$166 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 4, 2015 Check-out: Jan 6, 2015

Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

3 stars
223 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
50 reviews
Great Santa Monica Hotel

Although this is really a dressed-up motel that charges a premium (for motels) price, the extras... See full review

  • Eastern Missouri Traveler
  • Oct 19, 2014
great

Wonderful staff!!!!!! Rooms aged but inn very good condition and property well cared for. Location... See full review

  • Moobie
  • Mar 14, 2014
Spanish elegance steps from the sea
Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach is less than three blocks from the sands of West Beach in Santa Barbara. The cafes, shops and restaurants of Stearns Wharf are also steps away. Housed in a beautiful Spanish Colonial villa with a bubbling fountain, the inn beckons travelers with old world elegance. Guests staying at the Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach have plenty to feast on, such as the free deluxe continental breakfast every morning, free wine and cheese reception each afternoon, and free milk and freshly baked cookies in the evenings.
Highlights
  • Two blocks from beaches
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet
  • Free deluxe continental breakfast
  • Heated outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Free parking
Rooms
The Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach features 31 richly appointed guest rooms and suites. All rooms are nonsmoking. King rooms include comfortable king beds, free high-speed wireless Internet, cable television with HBO, a refrigerator, coffee-makers, hair-dryers, an in-room safe, voice mail, free local phone calls, iron/ironing board and alarm clocks. King suites offer additional amenities: Double sleeper sofa, separate sitting area and full kitchens. Select suites boast fireplaces.
Features
Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach guests enjoy lounging on sun-drenched decks with awe-inspiring views of the Santa Ynez Mountains. A heated pool and hot tub add to the luxurious outdoor experience at the inn. A fitness center offers a way to slim down. Travelers arriving with cars appreciate the free parking. The location is optimal, as Santa Barbara beaches are less than three blocks away. The shops and restaurants of Stearns Wharf are also a short stroll to the waterfront.
Dining
Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach offers a free deluxe continental breakfast to guests daily. Each afternoon, the inn lays out a free wine and cheese spread. When evening comes, travelers are treated to milk and freshly baked cookies. Additionally, several exceptional local restaurants are within walking distance.
Transportation
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (10 mi/16.1 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (89.3 mi/143.7 km)
Attractions
  • Stearns Wharf (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (1.8 mi/2.9 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (3.4 mi/5.5 km)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (11.4 mi/18.3 km)
Business
  • Free high-speed wireless Internet

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Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach Rooms

King Suite
Room with king bed and double sleeper sofa includes separate sitting area, cable TV with premium channels, DVD player with complimentary movie rentals, complimentary wireless internet access, full kitchen with refrigerator, in-room safe, voice mail and complimentary local phone calls, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, bathrobes, complimentary bottled water, non smoking.
King Room
Room with king bed includes cable TV with premium channels, DVD player with complimentary movie rentals, complimentary wireless internet access, refrigerator, in-room safe, voice mail and complimentary local phone calls, iron and ironing board, bathrobes, complimentary bottled water, nonsmoking.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.2 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.7 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 0.8 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.8 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.5 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.6 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.2 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.5 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.9 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.3 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.7 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.8 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.2 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 0.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.7 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 0.8 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.8 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1.5 mi
  • Alameda Park: 1.6 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 2 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 2.2 mi
  • Skofield Park: 3.5 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.9 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 7.3 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.7 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.8 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 11.1 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 196 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (50)

Ratings and reviews for Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
50 out of 50
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
3.9

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Couple Getaway123
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 21, 2014

One Night Stay

The shower was too small, and I don't like the windows that are facing the hallway. The complimentary wines and cheese aren't that good.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stacey R.
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 5, 2014

Perfect getaway location for anniversary

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary in Santa Barbara and stayed here. The staff were very friendly, the hotel room was clean and spacious, and the location is within a very short distance of the pier and State Street shopping. The hotel had complimentary bike rentals, dvds, continental breakfast/afternoon wine & cheese reception/milk & cookies in the evening, and a bottle of champagne for the room — all of these just added to the experience. We had a great time and couldn't be happier with our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kemper
Business
London
Oct 25, 2014

Santa Barbara

Hotel rooms large and very clean. Breakfast was very nice and the freshly baked cookies on arrival were a very nice touch and tasty too. Only drawback is the lack of lift, not an issue if you have little luggage but difficult if your luggage is heavy Would recommend but if not travelling light ask for downstairs room

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

lots of nice shops in Santa Barbara

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Eastern Missouri Traveler
Business
Missouri
Oct 19, 2014

Great Santa Monica Hotel

Although this is really a dressed-up motel that charges a premium (for motels) price, the extras are so nice that it becomes a great value. These upgrades/amenities include Spanish-style architecture; a lovely outdoor pool/jacuzzi and another nice seating area near the street; complimentary breakfast, wine and cheese (in the late afternoon) and milk and cookies (in the evening); and complimentary bike rentals (the cost of which would otherwise really add up if you rented from a local bike shop). The location of some rooms are clearly better than others; if you are willing to walk up a couple flights of stairs, you can get a good view of the mountains near the city. The staff at the front desk was excellent. Overall, I highly recommend this property.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
One4u24mee
Business
Orange County california
Mar 25, 2014

Nice accommodation for weekend get away

Hotel staffs are polite and accommodating. The building locate right next to a carwash so ask for room away from the carwash otherwise you will hear the noise all the time. Not bad for one night get away otherwise I'll stay somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
SuzieE
Business
Phoenix
Mar 18, 2014

Couples getaway

We really enjoyed our weekend stay at the Brisas. William at the front desk was SO helpful... Everything we needed he got for us, including restaurant recommendations and reservations. I love their wine happy hour and free bike rentals; really made the stay enjoyable. The rooms were clean and had everything we needed. The walls were a bit thin, but it didn't really phase us. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone for a weekend getaway or overnight trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

This hotel is close to everything- walking distance to State street, the Wharf and multiple beaches. Best to rent a bike and take it to where you want to go.

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Moobie
Business
Big Island Hawaii
Mar 14, 2014

great

Wonderful staff!!!!!! Rooms aged but inn very good condition and property well cared for. Location is fantastic. My wife left her jewelry in the room when we checked out. They called us right away and are now shipping it to us. How honest and great is that

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
vnogirl
Business
LA, Ca
Feb 17, 2014

Nice location

Nice weekend getaway. Close to the harbor and parks, so plotting a running route was easy, no traffic to dodge. Staff very polite. The discount rate made it a value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Virginia traveluer
Business
Smithfield, VA
Dec 18, 2013

Brisas del Mar - a great place and great value

Great place. Charming. Lot's of amenities. A real value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Babs 61
Business
Orange County, Ca
Dec 3, 2013

Santa Barbara Weekend

The reception area was warm and inviting. Staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The hotel was very clean and functional. Although the room was immaculate, it was somewhat outdated. The room rates were high for the old fashioned room. Also, I am not a fan of exterior entrances and exits. It looked more like a motel. The soaps in the bathroom were cute and the welcoming bottle of champagne and bottled water were nice touches. We enjoyed the continental breakfast each day. Great location with walking distance to State Street and the Wharf.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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