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121 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1903
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#2 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
2020 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 24 hour 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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jtate6814 wrote a review Nov 22
San Diego, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
Went here for a weekend, just to relax and have a change of scenery. The Simpson House Inn is quaint and every amenity delivers rejuvenation! The service, food, and accommodations are excellent. I can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: November 2020
InUzBe wrote a review Jan 2020
Bellingham Washington32 contributions22 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Simpson House Inn was the perfect place to spend a few days over Christmas. My husband and I stayed in the main house, and loved walking down the stairs to a beautifully decorated living room and fireplace. We've been to Santa Barbara before and found staying closer to the beach less interesting. We enjoyed the Simpson House, and it's location much more and loved the beautiful area to walk around in. The grounds are spectacular, even in winter. The upper part of State Street is also more interesting for shops and restaurants and a short walk from Inn. The staff was incredibly helpful. It really could not have been a more lovely stay. I can understand why this is not the first visit by most of their guests. We will be back.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Room Tip: We loved the Margaret Room in the main house. It had a beautiful view to the front yard.
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Response from LucianoSimpsonHouse, Manager at Simpson House Inn
Responded Feb 4, 2020
Thank you so much for visiting us. I am very glad you have enjoyed your stay and what we have to offer. Best regards, Luciano.
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Cheryl F wrote a review Nov 17
3 contributions
Everything from the first greeting to the final good bye was just world class. We enjoyed the Parlor room with its cozy fireplace as well as the lovely grounds with tinkling fountains. The breakfasts were superb and the afternoon cookies and the appetizer plates were also delicious. The linens were better than anything I’ve ever experienced in a hotel. The staff (CB, Theresa, and Haily) were all friendly, helpful and very kind. Thank you so much for a really wonderful stay in Santa Barbara!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from , Owner at Simpson House Inn
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Cheryl F, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at Simpson House Inn. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, the food, and our beautiful grounds. I hope we will have another opportunity to welcome you in the future! Sincerely, Haley B
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Judy N wrote a review Oct 2020
Glendora, California13 contributions9 helpful votes
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay at The Simpson House Inn. We returned home feeling relaxed and so spoiled by the experience... our beautiful comfortable room, the lovely landscaping, delicious breakfast and the outstanding staff who cared for us.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from , Owner at Simpson House Inn
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear JudyN831, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback with others. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to having another opportunity to welcome you in the future! Sincerely, Haley B
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Go260919 wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed at the Garden room for two nights. The room is very small, has a moldy/musty smell that won't go away. The bathroom and shower area are very small. The freestanding closet is very small and though we packed very light for two, we still had our clothes out on the chairs as there was no room for them. The daily breakfast was good and served well. The grounds are OK, similar to any maintained backyard. When departing, we asked to change the method of payment from the credit card used to reserve, to another. We were told by the manager that there will be a 5% charge for that. However, credit card companies refund transaction fees when a refund is given to a customer. Further, all of the fees for staying there were already charged to our credit card! Overall, an expensive stay for a non-holiday weekend. We will NOT be staying at Simpson House again, and will not recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Luciano Croccia, General Manager at Simpson House Inn
Responded Oct 14, 2020
Dear Michael, Thank you for staying at the Simpson House Inn and thank you for sharing your experience and feedback. We are sorry you reserved one of our smallest rooms on the property and had difficulty with the size of the room. We do have many other rooms to choose that are much larger in size and would have been a better fit for your needs. I am also very sorry, I have to charge you a fee for the extra expense caused by refunding credit card transactions on a already prepaid reservations. We pay per transaction. Once again I really apologize you left disappointed with our accommodations and service. If I can be of assistance please contact me directly at luciano@simpson house inn.com. Best, Luciano.
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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 Lilac Patisserie.
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).