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 This offer is not combinable with any other offers and is subject to availability and may be changed or withdrawn at any time.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 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
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Sep 4, 2020 Pam T Hermosa Beach, California

We opted for the Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn as it was in walking distance to Chuck's of Hawaii. We had early dinner reservations and were celebrating our 20th anniversary. Hotel staff made our stay most memorable...thank you. Internet worked well. Room was clean. I noted some chipped grout in the bathroom and carpet stain, but… Read more
We opted for the Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn as it was in walking distance to Chuck's of Hawaii. We had early dinner reservations and were celebrating our 20th anniversary. Hotel staff made our stay most memorable...thank you. Internet worked well. Room was clean. I noted some chipped grout in the bathroom and carpet stain, but otherwise everything was very nice. Room amenities included an ironing board, coffee maker, refrigerator and free parking. The on-site restaurant was closed at this time. Read less
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Jul 7, 2020 SavvySwimmer123 Fillmore, California

Had a blast with my sister and dogs!!!!! Go there every summer!😎🌞🐶🐶❣️ Best pools for 🏊‍♀️ 🏊‍♀️swimming and great beds and showers, too!!!!! Our dogs, Valentino and Cheeto really had a good time, too!!!!!🐶🐶 Quality service!!!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Warning...now a COVID homeless camp

Jul 2, 2020 gordona706

COVID state of CA homeless housing site. Newsomville. Part of the motel is blocked off by ugly fencing and 24 hr guards. Stay away. Spend your money elsewhere. Used to be a great local motel. Too bad. Very true: "... Probably a nice, comfortable place during normal times. Restaurant closed, no gym, no pool..." They had great food, homemade pies,… Read more
COVID state of CA homeless housing site. Newsomville. Part of the motel is blocked off by ugly fencing and 24 hr guards. Stay away. Spend your money elsewhere. Used to be a great local motel. Too bad. Very true: "... Probably a nice, comfortable place during normal times. Restaurant closed, no gym, no pool..." They had great food, homemade pies, etc. They also had a comfortable, great bar, that's closed too. Likely forever. All destroyed in just a few months. Tragic. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Santa Barbara at the Pepper Tree Inn

Jun 14, 2020 ChristopherRestauran Califrnia

Clean, Accommodating and Convenient Location with a Great Staff. Long Running Family Business. Walk able to everything you need. A short drive to the beach, The SB Mission, and Stearn's Wharf. Great Weather too!