Simpson House Inn

Nestled on an acre of beautifully manicured English gardens on the American Riviera in Santa Barbara, Simpson House Inn is a lavish guest house that offers a stylish mix of historic charm and modern luxuries. Housed in a Victorian estate built in 1874, the secluded boutique retreat features elegant accommodations, first-class amenities, and spectacular grounds, presenting guests with a tranquil place to relax and unwind in style.

Tucked away in a historic Santa Barbara neighborhood, Simpson House Inn offers a range of beautifully appointed accommodations, including 15 guest rooms and luxury suites and four garden cottages, each of which enjoys comfortable bedrooms and living spaces, en-suite bathrooms and modern amenities. Guests are treated to a delicious gourmet breakfast served in the dining room every morning, along with an evening wine tasting and hors-d'oeuvres buffet.

Simpson House Inn is ideally located as a base for exploring Santa Barbara and the surrounding region. The Inn is a short stroll away from the historic downtown and a short trolley ride to the beautiful beaches of the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara’s world-renowned wine country is only a 40-minute drive from the hotel, while there is an array of local boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and nature trails close by to enjoy. Simpson House Inn


»Rooms & Suites

Rooms & Suites


Simpson House Inn features beautifully appointed accommodations in the form of 15 guest rooms and luxury suites in the elegant 1874 Victorian estate home and restored Carriage House and four English Garden cottages. All accommodations feature spacious living areas with country-style décor and period furnishings, bedrooms with queen or king-size beds, deluxe linens and plush pillows, en-suite bathrooms with showers and claw foot baths, thick towels, and organic bath products, and modern amenities. All accommodation offer amenities and services such as an evening turndown service, mini-fridges with complimentary water and soft drinks, coffee makers, televisions, iPod players, and NetFlix movies, telephones with voicemail services and free local calls, morning newspaper delivery and complimentary wireless Internet.

Manor House Rooms are located in the elegant 1874 Victorian estate home and restored Carriage House and offer beautiful views over the award-winning gardens.

The Robert and Julia Simpson Room is the first Master Bedroom and features with a lovely wrap-around veranda with gardens views, a king-size bed with deluxe linens and plush pillows and an en-suite bathroom with an antique clawfoot tub shower combination. The Parlor Room is located on the ground floor and features a luxurious living room with a gas log fireplace, a king-size bed with deluxe linens and plush pillows and an en-suite bathroom with an antique clawfoot tub/shower combination.

The Margaret Simpson Room has a queen-size bed with luxurious linens and plush pillows, an en-suite bathroom with an antique clawfoot tub shower combination and beautiful views over the front lawn. The Sun Room has a queen-size bed, an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, thick towels and organic bath products, and a spacious private sundeck with gorgeous views. The Katharine McCormick Room is a cozy room with a small private hall separating the bedroom which has a queen-size bed, and an en-suite bathroom with large walk-in shower and separate toilet room. The Mary Simpson Room is an intimate abode with a queen-size bed, deluxe linens and plush pillows, and a private bathroom across the hall with a shower.

Carriage House Suites are located in the beautifully restored Carriage House, which was built in 1878 and renovated to offer modern comforts and conveniences. Blending antique elegance with modern luxuries, exquisitely appointed suites feature king-size beds with luxurious linens, en-suite bathrooms with showers and whirlpool tubs, cozy sitting areas with loveseats, wood-burning fireplaces and period furnishings. Suites have wet bars with fridges and coffee makers and private balconies or decks with lovely garden views. Photo: Simpson House Inn

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»More Rooms & Suites

More Rooms & Suites


The Weathervane Suite is a handsomely appointed suite on the upper level of the Carriage House and features a spacious sitting with high vaulted ceilings area that opens to a private balcony through French doors, wood burning fireplace, wet bar with mini-fridge and coffee maker, and comfy seating. The suite has a king bedroom and en-suite bathroom with tiled glass enclosed shower, plush towels and deluxe bath amenities.

The Hayloft Suite blends the old with the new on the upper level of the Carriage House and features a king bed with luxurious linens, a cozy sitting area with leather loveseat and wood burning fireplace and beautiful period décor. An en-suite bathroom has a tiled, glass enclosed shower, plush towels, and deluxe bath amenities.

The Tackroom Suite is situated on the ground floor of the Carriage House with a private wraparound porch, and French doors leading into a spacious sitting area with antique furnishings, a wood burning fireplace, and cozy loveseat. An en-suite bathroom has a tiled, glass enclosed shower, plush towels and deluxe bath amenities and the bedroom has a king-size bedroom with luxurious linens.

The Garden Room is nestled under ancient oak trees with lovely views of the gardens with a private patio and French doors opening into a bright room with antique pine floors, and a vaulted ceiling with a skylight. The Garden Room has a queen-size bed with plush linens and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, thick towels and organic bath products.

The Carriage Room is a spacious ground floor room with a king bedroom, a handicap accessible en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and whirlpool tub, and a spacious sitting room with a twin daybed set in a private alcove, a leather loveseat, and a wood burning fireplace.

Four English Garden Cottages, namely Abbeywood Cottage, Greenwich Cottage, Plumstead Cottage and Pendle Cottage all offer extra levels of privacy and seclusion with sunny patios and balconies, gorgeous garden views, spacious living and dining areas and large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms. Cottages have fully equipped kitchens with all the necessary appliances and utensils for comfortable holiday life and cozy wood-burning fireplaces. Photo: Simpson House Inn

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»Restaurants / Room Service

Restaurants / Room Service


A gourmet, chef-prepared breakfast is served every morning in the breakfast room, on the patio or verandah or in the comfort of the guest rooms, and a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres buffet is available in the evenings. There is also an early coffee and cereal buffet for early risers, an all-day beverage service, and evening sweets before bedtime. Photo: Simpson House Inn

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»Amenities/Recreational Activities

Amenities/Recreational Activities


Simpson House Inn offers an array of amenities, facilities and guest services to ensure a first-class stay from a gourmet, chef-prepared breakfast is served every morning and a wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres buffet is available in the evenings to pampering spa services offered in the comfort of guest rooms.

Guest services include morning newspaper delivery, copying and fax services, an evening turndown service, full concierge services, complimentary wireless Internet throughout the property and bicycles and beach equipment to hire.

Guests of Simpson House Inn enjoy access to the exclusive Santa Barbara Athletic Club, just a mile away from the Inn, which features a lap pool, racquetball courts and gym equipment, steam room, sauna, and daily exercise and yoga. Address: 121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, Phone: 805-963-7067 Photo: Simpson House Inn

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