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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The attention to detail at the Brisas Del Mar in Santa Barbara makes this an easy 5 star review. The building itself is super old school, with a main courtyard and most rooms elevated above a carport. That’s just about the only con, other than the walls that might not block out all of your neighbors (you will here it if 2 seven year-olds are rooming next to you). However the interior of the rooms are quite nice with comfy beds and quaint, classical feeling furnishing. Everything is fairly new and nothing was dirty. The bathroom had a large shower and sink which were both extremely clean. The service at the front desk was great, friendly, and knowledgeable. The man at the front desk was able point us in the direction of several good things to see and places to eat. The amenities offered by the Brisas Del Mar are really what make it shine. DirectTV, a BluRay Player (a nice one from Sony and a DVD collection from which one could borrow), bottle of welcome champagne, cookies at the front desk, breakfast, coffee machine (Keurig), a mini-fridge, wine and cheese tasting, bottles of water, speedy wireless internet, pool, hot tub, patio (which was lovely), and a small gym are all available for free. A solid place to stay with nice rooms, a nice building, and great staff.

Stayed: October 2018, travelled with family
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BroussardG, General Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you PessimisticTraveler for this lovely non pessimistic review of our hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and treated yourself to the little extras we offer. Our guest are important to us and we are fortunate to have a team who genuinely enjoys offering our guests personalized and friendly service. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar for your visit to Santa Barbara and for sharing your experience with other travelers.

Kind regards ~ Greg Broussard, General Manager

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Reviewed October 8, 2018

We booked the Brisas Del Mar to visit our son who attends graduate school at UCSB (we are both alumni). Coming back to Santa Barbara is always great. This hotel is in great location, easy walk to water, nearby restaurants etc. Appreciate the convenient breakfast set up, and LOVE the wine and treats in the afternoon. Room was comfortable and clean. We didn't use the kitchen but it would be nice if you need that. Staff were all friendly. Only super minor complaint would be the broken seat on the bike we took out. A staff person noticed we were having trouble with the adjustment and thought it was working but half way through the ride the seat failed and I had to ride the rest of the way back with a seat that was way too low and was loose. Ended up hurting my knees by having to ride it like that. But I did appreciate having access to the bikes!

  • Stayed: October 2018, travelled as a couple
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BroussardG, General Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Greetings beachmama595,

Welcome back to Santa Barbara. It is always a pleasure to serve our Gaucho alumni. Thank you for choosing the Brisas del Mar for the lovely compliments. Please accept our sincerest apologies for the mishap with the bike. We will be sure to re-train our hotel team on how to securely adjust the seats for the safety of our guests. We look forward to serving you again for your next visit with your son.

Kind regards,

Greg Broussard
General Manager

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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Part of a trip down the coast from San Francisco. Lovely room. Close to the beach. Loads of free stuff ncluding a bottle of champagne on arrival. Staff really polite and helpful. Free bikes also available.

Stayed: October 2018, travelled with family
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BroussardG, General Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018

Greetings Kellymc925,
We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Santa Barbara and your stay with us. Thank you for the lovely comments. It’s wonderful to hear you enjoyed your welcome gift and the little extras we offer. We hope you visit us again.

Kind regards,
Greg Broussard
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Reviewed September 30, 2018

A little gem within close walking distance to the many shops and restaurants. Extremely friendly staff all going out of their way to make your stay a wonderful experience. A good size room and very comfortable bed. Lovely views from the balcony. The cheese and wine hour was an unexpected bonus. The breakfast was very good. We only stayed here one night on our way to San Diego but it was a wonderful place to stay and we hope to return for longer next time.The champagne and chocolates for our honeymoon was a nice touch.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Runold
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BroussardG, Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Happy Honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Runold!

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our hotel and your welcome gift. Thank you for sharing your special celebration with us and for sharing your impressions of your experience with other travelers.

Kind regards,
Greg Broussard
General Manager

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Reviewed September 29, 2018

A little misleading and my fault for not checking but the outside space with loungers off the penthouse is shared by all guests including the adjoining hotel so the longers were always occupied when we came back to the hotel in the afternoon.. The cushions on all the furniture on the patio were also removed so we could not sit outside of an evening after coming back to the hotel after dinner typically no later than 9.00pm. That said the hotel was great, a short 10 min walk down to the marina and a couple of good restaurants. We have stayed in more expensive hotels in SB but this was a good middle ground. Perhaps a little dated in the rooms, very dark decor and furniture but very clean and the penthouse gives you a separate lounge area away from the bedroom which was good. Anthony on arrival and departure was very friendly and seemed genuinely pleased to help. We would use this hotel again. There is no elevator so be prepared to drag cases up stone steps, the rooms being on different levels/terraces

Room Tip: If you like a little space and are staying for a few days the penthouse is a good option
  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank ussh2
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BroussardG, Manager at Brisas Del Mar, Inn At The Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2018

Greetings ussh2,
Thank you for your recent visit to Santa Barbara and for your kind compliments. I’m sorry to hear you were unable to relax on the loungers as you liked. 2 of our penthouses have a private patio with private loungers and 3 of our penthouses have a share patio. Should your travels bring you back to Santa Barbara, please be sure to visit us again and request the penthouses with the private deck.

Kind regards,

Greg Broussard
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