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Simpson House Inn
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Simpson House is one of those memorable places that make travelling such a joy. The owners and staff have obviously made it their goal to pamper their guests, with such special extras as Kiehl's products, home baked goodies from morning til evening, wonderfully appointed rooms, home cooked breakfasts, even served in bed if you wish, though the pleasing verandah and gazebo or patios are splendid alternatives...a perfect break for winter-weary travelers and one of Santa Barbara's true jewels.

Room Tip: We were well pleased with the cozy, private Garden Room... No one as neighbors or above the room.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

My wife and I have been lucky to stay in B&Bs around the world, and the Simpson House is in our top five ever... Every need is anticipated; the breakfasts and other food and wine are exquisitely great; the hosts are memorable; the staff service is impressive; and the setting and landscaping are English garden perfect... And, all of this in Santa Barbara??? Forgetaboutit... We have stayed here many times, and every time has been extremely fabulous and memorable... The owners are often the hosts, and always make you feel very welcome. We hope to be back soon, and will always highly recommend the Simpson House to friends and relatives...

Room Tip: Any upper room in the main house...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

This is the third time we have stayed here in their room called the Hay Loft. It is hard to decide what to praise first. The service is impeccable, the room is warm and inviting and very clean, and the gardens and main house are beautiful to see. We were served breakfast in our room at our request and the food is really gourmet. Wine and appetizers are served in the house every evening and baked goods and coffee and tea are available in the later evening. No need is left unfulfilled. Guests can be as private or as social as they choose. Really a delightful place to stay. Bikes and beach supplies available. Best for a romantic getaway. Not for kids and people who want to be right at the beach, although the beach is a short drive away. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Simpson House pays attention to details - very clean, Netflix, iPod music player, inn keep staff always available, homemade snacks always available, beautiful dish ware, quality furniture and antiques.

As a young couple, we are used to sometimes being treated differently from more mature clientele at nice places. Not the case at Simpson House - we felt very welcomed.

Location is great. Walking distance to high end restaurants and stores.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is without doubt the best B&B we have stayed in in North America. My wife and I cannot say enough good things about the quality of the facilities and the wonderful service. We hope to be able to have a return visit for longer in the near future.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This inn is lovely. We loved the location, which was walking distance from all of the shops and restaurants in Santa Barbara, yet not in the middle of all the hubbub. While you sit in their gardens you feel like you're in a beautiful country house. We stayed in the hayloft suite and it was spacious, clean as a whistle and quiet. I can't say enough good things about the staff--so incredibly helpful and friendly. Their breakfasts are well presented and very good.

Room Tip: The hayloft suite is spacious and very nice. We loved the balcony which overlooked the beautiful ga...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

This is a beautiful place to stay. It is immaculate and the rooms are charming. The people who work there are welcoming, friendly and helpful. It's centrally located in Santa Barbara and surrounded by tall hedges so it's very quiet and peaceful. They have parking so there's no hassle or extra charge to park your vehicle. They have choice places on the grounds to enjoy their delicious breakfasts.

  • Stayed: January 2013, 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: $341 - $602 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simpson House Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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