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Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara

5-star5 stars
121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

Adults-only B&B within easy reach of Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Great location
Great amenities
Delicious food
Great room
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Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara

from $259
  • Luxury Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Abbeywood Cottage)
  • Luxury Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Greenwich Cottage)
  • Luxury Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Plumstead Cottage)
  • Traditional Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen, Fireplace (Pendle Cottage)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Fireplace (Tack Room)
  • Signature Room, Accessible, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Carriage Room)
  • Loft, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Fireplace, Garden View (Hayloft)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Fireplace, Garden View (Weathervane)
  • Luxury Bungalow, 1 Queen Bed, Patio, Garden Area (The Garden Room)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Mary Simpson - Detached Private Bathroom)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Katharine McCormick)
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Sun Room)
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed (Margaret Simpson)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace (Parlor)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Robert and Julia Simpson)

What’s around Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara


  • In Upper East
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 10 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 12 min walk
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 15 min walk
  • Mission Santa Barbara - 18 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Natural History Museum - 24 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Garden - 45 min walk
  • Santa Barbara Bowl - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 11 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 46 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 3 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 12 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 14 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum guest age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Free reception
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 1874
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
Stay connected
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara’s small print

Also known as

  • Simpson House
  • Simpson House Inn
  • Simpson House Inn Santa Barbara
  • Simpson House Santa Barbara
  • Simpson Inn
  • Simpson House Hotel Santa Barbara


Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 175 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Five star review
Our jaws dropped when we first viewed the landscaping. The house was beautifully decorated in antiques. We loved it and would highly recommend it
Toni, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great time,great staff,outstanding food.
Wonderful weekend,hated to leave.
Garry, usBusiness trip
Very Good 8.0
The gardens are superb.
Michelle, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great place for a splurge.
So many nice things about this place, which are covered in detail by other reviewers. Definitely worth staying here, but it is a splurge, as there are other B&Bs in the area that are almost as nice, and much lest costly. Be aware that the rooms are relatively small, even the cottage units in the back. But there are spacious grounds, a beautiful covered porch, and a welcoming living room, so you won't feel too cramped.
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Cosy quiet place to read or play cards.
Great breakfast on the porch!
Daniel, us1 night romance trip

Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara

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