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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have spent another delightful weekend "escaping." The staff is solicitous, and the grounds and accommodations are well maintained. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded getaway instead of the large hotel resort experience, this is the place.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the property is gorgeous. We stayed in the Robert and Julia room with the wraparound porch and we just couldn't believe the view. The details in the room are just unbelievable, and Barb, the innkeeper, couldn't have made us feel more welcome. It was a quick walk to State Street and restaurants and shopping. We were extremely... More 

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

Wonderful stay. Accomodations are amazing. Staff is wonderful. One of our favorite getaway spots in CA. Recommend highly. We visited Simpson House Inn with 2 other couples. Everyone had a wonderful time. We will be back!

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simpson House Inn is a very special place. The staff is very friendly and professional. The accomodations are charming, wine and hors d'oeuvres served at 5:30 and also breakfast is fit for foodies. The grounds are magnificent. All this and it is right in downtown Santa Barbara. I have stayed in 3 different cottages and they each bring their own... More 

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Kirkland, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...Some people like bed & breakfasts, we do not. Some people like to be in a small, intimate environment where people know your name...we do not. The Simpson House Inn is a lovely BED & BREAKFAST. The grounds are exquisite. The common living area is old and beautiful. The people are nice. The food was good. BUT, it's a bed... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent stay! The day of my wedding they wee so generous to make accommodations for me to check in early so I could have a beautiful and appropriate place to get ready. We will return every year! Staff was extremely professional and the setting was just perfect!

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Vista, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here last weekend and it was fabulous. We live in San Diego and knew that the drive to Santa Barbara would be ghastly (and it was!) but the moment we were met in the driveway I could feel the stress leaving me. Great welcome, cozy room, excellent evening canapes and wine, fantastic staff, delicious breakfast and everyone we met... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted somewhere peaceful to relax after a couple of weeks of pretty arduous traveling. This proved to be the perfect place. It was indeed an oasis of peace and tranquility. Although the centre of Santa Barbara is just down the road, once you get beyond that amazing hedge you are in your own perfect world. From the moment I... More 

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