$166 Avg/night
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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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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Pedro
Sep 29, 2008

Very Friendly Hotel!

The staff were very friendly, and the hotel is in an excellent location close to all the downtown Santa Barbara sites and the beach. The rooms are good size, but older that more modern hotels. It is a good place to stay if you are not looking for a resort. Ggood bargin in Santa Barbara. The free Internet was nice to have. The pool was very nice and clean.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

All the restaurants and shopping on State Street is a short drive or long walk. We did dine at the Opal Restaurant on State Street near the old Arlington Theater and it was very good, and had unique dishs covering all types of cuisine.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Aga
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
USA
Sep 21, 2007

Great Value for the Area

The Brisas Del Mar was very comfortable and we loved that there was a good continental breakfast, wine and cheese in the afternoon and milk and cookies at night. The staff was very friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions for restaurants and activities. We would have liked more closet space and a bigger shower but there was a separate dressing room with mirror and vanity counter. We will likely go there again.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Downtown Santa Barbara is nearby as is the beach. There is a great public park with tennis courts adjacent to the hotel.

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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.

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Oklahoma City
Nov 18, 2008

My review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Great casual weekend. The room was like a mini apartment in that we had a suiet. Iliked the fact that we had a full sized kitchen. We took full advantage of the frig and microwave. The wine and cheese was a nice treat after a day of sightseeing. The beech was a short walk away and althou it was mid Nov, the weather was 75-80 degrees.We loved the weather and the hotel.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There are nice parks and sunny beaches a short walk from the hotel.

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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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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ingabell
Business
Forest City , Iowa
Apr 19, 2010

Relaxing time

Wonderful place to stay close to the ward!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
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
Chuckles
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Opal restaurant on state st

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bird Tortoise
Business
Fremont ca
Jul 2, 2012

Great place to stay

Services are great. People who are working there are very friendly and professional. This place also provides bikes for guests to ride for free for four hours daily.

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

Business

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