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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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Calabasas, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment I arrived and escorted to the Plumstead Cottage for my two night stay, I had the most wonderful birthday experience. The staff, immaculate property, food service, help with reservations, taxis etc. were superb! I felt like I was transported to the Cotswolds in the countryside of England! Attention to detail was unsurpassed. I've stayed in many Inns... More 

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Little Chute, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at the Monterey B&B, which Frommers called the best B&B in the US, but the Simpson House was better. Great rooms, wonderful breakfast and a location that was quiet but only a few blocks from the shopping and dining. Wonderful place!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent last weekend at the Simpson House. This was our second visit although we had not been there in a number of years. Nestled in a basically residential area of Santa Barbara, it is walking distance to the main street in Santa Barbara. It is a beautiful property and the rooms are great. Our room, which... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Simpson House is a beautiful Victorian B&B. The grounds are immaculate. The Staff is very professional, polite and personable. We loved the quiet and peaceful atmosphere. I don't impress easily, but, the Simpson House is a very relaxing, enjoyable experience. We will definitely stay there the next time we're in Santa Barbara.

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Westfield, NJ
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We discovered the Simpson House Inn thanks to the recommendation of a good friend. It is a lovely place for those who like inns, and we enjoyed a very pleasant 3-night stay in the Tack Room. I recommend bringing an iPod if you choose to stay in this room (they have a docking station) because you can hear the footsteps... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simpson House is our favorite spot in downtown Santa Barbara. Good location, beautiful grounds. comfortable rooms, perfect hospitality and excellent breakfasts are all one could ask. We will be looking forward to our next opportunity to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Didn't like it here. Only stayed one night and changed to other hotel in city. Not like a hotel, looked like a B&B. No pool, old small rooms. Nice staff, food ok but too quiet and far from town for a solo traveler.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Simpson House Inn is as good as it gets. This is a beautiful historic property in downtown Santa Barbara. The owners and inn keeper are absolutely wonderful people. Every single detail associated with our stay was perfect. This is an absolute gem and is not to be missed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For 14 years we have celebrated our wedding anniversary at the Simpson House. We love the beautiful gardens and the oh-so-private cottages. The breakfasts are delicious as are the wine and ordeorves in the late afternoon. There is special attention given to every detail of our stay. The Simpson House is a very special, luxury hotel.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is our second visit to the Simpson House Inn and just as enjoyable as the first. We spent three nights there and only left one night for dinner, the Happy Hour and appetizers are that good, not to mention the daily breakfast. Then of course the Help! They cannot do enough for you and really make you feel like... More 

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