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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3850 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Ranked #18 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife, two small children and I stayed at this hotel for two nights earlier this month. The room was fine. It was certainly clean but it was also certainly small and dated. There were two double beds in the room. You can also get a sleeping pad which is like a thin mattress for the floor. They say they... More

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San Simeon
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I have stayed here a couple of times now and the staff is always very nice and helpful. The rooms are clean and roomy. I would recommend this hotel to anyone who would like the use of a pool. Pets are allowed in an area of hotel also. Good job Best Western Pepper Tree!

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Zurich, Switzerland
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very beautiful hotel. Every room has view to garden and access to clean pool. Very calm and restorative atmosphere. Very friendly and helpful employees. Approx. 10 minutes car drive to center, beach and main shopping street. We highly recommend and will definitely return when visiting Santa Barbara.

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woodland hill, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

a nice experience at the hotel, but terrible at the restaurant adjacent. lots of other choices for food in the area. the hotel had a lovely pool area, the lobby was very adequate and functional, the people were trained and friendly. the Location was a plus a it was across the street from a large shopping plaza, which made it... More

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River Vale, NJ
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at this facility for two nights during a recent trip to Santa Barbara. The hotel is lovely with nice sized rooms (a little older, but clean), two beautiful pools, hot tub, guest laundry (which came in handy since we had been traveling throughout the state and were into day 8 when we arrived in Santa Barbara). The only... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Spent two nights. Room smallest we've experienced so far. Very difficult to walk around with three large suitcases and virtually no wardrobe space. Everything in the room, TV channels, fridge, small safe and even microwave. Patio doors opened onto small patio, communal lawn and communal pool. Nothing wrong with is hotel - everything adequate. Staff - check in and out... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just stayed here and found it exceeded our expectations, based on previous reviews. The rooms are well equipped - if somewhat dated -, the bed very comfy, the area very quiet, the pool was nice and we knew it was a drive into Downtown before booking so can't complain about that. If you do your research before booking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our room was fine, compact but perfectly functional bathroom, balcony overlooking a great grassed area and the pool, lots of palms and plants, very relaxing. I don't understand the negative reviews on tripadvisor as our experience was only very positive. There is a mall opposite the hotel and the hotel guest directory was great, listing all that a visitor needs.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had one night's stay here but it was probably one of the best night's sleep we had on holiday. The beds and pillows are extremely comfortable. The car park was full so we assumed we'd hear some noise from other visitors but it was blissfully quiet. We had a double room with 2 queen beds, the room was quite... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel, great for our requirements, but lapse of room security - returning to ground floor room to find it insecure, i.e. french window left open, presumably by room cleaner. Nothing had been removed, but disappointing to taint otherwise very good visit.

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Address: 3850 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn 3*
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Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Hotel Santa Barbara
Best Western Santa Barbara
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#11 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara #13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara #13 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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Nestled on five acres of tropical gardens, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn is a Spanish-inspired resort hotel with ornate tile and wrought-iron embellishments. The lush gardens feature pathways lined with palms and cascading bougainvillea. The hotel offers two heated tile pools, two whirlpools, an exercise room and massage facilities, conference facilities, complimentary parking and free high-speed wireless Internet service.The hotel's spacious, well-appointed guest rooms feature private decks or balconies overlooking the gardens and pool courtyards. The Treehouse Restaurant and Lounge offers casual dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and provides room, patio, and poolside service.Located on upper State Street with easy access to 101, the hotel is adjacent to the shops and restaurants at La Cumbre Plaza, and is just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, world-class golf courses, award-winning wineries, glorious beaches, and the Santa Barbara Mission. ... more   less 
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