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Simpson House Inn

4.0 of 5 121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming, small and full of the soulful intimate spirit one might expect to find in a small European village. I am not one for BIG motels that resemble "institutions." The Simpson House has a great staff and a nice location in the fun little city of Santa Barbara. What a gem!

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Long Beach
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at The Simpson House Inn earlier this year and were very disappointed with our experience. I shared that on trip advisor and having read my review the management at the Inn responded with changes they were making and invited us to come back for a complimentary night. We did that last night and I must... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived, we were very graciously welcomed and treated like royalty! We had a delicious breakfast served in our room each morning, fresh cookies and beverages in the afternoon, and a wonderful array of hearty appetizers and excellent wine in the early evening! The grounds are beautifully maintained and inviting for afternoon reading and relaxing! The location... More

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Auburn, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The flowers and the grounds a exquisite. It was such a cozy place with a large tube in the cottages and fireplace to knock off the oceans chill. The one thing we did not know is that it is a strictly a vegetarian place, and a bit of an attitude around that which made things less comfortable for the family.... More

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had heard about the Simpson House Inn for years and had stayed in other locations in Santa Barbara, but with our 16th anniversary at hand, we took the plunge and booked the Robert & Julia room for 2 nights this past weekend. The grounds are magnificent. Everywhere there is a lovely place to sit and relax & just enjoy.... More

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Helotes, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We loved our stay at Simpson House! Everyone was incredibly thoughtful and nice - from getting us excellent dinner reservations, to the wine tasting nightly. The house was adorable and the service the best. Highly recommended. We will definitely be staying there again when back in town.

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Sacramento, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed in the Tack room which was spacious, charming and comfortable with a beautiful view of the serene and lovely grounds. The overall location is ideal. We walked to parks, all up and down State Street and to the mission. There are many great restaurants within walking distance. The staff is so friendly and welcoming. Afternoon appetizers and wine... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Simpson House Inn is a magical place. Caught in time this Victorian house has been developed with love and care; from the gardens to the bed linen, from the breakfasts to the quotations with the morning papers, from the personal menu to the personal service, it just all works really well and you can tell everyone cares. It is... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Elegant garden view,comfortable and clean room , kind and in time services impressed us a lot. The small present of a set of hand printed garden view cards are quite lovely. Simpson House Inn did make my husband and me have a very nice staying experience. We are really willing of recommending this elegant House Inn to our friends and... More

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San Francisco, California
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Simpson House for 1 night during a long weekend in the Santa Barbara area. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts throughout our travels as we love the charm and local insight they provide. The Simpson House Inn was a step above all the rest. The small touches and attention to detail... More

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Address: 121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Simpson House Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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