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My wife and I stayed for at Brisas de Mar, Inn at the Beach for nine days in early January. We had a wonderful visit there. The staff were all great. It felt a bit like a family "home" rather than a hotel. Our room was great and was nicely laid out. The service was excellent, as well. The perks were equally impressive...the breakfast, wine & cheese, and cookie times were all delightful. We also enjoyed the access to the bikes for getting around town. The Inn was also very close to the downtown areas and the beaches. We walked almost everywhere we were going in the city. Finally, when we rented a car for the last part of our stay, we were grateful for access to free parking. All in all, we would highly recommend Brisas del Mar. If we ever go back to Santa Barbara, we would, without doubt, return to Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach.

What blew me away here were all the little touches: Daily continental breakfast, cocktail hour (even kid/non-alcoholic friendly alternative of hot apple cider), cookies and milk hour: all of which you can enjoy outside in their patio area or inside with the cozy setup next to the fireplace. A chilled bottle of champagne with the whole setup awaited us in our room and because I'm an Orbitz VIP, I also received two free tastings at Santa Barbara winery, which we put to good use! We booked got a standard room (they also have rooms with kitchenettes in them). The room itself was ok. I think they we recently remodeled too. The bed and pillows, however, were so soft and fluffy, I got one of the best nights of sleep for as long as I can remember. It was hard to leave! They offer free bikes to explore the area too! A pool, spa and gym is also on site. The staff is so friendly. Every time we walked in, we were greeted with a genuine smile. Gorgeous grounds. It really has that "Santa Barbara" feel. Great proximity to the beach, the pier and Old Town. A lot within walking (or biking) distance. I would re-book when I come back for future visits. (Oddly enough, we were meeting up with my friends later on in this roadtrip and three of four of us had randomly stayed at Brisas and had great things to report!) Keep it up, Brisas!

The property was beautiful & quaint, convenient to the beach & wharf. Beautiful area.

Will definitely go back. Very friendly staff and gave great recommendations to restaurants

Nice staff. Bikes to use. Nice kitchen. Lots of goodies around. We did have some ants in the room

Room was clean bed comfortable love that they provided bikes for free breakfast was just ok

Super friendly and accommodating staff, great location...we will stay there again.

The hotel was very accommodating and helpful to making some last minute changes in my itinerary. Very good service.

Nice, great staff, centrally located. Would visit again.

Such a sweet little place to stay... This was a great room at a reasonable price. The staff here were very nice and helpful.

All employees absolutely fabulous!!! Great location, exceptionally clean rooms and property!

Great intimate inn, close to pier & beach. Staff was welcoming & courteous. Special amenities included wine & cheese cocktail hour, bottle of champagne cooling in room! Will return anytime I can.

Rooms are nice but location and facility are not great. courtyard is the parking lot and located next to a gas station. Good enough hotel, but if you are looking for the Santa Barbara experience keep looking.

Better than advertised. Close to the attractions but not on top of the clutter. Great staff, Comfy bed and the bikes were good too. Will revisit ASAP .

So many extra amenities included such as a complimentary bottle of champagne, free bicycles to borrow, wine and cheese tasting, milk and cookies in the evening, and a complimentary breakfast.

Shabby motel style hotel with outdated furnishings in down market part of town.

Castillo St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Barbara City College
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Santa Barbara Beach, Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach is within a 5-minute walk of popular sights such as Santa Barbara Harbor. This 3-star hotel has 31 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a spa tub.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

All 31 air-conditioned rooms provide desks. Guests can expect WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and DVD players. In-room massages are available.


Property features

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach offers an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with luggage storage, tours or tickets, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a 24-hour business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a library.

