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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I have traveled to inns all over the world, but each time we return to Simpson House we are reminded again of how very special it is. Even when the inn is full, it feels like we are the only guests there. The accommodations are lovely, the food and service are excellent. There is a graciousness and... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Simpson House Inn exceeded our expectations in every way. A beautiful historic Bed and Breakfast home in a quaint Santa Barbara neighborhood, we stayed in the Plumstead Cottage complete with a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Heading south for our arrival, they had no problem with us checking in early. The grounds are beautiful and the service impeccable. The food... More

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54 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed Santa Barbara so much we opted for an additional night and chose the Simpson House Inn based on its high TA rating - it is well deserving of it's rating and were very impressed. The inn is set in lovely well maintained gardens - as a walk in we had a choice of a cottage or small room... More

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Irvine, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simpson House is by far one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. Old world charm, great food, and attentive staff. Peaceful and within walking distance to many restaurants and sites. Rooms are not all the same so do your research. Expensive but well worth it. Can't wait to return and take friends.

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Los Angeles, CA
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Simpson House on our anniversary and it marked our second visit. It's a very peaceful and charming property in the midst of the City of Santa Barbara. The grounds are well kept, the property is clean, and it's as relaxing a place to stay as any. We stayed in the Plumstead cottage and it was just... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very comfortable and attractive individual inn with perfect food and service. There are well established gardens with shade and sitting areas. It was one of the more expensive inns on our trip but well worth it.

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming bed and breakfast inn. We stayed in Plumstead cottage, lounge downstairs with bath next to window, and comfy bed upstairs with shower and toilet. There were some pretty basic design faults - only one bedside table, no soap dish so slip continually slipped into wash basin, towels constantly falling off the towel hooks, no space for luggage or... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the room we chose, the Margaret Simpson, was small, it was charming and comfortable. The lack of space in the room is almost irrelevant. There is much public space, both inside and outside. The evening cocktail hour is pleasant and a delightful opportunity to chat with the host and guests. The full breakfast can be taken in the garden,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to stay. I really wished we had booked for longer. The gardens are stunning and so peaceful. Our room was a little small as we had booked late and so the choice was limited, however it had beautiful period furniture and lovely little touches such as a home made cupcake on arrival and our names on... 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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