5 on May 15, 2015
The room we stayed in was a casita style room. Room #33 was large enough to comfortably house a queen size bed, small desk, and a chair. Plenty of room to get comfortable It had a very large bathroom that included a large hanging closet with shelves/storage, and opposite a microwave and refrigerator The toilet is in the same room but 5-6 feet from the sink/shower/tub so its out of the way and ready for independent use We were impressed with the cleanliness of the room and bathroom. They had everything from soaps and shampoos to body gels and large comfortable towels The large ceiling fan in room provides more than adequate cooling We were treated to a semi private garden with seating and small table. It was just outside our door but separated by vegetation/walkway on a small path where it ended in a cul de sac underneath a shading tree The garden was of plants indigenous to the climate and acted as a nature barrier to separate and add privacy to the area from the public right-a-way nearby. […] The complimentary breakfast was adequate and they served plenty of breads and bagels with spreads, cereals, oatmeal, juices, and a variety of a local Santa Barbara coffee roasting company coffees The grounds were well kept and the lounge had comfortable leather chairs in front of a fireplace, and tables with chairs for use when eating. The wine and cheese was a nicely added snack benefit before heading back in to get ready to go out for dinner. The Bed and Breakfast is located nearly across the street from the beach, Stearns wharf, and the Harbor. I say nearly because there is one property separating it from Cabrillo which is the street the beach, wharf, and harbor are located on. Our first morning I woke up early and grabbed my folding chair to see the sunrise on the beach. The walk took me all of three minutes from room to sand. We were very pleased with our stay […], and plan on many more trips to this charming affordable Santa Barbara get away in the future"
5 on May 13, 2015
this is our go to place when visiting Santa Barbara. Cute, clean, close to the beach and a friendly staff. Not to mention the daily breakfast and happy hour included in the room. We love it!
4.2 on May 11, 2015
The location is amazing. The price is perfect. You can't ask for anything more when visiting Santa Barbara. I will be coming back for sure many more times.
4.2 on May 10, 2015
We greatly enjoyed her stay. The rooms were great, loved that it was located in a residential area, as well as walking distance to everything The rooms were great, love that it was located in a residential area, as well as close , If we have a return to Santa Barbara certainly would like to return to the Casa Del Mar!
3.2 on May 06, 2015
Great bed and breakfast spot. Rooms were clean staff very friendly. Would come back.
2.8 on May 05, 2015
Casa Del Mar Inn is a cute bed and breakfast that has been lightly updated with soothing paint colors and decor, bathrooms are nicely remodeling with walk-in tile showers. Guest rooms have ceiling fans but no air conditioning. This property is less than a block from the beach.
2.8 on May 04, 2015
Nice, charming B&B. Would stay here again if we come back to Santa Barbara.
4.0 on May 03, 2015
Beautiful little Inn for a getaway. Lots of local flavor. Location is ideal you can walk to Stearns Wharf and wine tasting rooms Only 1/2 block from the beach. I would stay there again if ever in the area
4.6 on April 21, 2015
The hotel is near the beach and within walking distance to many restaurants. Rooms are clean and spacious.
3.4 on April 13, 2015
Our stay at Casa Del Mar Inn recently was a good one. The room was exceedingly tiny, but the property itself was clean and lovely. Breakfast was included in our stay and consisted of a lovely array of pastries, cereal and fruit. I LOVED that coffee, tea and ice water were made available all day and night in the lobby. Also a great touch - the complimentary wine and cheese in the evening. The wine wasn't incredible, but it sufficed. The cheese and crackers were a welcome touch. For what we paid for our room, this place is great value for money!! The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the proximity to the beach can't be beat! I would stay here again.
2.6 on April 11, 2015
Part of a couple, I stayed for two nights here. From the slick website, I thought we were staying at an upmarket spa type hotel. Unfortunately, when I arrived, I realized this was not to be. Instead the hotel seemed rather dated except perhaps for a smarting up of the entrance lobby. The room was adequate but again seemed in need of more modern redo. The one feature of wine and cheese is a good one although the quality of the cheese and wines is lacking. I would add that it would have been nice to have the receptionist ask if you needed any particular information such as airport shuttles, etc. I do not like having to pick through brochures stacked up at the entrance way. The room was fine but did not meet my expectations. I would not say it was "below average" since it had all the basic amenities. But there is not another choice that describes my opinion.
