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Simpson House Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #1 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
michael o Bakersfield, California
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

delightful one night stay in lovely santa barbara. 2nd time staying here at the simpson house. all the modern conveniences like internet, room fridge with all the stately charm of a historical home. staff are super accomodating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly excellent service and attention to detail. The Simpson House is a gem and deserves each of it's 5 diamonds. The included breakfast and snacks were outstanding! Although it was not inexpensive, the service and grounds make this a true value as we felt special staying at this charming Victorian home, enjoying the gorgeous gardens and company of the staff.

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Glendale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

easily SURPASSED our expectations. Kerry was the most amazing host who greeting us in front of the main home as soon as we drove up. She graciously showed us around the grounds, introduced us to our room, described the menu's etc. She was SO sweet. The grounds are STUNNING. I wanted to sit under the gorgeous magnolia tree all day/night.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My fiance is not very fond of B&B's, or he wasn't before we stayed at The Simpson House. He is now very much in love with the B&B charm. The Simpson House is the only 5 Diamond B&B in the United States and it is very apparent. From the moment you arrive the service is top notch. They know how... More

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Los Angeles
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive you are transported back in time to tranquility and service that you don't get anymore. We had the Robert and Julia room and it was perfect. The bed was so comfortable and the balcony awesome. Has umbrellas so you can enjoy reading a book there. You really don't need a room with a balcony though... More

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

It is more difficult to write a review about the perfect place because there is less to say! Suffice to say this Inn is perfection - simply that. If you are going to be in Santa Barbara it has to be on your list. The house is very special - you wish you lived there from the moment you walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My wife and I spent two blissfully restful days in Santa Barbara with Simpson House as our base. The Hayloft room is spacious and comfortably appointed. The breakfasts are fresh, plentiful and tasty, offering something for all. The staff are warm, welcoming and cannot do enough to help you. The location of the Inn is perfect, just a short walk... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We had booked our stay in Santa Barbara at Belmondo El Encanto, and because we changed our schedule, we had to change hotels. We didn't know how lucky we were! The place is really special! It feels that you're staying at a friend's house, and this friend is very attentive to the very small details. Breakfast at the porch was... More

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed here once before. It has only become better. A truly wonderful experience. They know how to cater to every detail. This is how life is supposed to be lead. what a treat to be welcomed to cupcakes. What a treat to have an unbeatable hors d'oeuvres. What a treat to have breakfast under the arbor!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

It's a magical place to spend some quiet time in a garden paradise. The value for the money is outstanding. From the complimentary full breakfast served in the garden to the afternoon wine & hors d'oeuvres. Lovely quaint cottages. Simply the most delightful place on earth.

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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*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Wheelchair access
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