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China Grove, North Carolina
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great place to relax - this inn is so beautiful and had everything we look for in an B&B. Wonderful historic home and incredible gardens with a fire pit and many places to rest and relax. The afternoon tea is very well done with many delights to sample including some great wine. We had breakfast served on our... More 

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Thank DJ-Doctor-D
Tony P, General Manager at Simpson House Inn, responded to this review

Dear DJ-Doctor-D, Thank you for staying here at the Simpson House Inn. We are so thankful for your kind words and letting everyone know. We hope to welcome you back to Santa Barbara and the Simpson House again soon. More 

Ojai, CA
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara is a wonderful retreat from the bustle of everyday life. A historic home, plus tasteful English-style cottages sit among giant oaks and gurgling fountains. A night at Simpson House has the feel of a vacation, because every hour of the stay is extraordinary. On my wife's recent birthday, we stayed in one of... More 

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

Dear Daryl and Christine, Thank you for celebrating Christine's birthday here at Simpson House Inn. We are so grateful for you being here and we look forward to seeing you next year. More 

Claremont, California
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31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My wife and I were taking a mid-autumn break so we were looking for somewhere comfortable, easy to get to and special. This was it. The house is beautiful. Just off a street just minutes walk from the center of the city. Beautiful, just a little over the top (in a good way) Victorian-style decor. Our room had a window... More 

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

Dear Nick32215, Thank you for your kind words and we are so grateful for you staying with us here at Simpson House Inn. Please come back to see us soon. More 

Huntington Beach, CA
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We just got back from our birthday weekend in Santa Barbara and returned to the quaint Simpson House Inn. Once you pass through the lush private greenery hedge into a peaceful retreat back in time where all the staff treat you like family and the house is impeccably well-kept. They put out a great happy hour with fine local wines... More 

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

Dear DaveandSandy, Thank you for your comments and staying here at the Simpson House Inn. Happy Birthday and we can't wait to welcome you back. Thank you for those kind words and we sincerely hope all of our guests feel like family. Please let me know when you would like to return and we will provide you with a return... More 

Sierra Vista, Arizona
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were fortunate to be able to spend three nights at the beautiful Simpson House Inn in Santa Barbara last week. What a splendid property! The Victorian home is attractively and comfortably furnished in the period. Our room was charming. So many nice amenities I will probably miss some: welcome sweets with our names on the place card, our names... More 

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

Dear Denis B, Thank you for your comments and for staying at the Simpson House Inn. We appreciate your kind remarks and are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Please come back to Santa Barbara and we look forward to pampering you again. More 

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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great place to live! Home style breakfast but delicious. Heartwhelming decorations in the room and very quiet. This inn is not far from state street and very convenient for hanging out. Also this inn provide snacks at noon, night and late night.

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

Dear Fazhi Z, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and we are so happy you were able to enjoy our snacks, desserts, wine reception and breakfast each morning. Please come back and see us and we look forward to your return. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

The grounds are beautiful and part of what makes the stay enjoyable. We ate breakfast at a table out on the lawn in the morning and sat by the fire pit at night. The staff was extremely friendly and knowledgable. One thing I wish is that we would've had a king size bed vs. a queen. Our friend's room was... More 

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

Dear Kimber B, Thank you for staying here at the Simpson House Inn and for your wonderful comments about our staff and gardens. We will speak with our decorator and identify rooms that need additional bed side night stands that we introduce to our décor. Again, thank you for staying with us and we look forward to your return. More 

San Jose, California
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We love staying at this hotel. It is a few blocks from downtown on a quiet street. The rooms and cottages are quaint, but well appointed. (We have stayed in both). The cottages are quieter though since they are not on top of the kitchen. The Mary Simpson room should be avoided because of the detached bath (meaning outside of... More 

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

Dear Jennifer W, Thank you for staying here at the Simpson House Inn and your comments following your stay. Our location does provide easy access to State Street but remains a tranquil setting to relax after shopping and exploring. Thank you again for staying here. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely hotel with very professional and efficient staff. Rooms were luxurious but also cozy and homely. Food and baking were excellent. Wish we could have stayed longer. Great location on quiet street but only walking distance to key sights and town centre.

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

Dear johannacromack, Thank you so much for your wonderful comments following your stay here at the Simpson House Inn. We enjoyed serving you and we look forward to your return. More 

London, England
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218 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Everything about this hotel s superlative. The grounds, the rooms, beds, food, service etc etc Little added touches a every step- including: afternoon snacks with wine, free newspapers etc etc Recommended

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

Dear yanhLondon_England, Thank you for your wonderful comments and for staying at the Simpson House Inn. All of our rooms are uniquely decorated and no two are alike. We hope you visit us again and become part of our tradition. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff

Additional Information about Simpson House Inn

Address: 121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: RM1,311 - RM2,329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simpson House Inn 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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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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