Great base for SB
18/09/2016 Steve R, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
This hotel was probably the best we encountered on our California/Nevada road trip. We were welcomed by enthusiastic staff at the front desk and advised where everything locally of interest was. Check... more
This hotel was probably the best we encountered on our California/Nevada road trip. We were welcomed by enthusiastic staff at the front desk and advised where everything locally of interest was. Check-in was quick and easy and although we were a little early it was no problem and we were directed to our room just around the corner from reception. Parking was plentiful, free and right outside our door.
The room was a great surprise. Very large, clean and with all the facilities we expected. Bathroom was large, bed was huge and there was plenty of seating/working space.
The extra bonus was the patio with table and chairs. We were on the bottom floor and only yards away from the lovely pool, Jaccuzi ans fire-pit (which was great to sit by at night with a cocktail)
The whole hotel has a distinctly Spanish feel to it and some of the tile work and exterior design is fabulous.
We had one of our holiday memory moments when sat in the jacuzzi relaxing just watching a hummingbird flitting around about a foot away from us.
The location appears to be about 4 miles north of the beach area and three miles or so to the main shopping areas on State Street, however it is one straight journey down to the main areas and only takes a few minutes. Huge bonus for a sizeable town centre is the parking in the multi storey car parks which seems extremely cheap.
Directly opposite the hotel is a large shopping complex (La Cumbre Plaza) including a couple of department stores, several really good restaurants and brilliant Vons grocery store where we filled up on snacks and breakfast stuff. (Apply for a Vons card if you are there a few days as the discounts are well worth having)
All in all the hotel was clean, very good quality in a safe area with easy access to all Santa Barbara has to offer. We are definitely going here again!!!!! less
ChivaunC, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn, responded to this review
Greetings Steve R,
Thank you for taking the time to provide your thoughtful review. Reading your comments brings me such joy to know that we provided you with comfortable accommodations and a wonderful holiday memory of your encounter with the humming bird. It would be our pleasure to have you return as our guest. See you soon!! Chivaun.