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Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn, Santa Barbara

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

This inviting, Spanish-style resort hotel lies amidst pleasant tropical gardens and is situated adjacent to the shops and restaurants of La Cumbre Plaza.

In keeping with the red tiled, low rise Santa Barbara skyline, the rooms in this two storey property are centred around the main courtyard and offer ample living space of a high standard, with each featuring a private balcony and terrace overlooking the gardens and pool. Complimentary fruit and cookies are provided in your room, welcoming you to this comfortable retreat.

Our rating: Medium

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The hotel offers two main room types with a variety of different bed options, all of which include an en suite bathroom and either a private balcony or terrace. The Standard rooms offer either a single king size bed or either two double or queen size beds. All include air conditioning, a fridge, microwave, coffee maker and complimentary bottled water, as well as fruit and cookies. The Deluxe King room offers all of the above with an added sofa and extra space to relax and unwind in.


The property is located in uptown Santa Barbara, approximately 15 minutes’ drive from downtown. The 101 highway entrance is only a few minutes’ drive away, and the nearby La Cumbre Plaza has a selection of restaurants and cafés within easy walking distance. Although situated inland, the lovely Arroyo Burro Beach is a simple ten minute drive south.

Food and drink

The casual on site restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere. There's also an adjoining bar, while the lobby provides free coffee and fruit for each guest.


All twin rooms are able to accommodate a family of four, while the Deluxe King rooms can comfortably host two adults and two children, offering pull-out sofa beds and ample living space.

Facilities and activities

Guests can make use of the two heated swimming pools, the fitness centre and the sauna on site.

Our opinion

Just a short drive from the main downtown area and beach, this property is friendly, welcoming and full of amenities.

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