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Simpson House Inn, Santa Barbara 

121 E. Arrellaga
Santa Barbara , California
Tel: 805 963 7067
Tel: 800 676 1280
Fax: 805 564 4811
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More than 20 years ago, Linda Sue and Glyn Davies turned their 1870s Italianate Victorian home into a B&B, raising the bar for inns everywhere. While the Simpson is pretty grand, with French antique armoires, wood-burning fireplaces, and an acre of flowering gardens, it still feels like a home. There are 15 rooms and suites—spread out among the main house, four garden cottages, and four rooms in the original carriage house—featuring private patios, stone fireplaces, and English country decor. Every day, they serve a gourmet vegetarian breakfast, an afternoon tea buffet, and wine and appetizers from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. There is Wi-Fi throughout the property and bicycles to borrow for a quick zip into downtown Santa Barbara, only a short ride or walk away.

Appeared in the Condé Nast Traveler Gold List, a directory of the world's best hotels and resorts, in 2006, 2005

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The Simpson House Inn is my definition of Heaven on Earth. It's worth every cent and then some. Upon arrival, it's as if you are cared for on a cloud.... more

Delightful Inn ...

This is our second stay at the Simpson House Inn ~ a charming Victorian just off State Street in a quiet part of town. The rooms are warm and nicely decorated,... more


Simpson House was a hidden delight behind a large geen hedge fence. We jumped into a rabbits hole. The value was worth more than the dollars. On a hidden Street 5... more