I loved this place.
The check in was swift, courteous and accommodating of our early arrival. The staff are all friendly and happy to help with directions, maps etc. Although the hotel is not central to the town or beach, it's not too far away and there's a shopping mall opposite with some decent restaurants, cafes etc too.
The rooms are like a visit back in time (in a good way) to about 1970. Their style is dated and features awesome historical touches like an entire mirror wall, floor to ceiling tiling in the bathrooms, retro patio furniture and so on. But it's all really well kept, clean and carefully maintained, so unless you are someone who demands up-to-date fashionable décor, then this is a great place to stay. There's complimentary fruit, water and Wi-Fi too.
We enjoyed staying here and would definitely book again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Hotel Santa Barbara
- Best Western Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Best Western