$211 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
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

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.

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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 (46)

Ratings and reviews for Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
Androoooo
Huntington Beach
Aug 1, 2012

Excellent stay!

At first I was a little thrown off because I was expecting this to be right on the beach, but it was more than close enough. To make things easy, the hotel allows you to check out beach cruisers to ride anyway. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. They treated us very well.

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

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
Witdeb
Westlake Village, CA
Nov 25, 2013

Weekend stay

We had an excellent weekend. On checking in we were upgraded to a suite. We arrived to wine and cheese. We received a chilled bottle of champagne in our room. The staff was the friendly and helpful staff I can remember being greeted with at a hotel. Since we like walking this location was fine for us, however if don't , you should be aware the hotel is a few blocks from the ocean or State Street.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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
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.

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
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
5.01.0
Anonymous
Dublin, Ireland
Oct 27, 2010

Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Hotel provides free bike rental, free breakfast and free tea/coffee/lemonade and snacks throughout the day. All in all quite an expensive place considering the fact that it is a vamped up motel, but all accomodation in santa barbara is overpriced so when you compare the level of service from staff, location and other perks provided it is not bad at all. The beds are comfortable too although the thin motel walls and noisy room fridge did impact on the quality of our sleep. I would recommend it to more budget concious travellers rather than those looking for an 'amazing destination hotel' or similar. It is not a SPA rather a hotel with a small pool and a hot tub

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Aqua nail bar is great for all the ladies looking to get a good manicure or pedicure

Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Babs 61
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
Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NE Ohioer
Cleveland, OH, USA
Aug 23, 2011

relaxing and homey

Really nice location close to beach but more secluded. nice breakfast, access to bikes, and helpful staff

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

very close to Amtrak Station for easy and hassle free travel

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