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Simpson House Inn Bed & Breakfast

121 East Arrellaga Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Toll-free 800-676-1280

Phone 805-963-7067

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Guest rooms at this Santa Barbara California bed and breakfast are individually decorated, but the overriding design is of timeless elegance and comfort. Antique wood beds, oriental rugs, wing back chairs in front of wood-burning fireplaces, and clawfoot or jetted tubs, private decks, porches and patios are some of the room features.

The Victorian Estate home rooms have been restored with unique Victorian wallpaper treatments.

The restored Carriage House offers spacious accommodations, light and airy with antique pine floors.

English Garden Cottages are intimate with rich fabrics, fireplaces and tub nestled into a bay window.

The wrap-around verandah of the main house and the sitting areas where you can enjoy the gardens and the soothing fountains transport you a world away. Each room enjoys niceties such as robes and fresh orchids for a perfect romantic Santa Barbara bed and breakfast getaway.

Enjoy breakfast delivered to your room, in the main house or on the verandah. Alongside an offering of homemade granola and baked goods, the breakfast changes daily. Be welcomed with an afternoon refreshment buffet. Local wine tasting and Mediterranean hors d’oeuvres buffet are offered at 5:30p.m. In the evening dessert bites and popcorn are available.

With its envious location, tranquil setting, attentive service, and imaginative cuisine, the Simpson House Inn is a bed and breakfast in Santa Barbara that offers a retreat & respite in the heart of town.

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$200-299, $300+

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Over 12



24 hr

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


Outside Only


Outside Only

Wireless, Complimentary


Our Santa Barbara bed and breakfast offers 15 rooms, suites and cottages featuring generous amenities, warm inviting décor and furnishings, complemented by our hallmark service.  Strikingly decorated with an authentic Victorian wallpaper the Victorian Estate Home features king and queen beds, clawfoot tubs and private decks.

The carefully restored barn blends the elegance of the old with the luxury of the new. The Weathervane and Hayloft Rooms, upstairs and Tack Room and Carriage Rooms, downstairs, feature antique pine floors and Oriental rugs. French doors open onto private decks overlooking the bed and breakfast gardens. Each suite has a king bed, a loveseat by the wood burning fireplace and antique furniture.

The Abbeywood, Greenwich and Plumstead cottages have been crafted to reflect the luxurious elegance. 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.

  • Cottages
  • Non-Smoking Rooms

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:

  • Gourmet Breakfast served in-room, on your private patio or on the veranda
  • Evening wine & hors d'oeuvres buffet
  • 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 alwasy 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.

SEAGRASS - 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.


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.

Very lively atmosphere, serving delicious Cajun and Creole dishes. Recommended as the best by Bon Appetit and Gourmet magazines. A nice 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 5 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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Known for its old-time spirit and romantic charm, Santa Barbara’s historic bed and breakfast, The Simpson House Inn, is anything but garden variety when it comes an intimate Santa Barbara wedding. The Simpson House Inn has received AAA's only North American Five Diamond B&B rating. 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