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BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
Ranked #17 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Scotland
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183 reviews
105 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Nice Motel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Excellent quality in this place and very, very clean. Enjoyed our stay. Good supermarket over the road, but did not enjoy the diner next door very much, although the staff were friendly. Great motel for an overnight stop.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Motel style hotel with rooms on ground or 1st floor (or 1st and 2nd floor as they say here in the USA). Nice friendly welcome, room was clean if a little compact. LOTS of mirrors to give the illusion of space ! Nice touches were a DVD player in the room, Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries in the bathroom, a lockbox and small fridge. There were two pools to chose from. A/C was extremely noisy so had to turn it off at night. Great location for exploring Santa Barbara which is a lovely city. Lots of unique shops to explore on State Street and good restaurants too.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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taunton,uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

stay at the pepper tree inn end of sept 12 unfortunatley it was for only one night.
staff were very friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome and the jacuzzi was lovely after a long drive. would love to stay again hopefully next time for longer!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Pros: Attractive property, lovely pools/hot tubs, free wi-fi

Cons: Doors open to the parking lot which can be noisy, no free breakfast

Very attractive hotel in the Spanish colonial style that fits in well in Santa Barbara. Two pools, two hot tub spas. Rooms very comfortable, A/C a bit noisy. Very close to downtown, across from a shopping mall with eateries and supermarket. Would definitely stay again. No free breakfast, but diner type restaurant on premises.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the pools with high floors will likely be the quietest.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We stayed three nights and really enjoyed it. The staff are super nice, forgot their names, but Josh was one of them!! Nice having coffee and water bottles. Would stay again, great setting, only takes a few minutes to get to the shopping and the Santa Barbara Mission.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the second floor, back of the hotel. Great views of the mountains and very quiet...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The Pepper Tree Inn is a great alternative if you're going to Santa Barbara. The location is great, the rooms are very comfortable, and I loved the complimentary water, fruit, and candies in the room. The front desk staff could not be more helpful - great recommendations for restaurants and things to do.

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Moreno Valley, California
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111 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This was a very nice place. I had no problem with freeway noise even though it's set next to the 101. The room was large, and I appreciated the complimentary water and fruit in the room. There was also cookies and coffee in the lobby. There was a coffee shop on the grounds but we didn't use it. I liked the proximity to downtown Santa Barbara and wine country. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
Address: 3850 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#10 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#13 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 150
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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