3.2 on April 05, 2015
Nice getaway b&b perfect located to discover the beach and city of Santa Barbara. Comfortable rooms, friendly stuff - definetly to come back again.
3.8 on March 30, 2015
I loved staying at Casa Del Mar and will return to stay here on my next business trip to Santa Barbara. The location is ideal and the courtyard just has an amazing appeal with all of the lush gardens. My King courtyard Suite was spacious, clean and the had french windows that opened completely up for fresh air coming from the gardens. The fireplace and couch in the room added so much ambiance. I cannot wait to stay here again!
3.6 on March 27, 2015
The Casa del Mar was a perfect place to stay during a recent business trip to Santa Barbara. The rooms were very clean and nicely decorated. I appreciated the large in-room fridge and microwave too. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and my co-worker and I even sat one evening next to the fire pit. The hotel is 2 blocks from the beach and about 10 minute walk to all the shops and restaurants of State Street. The staff are very friendly. The breakfast offerings were ok - not many choices but it works and the dining area is very charming.
4.8 on March 26, 2015
This is my "Go to" place to stay for business in Santa Barbara. This recent trip was pleasure and enjoyed the location, easy walk to restaurants and beach/wharf..
4.4 on March 21, 2015
Great location, very clean, comforable room with staff who were friendly,helpful and knowledgeable. Great value for money and would recommend this to friends
3.0 on March 17, 2015
We stayed at CDMI for the first time during our first trip to Santa Barbara. The location was great; very close to the water and fairly close to a myriad of restaurants. The room was clean and more spacious than we expected. The only complaint was that parking was a little tough and it was really really loud when housekeeping was cleaning the rooms nearby. Luckily, we were up and moving buy if you planned on sleeping in, I don't think you'd be able to do it. Overall, our stay was pleasant and we'd stay there again in the future.
3.8 on March 16, 2015
We stayed in room 38 (the delux 2 bedroom/2 bathroom suite with kitchenette. The rooms were very comfortable (although we wished the private bedroom had the kingsized bed vs it being part of the main living space. We went to the "continental" breakfast twice breads, 2 cereals and beverages...no fruit/yogurt. The 3rd day we decided to walk down the street for a regular breakfast at Sambos. That was great. Other than the very limited breakfast offering, our main complaint was not the fault of Casa Del Mar, but it was VERY annoying. We were on vacation and wanted to sleep in. However, our rooms were on the alley side, which was normally quiet, EXCEPT, every morning, the inn across the way made a horrendous racket that began around 8:20 a.m. and lasted 10-20 mins as they loaded all their laundery into a truck. This involved mechanical lifts and was so noisy we initially thought a garbage truck was stuck behind our rooms. My recommendations, stay away from this room.
5 on March 15, 2015
Loved the hotel and the location
4.4 on March 15, 2015
From checkin to checkout this B&B goes the distance in providing a wonderful stay ... I booked the Courtyard King room for a comfy weekend for a surprise birthday celebration of a very special person in my life ... We both enjoyed the warm , comfy feeling of the room with its cozy fireplace & sofa , kingbed , large bathroom and quite location within the hotel .... The staff was always very polite , helpful and attentative ... they even helped with having a birthday cake & balloons I ordered from Jeannines Bakery delivered to our room before our arrival which added in making our weekend even more special ... Many thanks to the entire staff and yes , we will be back again to our favorite place to stay when visiting Santa Barbara ... Best regards , Bob Griffiths - LA$ VEGA$ Nv
4.2 on March 14, 2015
We had a great stay. Great location and nice complimentary breakfast and cheese and wine. I would recommend.
4.2 on March 08, 2015
Excellent deal for weekdays.
4.6 on March 07, 2015
Great location just a half a block from the waterfront. A large room with sofa and fireplace was just what we needed after a few nights in motels. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet other guests at the wine and chese happy hour offered each evening. We found Santa Barbara a very interesting city to visit.
