Ratings based on 1,125 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
94% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from SLO

Charming hotel convenient to downtown and beach

Posted Dec 5, 2017
Pros: Nice amenities, comfort and cleanliness
Cons: No suggestions
Location: About a 10 minute walk to State St. with good choices for food and shopping ..also the beach
Our suite was spacious with living room and kitchen separate from the bedroom and bath. Very clean and comfortable.... nice outdoor sitting area and heated pool. Lobby was pleasant with welcoming fireplace, games books and DVD’s available. Coffee and tea available all day plus special treats, wine and cheese at 4:30 and cookies and milk in evening...hot cider was being served when we arrived..we watched the sunset through the palm trees from the hotel’s upper balcony.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 7, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you Marty, for your generous compliments. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the little extras we offer. We know you have many hotels to choose from when visiting Santa Barbara so your experience is important to us. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar. Warm Regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location. Nice clean hotel.

Posted Dec 5, 2017
They seemed to go the extra mile on everything. They made us feel very comfortable. We spent a lot of time by the cosy fire in the reception area.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 6, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your generous compliments. We are fortunate to have a team of super stars who truly care about offering the best service possible. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. I’ll be sure to share your comments with our hotel team. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pismo Beach, Ca

Comfortable, nice hotel close to beach and harbor

Posted Dec 4, 2017
Pros: It was roomy for my family of 4 . It was quiet . They had all the amenities as any other hotel even for its quaint size .
A very nice spanish style hotel in Santa Barbara . For our weekend it was centrally located for our activities. The King Suite was a good size one bedroom with a living room, dining room , and fully stocked kitchen . A very cute kitchen ! Each room had a smart tv with direct tv and DVD players . The lobby lent out DVDs ( over 1000 in their collection) . In the evening, the lobby had cookies and hot apple cider. In the morning , there was continental breakfast - at anytime there was coffee and tea available. While the boys went surfing, my teen daughter and I rode the beach cruisers available to guests down along Cabrillo Blvd. to the SB Zoo. It was a lovely Sunday morning ride. Best there was the car port under us so I didn't have to worry about the kids being loud and no guest room above us.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 5, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Greetings Shelly, We are happy to hear you and your family enjoyed your visit to Santa Barbara and your stay at the Brisas del Mar. Thank you for sharing your lovely compliments with us and others. It has been our pleasure to serve you. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Auckland, New Zealand

STAFF make this place

Posted Nov 30, 2017
Pros: STAFF
Cons: The rooms are dated but clean
Location: Good location close to the beach and centre of town
Late arrival due to car issues and found our room had been upgraded and a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge as well.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 1, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your upgrade and sparkling wine, especially after experiencing car trouble. Thank you for your personal recommendation. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 27, 2017
Great hotel, would recommend to others. Great location close to the beach and really nice amenities, with outdoor seating area, wine and cheese, milk and cookies, and good continental breakfast. Only complaint was they told us they we're upgrading our room while giving us the keys but it wasn't an upgrade
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 30, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
It’s great to hear you enjoyed the Brisas del Mar and the little extras we offer. I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed with your complimentary upgrade. We will be sure to remind our hotel team to let guests know what to expect when they are upgraded. This way it’s clear what they are receiving. Thank you for this wonderful reminder. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Orange County, CA

Close to beach and downtown

Posted Nov 26, 2017
Conveniently located close to downtown and the beach. Staff is super nice and friendly. Breakfast is good for continental breakfast offering. There’s wine and cheese and cookies and milk in the evening and free water, tea and coffee throughout the day. The rooms especially the bathrooms are a little on the older side hence the lower ratings in the room and cleanliness category.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 27, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank Maike for your lovely review of your recent stay with us. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed the Brisas del mar. You will be pleased to hear that our hotel team continually updates and refreshes our guest rooms so the next time you visit you may see some nice modernization. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar, Inn by the Sea. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Awesome location, close to the beach.

Posted Nov 26, 2017
Our family had a fabulous time , the staff where extremely friendly and made you welcome. This location is close to the beach and beach cruises are available for rent. A very cute swimming pool and spar gets plenty of sun. We recommend this to our friends and would definitely visit this hotel again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 29, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
We are pleased to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate the lovely compliments you offered. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar and for your personal recommendation. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Atlanta

Comfortable rooms, convenient location.

Posted Nov 20, 2017
Smaller property with friendly feel and welcoming staff. The rooms are pleasingly clean and have obviously been updated (including very comfortable beds). This property was convenient to anywhere we wanted to travel in the area and easy to navigate to and from. Overall a great experience and I would definitely consider staying again when in the area.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 21, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Greetings Mary, Thank you for this lovely summary of your recent stay with us. We rely on guests like you who take time to share their experience with others. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar. Kind regards Greg Broussard General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Great Find In Santa Barbara

Posted Nov 15, 2017
Pros: See above
Location: We walked to the boardwalk and also walked to our day spa at the Evolution Medical Spa.
My sister and I rented a king bed suite with sofa bed for a sister's getaway and couldn't have been more pleased at our choice. What a great find! From the warm welcome to the cheese and wine reception to the nice breakfast offerings. And the complementary bottle of champagne was a sweet touch. This place was perfect for us. The room was great....like a small one bedroom apartment. The beach and town were just a few minutes walk away. It's not new and modern...but for me that's a good thing. A special shout out to Melissa, who helped us in so many ways and suggested a few movies from their massive DVD collection. Thanks Brisas Del Mar!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 25, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
We are so happy to hear you and your sister enjoyed your weekend get-a-way at the Brisas del Mar Thank you for the lovely compliments and for the special shout out to Melissa. We are fortunate to have a team of Super Stars who truly care about offering our guests the best service possible. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar and we hope to see you again soon. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto, ON

Great Hotel in a good location

Posted Nov 15, 2017
As a VIP member we were upgraded to a very roomy suite. The hotel had complimentary use of bikes as well as a wine and cheese session daily. The staff was very friendly and helped direct us to hiking trails in the area.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 20, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Greetings J, Thank you for your Expedia VIP membership and for choosing the Brisas del Mar. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel and your complimentary upgrade. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager