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Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Upon entering the Simpson House Inn, we were warmly welcomed by Barbara. The grounds are breathtaking; peaceful seating areas amid fountains, ferns, palms, and perfect hedges. I was in heaven. Exotic orchids grace each room. Breakfast was excellent and privately served on our terrace. The staff was gracious and warm. I can't say enough good things; Awesome location, fine bedding&...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I just returned from 4 days at this lovely boutique hotel. I am a Travel Agent and also write a monthly travel column for a newspaper. I thought the staff was "A Plus", especially the Innkeeper Barbara. The grounds are exquisite. The cottages lovely..took a bubble bath each evening in their extra large tub! Location is excellent, in a desirable...

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1Thank BetsyScherr
Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

This is a great spot in Santa Barbara. It's a short walk to State Street, where all the shops and cafes are located. The gardens at Simpson house inn are beautiful and available all day for relaxing and reading etc. There is a tea and lemonade station throughout the day. The inn has helpful self-printed guides to restaurants, parks, hikes...

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1Thank Aira v
Brentwood, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 June 2015

We stayed at the Simpson House inn for three nights. The attention to detail was excellent and the breakfasts on the veranda a real treat. We loved all the little touches they provided.The gardens were beautiful and a joy to relax in. The staff were friendly and very helpful but not intrusive. Our only problem was our chosen room, although...

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1Thank john j
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Simpson House Inn for three nights on our California coast honeymoon. We couldn't have been more pleased. The room, grounds and service were simply the best. It is the only place I'd recommend staying when visiting Santa Barbara.

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1Thank Scott S
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated my 75th birthday at the Simpson House. This was our 3rd visit. The things we like most are the incredible setting, first class accommodations, attention to detail, and the staff that goes out of their way to be friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. It is really hard to leave. We think we'll make...

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2Thank cbmaunz
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We've travelled the world for over 30 years and this is in out Top 5 for accommodation. The grounds are stunningly beautiful with fountains, fire pits, lattice fences, furniture and gorgeous trees and plants. We took two rooms - the Tack Room is a restored stable and was simply divine - large space, sitting area, fireplace, incredible linen and a...

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1Thank Lennyledoo2071
Costa Mesa, California
Reviewed 31 May 2015

We have stayed here multiple times when we see shows at the Santa Barbata Bowl and will keep coming back! Wonderfully attentive staff, beautiful grounds, delicious food and many more amenities. The property is quiet and tucked away from the noise and bustle of State Street but close enough to be convenient to everything. For walkers, this location is perfect...

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1Thank Deb H
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 May 2015

A great place to stay and we had a night to remember. This place goes the extra mile with afternoon snacks, early evening wine, coffee always available etc. We was made to feel really welcome although only staying 1 night when it was obvious most others were there for a minimum of 3. Lots of advice if needed. Beautiful grounds...

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Coniston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 May 2015

It was a treat to look forward to staying at Simpson House...The three of us,all professionals,had planned to do Route 66 on Harley Davidson's..Finishing at San Francisco...The treat we were looking forward to was the icing on the cake,and made the whole adventure a class experience. The visual elegance and opulence ,that greeted us was matched by the welcome of...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Additional Information about Simpson House Inn

Address: 121 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1903
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: €280 - €488 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simpson House Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Simpson House Hotel Santa Barbara
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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.”
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