3.8 on March 05, 2015
I've stayed here before and came back because I'd enjoyed myself in the past. This time wasn't so great. I guess it's luck of the draw with which room layout you get - I opted for standard queen each time I've stayed here but this time the layout was a bit more cramped, but that's understandable. The staff was amazing as usual and the room was clean but the other guests were awful. Both nights I was woken up by other guests being loud. Either drunkenly screaming (not sure why people enjoy making noise just for the sake of making noise when they're drunk), or having sex. Without an attendant there to supervise guests overnight, these things just happen without repercussion. It sucks that adults need supervision in order to enforce common courtesy, but I guess maybe the price point is too low. I'm going to stay elsewhere next time.
4.4 on March 02, 2015
Close to the beach, shopping and restaurants.
3.0 on February 15, 2015
the rooms look quite old but it is great located and the general feeling of the property is OK
3.0 on February 15, 2015
We picked this place blindly from the web. It met all our expectations. It is wonderfully located near the beach. The staff was cool
4.6 on February 06, 2015
charming, convenient and reasonably priced
4.0 on February 05, 2015
This was a quite trip for my husband and I . Cute and quaint . Close to the beach and state street . We were very happy here and good price .
4.4 on January 18, 2015
A charming place on a quiet street. Walking distance to downtown and the beach. We plan on going back.
3.2 on January 09, 2015
Clean and comfortable; Excellent location.
5 on January 08, 2015
The room was clean and beautiful. Frontdesk was quick and very professional.
5 on January 04, 2015
I stayed here with my wife for out New Years Eve trip at Santa Barbara. The room was perfect, clean and nice. There was parking right in front of our room and the beach is a block away.
3.4 on January 02, 2015
After many visits to Santa Barbara I think we have found a resort we will book a weekend at again. Lots of room options from small to large depending on your needs and the location is great. The only complaint I would have is the covered parking is limited and very narrow - not a big issue but could be better. The morning breakfast is basic but we did not expect a 4 course meal. It is just enough to get you going in the morning and if you need more Sambo's is around the corner.
3.4 on December 11, 2014
Location is great.
5 on December 09, 2014
I love this place. Clean rooms. Quiet neighborhoid. Friendly staff. Good coffee
4.0 on December 04, 2014
We found the staff to be friendly and appreciated recommendations made about the area. The place was perfectly located near everything thing you might want to do in Santa Barbara and we were able to walk nearly everywhere. This is a pet friendly inn, so take that into consideration. A neighboring guest didn't seem to follow the rules that if you leave, your pet leaves with you, so we had a barking dog to listen to from time to time. The place is cozy and clean. We would not hesitate to stay there again.
5 on November 27, 2014
Great spot for couples get away
4.4 on November 26, 2014
Loved the room, the openness, fireplace, and courtyard, a lovely place for rejuvenation.
3.6 on November 26, 2014
Location is great and the staff is very accommodating. We did not like the lighting in the rooms.
4.4 on November 20, 2014
Great stay. The rooms were large and clean and the staff was very helpful
3.8 on November 12, 2014
I have stayed there many times, and have always enjoyed my stay. The rooms are comfortable, cozy, and clean. The service is excellent!
3.2 on November 09, 2014
My stay at Casa Del Mar Inn was quite nice. I was in town visiting my brother and sister-in-law so didn't really spend too much time in the room, but the CDM still met my expectations. I really appreciated the size of the bathroom and the upscale shower head in the shower. The staff seemed friendly and accommodating and the room was well kept. The location was great too!
