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Simpson House Inn

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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San Francisco, California
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at the Simpson House for 1 night during a long weekend in the Santa Barbara area. We have stayed at many bed and breakfasts throughout our travels as we love the charm and local insight they provide. The Simpson House Inn was a step above all the rest. The small touches and attention to detail... More

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Westlake Village CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a B&B in the Santa Barbara area--look no further, you have found it! It is a delight! The staff is warm and accommodating. The circa 1874 property has been beautifully restored and is meticulously maintained. We spent most of one afternoon lounging on chaises under their trees but you could also relax on the home's... More

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been staying at the Simpson House since 1995, and have never been disappointed. The grounds are stunning, the rooms are gorgeous, the staff is warm and friendly and the service is second to none! You can walk just about anywhere you want to go in town, which makes the location very convenient. I've been here on romantic getaways,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night in July on our way up the PCH. We chose the Sun Room. This is small room with very small bathroom, however the private rooftop deck is amazing a great place to lounge with a book and have breakfast!!! Lots to do in Santa Barbara and Inn is easy walking distance to town and... More

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Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So beautiful with lovely touches. The most warm and gracious staff. Breakfast was delicious and the pastries are to die! An easy walk to State Street and all the action. Will be returning soon and hopefully, for many times after that.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wonderful experience, the house is very beautiful, the gardens, the peaceful enviroment, the breakfast is different every day and it is very good, all the details they have make you feel very special. I am definitely going back

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Aliso Viejo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This B&B is simply spectacular! The moment we arrived we were greeted in the driveway by Kerry with a smiling happy face . She quickly became our "spiritual guide" during our stay with nothing but positive energy and peace surrounding us. Attention to detail is at its highest level with the staff and the grounds are impeccably manicured. Indulge yourself... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a reason why the Simpson house inn is rated the number 1 hotel in santa Barbara! Were were due to stay 1 night here on our travels down the west coast. We arrived and were greeted by a lovely lady who took us on a tour of the grounds and the house. We were told that there were... More

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Burlingame, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at this charming inn right off upper State Street. The staff could not have been more delightful. All the women who work here are absolutely wonderful. Our room was comfy but not luxurious. Shower was tiny and the bathroom was pretty bare-bones but serviceable. We did have a large moth and quite a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely time. Were greeted outside by Barbara before she took us for a tour of the property ending up in our own room. The room was great, and my girlfriend could not stop talking about the linens. Complementary wine every evening and a great breakfast in the morning. I will reccomend this to all my friends that... More

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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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