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“A bit disappointing”
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Simpson House Inn
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 18, 2011

We only stayed here for 1 night in the Greenwich Cottage which was lovely. The gardens were very beautiful and the main house itself gorgeous. There was wine and afternoon supper which was so good we didnt need to go out for dinner. The breakfast the next morning was rather disappointing. We have stayed in many B&B's over the years and this was by far the most expensive, but def not the best. I think that it was way too much money for what you got. It was lovely, dont get me wrong, but not lovely enough for nearly $600 a night..

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

This is the second time we've stayed at this beautiful Inn in Santa Barbara. It's a little sanctuary nestled right off State Street in a quiet neighborhood~ close enough to walk to restaurants and shopping. The grounds are beautifully kept with English type gardens and chairs to relax to enjoy the surroundings. The rooms are tastefully furnished with a warm appeal and the breakfasts quite yummy. You won't be disappointed if you decide to visit ~ this is an upscale Inn and may not be in everyone's budget but worth checking out as you won't be disappointed.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 12, 2011

A lovely inn with beautifully manicured, private grounds that are like an oasis and sanctuary in the middle of Santa Barbara. Sumptuous breakfasts and yummy appetizers are served. Most of all, we were very appreciative of the superlative service of the warm and friendly staff! Thank you, Gillean!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank designspec
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

Fellow travelers, every other review you read here is true. The Simpson House is amazing, & we've stayed there several times. However, this last time we stayed in the Katherine McCormack room... which is directly over the kitchen, facing the parking lot. If you are a light sleeper, expect to be awakened by 6AM when they start making breakfast. And unfortunately, you can't take a nap later, because they're preparing for the wine & cheese hour. Also, if anyone drives in late or leaves early in the parking lot, you'll know about it. I do love this place, but I wish I had known this before we stayed in this particular room.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2011

Very nice inn - mix of B&B look w more of a professional management style -- i.e. all the charm of a b&b without all the over-personal interaction with b&b owners/other guests.

Lovely rooms, lovely balconies, super duper comfortable beds, yummy meals - breakfast and afternoon tea. The meals are all vegetarian, but they are so fabulous I never would have realized it if it hadn't been pointed out to me.

Location is nice - walking distance to State Street/main drag area. But if you want to be on the beach, you probably are a little far away. Thumbs up.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 19, 2011

In terms of ambiance, service, pace and courtesy, the Simpson House is like a trip back in time. Unparalleled attention to the most minute detail. The breakfast is better than any in town and the evening vino & cheese gathering is worth the trip in an of itself.

Gillean and crew are a breath of fresh air.

Room Tip: If it is in your budget, ask for one of the cottages. If not, ask for the Simpson room with the wrap...
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  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

My husband and I have never been more "pampered" than by the wonderful staff at the Simpson House. From our beautiful well appointed room, to the delicious gourmet breakfasts, afternoon tea, fresh baked scones and cookies, to the wine tasting and great appetizers....we could not be more impressed...!! Everything was so personalized and the attention to detail was amazing. The incredible grounds that this house surrounds itself with are amazing....Cannot wait to come back..!!! We would rate this a " must stay" if you are ever in the Santa Barbara area.....Well worth every penny...!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Simpson House Inn

Address: 121 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1903
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $321 - $507 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simpson House Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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