Simpson House Inn

Select Registry member since 1993
Nestled amongst lush English gardens, the Simpson House Inn features 15 guest rooms and is just a short walk to the downtown area’s restaurants and shopping and offers easy access to the beach.
121 E Arrellaga Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 US Get Directions
Simpson House Inn
simpson house cottage lush foliage
Bedroom with fireplace

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.


Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, Wine/Spirits Available,

Food & Wine

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. BOUCHON 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. WINE CASK 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. DOWNEYS 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. OLIO E LIMONE 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. ARIGATO 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. JANE 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. TOMA RESTAURANT & BAR Sunny eatery featuring Italian cuisine & a sizable wine list in a compact space with harbor vistas. CA'DARIO Bustling bistro style dining with northern Italian cuisine, excellent seafood & extensive wine list. A short walk from the Inn. LOUIE'S 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. OPAL 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.

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accomodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Continental

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables

Alcohol Permits: Wine

Rooms & Suites

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.

Accommodations: Cottages, Efficiency, Suites

# of Rooms: 15

Beds: Queen, King

Room Entertainment: Music Library, Video Library

Safes: In-Room, Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Full ADA

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Dry Cleaning, Feather-beds , Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Laundry Service, Private Deck, Refrigerator, Telephones, Turndown Service, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services


Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: 24 Hours

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, Wine/Spirits Available



Pet Friendly: No

Innkeeper's Pets: Outside Only

Smoking Policy: Outside Only

Weddings & Events

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.

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Outdoor

Business Travel & Events

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor