Best Western PLUS Pepper Tree Inn

Santa Barbara, California Coast

The hotel

This laid-back Spanish-inspired hotel is nestled in five acres of landscaped grounds. Take in the scene from your balcony or patio as you gaze out over the lush gardens and courtyards. Why not wander down and enjoy a drink by the fire pit, dip in one of the pools or whirlpools, or grab a lounger and chill. The Treehouse Restaurant offers patio and poolside service, so you can eat and drink without leaving the sun deck. You can stroll to the shops and restaurants at La Cumbre Plaza, which are across the road. And perhaps hire a bike or jump in your car and head into downtown Santa Barbara, a couple of miles from the Pepper Tree Inn — or to one of the area's beautiful beaches, only minutes away.

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

Adjacent to the shops and restaurants at La Cumbre Plaza and just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara. For hiking, Los Padres National Forest is 7 miles away, with the Santa Ynez Mountains slightly further.

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-making facilities, 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 This offer is not combinable with any other offers and is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time.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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place on upper state street

Nov 16, 2020 greatscott2020

This is a beautiful property and great location. The grounds are well kept and there are lots of places within walking distance. The rooms are average but they are clean and the staff is great. Good value!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating What a lovely find!

Nov 2, 2020 Resort182770

We were traveling to Santa Barbara to celebrate my mom‘s 90th birthday with her. We just needed something low-key and within walking distance to her home, so that is originally why we chose the best western Pepper tree N. In the end, we absolutely loved it there and would come back again and again, both for the feel of it as well as the value.… Read more
We were traveling to Santa Barbara to celebrate my mom‘s 90th birthday with her. We just needed something low-key and within walking distance to her home, so that is originally why we chose the best western Pepper tree N. In the end, we absolutely loved it there and would come back again and again, both for the feel of it as well as the value. Unfortunately, we heard that the hotel is shutting its doors on December 1st, 2029 because their 60 year lease has expired. We were extremely sad to hear that but glad we were able to experience it! Read less
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Oct 25, 2020 Ambassador752814

I'm not kidding, for starters, the (1 king room) was extremely small. The toilet was designed for 5 year old's, it was SO SMALL my husband could not have a proper bowel movement, and of course the the bathroom sink was also designed for people 5 feet or under' with no privacy, as there was no door. The sitting area had a chair that was so small,… Read more
I'm not kidding, for starters, the (1 king room) was extremely small. The toilet was designed for 5 year old's, it was SO SMALL my husband could not have a proper bowel movement, and of course the the bathroom sink was also designed for people 5 feet or under' with no privacy, as there was no door. The sitting area had a chair that was so small, my chin could rest on the table. The coffee pot leaked everywhere. And to make matters worse...the boxed lunch consisted of 1 SMALL green apple with 2 granola bars. A very SAD DISAPPOINTMENT, FOR OUR 1ST TRIP OUT DURING THIS CORONA VIRUS. Would not recommend this hotel to anyone. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The Pepper Tree Inn Experience

Oct 4, 2020 kellybE165NW

It's about time I finally wrote something about this landmark property. Family owned for decades, I have frequented this property for over 2 decades and my experience has always been outstanding. Clean, comfortable rooms, nice amenities, and the staff speaks for itself. There are employees who have worked here for decades! The staff is happy,… Read more
It's about time I finally wrote something about this landmark property. Family owned for decades, I have frequented this property for over 2 decades and my experience has always been outstanding. Clean, comfortable rooms, nice amenities, and the staff speaks for itself. There are employees who have worked here for decades! The staff is happy, the property is well maintained and you genuinely feel part of the family when you are a guest at the Pepper Tree. It is all part of the experience! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent distance learning getaway!

Sep 10, 2020 Tour12312258985 Temecula, California

This review is long overdue as this is the 2nd time we have stayed at the Pepper Tree Inn while visiting Santa Barbara. The Spanish Style architecture is beautiful and the courtyards lush greenery really provide you with a much-needed relaxing atmosphere (especially during recent times). The staff are always so friendly and accommodating. Coffee… Read more
This review is long overdue as this is the 2nd time we have stayed at the Pepper Tree Inn while visiting Santa Barbara. The Spanish Style architecture is beautiful and the courtyards lush greenery really provide you with a much-needed relaxing atmosphere (especially during recent times). The staff are always so friendly and accommodating. Coffee on our patio was one of my favorite parts of the day. There is a Starbucks right across the street that we walked to for our morning fix. Our recent visit was very different from the past one as we had just started “virtual learning” with a college kid and an elementary student. The Wi-Fi provided was excellent and we were able to get the kids set up on their iPads for a couple hours of “school work”. Another thing to note…especially during times of virtual learning is that this hotel is only 10 minutes to the Old Mission, the museum of Natural History, and the Santa Barbara Zoo. You can definitely use this getaway time to throw in some educational elements for the kids and after all that “learning” you can go to one of the many beaches close by or hang out in one of the courtyard pools. They even offer a wine package which comes in handy after a day of distance learning. (*All you moms know exactly what I’m talking about.) There is also a wonderful seafood restaurant, Lure, right across the street that we highly recommend for both food and drinks. All in all, we would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay again in the future. Read less