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Simpson House Inn

4.0 of 5 121 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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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I have enjoyed several stays at the Simpson House Inn. Our most recent was in the Pendle Cottage, a beautifully appointed and very private unit with a lovely view of the garden. As always, the breakfasts were unique and superb, as were the hors d'oeuvres and wine in the evening. The service remains at a very high... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed one night in Garden Room and loved it!! We came up to Santa Barbara to celebrate my husband's birthday and couldn't have picked a better place to do that. The ambience,gardens,cottage,staff were perfect. Everyone made sure our stay was everything we wanted. The breakfast was delicious and served either in the main 2 large guest areas or on veranda... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to stay,very good service and accommodations. My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our stay there. Buffet breakfast is very good as well. The staff are very friendly and they are responsive to all of our requests. thank you

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have never left a review before but after staying at the Simpson house I feel compelled to. My then girlfriend (now fiancée!) and I stayed at the Simpson house at the beginning of the year and we havn't stopped reminiscing since. From the welcome reception we received upon arrival through to the sumptuous meals available there is nothing we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first time visiting Simpson House Inn and didn’t know what to expect. But we are truly glad we found this gem. The moment we entered the grounds of the Simpson House Inn, a calm serenity enveloped us as if passing through a time warp into an era of old-world charm. A delightful lady named Peggy greeted us... More 

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Westwood, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Generally I feel like it is my own fault if a place or restaurant doesn't live up to my expectations. They were my expectations after all. But that being said, this place was disappointing to me. The staff was fine, check-in and check-out were smooth. The room was rustic I suppose though rustic=small when it came to the bathroom. The... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Simpson House Inn for 2 days over Thanksgiving weekend. This was a gift from our daughter and son in law. What a lovely gift it was. We stayed in the 2 story Pendle Suite. My husband is an earlier riser than I am. It gave him a place to go, have coffee and read the paper.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Simpson House Inn is simply charming, with a cosy, old-world feel that makes you feel at home almost instantly. The gardens, where you can have breakfast, are beautiful, especially when bathed in Santa Barbara sunshine. We found the service excellent and the staff very helpful. To the details: we booked on the day we arrived in America, so literally... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the time we were beautifully greeted until we left, everything was perfect. We stayed in Pendle cottage. It was spacious, spotless and superb. Full breakfast with a daily special was beautifully served and so delicious. Evening wine and snacks were wonderful. The garden is so gorgeous you must put aside some time to just sit and relax.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a little slice of perfection! The Inn keepers were very attentive, food good, in the middle of Santa Barbara. You can walk everywhere down town, yet when you arrive back on the grounds, it feels as though you are in a very special place. We stayed in the Carriage House. Beware, yes there is a jacuzzi, but it... More 

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Address: 121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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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Also Known As:
Simpson House Hotel Santa Barbara
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#1 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara

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