a very nice continental breakfast display in the morning. The maintenance crew even gave us a jump when my bf's car battery was dead the morning of our departure. The covered parking was also a nice feature.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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peppertree, General Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this review, 30 September 2009
Dear Anastasia92109,

Let me begin with extending our sincerest apologies for not satisfying all of your hotel needs. Your comments are truly appreciated because we care about quality of our hotel and the services received by our guests. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with TripAdvisor as we know you are the true travel experts and by doing so you give us an opportunity to better serve all of our guests.

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our Innkeepers and our hotel team. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful team who genuinely care about the service given to our guests and the quality of our guestrooms and grounds. Therefore it is disappointing to hear you were dissatisfied with the size of our pool and hot tub and the location of our hotel.

We are situated just two short blocks from Santa Barbara’s pristine beaches and boardwalk and within walking distance to State Street. Many of our guests enjoy using our complimentary beach cruisers to visit local attractions.

Your comments regarding the décor and furnishings are greatly appreciated as we are continuously updating our guestrooms. If your travel plans bring you to Santa Barbara, I invite you to visit us again and we will be sure to place you in one of our most recently decorated guestrooms. If you call me direct I will personally attend to all of your needs.

Sincerely,

Greg Broussard
General Manager
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Virginia Beach, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2009

My family stayed at the Brisas del Mar for two nights as we made our way down the coast of Calif. We had two rooms, both with two queen-size beds. The location was perfect - a couple blocks to the waterfront area and easy to get to. While the building itself looks to be circa 1970 or so, and it is an old-style "motor inn" with room doors that open to the exterior, it was extremely well maintained. The room sizes were more than sufficient. Everything in the bathroom worked and was immaculate. The bedding was very nice quality. The fresh-baked cookies and afternoon cheese and crackers were great. Even the complimentary continental breakfast was of exceptional quality - not your average store-bought danishes by any means. You park under your room, which is nice, since the car gets some shade. Even though I'm usually pretty picky about hotels, and Embassy Suites are more my style, I would stay here again without hesitation. I'm not sure if the previous reviewer had the right hotel. Our rooms had air conditioning, and we had no problem with noise.

Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2009

this hotel was one we visited in our journey across california and to be frankly honest our poorest choice and one of the more expensive ones.
Make no mistake :to rooms are of a good size and clean ,the bedding is great and the location is close to beach and the main street.
However since there is no a/c there the windows are not competely filled with glass leaving a part with wooden shutters with assures enough fresh air but also a lot of noise ; you actually have the impression sleeping in the middle of a parking lot and are constantly awaken by guests arriving late or leaving early or the train passing by at 5 am.
To be avoided at all cost if you like a good night sleep!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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peppertree, General Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this review, 28 August 2009
Greetings from Santa Barbara!

Thank you for your recent stay with us at the Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach.

Each of our guestrooms are equipped with well functioning air conditioning systems. Please accept our sincere apologies for failing to show you where our air conditioner controls were located in your guestroom and any inconvenience that may have caused you.

Your visit to Santa Barbara coincided with our city wide celebration of Independence Day, a national holiday. I hope you were able to enjoy the spectacular fireworks display launched just two short blocks from the hotel and many of the other exciting events that occurred around town.

It appears that you may have been disturbed by the foot and vehicle traffic resulting from the conclusion of the fireworks show. I assure you that this is not normal activity around our hotel and that it was simply due to the conclusion of the celebrations.

Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we invite you to return to the Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach.

Once again thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Trip Advisor and for giving us the opportunity to better serve all of our guests.

Sincerely,

Greg Broussard
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Kirkland, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2009

This hotel was excellent. Our room was clean and beautifully decorated. The bathroom/shower/vanity were especially nice and very roomy. The pool area/deck was a great area to relax and take in the sun. It was very close to walk to Stearn's Wharf, downtown shops, restaurants. We also received a great restaurant tip from the concierge. The breakfast was very good as well. The room was somewhat spendy but worth the price!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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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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