4.3 out of 5

"What a great find! This small inn is welcoming and pleasant, with complimentary bottle of champagne, breakfast, daily afternoon wine and cheese recept ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 24 Sep 2015

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Hotel Description

At Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach you'll be 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Presidio Santa Barbara and 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Highlights at this hotel include free continental breakfast, an outdoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and all 31 rooms feature free WiFi, free wired Internet, and DVD players. Nice touches to enhance your stay include bathrobes and free toiletries. Refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls are also available.

Enjoy the fitness center, spa tub, and pool loungers as well as access to bike rentals. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a free manager's reception, and a 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is available daily.

This 3-star Santa Barbara Beach hotel is 2 km (1.2 mi) from Santa Barbara Museum of Art and 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from Mission Santa Barbara.

Brisas del Mar ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0
1 out of 5

A complete and utter DUMP. You can do better!

Pros: Covered parking, and a pleasant outdoor seating area (right next to a loud road, however). Free bikes were convenient to get away from the room.
Cons: Flatten and Rebuild.
Location: Santa Barbara is spectacular; this place is not.
I can't believe I paid that much to stay in a shabby, old, antiquated, run-down Motel. I seriously would have been better off at Motel 6, and paid less than half. Every single thing about this location needs to be upgraded. The bathrooms are circa 1960. The lighting is horrible. There is no balcony, no view, and no privacy.

Posted by , from USA on Sep 7, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 10, 2016 by Manager

We are terribly sorry to hear you were less than satisfied with your recent stay with us. Our hotel team diligently strives to offer the best quality of service, grounds, and guest rooms, so we are disappointed to hear you felt that the quality did not live up to your expectations. Pease accept our sincerest apologies. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

3 out of 5

Big hype , not even 2 stars

The room was very uncomfortable, Hotel is using extension cords to plug in Lamps. Lights were not working.

Posted by , from k on Apr 7, 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

Apr 10, 2016 by Manager

Greetings SK, We are terribly sorry to hear you were disappointed in your recent stay with us. Please know that we will check each of our guest rooms to ensure the light bulb and lamps are working property. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you consider staying with us again so that we can show you the true meaning of our hotel service. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

5 out of 5

Charming stay, walk to the beach and harbor

Pros: I especially liked the beautiful mosaic tiled staircases and shower in the pool area, along with pool towels provided by the hotel.
Cons: The only downside was no bathtub. Also, there is no microwave in the room, but I didn't need one.
Location: Five-minute walk/bike/drive to the waterfront, harbor, Stearns Wharf, and West and East beaches. Avoid LAX and fly into the Santa Barbara airport!
What a great find! This small inn is welcoming and pleasant, with complimentary bottle of champagne, breakfast, daily afternoon wine and cheese reception, and cookies in the evening. Bicycles are available for guest use, which was a very popular choice around the waterfront area. The room was far more spacious than anticipated and well designed with many little extras. The bed is incredible! Hotel staff is exceptionally gracious, helpful, and professional, and the rooms, grounds, pool, and dining/reception areas are spotlessly clean and in good condition. Parking is free. The property is quiet and safe. I would highly recommend staying here.

Posted by , from Albuquerque, NM on Sep 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. Wine and cheese were delicious and plentiful;

Pros: Free breakfast
front desk staff were all very friendly and helpful; wines and cheeses were delicious and plentiful; cookies and milk were a nice touch; breakfast was ok; free coffee and tea all day; bicycles were readily available and included; easy walk to beach; room was large and very comfortable; again can't rave about the staff enough (just a great staff);

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013

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5 out of 5

Lots of home comfort

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
Very nice hotel for family travel, lots of room to move around and nice home comfort amenities. They offer breakfast, wine and cheese and milk and cookies. The rooms are a little outdated, but very comfortable.

Posted by , from Seattle, WA, USA on Aug 24, 2012

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5 out of 5

Our stay was Fabulous !!

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
The hotel and staff were great and exceeded our expectations. This trip was to celebrate our 10th Wedding anniversary. As we checked in, the person who helped us said we were getting a complimentary Upgrade to our room to the Suite. He said it was the largest suite they had and boy was it ever. It was like we were staying in an apartment instead of a hotel room. The location is great, within walking distance to the harbor and shopping on State st. Especially loved the Wine and cheese reception and the milk and cookies in the evening. We will definitely come back !!

Posted by , from Orange, CA, USA on Aug 12, 2012

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5 out of 5

Favorite hotel in Santa Barbara by far!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, free bikes, evening snacks
My family and I absolutely love this hotel! It is in an amazing location, just a short walk to both the beach and downtown Santa Barbara, plus it's in a neighborhood so it's quiet. It has the feel and style of a Santa Barbara Villa, a great pool, and so many perks that even large hotels don't offer. Free internet was awesome, the free cruiser bikes that we could use for the day were incredible and so fun, and how amazing is it to have wine, cheese, milk & cookies waiting for you after a day in the sun? We absolutely love it here and plan on returning in the future!

Posted by , from Napa, CA on May 21, 2012

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5 out of 5

HOTEL VERY CHARMING

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, helpful front desk
GREAT HELPFUL STAFF, SUPERB LOCATION, SUPER ATMOSPHERE. Liked wine and cheese, breakfast by the fireplace. Nice free wifi. Very comfortable, nice free parking.

Posted by , from dallas on Jan 20, 2012

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5 out of 5

Excellent staff, specifically William, very helpful to me and my guest, great restaurant recommendations, took time to assist me in everyway!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, excellent customer service
Superior Customer Service from Staff, very clean, comforting hotel and lobby, inviting to guests. Wonderful rooms, quiet, clean, felt like at home. William has impecable customer service and it shows in how he speaks highly of the hotel chain to me as a Customer! I will return in a few months, based on William's gratitude and knowledge of giving restaurant recommendations and taking time out for me and my guest to even tour property at Lavender Inn where I will be staying next time and even for a week! Awesome stay!! Thank you!

Posted by , from Phoenix, AZ on Dec 22, 2011

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5 out of 5

Pleasent and convenient for beach and marina access

Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
Great location for being between beach/marina and downtown. Service was great and room was large with small kitchen and separate bedroom. Pool and hot tub were clean and relaxing. Hotel sits in the middle of a neighborhood and as such fairly quite location. would certainly consider staying here again when in Santa Barbara.

Posted by , from Littleton, CO, USA on Nov 16, 2011

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About the Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Location 223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Property Features

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach offers its guests an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness center. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. There's an onsite 24-hour business center. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. Spa services, a library, and a terrace are also featured at Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach. Self parking is free. This 3-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) (16.2 km / 10.1 mi)
  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach offers 31 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and safes. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. In-room massages and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a fitness center. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Up to 2 children 12 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.