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Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara, California

As picturesque as its Southern California surroundings, Simpson House Inn makes for a truly luxurious Santa Barbara stay. The only AAA Five-Diamond Award-winning bed & breakfast establishment in all of North America, this exquisite boutique hotel is home to an acre of English gardens and fifteen charming guest rooms, suites and cottages, all just a five-minute walk from historic downtown Santa Barbara and a short trolley ride from the beach. Each room features modern amenities complementing the historic Victorian architecture and intimate appeal. Antique furnishings accent the accommodations, while contemporary yet thoughtful conveniences like unobtrusive televisions with DVD players ensure comfort and relaxation. Personalized service, including evening turndown and daily newspaper delivery, makes your stay seamless and enjoyable.

Start your day with tasty gourmet breakfasts served in your room or in the sunny, delightful veranda. Afternoon refreshments and evening wine-tasting with a sweets buffet complete the culinary offerings available on-site. Santa Barbara is renowned for its exquisite fine dining and many of the city's most renowned venues are within minutes of Simpson House Inn. For excellent outdoor options, start with the scenic Pacific oceanfront where boating and water sports to delightful beach picnics and strolls along bustling Sterns Wharf or through the colorful Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens. You will also find many of the region's finest museums including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Wine tours are among the region's premier attractions along with the scenic hiking and biking options along the Santa Ynez Wine Valley. At Simpson House Inn, you are close to the best that Santa Barbara has to offer, and your stay will undoubtedly be as idyllic as your alluring surroundings.

Location of Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn
121 East Arrellaga Street
Santa Barbara, California

Nearest Airport: SBA

Amenities for Simpson House Inn

  • General Information
  • 15 Guest Rooms
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • WiFi
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Gardens
  • Music & Movie Library
  • Beach Amenities
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Direct Dial Telephones
  • DVD Players
  • Satellite Television
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Luxury Linens
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Mini Refrigerators
  • Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Hiking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Whale Watching
  • Wine Tours
  • Nearby
  • Zoo
  • Art Galleries
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Vineyards
  • Interests
  • Inns

Reviews for Simpson House Inn

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magnificent. Service: Amazing. Accommodation: Amazing. Location: Amazing. Grounds: Amazing. Atmosphere: Amazing. Food: Amazing. What more can I say? We stayed in the Pendleton Cottage for the weekend. We lit wood fires in our room, we enjoyed nighlty appetizers and wine, we chatted with other guests, we enjoyed the gardens, the breakfasts were fantastic. Overall a fantastic place to stay for our romantic getaway for our 15th wedding anniversary. The place is great and we would happily return. Very very authentic and the staff are very very genuine.

tadders - Phoenix, Arizona

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just stayed two nights in Santa Barbra, Simpson House was wonderful! We usually stay at upscale larger places, however Simpson House Inn was no disappointment. Very quaint, quiet and cozy. Reminded me of the nicer Inns of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Staff was very helpful, professional and top of the line. Great (included) breakfast. Excellent place to stay!

Andrew S - Manasquan, New Jersey

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Simpson House Inn was an incredible experience. Rooms were beautiful with all comforts - the linens were especially nice. The gardens were so peaceful, we were drawn to spend time outside (in January)! The best part is the free white tablecloth Breakfast - the food was so fresh and incredible, we asked to meet the Chef, who was also the personal Chef to Oprah - the whole breakfast experience was over the top...plan to spend a leisurely breakfast at this Inn. We also enjoyed the afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres that are so good you could skip dinner. We did walk to dinner since there are several nice restaurants close by. Overall, the experience was wonderful (including the friendly staff) and the value was great given the included food service. All 4 of our party loved Simpson House.

Vls40atl - Highlands, North Carolina

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

My wife and I stay at the Simpson House several times a year. It's by far our favorite little gem of a hotel. The staff are always so friendly and gracious and it's nice to see many of the same faces year after year. Also they have by far the best breakfast of any B&B! We usually stay in a cottage but because they were busy we stayed in a quaint room in the main house this time. We actually loved it just as much with it's big outside deck. Anyway we just love this place!

PFrancis - San Luis Obispo, CA

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 month ago

Charming B&B tucked away in the center of Santa Barbara. Quiet and relaxing with a lovely little garden surrounding the property. Breakfast was lovely and staff pleasant and accommodating. Rooms are very comfortable and well appointed. Always enjoy my time here. Well worth trying out this little gem.

Julie M

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