4.0 on November 07, 2014
Perfect location. I wish we stayed longer. It's a 2 minute walk to the beach and wharf, and a 15 minute walk to all the great shops and restaurants on State Street. One of the main reasons we chose Casa Del Mar was because they are pet friendly and accepted our two cats. The space was fine for the cats. The room itself was a bit small, but the bathroom was huge. Having a big bathroom was perfect for a stay with kitties because there was plenty of room for their litter box and food/water bowls. Shower was nice and had great water pressure and hot water. There was also a spacious area with a closet, counter, shelves, and a fridge. The room didn't have carpeting, so an area rug would be nice. The front desk staff was very nice and helpful with directions and suggestions. The continental breakfast was okay; very basic, but fine. We didn't really eat because there weren't vegan options. Some vegan options would be great, but honestly we had fun going out for breakfast anyway. The dining area was cute. There was also a very cute courtyard area. We never got a chance to attend the wine and cheese in the evening, but if we every go back and stay longer, we will check that out. My only real complaint is the pet fee. It was $15 per pet, per night, which came to $60 total, which was very steep in my opinion. Especially if we had stayed more nights. I think a flat rate pet fee would be more fair. Or a deposit instead of a fee. For example, traveling with 2 cats instead of 1 doesn't make any difference in the end, when it comes to cleaning or damage, etc. And having a pet for 3 nights instead of 2 (for example) also doesn't really increase the amount of cleaning that has to be done. So charging a fee per pet AND per night was too much. The overall price of the hotel was great, but when you add on the $60 in pet fees, it no longer felt like a good deal. That's my only complaint. The location was incredible and I would definitely go back.
5 on November 06, 2014
I love casa del mar inn, the room was super clean and the staff were very friendly. I will stay there again.
4.6 on October 28, 2014
Great location near the beach. Friendly staff and good rates as well. Definitely recommend.
4.4 on October 27, 2014
We were there for a four night stay for a girls get away. We had a large room and enjoyed it. It was old but kept up and I travel lots and the cleanliness over and above what we expected. The price for almost being on the beach was outstanding. The only complaint was the breakfast didn't look like the brochure , that would be the one thing to improve.
4.2 on October 10, 2014
Room was great
3.0 on October 08, 2014
Wonderful B&B close to the Santa Barbara Harbor, Old Town Santa Barbara, & Hwy 101. Terrific staff, and a comfortable courtyard to enjoy your breakfast or an evening glass of wine. The only disadvantage we found was trying to find parking when returning after dark. Recommended
3.6 on October 03, 2014
We recently spent 2 nights at Casa del Mar Inn and really enjoyed the Courtyard King room. It was airy and quiet with good linens and towels. The staff was very helpful and the location is perfect for seeing Sanat Barbara
3.0 on October 02, 2014
This was my 2nd stay here. A little disappointed that we did not get one of the rooms with a kitchen and queen size bed; the confirmation was a somewhat vague as to the style of room. Having said that, our room was clean and spacious. The continental breakfast and 5pm wine and cheese are great.
3.0 on September 10, 2014
We spent 2 nights in Casa Del Mar Inn and we like this place. The room was great. We like the garden in the middle, lot's of flowers. Close to the beach, to the main street. For sure I recommend this place.
4.6 on September 05, 2014
Cute rooms and excellent service. Everyone was very nice and helpful.
3.6 on September 02, 2014
Very pretty spot walking distance from the beach. Rooms are older but very very clean and roomy. Nice place.
3.6 on August 23, 2014
Nice place. Well located. Clean. Pleasany helpful staff
4.2 on August 22, 2014
A quaint and charming inn conveniently located across the beach. Pet friendly as well! We will definitely return.
4.6 on August 21, 2014
Perfect place to stay if you are a couple and looking for a small romantic spot. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. It has a nice courtyard and complementary wine and cheese in the evenings. The rooms do not have A/C but it is not needed since Santa Barbara is naturally cooler.
4.2 on August 18, 2014
Had one night in SB and this inn met our needs perfectly - very clean and bright room. The location is great in proximity to the beach as well as the downtown district. The concierge was extremely knowledgeable and knowing we only had one night, gave us the best highlights to enjoy SB's restaurants and wine/beer tastings.
1.6 on August 14, 2014
A $75 hotel at $250 a night. Really very poor value. Cheap cereal, and frozen bagels are what you can expect for breakfast. They let you know just how they value you.
4.6 on August 08, 2014
This is the 3rd time we have stayed here and it keeps getting better. If you like the beach, you are only a few feet away! The front desk personnel are awesome and the housekeeping is the best. CDMI will always be my "go to" place.
