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In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
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Guest reviews

4.8 out of 5 Exceptional
334 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Spa
Laundry
Room Service

Cleaning and safety practices

Cleaned with disinfectant
24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
Hand sanitizer provided

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Explore the area

Popular LocationSanta Barbara County Courthouse10 min walk
Popular LocationArlington Theater10 min walk
Popular LocationPresidio Santa Barbara15 min walk
AirportSanta Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal)11 min drive

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  • Luxury Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Abbeywood Cottage)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 334 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Luxury Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Greenwich Cottage)

    Room amenities

    • 344 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsLuxury Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Greenwich Cottage)
  • Luxury Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Plumstead Cottage)

    Room amenities

    • 334 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsLuxury Cottage, 1 Queen Bed, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Plumstead Cottage)
  • Traditional Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen, Fireplace (Pendle Cottage)

    Room amenities

    • 506 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsTraditional Suite, 1 King Bed, Kitchen, Fireplace (Pendle Cottage)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Fireplace (Tack Room)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 377 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed, Patio, Fireplace (Tack Room)
  • Signature Room, Accessible, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Carriage Room)

    Room amenities

    • 474 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed
    More detailsSignature Room, Accessible, Jetted Tub, Fireplace (Carriage Room)
  • Loft, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Fireplace, Garden View (Hayloft)

    Room amenities

    • 506 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsLoft, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Fireplace, Garden View (Hayloft)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Fireplace, Garden View (Weathervane)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 441 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Fireplace, Garden View (Weathervane)
  • Luxury Bungalow, 1 Queen Bed, Patio, Garden Area (The Garden Room)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 210 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsLuxury Bungalow, 1 Queen Bed, Patio, Garden Area (The Garden Room)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Mary Simpson - Detached Private Bathroom)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 161 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Mary Simpson - Detached Private Bathroom)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Katharine McCormick)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 220 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsStandard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Katharine McCormick)
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Sun Room)

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 166 sq ft
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Sun Room)
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed (Margaret Simpson)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 255 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 Queen Bed (Margaret Simpson)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace (Parlor)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 334 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed, Fireplace (Parlor)
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Robert and Julia Simpson)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 228 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuperior Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony, Garden View (Robert and Julia Simpson)

About this area

Santa Barbara

Located in Santa Barbara, Simpson House Inn is in the city center and near the boardwalk. While the natural beauty of Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Beach can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Stearns Wharf. Santa Barbara Zoo and Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens are also worth visiting. Looking to get your feet wet? Scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing adventures can be found near the property.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 10 min walk
  • Arlington Theater - 10 min walk
  • Presidio Santa Barbara - 15 min walk
  • Lobero Theater - 17 min walk
  • Mission Santa Barbara - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara Station - 6 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • Carlitos Cafe y Cantina - 8 min walk
  • Opal Restaurant - 8 min walk
  • Jane - 9 min walk
  • Bouchon - 9 min walk
  • Olio e Limone - 10 min walk

About this property

Simpson House Inn

Adults-only Santa Barbara bed & breakfast in Upper East, walk to Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Coffee/tea in a common area, spa services, and free use of bicycles are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning, and laundry facilities are onsite. All 15 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find room service and free newspapers.
Simpson House Inn offers 15 accommodations with iPod docking stations and safes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathrobes, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This Santa Barbara bed & breakfast provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include complimentary newspapers and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

Recreational amenities at the bed & breakfast include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 8:30 AM–10 AM
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Cable channels
  • iPod dock
  • LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Free local calls
  • Free newspapers
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Early check-in subject to availability
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
An adult age 18 or older must assume all liability for the booking
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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children younger than 18 are not allowed at this adults-only property; all guests 18 and older are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety 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
Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer
Contactless check-out is available
Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators are not available.

We should mention

Reservations are required for spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property

Property is also known as

Simpson House
Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn Santa Barbara
Simpson House Santa Barbara
Simpson Inn
Simpson House Hotel Santa Barbara
Simpson House Santa Barbara
Simpson House Inn Santa Barbara
Simpson House Inn Bed & breakfast
Simpson House Inn Bed & breakfast Santa Barbara

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Simpson House Inn and receive a full refund?
Yes, Simpson House Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Simpson House Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Simpson House Inn?
This property doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Simpson House Inn?
Check-in is from 3 PM–midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this bed & breakfast?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Simpson House Inn located?
Located in Upper East, this luxury bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Alice Keck Memorial Garden and Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Santa Barbara Bowl and Upper State Street are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Simpson House Inn

4.8
Exceptional
334 reviews
5 - Excellent
299
4 - Good
26
3 - Okay
4
2 - Mediocre
3
1 - Poor
2
4.9
Cleanliness
4.9
Service and Staff
4.9
Amenities
4.8
Property condition
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Small and intimate, beautiful setting, secluded, attentive staff

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020
4.0 out of 5 Good
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Went for our 25th anniversary. We'd been there YEARS before and it was the most outstanding place ever! I say this cautiously because COVID has changed many things in this world. We stayed in the SUN ROOM which is a cute, but VERY small room, BUT it has a huge deck!! They no longer have wine and hors d' oeuvre hour (understandable), so they give you a plastic plate for your room, and bottles of wine. Which we appreciate, but maybe the presentation could be nicer. Our deck had a huge cantilever umbrella which kept swinging and falling over, so it was hard to enjoy the deck. We let someone know about it, and they came up to try to help, but then it was a "shrug" and "oh well, sorry." By the second day we weren't happy that we couldn't enjoy the deck, so I called down and Barbara was "on it"!! She quickly grabbed a regular base/umbrella and brought it up and that helped SO much. We were able to enjoy the deck. Years before we had the option to have breakfast delivered to our room/patio/deck. Now they charge $10 to have it delivered, which isn't much, BUT rooms are not cheap so thought it should be included. Again... I say this cautiously as COVID has changed things and they had lost revenue for a few months. No coffee station available either (COVID)... so couldn't get coffee early in the morning. Boo! The place: GORGEOUS, beautiful soothing gardens! Lots of places to sit and relax. Staff is wonderful! Service is great! Breakfast OUTSTANDING!! Recommend!

Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Beautiful grounds, great service. The ONLY negative- the bathroom was extremely small .

Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020
5.0 out of 5 Excellent
  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Its a must!!! It was better than expected highly recommended

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020