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Simpson House Inn

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121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Camarillo, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last minute decision to stay one night for our Anniversary. We could not have been better taken care of. Lucked into the Hayloft room - so romantic. Seemed everything was thought of and anticipated. Very personalized service even at such short notice - reservation made online 3 hours before our arrival. Evening wine and hors d'oeuvres and a killer room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I arrived I was immediately charmed by the gardens and tranquil setting. The innkeeper greeted me warmly and led me to my room--the Catherine MacCormack room. It was cozy with a queen bed, separate toilet room as well as separate bathroom. It also had two comfortable seats and a TV that features Pandora and Netflix. I didn't use the... More 

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San Marino, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I love returning to the Simpson House Inn again and again. It is consistently friendly, restorative and a wonderful escape from the cares of everyday life. The beautiful gardens and delicious food make this by far the best place to stay in Santa Barbara.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

B & I visited the Simpson House Inn in late September in celebration of our first wedding anniversary. From the moment we entered the property, we knew we had made the right choice (I also considered some modern SB hotels). We were greeted by the Inn Keeper, Barbara, addressing us as Mr. and Mrs. D..... The service at SHI is... More 

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We just love this place! This was our third stay at the property, and again, we weren't disappointed. Food is over-the-top, the staff is courteous, and we always feel welcomed. We prefer the rooms toward the back of the property. In particular, the Tack Room is lovely, overlooking the backyard, and the main house. We love touring the Alice Keck... More 

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Palm Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The Simpson House Inn has a quaint feel to it. It truly is the best place to stay in Santa Barbara. Our bed was comfortable. The room decor is country-farm style with big beautiful wooden armoires, window seats and some even have comfy sofas and chairs. Basically-rustic beauty. The rooms are peaceful. It's as if you're in your own private... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

The Simpson House is all about elegance and great service. The property is so charming. We stayed in the Garden room which had a nice patio. There are lounge chairs and tables set up throughout the property and in the garden. I often went to the main house or garden area to read or work on my computer (free wifi... More 

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Escondido, CA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We have been enjoying The Simpson House Inn for many years. Always the place we want to be for very special occasions. The staff has been trained to tend to every last little detail to make your stay with them full of pleasant memories. We stayed on our last trip in the Pendle Cottage which is more like a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place to stay in Santa Barbara. We usually stay in a Hilton and decided to be adventurous.Our first experiences with B&B and believe me I was not disappointed. The staff is personable, friendly and will do everything possible to help you enjoy your stay. I really enjoyed their accommodated for Breakfast and the evening reception with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

This cozy, spacious inn set on sprawling grounds in the heart of Santa Barbara did not disappoint. Meticulously restored home has a relaxed feel throughout. From the constant home made snacks and appetizer spreads to the finest shampoo and bathrobes, every detail has been attended to. Great location - just walk into town. The hosts gave good advice about restaurants... More 

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