Excellent distance learning getaway!
This review is long overdue as this is the 2nd time we have stayed at the Pepper Tree Inn while visiting Santa Barbara. The Spanish Style architecture is beautiful and the courtyards lush greenery rea... more
This review is long overdue as this is the 2nd time we have stayed at the Pepper Tree Inn while visiting Santa Barbara. The Spanish Style architecture is beautiful and the courtyards lush greenery really provide you with a much-needed relaxing atmosphere (especially during recent times). The staff are always so friendly and accommodating. Coffee on our patio was one of my favorite parts of the day. There is a Starbucks right across the street that we walked to for our morning fix.
Our recent visit was very different from the past one as we had just started “virtual learning” with a college kid and an elementary student. The Wi-Fi provided was excellent and we were able to get the kids set up on their iPads for a couple hours of “school work”. Another thing to note…especially during times of virtual learning is that this hotel is only 10 minutes to the Old Mission, the museum of Natural History, and the Santa Barbara Zoo. You can definitely use this getaway time to throw in some educational elements for the kids and after all that “learning” you can go to one of the many beaches close by or hang out in one of the courtyard pools. They even offer a wine package which comes in handy after a day of distance learning. (*All you moms know exactly what I’m talking about.) There is also a wonderful seafood restaurant, Lure, right across the street that we highly recommend for both food and drinks. All in all, we would definitely recommend this hotel and will stay again in the future.
Chivaun Clark, General Manager at Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn, responded to this review
Good Day Tamara,
Thank you for such a glowing and thorough review! We're thrilled you enjoyed some of our favorite aspects of our hotel: morning coffee on the patio overlooking the lush gardens, close proximity to Lure Fish House (our favorite Seafood in Santa Barbara - you can't beat their happy hour!), and our helpful staff and guest services team. It sounds like you truly took advantage of all Santa Barbara has to offer in terms of distance learning: the Mission, Museum of Natural History, and Zoo are all fantastic activities.
Once again, thank you for your feedback, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you to our hotel during your next trip to Santa Barbara.