Room options

Standard Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

Everyone (26) Couples (44) Business (4) Family (7) Friends (2) Other (2)
5
Partner Couples

My wife and I stayed for at Brisas de Mar, Inn at the Beach for nine days in early January. We had a wonderful visit there. The staff were all great. It felt a bit like a family "home" rather than a hotel. Our room was great and was nicely laid out. The service was excellent, as well. The perks were equally impressive...the breakfast, wine & cheese, and cookie times were all delightful. We also enjoyed the access to the bikes for getting around town. The Inn was also very close to the downtown areas and the beaches. We walked almost everywhere we were going in the city. Finally, when we rented a car for the last part of our stay, we were grateful for access to free parking. All in all, we would highly recommend Brisas del Mar. If we ever go back to Santa Barbara, we would, without doubt, return to Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach.

By on Jan 13, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 14, 2020

Thank you for your recent stay at the Brisas del Mar. Hearing that we felt a 'bit like home' is a wonderful compliment to receive. Thank you for taking time to share your impressions with other travelers to help them make informed choices on where to stay when visiting Santa Barbara. We look forward to your return. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

4
Partner Couples

What blew me away here were all the little touches: Daily continental breakfast, cocktail hour (even kid/non-alcoholic friendly alternative of hot apple cider), cookies and milk hour: all of which you can enjoy outside in their patio area or inside with the cozy setup next to the fireplace. A chilled bottle of champagne with the whole setup awaited us in our room and because I'm an Orbitz VIP, I also received two free tastings at Santa Barbara winery, which we put to good use! We booked got a standard room (they also have rooms with kitchenettes in them). The room itself was ok. I think they we recently remodeled too. The bed and pillows, however, were so soft and fluffy, I got one of the best nights of sleep for as long as I can remember. It was hard to leave! They offer free bikes to explore the area too! A pool, spa and gym is also on site. The staff is so friendly. Every time we walked in, we were greeted with a genuine smile. Gorgeous grounds. It really has that "Santa Barbara" feel. Great proximity to the beach, the pier and Old Town. A lot within walking (or biking) distance. I would re-book when I come back for future visits. (Oddly enough, we were meeting up with my friends later on in this roadtrip and three of four of us had randomly stayed at Brisas and had great things to report!) Keep it up, Brisas!

By on Jan 12, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 14, 2020

Thank you for your very kind comments. As soon as I read the summary of your recent experience I immediately shared it with our hotel team. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Brisas del Mar and treated yourself to the little extras we offer. Thank you for sharing your impressions with other travelers to help them make informed choices on where to stay when visiting Santa Barbara. Should your travels bring you back to our beach city we hope you visit us again. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Dec 18, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 18, 2019

Thank you for our 5-star review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with at the Brisas del Mar.

5
Partner Couples Family

The property was beautiful & quaint, convenient to the beach & wharf. Beautiful area.

By on Nov 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 13, 2019

Thank you for your stay at the Brisas del Mar. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

5
Business Business

Will definitely go back. Very friendly staff and gave great recommendations to restaurants

By on Jul 26, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 26, 2019

Thank you Tom for your kind compliments. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Brisas del Mar. We look forward to serving you again. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, Hotel Manager

4
Everyone

By on Jun 15, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 16, 2019

Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar for your visit to Santa Barbara.

5
Everyone

By on Jun 9, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 10, 2019

Thank you for our 5-star review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

5
Family

Nice staff. Bikes to use. Nice kitchen. Lots of goodies around. We did have some ants in the room

By on Jun 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 2, 2019

Thank you for this lovely review of your recent stay with us. It is great to her you enjoyed the Brisas del Mar and the little extras we offer you. We look forward to serving you again soon. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, Hotel Manager

5
Everyone

Room was clean bed comfortable love that they provided bikes for free breakfast was just ok

By on Mar 5, 2019

Review comment responded on Mar 5, 2019

Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar for your visit to Santa Barbara. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our bikes and found our Simmons BeautyRest mattress comfortable. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, Hotel Manager

5
Everyone

Super friendly and accommodating staff, great location...we will stay there again.

By on Feb 14, 2019

Review comment responded on Feb 17, 2019

Thank you for our 5-star review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and found our hotel team to be ‘friendly and accommodating’. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, Hotel Manager

Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach

223 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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