Santa Barbara

Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Spanish-style boutique hotel on upper State Street
  • Free Wi-Fi, bottled water, cookies and fresh fruit 
  • Two heated pools, two Jacuzzis and a fitness center with massage room
  • Within 10 minutes of wineries, golf and downtown 

Enjoyed This
"Good location. Clean. Friendly staff"
28 Dec, 2019 - West Hills, CA, USA
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The Spanish-style Best Western Pepper Tree Inn offers five quiet acres of palm trees and bougainvillea gardens decorated with tile and wrought-iron decorations. The idyllic retreat is on upper State Street, adjacent to La Cubre Plaza’s shops and restaurants. Downtown Santa Barbara, Old Mission Santa Barbara, top-rated golf courses and award-winning wineries are within a 10-minute drive of the hotel.

The property’s 150 guest rooms are furnished in traditional Hacienda style and each features a private balcony or patio with views of the gardens or pools. All accommodations have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, flat-screen TVs, including free HBO, movie rentals and Wi-Fi. Guests can choose between one king, two queens or two double beds or upgrade to rooms with king beds and two sofa beds to sleep families of six. Complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit, Lorna Doone cookies and cozy seersucker robes greet visitors upon arrival.

Guests have access to the hotel’s two large pools, two whirlpool tubs and fitness center with a massage room. The Treehouse Restaurant and Lounge is open for three meals a day with the option to dine on the patio, poolside or in-room.  



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary airport transfer
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Smoking-rooms available


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • ADA compliant rooms


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 or under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra beds are not available.
Cot not available.
Extra guest charges will apply as follows:
US$10 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Pets: Only service animals allowed.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(25 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.2 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
3.9 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Good location. Clean. Friendly staff
Frankie 28 Dec, 2019 West Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location and very nice staff.
Linda 20 Dec, 2019 San Francisco, CA, USA
Other Comments
Poor Heating, Cold Bathroom, Old/tired accommodation overall
Philip 29 Nov, 2019 Woodland Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Had to leave early due to wildfires (no fault of hotel)
Debra 27 Nov, 2019 San Diego, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Old but very nice.
Craig 25 Nov, 2019 Sacramento, CA, USA
Other Comments
The rooms were supposed to be non smoking but all the pillows smelled like cigarettes and cigarette butts were found on the rooms patio. The jacuzzi hours could be extended so guest who are out sightseeing can enjoy them. Also gusts should be reminded to please keep early morning noise down until after 7 am. We’re were constantly awakened starting at 4 am by multiple guests talking in the next rooms, slamming room doors, cars starting etc.
Amanda 13 Nov, 2019 Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great for our needs. Gal at front desk super helpful.
Persephone 12 Nov, 2019 San Pedro, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
They gave us a very nice welcome and a good bottle of pinot noir from the person checking us in. The room was quiet and very nice if a bit dated but overall, was a very good value. Will definitely return to this hotel.
Paul 05 Nov, 2019 Laguna Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Very good
Ella 31 Oct, 2019 Manhattan Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
A wonderful little oasis in Santa Barbara, so easy to get in and out of the State St area and then enjoy the peace and greenery of our hotel. Loved the garden atmosphere and the two pools/hot tubs. The staff was completely lovely and helped us figure out exactly where to visit. Would definitely come back!
Caroline 28 Oct, 2019 Pasadena, CA, USA

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