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“Lovely historic building, v friendly service”
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Simpson House Inn
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely little boutique hotel. Room was clean and spacious with a balcony overlooking the courtyard and a cost gas fire. Service was attentive and extremely friendly. Location close to the main street in town.

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Tony P, General Manager at Simpson House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Dear Dan H,
Thank you for staying at the Simpson House Inn. We are so happy you stayed with us and look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Hotel has excellent location - very close to historical center, best restaurants, museum and the Mission. We stayed in Hayloft room which was pretty, comfortable and has great atmosphere. Hotel offers free parking space and very decent breakfast. Staff was nice and friendly. Recommended.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Tony P, General Manager at Simpson House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2017

Dear Robert F,
Thank you for staying at the Simpson House Inn. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Wish there were 1/2 stars because this charming Inn was a 4 1/2 stars for this one night stay on March 30th. It is really a 5 star experience as memory tells me from our stay several years back in one of the cottages. This trip was just for one evening. We met friends from Central CA and had scheduled activities and did not have much time except for sleeping in our room. So we decided to stay in the main house in the Margaret Simpson Room. We enjoyed the room and view from the second floor to the gardens and fountain below but the bed was not very comfortable. Neither my husband nor I slept very well on the mattress. And every time we rose to use the bathroom the bed creaked. While we enjoy the history of the Inn and it's antiquity I guess we are beyond the days when copper piping wrapped around the claw foot tub to bring water to the shower head is adventurous. We are seniors and enjoy a steady high volume of water from a more modern set-up. I feel badly even having to mention these annoyances. Tony, Nicole and Diane are some of the best hosts we have encountered in our travels. They make you feel like you are indeed in their private home. The afternoon snacks & wine and scrumptious breakfast was definitely a 5. They welcomed us to remain and enjoy the lovely manicured English gardens after check out. And we did just that while reading and relaxing. There is no question we will return on our next trip when we meet our friends or on our own. Thank you for the incredible service you provide!

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Elaine W
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Tony P, General Manager at Simpson House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Dear Elaine W,
Thank you for those wonderful words about Nicole, Diane and myself. We are grateful for staying with us and we look forward to your return. We are making a list of beds to replace and the Margaret Simpson will be the first on the list. Again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 5 April 2017

The beautiful and well kept grounds, nicely restored interior and hospitality make for a most pleasant and memorable visit. Floors are creaky and there's no elevator to upstairs rooms, but all adds to the charm of this historical house. Rooms have a 19th century feel, but are spacious and complete with most modern amenities. Breakfasts are what you might expect from a fine dining restaurant and china looks more like something Grandma may have salvaged from a century ago. Truly charming, quiet throughout, but we would request a downstairs room upon return.

Room Tip: Expect a hike up old creaky stairs or request a downstairs room or cottage.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kent S
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Tony P, General Manager at Simpson House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Dear Kent S,
We are glad you enjoyed your stay here at the Simpson House Inn. We are sorry your upstairs room was inconvenient and we would be glad to discuss other room options available for your return visit. Please call me direct to make your reservation for your future stay. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I stayed in the Hayloft room for 1 night and the room was beautiful and comfortable. I just wished the room was bigger. Nicole, the host was amazing. She went above what I expected and made my stay a pleasant stay. Now I regret only staying for only one night.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Victoria Y
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Tony P, General Manager at Simpson House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2017

Dear Victoria Y,
Thank you so much for staying at the Simpson House Inn and for your kind words about Nicole. Nicole is a valued team member here and we are fortunate to have her with us. Again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your return.

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Additional Information about Simpson House Inn

Address: 121 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1903
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Region: 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: €285 - €490 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simpson House Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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