4.2 on July 21, 2014
We really enjoyed our stay. Rooms weren't anything special, but served our purpose. Breakfast was the same each morning, would've liked to see some variety. The staff were excellent; the cleaning crew exceptional. Great location to walk to the beach, wharf, harbor, restaurants, State St., etc.
3.4 on July 20, 2014
My husband and I stay at Casa Del Mar whenever we stop in Santa Barbara. The location is perfect, just one safe, quiet block from the beach, and within walking distance of State Street. It's clean, comfortable, and best of all, pet-friendly. The staff are pleasant and efficient, and they have both a morning breakfast bar and an afternoon wine and cheese gathering. My only complaint, the Wi-Fi connection is practically non-existent: very frustrating. All in all, a great place to stay.
3.8 on July 17, 2014
great location, place is well maintained, people are friendly and helpful
4.6 on July 10, 2014
Ask for courtyard room. We stayed above lobby and it was a bit noisy during checkout and check in time. Will want to drive up state Street for best shopping and dining. Very close to beach and pier. Loved it.
4.4 on July 07, 2014
Casa del Mar was lovely and met our expectations. The king courtyard room number 34 was nice with a fireplace and sitting area. Also the courtyard with exotic flowers and fire pit in the evening was super. Service was great also. Definetely recommend a stay there.
4.6 on July 02, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised with our room, the cleanliness, the grounds and how calm this Inn was! We could not have booked a better room! We enjoyed everything and wished our stay was longer. We certainly will be back again. This was the greatest anniversary yet and our stay at Casa Del Mar Inn contributed greatly to that.
4.0 on June 26, 2014
Great location! Pet friendly! Reasonable pet fee!
3.8 on June 17, 2014
We stayed in a standard queen 29! The room was ok nothing fancy, no pool or spa on site! What annoyed us was the very loud flushing toilets and the blinds on the windows pushed out and did not cover fully! The street lights shined in and the morning sun woke our slumber! The staff was really sweet! We enjoyed the bfast! We probably will stay somewhere else next visit!
4.6 on June 16, 2014
My mom and I came to stay at this fabolous Inn for the first time. We had room #34 and we both felt extremely comfortable. The room is HUGE, plenty of space for two people and it even has a pull-out couch for a third person if needed. The location is perfect for walking to the waterfront, the beach, and it is just a 5 minute drive to downtown SB. The room was quiet, clean, and had several windows that you are able to leave open at night and still feel safe. The bed and pillows were very comfortable--very hard to find. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone traveling to beautiful SB! This will be my new go-to hotel in SB and I cannot wait to visit again!
5 on May 28, 2014
Close to the beach and beach activities. Very clean B&B. I will stay here each time I go to Santa Barbara.
4.0 on May 23, 2014
A very lovely and affordable getaway. We will definitely be returning.
4.4 on May 22, 2014
The only thing missing was air conditioning in the room!
3.4 on May 18, 2014
Very personable staff. The lobby closes at 10pm but they made sure to call us and leave the key for us. Basic anemities. Breakfast included. Should add yogurt and eggs to the menu. Excellent location. Near the beach. walking distance to State St. Beautiful landscape on the grounds. No pool or gym.
4.0 on May 16, 2014
Good place close to the beach though with little parking space. Nice free wine and cheese. Would recommend it!!
4.2 on May 09, 2014
Super nice place to stay. Unique, comfortable.
4.6 on April 26, 2014
4.8 on April 24, 2014
I have to say I was impressed with the location, the very helpful staff, how clean the room and property were. They even have a complimentary breakfast bar and a wine / cheese bar which was great. There was plenty of parking and you are across the street from the pier / beach. The only downfall which is not horrible is the traffic noise, but I guess you can have that anywhere. Overall I would recommend Casa Del Mar to friends and family and I will be staying there again. Great job to the staff at Casa Del Mar for a very pleasant stay.
3.6 on April 21, 2014
Casa Del Mar provided an excellent location at an affordable price. The rooms were well kept and tidy, though the furniture was a bit worn. The bathrooms were pristine and had excellent water pressure in the showers. Bring your earplugs or white noise if you are a light sleeper when you travel as the walls and windows are sound permeable. The staff was friendly and helpful. Overall, a nice place to stay.
