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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
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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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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I just returned from 4 days at this lovely boutique hotel. I am a Travel Agent and also write a monthly travel column for a newspaper. I thought the staff was "A Plus", especially the Innkeeper Barbara. The grounds are exquisite. The cottages lovely..took a bubble bath each evening in their extra large tub! Location is excellent, in a desirable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot in Santa Barbara. It's a short walk to State Street, where all the shops and cafes are located. The gardens at Simpson house inn are beautiful and available all day for relaxing and reading etc. There is a tea and lemonade station throughout the day. The inn has helpful self-printed guides to restaurants, parks, hikes... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Simpson House inn for three nights. The attention to detail was excellent and the breakfasts on the veranda a real treat. We loved all the little touches they provided.The gardens were beautiful and a joy to relax in. The staff were friendly and very helpful but not intrusive. Our only problem was our chosen room, although... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Simpson House Inn for three nights on our California coast honeymoon. We couldn't have been more pleased. The room, grounds and service were simply the best. It is the only place I'd recommend staying when visiting Santa Barbara.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently celebrated my 75th birthday at the Simpson House. This was our 3rd visit. The things we like most are the incredible setting, first class accommodations, attention to detail, and the staff that goes out of their way to be friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. It is really hard to leave. We think we'll make... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've travelled the world for over 30 years and this is in out Top 5 for accommodation. The grounds are stunningly beautiful with fountains, fire pits, lattice fences, furniture and gorgeous trees and plants. We took two rooms - the Tack Room is a restored stable and was simply divine - large space, sitting area, fireplace, incredible linen and a... More 

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed here multiple times when we see shows at the Santa Barbata Bowl and will keep coming back! Wonderfully attentive staff, beautiful grounds, delicious food and many more amenities. The property is quiet and tucked away from the noise and bustle of State Street but close enough to be convenient to everything. For walkers, this location is perfect... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

A great place to stay and we had a night to remember. This place goes the extra mile with afternoon snacks, early evening wine, coffee always available etc. We was made to feel really welcome although only staying 1 night when it was obvious most others were there for a minimum of 3. Lots of advice if needed. Beautiful grounds... More 

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Coniston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

It was a treat to look forward to staying at Simpson House...The three of us,all professionals,had planned to do Route 66 on Harley Davidson's..Finishing at San Francisco...The treat we were looking forward to was the icing on the cake,and made the whole adventure a class experience. The visual elegance and opulence ,that greeted us was matched by the welcome of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This place is seriously magical. No detail is overlooked and every single staff person is friendly and beyond helpful. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing, and our favorite part was the breakfast served on our private patio on China! I cannot say enough wonderful things about this place. Please go visit for yourself!

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