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Simpson House Inn

121 East Arrellaga Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Toll-free 800-676-1280

Phone 805-963-7067

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Located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Simpson House Inn is a boutique hotel that blends historic charm with modern day luxuries. 

This elegantly restored 1874 Historic Landmark Victorian Estate is nestled amongst an acre of award-winning, beautifully landscaped English gardens and offers 15 diverse guestrooms, suites and cottages.  All rooms feature fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, Kiehl’s bath and body products and complimentary Netflix.  Spa treatments, ranging from Swedish massages to European facials, can be arranged in the comfort of your guestroom. 

Each morning guests enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast followed by a sampling of local wines and hors d’oeuvres each evening, all of which are complimentary.  Additional complimentary amenities include bicycles and beach equipment.  

Just a five-minute walk away from the countless restaurant, shopping and theater offerings in the downtown area and a short trolley ride to the beach, Simpson House Inn is perfectly placed to allow guests to enjoy the best that Santa Barbara has to offer.

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$200-299, $300+

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24 hr

  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Gardens on Property
  • Green/Enviro-Friendly


Outside Only


Outside Only

Wireless, Complimentary


This Santa Barbara bed and breakfast offers 15 rooms, suites and cottages featuring generous amenities, warm inviting décor and furnishings, each complemented by the hallmark guest service.  Guests can choose between the Carriage House Suites, English Garden Cottages and Manor House Rooms. All guestrooms offer evening turndown service, a small fridge stocked with water and soft drinks, wireless Internet access, Kiehl's bath and body products, Netfilx, Pandora Radio and more.
Carriage House Suites
The restored Carriage House at Simpson House Inn carefully blends antique elegance with modern luxuries. Originally built in 1878 and upgraded with modern day luxuries and amenities, the Carriage House is currently home to four of the most exquisitely appointed suites in Santa Barbara. Each of these rooms provide superior accommodations that include a king-size bed, sitting area with love seat, wood-burning fireplace, and antique furnishings.
English Garden Cottages
The five restored English Garden Cottages carefully blend antique elegance with modern luxuries. Each one opens onto a private intimate fountain courtyard where you can linger over breakfast. These Santa Barbara cottages also feature antique canopied queen featherbeds, loveseats by wood burning fireplaces, and an in-room Jacuzzi tub for luxuriating. Teak hardwood floors complement the Oriental rugs and antique furniture.
Manor House Rooms
The main Manor House is an historic Victorian estate that offers six guest rooms and exemplifies the Eastlake Italianate style. It was built in 1874 by Robert Simpson and has been lovingly restored by the Davies family. Due to their hard work and attention to detail, Simpson House Inn has been honored with a Structure of Merit Award and a historic Landmark Status.

  • Cottages
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites

Queen, King


Full ADA

Front Desk

  • Air Conditioning
  • Antique Furnishings
  • Bathrobes
  • Featherbeds
  • Fireplaces
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hairdryers
  • Luxury Linens
  • Private Deck
  • Private Entrance
  • Refrigerators
  • Telephones
  • Whirlpool or Jacuzzi
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Ironing Boards
  • Turndown Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning

  • Cable TV
  • CD Players
  • Music Library
  • Video Library

More about our rooms

The Simpson House offers the following complimentary services:

  • Gourmet Breakfast served in-room, on your private patio or on the veranda
  • Evening wine & hors d'oeuvres reception
  • Hot and cold beverage service available 24 hours
  • Afternoon refreshments


These fine restaurants are highly recommended by us and our previous guests. We will happily make your reservation and provide you with walking/driving directions.


An always intriguing seasonal menu derived from Santa Barbara's WIne Country using fresh locally farmed ingredients.  The experienced staff stands ready to help coordinate by-the-glass wines for each course.  A short walk from the Inn.


Located in one of Santa Barbara's historic adobes, you can expect great things. California Style cuisine, featuring an extremely artistic and delectable use of herbs and garnish. Request a table near the fireplace or in the courtyard if the weather is favorable. A short walk from the Inn.


Award winning California style cuisine is sophisticated, creative and deliciously unique. Charming atmosphere and excellent wait staff. This wonderful dining experience is a short walk from the Inn.


Truly authentic Italian cuisine in a lively bistro-style atmosphere and excellent wait-staff.  Just a short walk from the Inn.  Includes a lovely American and European wine list.


All of their seafood, fish and shellfish are drawn from the Pacific Ocean and procured from the Santa Barbara Fish Market in our harbor.  About a mile walk from the Inn.


Innovative sushi, nigiri & sake served in a lively brick-walled space with featured local art. Located on State Street, a short walk from the inn.


Fresh American food in a family owned restaurant with a great wine list to enjoy. Wonderful ambiance & friendly staff. A short walk from the inn.


Sunny eatery featuring Italian cuisine & a sizable wine list in a compact space with harbor vistas.


Bustling bistro style dining with northern Italian cuisine, excellent seafood & extensive wine list.  A short walk from the Inn.


Great California Cuisine, pastas, fresh seafood, duck and wonderful desserts. The bright atmosphere is a juxtaposition of the Victorian Upham Hotel in which it is located. A short walk from the Inn.


California bistro style dining with delicious fresh and creative cuisine.  A favorite among the locals as well as Santa Barbara visitors.  A short walk from the Inn.



Individual Tables, Flexible Times




  • Special Diets Accommodated
  • Vegetarian Options

  • Complimentary Beverages
  • Afternoon Tea/Refreshments
  • Early Coffee/Tea
  • Evening Hors d'oeuvres
  • Picnics Available
  • Room Service


AAA 4 Diamond

  • Antique Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Beaches
  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Garden Tours
  • Golf
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Historic Sites
  • Horseback Riding
  • Museums
  • Shopping
  • Tennis
  • Whale Watching
  • Winery Tours

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More info on our packages

European Spa Package

Enjoy two 1-hour massages in the comfort and spacious elegance of the Carriage House Suites or in the romantic luxury of an English Garden Cottage.

The AAA Four Diamond Simpson House Inn, is anything but garden variety when it comes an intimate Santa Barbara wedding. The elegantly restored 1874 historic landmark Victorian estate has all the perks of a luxury hideaway set on an acre of fragrant English-style gardens that set the stage for an unforgettable event. The Simpson House is the perfect location for a wedding in Santa Barbara.

  • Ceremony
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal Dinner
  • Bridal Luncheon

  • Outdoor


More about our weddings services