$192 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: May 14, 2014 Check-out: May 15, 2014

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
46 reviews
great

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

  • Moobie
  • Mar 14, 2014
Weekend stay

We had an excellent weekend. On checking in we were upgraded to a suite. We arrived to wine and... See full review

  • Witdeb
  • Nov 25, 2013
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

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

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Hotel Map

34.4099 -119.6973
Area served
Santa Barbara, CA
Nearby airports
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport-10 miles
Area description
Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach is located two blocks from the Santa Barbara Marina, six blocks from Sterns Wharf, and approximately 10 miles from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. The Santa Barbara Zoo is two miles away, and the Santa Barbara Mission is three miles away.

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 (46)

Ratings and reviews for Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Overall score

4.1 / 5
46 out of 46
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.7
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.1
Value:
3.9

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
Kabes
Hopedale, Mass
Nov 10, 2010

Good location, great rooms...

Great location, visited our Son, made some stops at local wineries.... Great trip.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Lots of local wineries....

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
Aga
New York, NY
Jun 21, 2011

Nice place to stay

Nice hotel. Clean and people working there were very nice and helpful. Free breakfast, wine with cheese in the afternoon and cookies with milk in the evening. You can rent a bike for free as well. I didn't have a car but it happened that the hotel was not far from the beach or main street where you can find plenty places to eat. Everything was pretty close.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Natural Cafe. It's a really nice place. Fresh food and not expensive. I would say it's like a 15 minutes walk from the hotel.

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Palm Springs, CA
Jun 27, 2007

Nice Room a bit noisy

Nice large room, was a bit noisy being on the ground floor and next store to the front desk. They had a very nice breakfast spread . All in all a nice place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
USA
Jun 22, 2007

Great Hotel, Good Location, Good Price!

The Brisas Del Mar in Santa Barbara is a great little hotel located within walking distance from West Beach. They have decent sized rooms with a small bathroom and a vanity adjacent to the bathroom. The rooms are modest. Not a grand hotel, but convenient and fairly centrally located to many spots in Santa Barbara if you don't mind taking a 10-15 minute walk. They also have complimentary breakfast and a nice little pool if you desire to take a swim. Overall, my wife and I were very happy with our stay there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We dined at the Enterprise Fish Co. Great fish entrees, but expect to spend a few $$$$. And it started picking up around 7pm, so get there before then. Also the Tacone grill locate in the Mall downtown on State Street is a great place to grab lunch and go shopping.

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
brmlaw
Business
los ángeles
Apr 19, 2013

Great Find

We are regulars in Santa Barbara and we just found our new home away from home.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

Joes cafe for night cap

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
Anonymous
Winnipeg, MB
Mar 4, 2008

Great weekend getaway

The Brisas del Mar at the Beach has very comfortable rooms and great ammenities and is a short block from the beach. The outside of the hotel is very Spanish looking and looks like it was recently redone. The rooms are very country inn in style and don't match the exterior at all(?). The king bed was very comfortable and the in room amenities were great. A really nice touch is the complimentary breakfast, wine and cheese and fresh baked cookies each day. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the grounds were well kept as well.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Boardwalk, dining and great vistas

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
Virginia traveluer
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
Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
Chuckles
Long beach
Nov 9, 2010

Over night stay

There one day for a friends birthday wine tasting adventure. Must say the the beds are super comfortable. We had the King bed. Very close to the 101frwy. Breakfast in the morning complimentary. It was a good place to stay. Have to use the pool and jacuzzi next time. We did get in early and we could not check in until 3pm, called and they said we could check back at 12 which was nice, but we were out wine tasting.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Opal restaurant on state st

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
Anonymous
Orchid, FL
Mar 24, 2011

Nice accomodations; great location

We were in Santa Barbara for a wedding. We love to walk and this hotel is in walking distance from many of the sights and attractions. The amenities made our stay extra special.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

There are lots of wonderful shops and restaurants within walking distance.

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
Peaceful One
Long Beach, CA
Jun 28, 2013

Friendly Staff, Nice Hotel

Brisas had everything we needed for a 2-night stay. We arrived just as they finished putting away their wine/cheese reception, but made a plate for us to have while we were checking in. All the amenities were great: wine/cheese, cookies, champagne, free bikes and DVDs, etc. The breakfast was okay, they could use add a few more items to choose from, especially for folks with limited diets (e.g., alternative milks like almond, rice, or soy milk), but it was adequate. The photos on their website make the lobby, pool, and hotel rooms look larger than they really are, but walking through town, ALL the hotels were significantly smaller than the website photos claimed. Also, the back part of hotel (where the rooms are) was a renovated apartment building, not exactly exciting to look at, but it really is all about location in Santa Barbara. The hotel was a short walk to the ocean, pier, restaurants, and yes, even shopping. The best part was the STAFF, that's why we chose this location, and that's why we'll return! Friendly and helpful staff really make all the difference these days, especially in Santa Barbara with so many hotels to choose from.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Natural Cafe had a GREAT menu for vegetarians, absolutely delicious and on State Street. It was recommended by the hotel staff, and we loved it!

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