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121 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1903
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#2 of 55 in Santa Barbara
Location
4.8
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4.9
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4.9
Value
4.5
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
See why so many travelers make Simpson House Inn their hotel of choice when visiting Santa Barbara. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a luxury setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as The Historic La Arcada Courtyard (0.5 mi) and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park (0.7 mi), guests of Simpson House Inn can easily experience some of Santa Barbara's most well known attractions. Simpson House Inn offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available. The hotel offers a front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features free breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking. During your visit, be sure to check out one of Santa Barbara's popular shrimp restaurants such as Boathouse at Hendry's Beach, Brophy Bros., and Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, all a short distance from Simpson House Inn. There is no shortage of things to do in the area: explore popular art galleries such as Santa Barbara Art Glass, Italian Pottery Outlet, and 10 West Gallery. At Simpson House Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Santa Barbara.
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Free parking
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Private balcony
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Angela A wrote a review Jun 15
Tampa, Florida2 contributions
This property is absolutely stunning and the inn is so charming. There are so many peaceful and private places to sit and relax. We were very impressed with the multi-course breakfast. The staff was so friendly and hospitable. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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carolinelgamester wrote a review May 2022
6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed in this hotel on our 20th wedding anniversary trip driving the Pacific Coast Highway. The house is beautiful and the gardens amazing. The cheese and wine evening was delightful. The disappointing aspects were that the shower was almost impossible to use. It was a shower over a bath A notice asked you to draw the curtain around the bath before turning on the shower as the old floorboards could get damaged. This meant you got freezing cold water on you head and there was absolutely nowhere to put shower gel / shampoo etc. The house is old 1874 but I have lived in houses 100 years older and it is possible to update a bathroom! We paid $10 to have our breakfast delivered to our balcony on the first morning. It was stone cold. The toast came with no butter or jam and was very disappointing. The second day we ate in the breakfast room to avoid the same thing happening. As breakfast was included we were astonished to be presented with an invoice to add a gratuity! We got a turn down service on night one but they left all the towels on the floor and we had to ask for more. The full bin wasn’t emptied. We just got a chocolate left on our pillow. The second night there wasn’t a turn down service!! All in all at £350 per night I was disappointed and will avoid in future
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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stefdoj wrote a review May 2022
Columbia, Maryland236 contributions21 helpful votes
This was an expensive splurge for my wife and I but it was worth it. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful, the location is in a pleasant residential neighborhood, and the small cottage we stayed in on the grounds (with a wood-burning fireplace) was as cozy and charming as could be. We arrived in late afternoon just in time for wine and a wide assortment of appetizers, all of which were good. And in the morning had an incredible three-course breakfast on the front porch overlooking the garden. All together a very positive experience that we would highly recommend if you can handle the cost.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: the cottages on the grounds are said to be the better option over the rooms in the house
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Loury16 wrote a review May 2022
Austin, Texas5 contributions3 helpful votes
It's like going back into time where life had a more relaxing, upscale feel. The grounds are incredible..you can just sit on any chair and feel so relaxed. You just be. The porch is so great especially when they serve their delicious breakfast...unlike anything offered at most places. Throughout the day, there are homemade scones and lemonade...such a nice refreshing treat/amenity. The rooms do send you back in time a bit but impeccably done. If you're as fortunate as I was to get a wrap-around porch balcony overlooking the front and side garden, you'd want to entertain yourself and invite all your friends over. As if that's not enough, the afternoon wine and appetizers are presented with such an "otherworldly" experience.. other places just don't do this. It's upscale yet homey and welcoming. Only two blocks from State Street, you can walk all around and enjoy a lot of what Santa Barbara offers. Everyone on the staff is so friendly. I will definitely be back. Thank you for a great experience. Then to top it off, you are presented with a set of beautiful notecards as a memory of your experience. Incredible!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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critic19 wrote a review Apr 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
A most delightful stay. The hotel is small, elegant, beautifully decorated, with comfortable and welcoming public rooms. The staff are competent and very welcoming. There is a daily late afternoon drinks and snacks session which adds to the overall enjoyment. This hotel is a real treasure and so different from those marble-halled impersonal monsters that we are so used to. Delicious breakfast overlooking the garden. We would have stayed longer but, not surprisingly, they were full.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Randyhol wrote a review Apr 2022
Camarillo, CA207 contributions120 helpful votes
A long overdue return to this amazing property. A 3 night stay in Pendle Cottage. Everything about The Simpson House was perfect. Superb service from every staff member. Impeccable grounds that invite you to settle in, unwind, and simply relax. Breakfast and afternoon hor d’oeuvres were all delicious. Walking distance to downtown. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect getaway so close to home. The highest recommendation.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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ALFreundl wrote a review Apr 2022
Ann Arbor, Michigan64 contributions59 helpful votes
Absolutely magnificent! Over the top helpful and friendly staff, their Happy Hour spread was great and the breakfast was first class. Very comfortable room with mini-fridge and wine available for purchase. We had a lovely and very large sun deck and can imagine it being fun to hang out and read. Sadly, the time we were there it was raining like crazy. Tip: bathrooms are very small
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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KHay wrote a review Mar 2022
Santa Barbara18 contributions20 helpful votes
My boyfriend surprised me mid Covid with an town overnight just around the corner. Our room, the Hayloft was simply devine, with fireplace, cushy bed and private patio where we enjoyed the most delicious breakfast. The baked goods served were worth every calorie. It's so quiet there, up in the trees, lush landscaping all around, you hardly know you are blocks from a busy street. The living room was off limits due to Covid, but we had our turn by the fire there too, with a glass of wine. We highly recommend!!! And the people are so nice there too.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Sean w wrote a review Mar 2022
Santa Clarita, California8 contributions3 helpful votes
It was our wedding anniversary. Pulled and entered a different world behind a hedge that completely blocks the property off from the street. Greeted with scones and clotted cream, an early check in and a perfect room. The place looks like it belongs in the English countryside. 5:30 brought snacks and wine tasting while some ducks swam in one of the many fountains. Went out for some fun on the town and then came back to make a fire! LOVELY. Breakfast was right on point with beautiful porcelain dishes and attentive staff. Honestly, couldn't ask for more.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Carlos R wrote a review Mar 2022
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Excellent place. The food, wine, breakfast...all perfect. the best Bed & Breakfast I've ever stayed at. The staff was helpful, the accommodations were awesome. It's an older historical house refurbished and in very good condition.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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$315 - $603 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Simpson House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Simpson House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Santa Barbara County Courthouse (0.5 miles), Old Mission Santa Barbara (0.7 miles), and Italian Pottery Outlet (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Simpson House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Simpson House Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Simpson House Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Simpson House Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Simpson House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Handlebar Coffee Roasters, Bouchon, and Jeannine's Bakery.
Is Simpson House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Simpson House Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Simpson House Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Santa Barbara County Courthouse (0.5 miles), Casa del Herrero (4.1 miles), and Old Mission Santa Barbara (0.7 miles).