4.8 on April 21, 2014
This room was fantastic! We had a King room with sitting area. The fireplace was great, comfortable bed, clean and nicely decorated in a beach theme. It was perfect for our quick California getaway!
4.6 on January 28, 2013
My wife and I got a great room. It was nice and simple. The staff was friendly and helpful. We did not have their breakfast or wine/cheese tasting. The best part is the location. It is a block from the beach and about 2 blocks from the start of State St. We loved our stay and can't wait to go back.
3.6 on November 14, 2012
This was an adequate hotel in a fantastic location. The staff was wonderful. The rooms were old but clean with updated bathrooms. The breakfast was minimal ... very little selection. Overall a great value.
4.0 on February 20, 2012
My wife and I stayed here during Valentine's Day and we were pleasantly surprised by the great service and the room we had. The Inn was located very close to the shopping area on State Street which was very nice. Plus it was very quiet at night. If we went to SB again we would stay here for sure again. Thanks! Michael Loyd
3.8 on January 20, 2012
We stayed here last-minute as business kept us an extra day in SB. It was extremely comfortable and clean as well as quiet. We enjoyed the stars from the hot tub. The only drawback was that the wireless in the room was slow, but it worked fine from the lobby.
2.8 on April 07, 2011
Very clean, friendly staff. However be weary of room 21 - I think it is the last room they fill because it is the worst. I think they knew this when we reserved our room and automatically gave us a 20% discount, but I think a bigger discount would be better. The room is very noisy from all four walls and from the second story. The hotel is in a great location next to the beach.
2.0 on April 02, 2011
Casa Del Mar is a perfectly fine INN, but they are not a B&B as we were led to believe and should not be advertising themselves as such. Their dining is nothing more than a sad collection of generic, store bought bagels and Wal-Mart muffins. A McDonald's breakfast is gourmet compared to the pathetic spread they have here. And their wine and cheese hour... sad, cheap, and uneatable are the only words that can describe the horrible wine (1 red & 1 white only which is sad because this is supposed to be wine country) and some of the most disgusting cheese cubes that I've ever had the displeasure of eating. Don't get me wrong, the rooms are fine. The Inn is quiet, a block from the beach, and quaint. But this place is nothing more than that. Don't come here as we did expecting a B&B experience. It is anything but.
3.8 on March 26, 2011
Overall, Casa Del Mar Inn is a good place to stay. We mainly wanted close access to the beach, which we definitely had. The room was small but was comfortable, clean, and decorated with calming colors. The only reason I gave the room 3 stars is because it was noisy. We were in a corner room, right at the intersection of two streets, though. While the breakfast was nothing too great (bagels, cereal, fruit), the happy hour with wine and cheese was a nice touch. There was a fire going in the lobby fireplace, and on a cold rainy night, we enjoyed just relaxing there. If you're looking for a clean place to stay that is close to the ocean and won't break the bank, I recommend it.
2.6 on January 21, 2011
Good location. Our minimalist, clean room, near the lobby was pretty noisy because it was in the traffic pattern. Also you could hear the heavy doors being closed from the rooms nearby. Not a bad experience but nothing special. Service was very friendly.
4.6 on January 16, 2011
crazy comfortable beds, great service, free wine, cheese, and crackers.
3.6 on October 16, 2010
one night stopover on way to San Diego. Very pleasant, but unfortunately no time to visit area. Next time will try to stay an extra day.
4.4 on November 18, 2009
Very quiet and quaint inn at an excellent location. A 5-15 minute walk to the Harbor, Wharf or lower State Street which provided many great restaurants. My room was quite small because I took a low room rate, but it was very adequate for one. Couples will want a larger room. A wonderful stay!
3.8 on February 06, 2009
A great use of historic property, and great location. Hated the dog barking next door at night, and urinating on the sidewalk outside our door.
3.6 on May 18, 2008
Fabulous location, attentive and friendly staff, highly recommend it.
4.2 on August 14, 2007
stayed for 2 nights - rooms are well done and user friendly. Loved the location - breakfast could be much more interesting.... my only complaint.