$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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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

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

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
long beach,ca
Aug 21, 2009

great stay

only problem, rooms were dark

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

walk to State St. or the pier

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gary golfer
Business
wheaton minn
Jun 11, 2009

wonderful staff, nice room and nice brea

great

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

Business

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
San Pedro, CA
May 6, 2010

my impression

Its OK

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

Business

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
columbus ohio
Oct 27, 2009

great for a weekend stay

go to the winerys, go to the beach, eat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
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
Anonymous
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

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

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cafn8me
Business
Orange County, CA
May 25, 2009

Great boutique hotel

What a great little hotel! The best part about staying at non chain hotels is the perks you get. With this one, there was wine and cheese in the afternoon, continental breakfast and milk and cookies in the evening--all for free! Plus, free cable and TONS of DVDs you could borrow from the front desk. Very cute rooms. My only beefs with this place are the location: although not too bad of a walking distance from the beach, it's next to a park filled with homeless people. Getting to State Street on foot, you have to pass through a sketchy little neighborhood known for housing rehabbed drug addicts. Other beef is the peeling wallpaper throughout. Otherwise, I'd definitely recommend!

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

If you have to walk to State Street via Castillo and Bath, don't do it at night or alone. Don't walk past the park at night; alone in the daytime seems to be okay.

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Review of Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NE Ohioer
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

very close to Amtrak Station for easy and hassle free travel

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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
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

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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