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BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
Ranked #19 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
California
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Will Stay Again”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

This property is at the north end of State Street so is not convenient to the lower State Street shopping area but it is across the street from Santa Barbara's nicest mall. Our room (#305) was on the second floor facing State Street, with a balcony overlooking one of the pools. I would not select this room during the summer months as the noise from the pool area and the street would be very noticeable with the windows open. However, the room itself was very clean and comfortable. The beds were comfortable but I would have preferred percale sheets to the flannel sheets provided. The extra amenities were a pleasant surprise....great TV and DVD player, refrigerator, microwave as well as a coffeemaker and nice toiletries in the bath. In room 305 the AC unit was right next to one of the beds, which might be an issue during very warm weather. We visit Santa Barbara often to see family so will make the Pepper Tree Inn our new go to place to stay.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Heysham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and it was brilliant. They were so friendly upon check in and there are free drinks available in the lounge if you have to wait or if you just want to relax. They recommended a few areas for us to visit which was nice and the lady behind the desk gave us a map on how to reach the shopping area. Santa Barbara itself is such a nice place and this was a great location. The room was lovely and we got a free champagne for being on our honeymoon! Could not fault this hotel at all. The hot tub outside was particularly nice, as was the fire pit below our balcony! Would highly recommend this hotel to couples and families alike.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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TravelMad1983
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

Stayed here one night on PCH trip. Good location for PCH and only 5 minute drive to downtown Santa Barbara. Rooms are a little dated but clean and a good size - standard for a Best Western. Pool area and flame pit are nice. Free parking and wifi is a bonus. We walked across the road to the shopping mall for take out pizza, there is also a Whole Foods and McDonalds within walking distance. Beds are very comfortable but rooms are quite noisy - probably best to get an upstairs room if you can and unplug the in-room fridge!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2013

My Husband & I recently stayed here for 1 night on our Pacific Coastal Highway trip.
The Hotel is ideally positioned for this route as it is minutes from the PCH 1.on the out of town end of State Street.
When we arrived all the staff were extremely friendly & helpful. & gave us some great tips on where to go,what to see etc in our very brief 1/2 day in Santa Barbra.Thus we made great use of our time.
It came over as a "Family" run hotel which is lovely.
The room was spacious ,clean & very comfortable. The buildings are dated on the outside but this only added to the overall charm. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Cranfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

Really enjoyed our stay here, the staff were fantastic and so helpful.
room was really nice. Pool area was wonderful, well kept and very clean.
the facilities were all easily accessible and parking was no problem

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

Convenient location by car,ideal place to base yourself to explore the local area,but not exactly walking distance for downtown.Rooms are excellent and well equipped.The Staff are extremely friendly only too happy to help with any questions or problems.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2013

My husband and I brought our daughter to tour/visit UC Santa Barbara. The location was great and the room was very comfortable and clean. The shopping in the area was good, too. We will stay there again.


  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn

Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
Address: 3850 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3112
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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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