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Simpson House Inn

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121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just returned from from one of the very best hospitality experiences of our traveling lives. It is said that nothing is perfect, but The Simpson House Inn offers good reason to question that. It is an incredible merging of warm hospitality with refinement at a well-located compound in a wonderful setting. A far better experience than a large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The glowing reviews of this place hardly seem to do it justice: the accommodations, the grounds, the service are all exceptional. The food is just amazing: a creative breakfast dish each morning (or eggs cooked to order if you’d prefer), wonderful hors d’oeuvres and wine before you head off to dinner, then diet-defying little cakes & pastries in the evening.... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We (two ladies) spent six delightful nights in the Carriage House of Simpson House Inn. The Carriage House is the only accommodation they have with two separate beds. The single bed was quite comfortable as well as the queen. The beautiful breakfasts each morning - which we always took on the veranda - to enjoy the lovely gardens-were delicious and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the garden suite. Very intimate and quiet. Just love the grounds. Breakfast with our friends in the gazebo was lovely every morning. Would definitely return if we're back in the Santa Barbara area. Well done. Ed & Nancy Saskatoon, Canada

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Greve, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had my wife 50 years birthday here staying for 2 nights. It was way to short a stay. We need to come back. The house, the garden and the service is a state of art, completely unique. We will most surely come back. Love Simpson Inn and Santa Barbera.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I spent our anniversary at this marvelous Inn in Santa Barbara CA. The room was sheltered in a grove of old English Oaks. The Staff were more than accommodating. We my wife & I have traveled extensively & we rate this B&B in the top 5

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the Sun Room. The room was great! The shower is small, as stated in the on line room description. The bed was as comfortable as home. The balcony of the room was awesome. We enjoyed sitting outside on the balcony at night. The property is beautiful, with many outdoor sitting areas and water features! The staff was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stopped there numerous times over the last 20 years and it's always been good. We always seem to go in the winter and every room has been warm and cheery. The gardens are lovely and there is good parking and excellent restaurants within easy walking distance.

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrifically charming and tranquil in every respect. The craftsmanship & workmanship are unparalleled. We now have a new standard for what a B&B should be. The location is within walking distance of the best Santa Barbara has to offer - one of the most beautiful cities on the planet. There are many private areas to enjoy this beautifully restored historical... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Welcoming helpful staff, delicious fabulous breakfast in bed! Hayloft was magical and quiet. Make sure to linger in the gardens with wine and hors d'oeuvres. This was my 4th visit and I'm amazed at the efficiency and responsiveness of the staff. I suggest trading off breakfast in the main house with breakfast in your room. Take your time with the... More 

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