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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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Orange County, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location walking distance to main street for shopping and restaurants. Very intimate setting, always good breakfast served in room or in the main house. We stay here when ever we visit Santa Barbara.

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Atascadero, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The inn and the grounds were absolutely lovely and quite. Unfortunately, the food was very underwhelming. Following our reservation, we were asked about food allergies. Sadly, we do have a number of lab tested food allergies and we replied so. We were celebrating a birthday and a delicious looking chocolate cupcake was in our room upon arrival; however, the hostess... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for our final 3 nights of our Seatlle-LA trip and along with the Milliken Creek hotel was one of the best we have stayed at. We had the Robert and Julia Simpson room, which was previously the master bedroom when the Simpsons lived here. There is a king size four poster bed, with comfy chairs and lovely... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely place. The grounds are so peaceful with the numerous fountains, sitting areas and wrap-around porch. We stayed in the Carriage Room, which was perfect for our family of 3 as there is a single bed in a nook that is perfect for a kid. While we went with our son, the Inn is very elegant and quiet... More 

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Houston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've stayed at the Simpson House Inn twice and have loved every minute of it. The service is outstanding, the breakfasts are wonderful and the gardens are gorgeous. Highly recommend this trip as a place to get away from it all. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was absolutely lovely...that word does not do justice to our 3-night stay. Relaxing, tranquil escape. The staff was so accommodating to our every need and kind. We have never been to a more amazing bed and breakfast. We made friends to last a life time which even made our stay more amazing. What a wonderful way to celebrate the... More 

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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering the Simpson House Inn, we were warmly welcomed by Barbara. The grounds are breathtaking; peaceful seating areas amid fountains, ferns, palms, and perfect hedges. I was in heaven. Exotic orchids grace each room. Breakfast was excellent and privately served on our terrace. The staff was gracious and warm. I can't say enough good things; Awesome location, fine bedding&... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from 4 days at this lovely boutique hotel. I am a Travel Agent and also write a monthly travel column for a newspaper. I thought the staff was "A Plus", especially the Innkeeper Barbara. The grounds are exquisite. The cottages lovely..took a bubble bath each evening in their extra large tub! Location is excellent, in a desirable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great spot in Santa Barbara. It's a short walk to State Street, where all the shops and cafes are located. The gardens at Simpson house inn are beautiful and available all day for relaxing and reading etc. There is a tea and lemonade station throughout the day. The inn has helpful self-printed guides to restaurants, parks, hikes... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stayed at the Simpson House inn for three nights. The attention to detail was excellent and the breakfasts on the veranda a real treat. We loved all the little touches they provided.The gardens were beautiful and a joy to relax in. The staff were friendly and very helpful but not intrusive. Our only problem was our chosen room, although... More 

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