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Simpson House Inn

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Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Sun Room) | Balcony
Luxury Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Greenwich Cottage) | Terrace/patio
Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Fireplace (Tack Room) | Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board
Traditional Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen, Fireplace (Pendle Cottage) | Individually decorated, individually furnished, iron/ironing board

Overview of Simpson House Inn

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Simpson House Inn

5.0 star property
Adults-only B&B in historical district in Upper East

9.8/10 Exceptional

500 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Upper East
  • Santa Barbara Zoo - 14 min drive

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 16 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 38 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 9 min drive
  • Goleta Station - 16 min drive
  • UC Santa Barbara Station - 16 min drive


  • Carlitos Cafe y Cantina - 9 min walk
  • Opal Restaurant - 10 min walk
  • Jane - 10 min walk
  • Bouchon - 11 min walk
  • Olio e Limone - 11 min walk

About this property

Simpson House Inn

Located near a train station, Simpson House Inn is a great choice for a stay in Santa Barbara. Guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails, scuba-diving and snorkelling, and free perks include WiFi, self-parking and full breakfast daily between 8:30 AM and 10 AM. Other highlights at this luxurious bed & breakfast include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say great things about the helpful staff and breakfast.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • An adult aged 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • Caters to adults only

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–10 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Whale watching nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1874
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Dressing gowns
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services.

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

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

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Simpson House Inn offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Simpson House Inn does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Simpson House Inn?
As of 30 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Simpson House Inn on 31 Jan 2023 start from $351, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Simpson House Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Simpson House Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Simpson House Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Simpson House Inn?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Simpson House Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as boat tours, hiking and scuba-diving. Enjoy amenities such as spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Simpson House Inn?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Carlitos Cafe y Cantina (9-min walk), Opal Restaurant (10-min walk) and Jane (10-min walk).
What's the area around Simpson House Inn like?
Simpson House Inn is in Upper East, a short 11-minute walk from Santa Barbara County Courthouse and 17 minutes' walk from Mission Santa Barbara. The local area is good for families and and our guests say that it is very walkable.







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10/10 Exceptional

Pamela, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Justine, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A Fantastic Inn!
Truly a special place!! Spectacular gardens and setting, lovely cozy room, ours with an open jacuzzi tub and working fireplace, amazing breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres. The staff and service was very professional. I highly recommend!!
Craig, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing place and staff!
Thomas, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

tom, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mary, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Simpson House Inn is set on a beautifully landscaped piece of property full of large oaks, green lawns and lovely places to enjoy it all after a day of exploring the area. We stayed in the Greenwich cabin, a very lovely room with a fireplace and soaking tub for those sometimes foggy nights. I would have been very happy to have stayed longer but we’ll definitely be back.
Pamela, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Stay here
Fantastic Highly recommend. Amazing place.
MJ, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property. Our room (Weathervane) was very spacious and comfortable. The grounds are beautiful and the breakfasts are delicious. Also the staff is very friendly and attentive. We stayed there with three other couples for a wedding and it was a great place to gather and hang out together. Only complaint would be the water pressure in the shower, but it was good enough.
Susan, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

You HAVE to stay there!!!!
This place is simply amazing. Clean, beautiful, great food, relaxing as can possibly be (you forget you are even in a city), wonderful service. If I could give it a 10 star I would. I can't wait to go back. The picture doesn't do it justice, because it 100 time better in person.
Parthena, 1-night trip
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