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Simpson House Inn

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found the Simpson House Inn to be a beautiful setting, nice staff, and were excited upon our arrival that we had found such a nice place to stay. Imagine our shock when we were awoken the next morning to the sound of chain saws, grinders and wood chippers. When we asked how much longer the noise would continue, we... More

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Long Beach, CA
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in a quite residential area of Santa Barbara is the crown jewel of inns, the Simpson House Inn. It is conveniently located one and a half blocks from State Street. Every detail from the beautiful and comfortable accomodations to the superb food is lovingly provided by a professional staff. Patty, Kerri and Gillian provided us with exceptional service. In... More

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San Diego, California
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35 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed for only one night on a Friday. We made the reservations on the same day and could only afford the Mary Simpson Room. The room included a small table, two chairs, an armoire, a small refrigerator, small t.v with Netflix, a sink, and a view of the parking lot. The bed on their website states... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the Simpson House! My husband and I have been to some really special places and we agree the Simpson House is one of our absolute favorites. We've had the pleasure of staying at the Simpson House a few times and each time we've stayed in a different room/cottage, each one has always been super cozy, romantic, and clean. Every... More

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Lincoln, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Simpson House Inn was a big disappointment. I have stayed in many inns and have to say that for the price this one is sub-par. The entire inn has a very musty smell and caused allergies. The room was extremely small, about twice the size of the bed, and the bathroom extremely tiny, twice the size of the toilet.... More

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SimpsonHouseInn, General Manager at Simpson House Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Simpson House during your recent visit to Santa Barbara and for sharing your feedback. We are always disappointed when a guest does not enjoy their stay for any reason. We offer a wide variety of room types in terms of style and size, which is one of the characteristics that our frequent guests love... More

San Diego, California
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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and her husband came out to visit me in San Diego, with a planned three-night road trip to SB. I wanted to find a nice place with real Santa Barbara character that was also walking distance to State Street, the Mission, etc. The Simpson House met our standards every way. It's not inexpensive, but you feel like you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Business brought me here. The attentive superlative service will bring me back. The gourmet breakfast and afternoon tasties were an added benefit and enhanced the experience. Kudos to all and thank you!

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Pismo Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Simpson House delighted us 7 for a perfect 2 night weekend of birthday fun. It was our first of hopefully many visits and it did not disappoint. The staff was incredibly helpful, congenial and did whatever they could to accommodate us. The grounds made us feel like we were in a gorgeous forest; you would never know you were smack... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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37 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Staying at the Simpson House was delightful. My husband and I were there for 3 nights with friends, and we all agreed we had made a wonderful choice. First of all, the location is hard to beat; it's in a quiet neighborhood about a 10 minute walk to State Street, the main shopping and restaurant area in Santa Barbara. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Simpson House for 3 nights with friends after a long flight. I cannot recommend Simpson House enough. It is one of the best places we have stayed anywhere and is like staying in a private home with a lot of friends. The service is friendly and nothing is a problem. It is a relaxing... More

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Also Known As:
Simpson House Hotel
Simpson House Hotel Santa Barbara
Address: 121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Simpson House Inn 4*
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