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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being from the area originally, was surprised to find this excellent property that I had not heard of. Everyone knows about the Bacara, the Baltimore, or the El Encanto, but the Simpson House gives a much more intimate experience at a reasonable price. My wife in particular loved the architecture and attention to detail with the furnishings and decorations, wallpaper...

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Los Angeles, California
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From the moment we arrived, we were graciously welcomed. The lovely ambience, food and hospitality met all our expectations. The Hayloft was our room, complete with fireplace and balcony. Just lovely!

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Thank Suzanne54_11
New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted personally by Peggy as we stepped out of the car. The inn is meticulous and gorgeous in every way. Peggy is a doll, the wine and cheese hour perfect (I even took a video of the buffet, lol). She recommended Arigato Sushi as the best in the world and she was not wrong. The Breakfast again, perfect,...

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Thank Dancesonbeach
nyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had been wanting to stay at the Simpson House Inn for many years, and finally had the opportunity to visit for one night. What a beautiful place! The gates open and the driveway leads to a gorgeous 1874 Victorian Estate Home, restored Carriage House from 1878 and English Garden Cottages that are charming, private and luxurious. Immediately upon our...

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Thank lovinglifenyc
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Simpson House is absolutely delightful! The grounds are gorgeous with some very old trees The house is extremely well maintained, warm, pretty, with some fairly modern amenities. Be sure to arrange to have high tea. Both breakfast and afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres are delicious. You won't go hungry with cookies during the day also. The staff is very...

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Thank gidgetmiller
Pasadena, California, United States
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived early and warmly greeted by Andrea. We were shown to our room and it was beautifully appointed.Bed comfortable and furnished nicely.The wine tasting was especially good on a rainy night. The inn keeper Peg made us feel like home.Breakfast was decadent and service 5 star.Look forward to returning to this very special place.

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Thank Maria H
Long Beach, California, United States
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Simpson House Inn is a special place. Quiet, elegant, excellent service and ambience. If you wish a special adventure and a moment away from the hubbub, then stay here. Wonderful service, food, and peaceful luxury. Always a pleasure to have Simpson Staff take care of me.

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Thank Yvonne R
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

We are SB locals and stayed here for a special event. This is a hidden gem and worth every penny. It's right downtown, has amazingly beautiful grounds, a wonderful staff and comfortable rooms. I don't want to leave!

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

Dear Sara D, Thank you for staying at the Simpson House Inn and returning to Santa Barbara. Thank you for the wonderful comments and we look forward to your return.

Coronado, California
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

...a delightful little "gem" in the heart of Santa Barbara...my husband and I have stayed here twice a year for the past several years and are never disappointed with the hospitality, attention to detail, and overwhelming charm...Margaret Simpson is "our room" and it feels like home!!!

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

Dear JaneJOe, Thank you for being a return guest of the Simpson House Inn and we appreciate your wonderful comments. It was a pleasure serving you and welcoming you back to the Margaret Simpson room.

Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 29, 2016

If in Santa Barabara again I would not consider anywhere else. Simply outstanding in all respects - from the greeting as you park your car, to the place itself (beautifully restored building in an immaculate garden setting), the wine and hors d'oeuvres each evening, the great breakfast (NB 08:30-10:00) and the helpful & knowledgeable advice as to what to do...

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

Dear RogerB2000, Thank you for your wonderful comments and for staying here at the Simpson House Inn. Please do stay longer next time and we look forward to welcoming you again to Santa Barbara and the Simpson House Inn.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Simpson House Inn

Address: 121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $298 - $539 (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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#1 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“Always search the travel websites for the best rates, then call the hotel directly and give them the option to match/beat.”
 of 5 bubbles Mjfoxx, yesterday | Read review
“Our garden room was small for the amount of luggage we had. I'd pick something bigger next time.”
 of 5 bubbles Dancesonbeach, 1 week ago | Read review
“Parlor room was quite spacious on first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles I7680PTmariah, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“When traveling alone, I select Mary Simpson room. excellent accommodation and beautiful - I never want to leave.”
 of 5 bubbles YvonneR934, Dec 12, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are individual, with accurate descriptions on the website. Prices vary depending on the individual room, but they are all comfortable”
 of 5 bubbles RogerB2000, Nov 29, 2016 | Read review
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