Ratings based on 971 Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

well-maintained hotel near the beach

Posted Mar 22, 2017
Pros: Complimentary breakfast, wine & cheese, wifi and parking
Cons: It would be helpful to have more hangers in the closet, but that's a minor issue.
Location: Great location near a park and beach. Short drive to the zoo and botanical garden.
The hotel is dated, but well maintained. The continental breakfast offers a fresh selection of pastries, fruit and yogurt. The location is excellent, about 5-10 min walk to the dock and is near the beach. All in all a very good stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 22, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you for your recent stay at the Brisas del Mar. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel and appreciate you very kind compliments. Please know that based on your comments our housekeeping team will order additional hangers for our guestrooms. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Very nice hotel close to the beach.

Posted Mar 14, 2017
Very clean rooms and hotel. Front desk was very professional. The beach is just a 5 minute walk from the hotel. Very quiet environment.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 15, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you for taking time to share your experience of your recent stay with us with other travelers. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the Brisas del Mar and appreciate your kind compliments. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, we hope you visit us again. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manger
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Garden Grove

Posted Mar 12, 2017
From the peaceful atmosphere to the complimentary wine, champagne, bike rentals, cookies and more...I am for sure coming back to this hotel. The staff was great and even made suggestions for local sight seeing close by. Knowledgeable and great customer service.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 13, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you Ally Marie for this lovely review of our hotel. What a wonderful compliment you have given us. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar. We look forward to serving you again. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Pasadena, CA

Wonderful experience and close to everything

Posted Mar 11, 2017
Pros: location, staff, large rooms, everything tastefully done, from food to accommodations.
Cons: nothing.
Location: blocks to the beach, a few more to State Street for shopping, dining, etc. Exceptional food culture.
Clean, friendly, tastefully done, obliging and courteous, large rooms, few blocks to the beach, and only a few more to State Street, which has everything, especially an excellent food culture. Buchon (French) and Ca'Dario (Italian) restaurants on Victoria just off State are worth the trip alone. C'est Cheese on nearby Santa Barbara is paradise for a cheese lover. They supply Buchon. And perhaps the best cupcakes on the planet are at Crush Cakes, just a few doors up from Ca'Dario.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 14, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Greetings Steve! Thank you for taking time to write about your recent stay with us. We rely on guests like you to offer their genuine impressions of our hotel, grounds, guestrooms, and service. It is great to hear you enjoyed your experience. Your compliments are greatly appreciated. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar. We look forward to serving you again. Warm regards Greg Broussard, General Manager
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from HB, CA

High 4

Posted Mar 8, 2017
A very nice hotel. I can't misrepresent it with a 5, but, definitely a high 4
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 8, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you Mark for our "high 4" review. We appreciate you taking time to share your experience with other travelers. 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 Anaheim, CA

Amazing Staff, Amazing Hotel

Posted Mar 6, 2017
Pros: Sam, the desk clerk. The Wine and Cheese. Cookies and Milk. DVD Check-out. Breakfast.
Cons: Nothing
Location: State Street is nearby
I absolutely love this hotel! I used to stay at the Hotel Santa Barbara, but after staying here for the first time last year, I stay at Brisas Del mar every time I am in Santa Barbara now. The rooms are always incredibly comfortable. It does not feel like a hotel. But what really sets this hotel apart is the staff. Sam, the gentleman that is the closing desk clerk, is so incredibly helpful. He is a big part of the reason I stay at Brisas Del Mar. A wealth of information about the local area, he always has a great recommendation for whatever you are looking for. When speaking with him, it feels as if you are speaking with an old friend. Incredibly warm, friendly, and welcoming. You will not be disappointed if you stay here.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Greetings Evan, Thank you for this lovely review of your recent stay with us and for your generous accolades towards Sam. It is great to hear he is always able to provide you with helpful information and continues to make your visits with us a positive experience. We will be sure to share your comments with Sam and the rest of the Brisas del Mar hotel team. We are truly fortunate to have a group of Hospitality Super Stars! Thank you for taking time to share your experience with other travelers and for your personal recommendation. We look forward to serving you again soon. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

A very enjoyable place to stay

Posted Mar 6, 2017
Pros: This hotel brings a mix of great location, friendly surrounds and old-fashioned charm.
Location: The location is great. Easy walks to the waterfront and to downtown.
We stayed at Brisas del Mar during our vacation in Santa Barbara. Management and staff have taken great pains to give the place a relaxed and friendly feel, borne out by its many repeat visitors looking to escape winter at home. They've achieved a nice mix of old and new - with pretty old-fashioned surrounds and good internet.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Your lovely comments and compliments about the Brisas del Mar are greatly appreciated. It is great to hear you found our hotel to feel relaxing and friendly and to know you met our wonderful month long guests. It does feel like a warm family environment here, with our hotel team, our monthly winter guests, and visitors from around the globe. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar. We hope to serve you again soon. Warm regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Excellent cozy hotel

Posted Jan 30, 2017
Pros: staff service
Outstanding reception, staff very nice! amazing getaway weekend!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 30, 2017 by Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your lovely compliments. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent stay at the Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Bach.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing

Posted Jan 22, 2017
truly recommend it for a weekend getaway, staff and everything about this place is perfect.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 23, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
Thank you so much for this lovely review of the Brisas del Mar. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your weekend get-a-way with us.
1 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Dirty room dirty linens

Posted Jan 22, 2017
At first look the room appeared okay. Staff was very friendly and helpful. However, when we pulled down the bed on top under the pillow was a brown stain then when we pulled the sheets down there was more stains and questionable piece of what appeared to be mouse feces. The walls in the bathroom were peeling off and the molding around the room was chipped and looked old. Our room also smelled weird and didn't improved when the air was turned on. I would never stay here or recommend it. I am glad I didn't pay a lot for this room but I am sad I used all my points for this hotel room that we left within an hour of being there.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 27, 2017 by Manager , Hotel Management
I am terribly sorry to hear about your experience. Your comments are very unusual for our hotel and I would like to look into this matter further. I sent you several messages so we can investigate this issue and look forward to hearing from you soon. Please accept our sincerest apologies and know that we will do everything possible to understand what went wrong and try to make things as right as possible. Sincerely and apologetically ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager