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“Great Location, Beautiful tile- passing thru or staying”

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
Ranked #20 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Reno, United States
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great Location, Beautiful tile- passing thru or staying”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

Can walk across street to mall and restaurants. clean rms. Beautiful tile pool and jacuzzi. Very Clean. One side more for couples, other side families seemed to like. Has fire pit. Lovely tile on exterior. They washed our windsheild!!! Easy on/off freeway. Close to banks and quick drive to wharf and downtown. Rooms are very dark, good for sleep. Restaurant on sight. Very quiet at night. Can get a good night sleep and feel refreshed. Good place if traveling solo too. Good place for business and friends. It fits a variety of needs. Can park right outside door.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ponteland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013

We stayed here for one night. Our rooms overlooked the fire pit, with the pool in the distance. They seemed very clean and spacious. Our air conditioning was a little noisy and the bed a little bumpy but the rooms seemed good value. Our children enjoyed the pool. We ate dinner at the neighbouring diner which was also good value.
Crabtree and Evelyn products in the bathroom were a nice addition!
Sadly we left my sons shark fin pool float,goggles and 2 swim suits in the bathroom. We realised about 4 hours after checking out and emailed the hotel hoping they could post them on,and we pay the postage but got no reply. Pool float unavailable in USA so have a sad memory of this hotel now!

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

We spent three nights here in September 2013 as part of a four resort California trip. This hotel has by far have us the most warmest welcome and looked genuinely pleased to see and help us. Our room was great, roomy and comfortable if a little tired in places. We were in the 1st floor so had a great secluded private balcony overlooking one of two pool areas. The on site Cade/restaurant was very good and the prices extremely reasonable and, if requested, will deliver to your room. Free hot drinks and fruit are always available in the lobby as in your room.

Across the road is a large shopping mall including Macy's and a very good supermarket. There are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. A bus into town takes about 20 mins dependent on the traffic and a cab 10 mins and about 15 dollars.

Overall this is a great relaxing and friendly hotel situated straight off the 101 and ideally suited for couples and families.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor (only two floors) if you want a bit more outdoor privacy.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Huntington Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

My wife, daughter & I spend a weekend in Santa Barbara and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this very clean and accomodating inn. The pool/cabana/grounds were very clean and well maintained. Our room was also very clean and well-convenient with good beds. The reception staff were very pleasant, the free coffee and loan library was a nice touch. The inn is centrally located near downtown and right accross the street was a very nice mall, including restaurants.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the pool/spa/cabana/grounds area.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

My wife & I stayed here for 2 nights at the beginning of Sept as part of our California trip. The Pepper Tree is a very nice hotel with 2 pools, they are not huge but big enough for a swim and a cool off. Rooms were very nice quite large with comfy beds. We didn't have breakfast so can't comment on that. The hotel is quite central but you need a bus outside to get into the main part of State Street. It takes about 20 mins. Very good shopping complex over the road which has a Macey's but the supermarket is very handy. Would stay at the Pepper Tree again if in Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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ChivaunC, Sales & Marketing at BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Dear Vinnyjgreen,

Thank you for taking the time to submit your comments regarding your stay at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed pool time during your stay and that you appreciated the large rooms and our comfortable beds. We feature “Pepper Tree Special Recipe" beds designed by Sleep EZ. Our location offers convenience to all the exciting area attractions at the best value. We look forward to having you and your wife return as our guests in the near future. Thank you.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We were only here a single night on our way through Santa Barbara, but almost wished it was more as the hotel was a pleasant surprise. Our room overlooked a really green garden/pool area with a patio door out into it.

The room itself was big with a huge comfy bed and all the facilities you could need.

The guy at reception who checked us in was particularly friendly and recommended a local beach that was a great place to see the sunset. We would have never stumbled upon this ourselves, but we were really glad we went down there as it was really nice!

Loved Santa Barbara as a place generally and would definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Worcestershire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We have just spent three nights at this hotel. The reception staff were friendly and efficient. The hotel is a little tired on the outside and could do with some new windows to replace the aluminium patio doors, but that said, the rooms were clean, large and well equipped. It has a great pool and hot tub. Each room has coffee facilities, TV, WiFi, hair drier, ironing board, safe, daily newspaper, sweets, etc. etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. In fact we liked it more than more expensive hotels we stayed in. The hotel is 7 kilometers from the beach so you need transport. Directly opposite is a Macy's store, plus others shops, restaurants etc. It is 2 minutes off the freeway. Enjoy.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the pool.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
Address: 3850 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3112
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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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