Best Western PLUS Pepper Tree Inn

Santa Barbara, California Coast

The hotel

This luxurious, Spanish-inspired resort hotel is nestled within five acres of tropical gardens. Guest rooms continue the theme with Hacienda-style furnishings and patios and balconies overlooking the gardens and courtyards. In the grounds are two tiled swimming pools and two whirlpools, great to lounge by on sunny days. The Treehouse Restaurant serves delicious American fare and offers room, patio and poolside service, so you can eat and drink without ever leaving the sun deck! There are also massage treatments to ease away your everyday cares. If you’re in need of retail therapy, La Cumbre Plaza is adjacent or head 2 miles to downtown Santa Barbara for a wider selection of shops and restaurants. For hiking, Los Padres National Forest is just 7 miles with the Santa Ynez Mountains slightly further. Beautiful stretches of sandy beach are also just minutes away by car. However you spend your days, the Pepper Tree Inn will be a more than welcome sight upon your return - we guarantee it!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Surrounded by lush gardens, adjacent to the shops and restaurants at La Cumbre Plaza and just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara.

Hotel information

150 rooms on 2 floors in 2 buildings. All with air-conditioning, patios and balconies, cable TV with HBO, phone, complimentary WiFi, fridge, tea/coffee maker, safe, hairdryer, iron and board, DVD player, complimentary bottled water. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

  • Free Nights: Receive the 3rd night free for complete stays between 07 Sep '20–30 Apr '21. This offer is not combinable with any other offers and is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

The Treehouse Restaurant and Lounge (breakfast, lunch and dinner – room, patio and poolside service). 2 heated swimming pools, 2 whirlpools, fitness room, massage facilities*. Bike rentals*. Fire pit. Gift shop. Hair salon*. Complimentary coffee and fruit in the lobby 24-hours a day. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Complimentary WiFi and self-parking.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out ourSpecial Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Aging hotel but a good value for SB

Oct 14, 2019 johnhQ1400JN La Verne, California

Stayed here for 3 nights on a recent trip. Room was pretty clean although I did see a few ants. Carpeting and the room were definitely worn. Staff was helpful and friendly. Grounds were nice and generally quiet. My ground floor room was fine except one night the people above were up and about at 3am with heavy footsteps and other noises. Location… Read more
Stayed here for 3 nights on a recent trip. Room was pretty clean although I did see a few ants. Carpeting and the room were definitely worn. Staff was helpful and friendly. Grounds were nice and generally quiet. My ground floor room was fine except one night the people above were up and about at 3am with heavy footsteps and other noises. Location is good but a bit far away from the lively downtown and funk zone areas. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Oh dear.

Oct 14, 2019 Tim H Dunstable, United Kingdom

Having seen the photos and reviews we were looking forward to arriving here. What a disappointment, our rooms were ancient and smelt really musty. Aircon was like a 747 taking off which meant that you could only have it on whilst out. Dirty carpet! Took a shower, walked to the bed and had dirty feet, ugh. Not blaming the house keeping, it's just… Read more
Having seen the photos and reviews we were looking forward to arriving here. What a disappointment, our rooms were ancient and smelt really musty. Aircon was like a 747 taking off which meant that you could only have it on whilst out. Dirty carpet! Took a shower, walked to the bed and had dirty feet, ugh. Not blaming the house keeping, it's just everything is well past its best. Only good thing was the Hummingbird that arrived outside our room. Definitely return to Santa Barbara one day but not this hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very friendly staff

Oct 13, 2019 Laura d

Both times I have stayed here (coincidentally in the same room) the front desk staff has been very friendly and helpful. The rooms are a bit dated, but well furnished and maintained. There isn't as easy of access to power outlets as in more modern hotels, but it worked out in the end. The presence of EV charging is a big help.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Right on Highway 1

Oct 9, 2019 Payday15

Located by Highway 1, but a couple of miles out of town. Decent room, but stairs to negociate if you are on the upper floor. Nice balcony overlooking the pool. Free parking. Shopping mall close by. Parking easy in town - 75 minutes free nearly everywhere and free street parking all day if you look a couple of blocks north of city centre. … Read more
Located by Highway 1, but a couple of miles out of town. Decent room, but stairs to negociate if you are on the upper floor. Nice balcony overlooking the pool. Free parking. Shopping mall close by. Parking easy in town - 75 minutes free nearly everywhere and free street parking all day if you look a couple of blocks north of city centre. Santa Barbara is great. There is a town trail to follow. Do go up the tower of the city hall for the view. Tourist Office near the beach is great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Pleasant Hotel on the outskirts of Santa Barbara

Oct 8, 2019 billgardner2018 West Sussex, United Kingdom

We stayed one night in September, very much what we expected, nice pool and gardens, pleasant room. No breakfast but there is a bakery across the road. We loved Santa Barbara and wished we could have stayed longer but this was part of a 4 week pre-booked road trip