Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara93101USA
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About Simpson House Inn

Simpson House Inn Santa Barbara is a smoke-free property surrounded by many gardens and parks. Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Santa Barbara Museum of Art are just a short walk away.

All rooms are individually decorated and come with a flat-screen TV, DVD player, hardwood floors, and a coffeemaker. An en-suite bathroom with complimentary bathrobes and slippers is available in each room. Free high-speed Internet access is provided in rooms.

Simpson House Inn Santa Barbara features spa services, coffee/tea in the lobby, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and a 24-hour front desk. Other amenities include dry cleaning, concierge services, free self-parking, and limo/car town service.

A complimentary breakfast is offered each day. Guests can order drinks and other refreshments in the afternoon and evening hours.

Nearby attractions include Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens, Presidio Santa Barbara, Alice Keck Memorial Garden, and Santa Barbara Natural History Museum.


121 East Arrellaga Street , Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, USA
Telephone: +1(805)9637067 | Fax: +1(805)5644811 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Concierge
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Massage
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Beautiful garden

Many guests like that the property is set in a historic house, and note that the garden is beautiful and located in peaceful surroundings. Others comment that the main house looks elegant and is a wonderful place to meet other guests.

Delicious breakfast

Most guests find the breakfast served daily to be delicious and are quick to point out that breakfast is often served in the garden. Others appreciate the complimentary wine and cocktails in the afternoon, noting that the food is always fresh and vegetarian options are available.

Friendly owners

Many guests cite that the property owners are friendly and comment that the rooms are cleaned daily. Others like that the owners are always happy to give recommendations on where to go for dinner, as well as share directions to sightseeing spots in downtown Santa Barbara.

Negative Reviews

Bathrooms need attention

Several guests report that the bathrooms are small and the water pressure in the showers is low. Others comment that sometimes there is no hot water in the bathrooms, and are quick to point out that there are no complimentary toiletries available.

Small rooms

Several guests point out that the rooms are small and decorated in a traditional manner, noting that the beds are not comfortable. Others say that the heaters in rooms are outdated and the pillows are lumpy.

Location could be better

Some guests comment that the property is far from downtown Santa Barbara, noting that there are not many restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in the neighborhood. Others mention that grocery stores can be only reached by car.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 685 reviews across the web
9.6 /10
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    8.9 /10
9.6 out of 10 based on 685 reviews