$207 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jun 3, 2015 Check-out: Jun 4, 2015

Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

3 stars
View map of 223 Castillo St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
59 reviews
Very Nice All Around Great Trip

This is a hidden Jewel in the Santa Barbara area. Everything was more than we expected at the Inn.... See full review

  • John C.
  • May 14, 2015
Very nice stay at this hotel

Great staff, very clean grounds, would highly recommend hotel See full review

  • Megan K.
  • Apr 6, 2015
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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
59 out of 59
Amenities:
4.2
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.2
Value:
4

93% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
John C.
Business
N/A
May 14, 2015

Very Nice All Around Great Trip

This is a hidden Jewel in the Santa Barbara area. Everything was more than we expected at the Inn. The bikes where a nice addition to our trip. If there was to be anything different is a little more hot food for breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Megan K.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Very nice stay at this hotel

Great staff, very clean grounds, would highly recommend hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
William H.
Business
N/A
Apr 6, 2015

Husband & Wife - two day gataway

Very clean and the staff was very friendly. Very convenient and walking distance to the wharf. State St. downtown area to far for us to walk, but plenty of inexpensive public parking.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mike W
Business
N/A
Mar 23, 2015

Great value and good location

While the property may be a bit old, there were lots of things to like at this hotel. We had narrowed the search beforehand to about 3 or 4 hotels but thought this would be the best option. They offered a convenient location (walkable to the beach or downtown), had a pool/hot tub, light breakfast option, wine & cheese in the evening, homemade cookies at night, easy parking. The place was as advertised and there were some pleasant surprises such as: comfortable beds, rooms were very clean, and the front desk service was friendly and helpful. We would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Travelin'Farmer
Business
N/A
Jan 28, 2015

Santa Barbara Get A Way

This is a very quiet and friendly hotel. Good food from fruit on arrival, cheese and wine in the late afternoon, evening cookies and good continental breakfast. This is our favorite waterfront hotel, only downside is it is one block from the harbor so no ocean views. Although it is on a busy street, the room are set back and so are very quiet. The rooms are also larger than the other older hotels in the ares. What makes this hotel is the friendly staff.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

The FisHouse has delicious food. Had sautéed sea bass which was exceptional.

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

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
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

lots of nice shops in Santa Barbara

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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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