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 This offer is not combinable with any other offers and is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time.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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating We hoped for better

Mar 11, 2020 00Mj Mississauga, Canada

Stayed there Monday to Friday during a business trip, when I first got there I was very disappointed of how it looked, seemed like one of those little motels, for the price paid we were surprised; rooms were ok, you have to carry your luggage to the second floor as no elevators, no breakfast , not anywhere in the hotel, there isn’t really anything… Read more
Stayed there Monday to Friday during a business trip, when I first got there I was very disappointed of how it looked, seemed like one of those little motels, for the price paid we were surprised; rooms were ok, you have to carry your luggage to the second floor as no elevators, no breakfast , not anywhere in the hotel, there isn’t really anything else other than the rooms, to my knowledge, so for business was fine but for vacation I wouldn’t think I would go, for few days there wAs a huge bus Parked behind the parking spots close to our rooms so in and out was a bit of a struggle , it is on state street and across from a Target and Macy’s , lots of breakfast options around so that was ok - but I wouldn’t go again, don’t think so ! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great great place for the money!

Feb 29, 2020 Bill B

Admittedly the hotel looks a little dated from the street and the furniture in the room also looks a bit dated. But if they were to upgrade everything then the rates would skyrocket and I think that would be unnecessary. I would tell you if you are looking for a place with a large mom & pop hotel with very very nice "gardeny" feel for the rooms… Read more
Admittedly the hotel looks a little dated from the street and the furniture in the room also looks a bit dated. But if they were to upgrade everything then the rates would skyrocket and I think that would be unnecessary. I would tell you if you are looking for a place with a large mom & pop hotel with very very nice "gardeny" feel for the rooms around the pool/garden area, at a reasonable rate, and in a decent location (state street has a ton of places to eat at and visit and takes you right into downtown (with a bus line right there)) then you couldn't find a better place! And, Geno who helped me checked in was warm & professional and set me up with a nice little room. I will be coming back in the future. Again, if you're looking for the Taj Mahal, this is not your place ... but if you want a reasonable price, clean rooms, great relaxing feeling on your balcony/patio, and in a nice location, this is wonderful!!! Read less
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Feb 21, 2020 pigb2001

This hotel needs a remodel upgrade on some of the rooms and offer an in hotel breakfast, not pay a high price to go to the restaurant next door. Thought the stay was kind of pricey, but rooms were very clean. Enjoyed having a balcony.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Adequate accommodations, comfortable bed, exceptional staff.

Feb 11, 2020 1958DumbSmack Eagle Point, Oregon

This was our first stay in a Best Western Plus and, for the most part, I expected better. Room was small. Pool area was very nice. Members of the staff were very accommodating. Location is nice; close to shops and restaurants. No continental breakfast.
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Feb 7, 2020 krislovestravel2020

Very happy with finding this hotel to stay in SB and will stay there next time. Love the ambiance, the grounds, the pools. Lots of nice touches in the room - complimentary water, fruit, cookies, nice array of products in the bathroom. Not one but 2 pools/jacuzzis at this property (in 2 different courtyards). I had a room facing the pool on ground… Read more
Very happy with finding this hotel to stay in SB and will stay there next time. Love the ambiance, the grounds, the pools. Lots of nice touches in the room - complimentary water, fruit, cookies, nice array of products in the bathroom. Not one but 2 pools/jacuzzis at this property (in 2 different courtyards). I had a room facing the pool on ground level - so pleasant. People have said “dated” about this hotel on some reviews but I loved the look & scale of the property - retro in a good way. So relaxing. Room was very clean. Beds were comfortable. Only issue was I could hear the upstairs guests walking around til midnight & whenever they turned on the water it was loud. But I would stay here again & look forward to on my next visit! Read less