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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The grounds are beautiful and part of what makes the stay enjoyable. We ate breakfast at a table out on the lawn in the morning and sat by the fire pit at night. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgable. One thing I wish is that we would've had a king size bed vs. a queen. Our friend's room was... More 

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San Jose, California
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We love staying at this hotel. It is a few blocks from downtown on a quiet street. The rooms and cottages are quaint, but well appointed. (We have stayed in both). The cottages are quieter though since they are not on top of the kitchen. The Mary Simpson room should be avoided because of the detached bath (meaning outside of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely hotel with very professional and efficient staff. Rooms were luxurious but also cozy and homely. Food and baking were excellent. Wish we could have stayed longer. Great location on quiet street but only walking distance to key sights and town centre.

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London, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everything about this hotel s superlative. The grounds, the rooms, beds, food, service etc etc Little added touches a every step- including: afternoon snacks with wine, free newspapers etc etc Recommended

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Thank yanhLondon_England
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly charming inn in a superb location for visiting Santa Barbara. It's quite literally a hidden gem, difficult to spot from the street, but once inside the gardens you could be in a remote hideaway. Perfect for a relaxing break. The staff are attentive but not overbearing. We stayed in the garden room which was a real treat. The... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, I really want to give it a good review because there's so much that's so great about it. The property is beautiful. The garden, the trees, the birds, the grounds, the open fire pit, sitting areas...the whole area is wonderful! On top of that, the staff are friendly and helpful bunch. The service is a little slow at times... More 

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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived, the staff were incredible. They were so nice and went above and beyond that expected. The grounds are gorgeous! You are totally secluded while being in the heart of the city. The fountains and landscaping are beautiful. The bed firm and just right for us, the room was fantastic. The main house is elegant and... More 

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Thank Mark F
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately our stay at this hotel was not a pleasant experience. We paid extra for the Robert and Julia Simpson room but the room was extremely cold on arrival and throughout the entire night. The thermostat was set to high but the room temperature remained very cold suggesting the heating system is broken. In addition to this there was a... More 

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2 Thank MattPeach
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove to Santa Barbara from San Diego without reservations. Walked down state street to view a couple of hotels that were recommended by people we didn't know....Friends of friends. we were less than impressed, so we looked on trip advisor for the hundredth time and chose to look at Simpson house. We were greeted by Peggy who reassured us that... More 

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Thank marylou g
Tony P, General Manager at Simpson House Inn, responded to this review

Dear Marylou g, We are so happy you found the Simpson House Inn during your visit to Santa Barbara. We will pass on your comments about Peggy and we are so glad we found accommodations and the service that were promised. We look forward to your return. More 

Bakersfield, California
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290 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved everything about this B&B. It deserves the Five-Diamond rating it gets from AAA. The first impression upon arriving is the sense of privacy and seclusion offered here. The property is surrounded by tall trees and a 10-foot hedge. The sound and movement of the surrounding area don't make it in. Several of the rooms (garden cottages) are located... More 

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Tony P, Front Office Manager at Simpson House Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jon R, Thank you for your wonderful comments and suggestion for us to become a Five-Diamond rated property. Your comments are simply wonderful and very obvious that you were able to enjoy everything the Simpson House Inn has to offer. We have never seen such a detailed review that truly identifies the benefits of being here on property. We... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Simpson House Inn

Address: 121 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1903
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $260 - $599 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simpson House Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Simpson House Hotel Santa Barbara
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
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