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Our History of Santa Barbara Hospitality

A Multi-Generational Legacy of Service

In 1962, the Webbers opened the Pepper Tree Inn on State Street in Santa Barbara. As the first chapter in one of Santa Barbara's most enduring family-run businesses, it was just a glimpse of what was to come. Over the last several decades, the Webbers have added Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites, Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach, Inn By the Harbor, and Lavender Inn By the Sea to the collection, all while maintaining the warmth and conviviality that's defined the Santa Barbara Hotel Group from the start. Pamela Webber still staffs the front desk of the Pepper Tree Inn, greeting guests and keeping everything running smoothly; this sets the tone for all of our properties, so that guests can expect to be treated as family no matter which location they choose. This personal approach has distinguished us throughout the years, and it's one that we look forward to continuing for many more to come. 

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