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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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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Coronado, California
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia 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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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The room was nice, with lots of period furnishings - pillows were super soft! We had 2 breakfasts, both of which were delicious. The grounds are beautiful, the staff were friendly. There were lots of little touches that made it that extra special e.g. they print your name on the breakfast menu. I'll stay here again if I come back...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So where do I begin? Well, customer service was amazing. All the staff were friendly, attentive and helpful. Our room was upgraded and the one we had was lovely. There were tonnes of extras - complimentary soft drinks, biscuits, cakes, a wine hour, free Netflix... the list really does go on. The garden around the house is delightful and relaxing...

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Central Coast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When I first saw this hotel, I was driving by, and didn't think much of it. When my friends invited me down to Santa Barbara with them, I decided to try this place out, and I am glad I did. The rooms are so well done, simplistic yet stylish. The grounds are so well kept and nice to just hang...

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

Dear CentralCoastWine, Thank you for staying here at the Simpson House Inn and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return and can stay longer in Santa Barbara. Thank you for your comments and we appreciate you being here.

West Hartford, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never stay at B&Bs, BUT this was so nice!! So cute too. We stayed in the Hayloft room, that had a little deck. Very clean with great service. The staff is so nice too. Breakfast is included and it was delicious!!! They have a wine and apps in the evening. It is in a wonderful location, quiet and a...

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

Dear Lip324, Thank you for staying at the Simpson House inn and we are so happy you enjoyed the Hayloft Room. Thank you for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Elegant 19th century house set in a beautiful garden with centenial trees. Stylish decor, excellent and personalised service. Some rooms in the main house, others in cottages at the rear of the garden. Although pleasantly decorated, we found our room too small but maybe we choose the wrong room while booking. We were offered a larger and better accessible room...

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

Dear Karel V, Thank you so much for the kind words regarding the Simpson House Inn. We are sorry that you could not move to our Carriage Room and enjoy the rest of your trip here. We hope you come to see us again and we can find the perfect room next time. It was a pleasure having you and...

Riverside, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is not what I would call a classic bed 'n breakfast establishment, but rather a small luxury inn. But it has the laid-back vibe of one. Beautiful garden setting, peaceful and quiet, but a few short walking blocks away from all the restaurants and shops on State Street. Our family booked two rooms--the large Carriage Room and a smaller...

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

Dear Kaliforniakathy, Thank you staying here at the Simpson House Inn and for your kind words. We appreciate you being here and we will pass along your comments about the breads and muffins to our chef. We appreciate you staying with us and we look forward to your return.

Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Simpson House Inn is beautiful. We had such an amazing stay during our honeymoon. The location is perfect when visiting Santa Barbara – only a few blocks from Main Street, we used their bicycles to ride down to the beach. The service is exceptional; the breakfasts were lovely. We met Barbara who was very friendly and helpful. We can’t...

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

Dear Oliver W, Congratulations and thank you making the Simpson House Inn part of your memories. Thank you for your kind words about Barbara and we are so fortunate to have her here as part of our staff. We look forward to you returning to Santa Barbara and the Simpson House Inn.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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 Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Simpson House Inn

Address: 121 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1903
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $396 - $690 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simpson House Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“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, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the Hayloft was great.”
 of 5 bubbles llp324, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all unique, and quite special. You need to look at them online to judge.”
 of 5 bubbles kaliforniakathy, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs room with private veranda is very nice but small..”
 of 5 bubbles DJ-Doctor-D, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The English cottages are lovely. We also enjoyed staying in a second-floor suite in the house, with a view of the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles ojaitraveler77, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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