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If you need a place to take a deep breath and relax, Simpson House Inn is it. From our personal greeting when we arrived until we said good-bye, the friendly staff catered to our every need. Hedges surround the secluded Victorian home making it a true get-away. The room was beautifully decorated with antiques, meticulously clean, and very comfortable. The pillows and bedding were first-class and made for an excellent night’s sleep. The complimentary Kiehl’s bath and body products made getting clean delightful. At our romantic table for two on the veranda we were served amazing vegetarian breakfasts (banana pancakes were my favorite) on cherished family china. In the afternoon, we enjoyed a few too many of the fresh-baked cookies. The evening Hors d’oeuvres were truly delectable. We like good food – and we were not disappointed! In-between eating, we spent time sitting in the beautiful garden, listening to the soothing fountain, and admiring the sprawling Oak Tree. We strolled downtown, walked through nearby parks, visited a museum, and drove to Solvang. Our stay was a trip back in time, yet with all of the modern comforts – including Wi-Fi, television and a mini-fridge. Thank you Simpson House for the perfect vacation.
The service was impeccable. Like staying with family... The included breakfast and snacks were thoughtful and delicious. The perfect romantic getaway. Highest recommendations! Having to leave.
Conveniently located on State street. Short walk to downtown, and across the street from Cantwells deli/market. Recently remodeled, so everything is new and clean. Towels were nice and plush. My room was small, but that was fine. Decent free breakfast in the morning, and the coffee wasn't bad. A tad bit noisy if your room borders the street. But traffic dies down at night, so it didn't keep me awake. Wifi speeds/latency weren't great.
the ping pong table was great! and the heated pool was nice since it got chilly at night. also, the older man at the front desk was very nice. everything else. for example: bad lighting, hard sheets; poor TV service; bent screen on window which meant we couldn't get any air circulation in the room without letting mosquitoes in, which meant we had to endure the very loud A/C when we wanted air circulation; water from the bathroom sink smelled strongly of sulfur; lots of fruit flies/gnats in the room, and some spiders, too.... you get the point.
I liked the convenience to major restaurants and shopping. It was not too far from the beach. The staff was friendly and accommodating. I can't think of anything that I didn't like.
Quiet, friendly staff, great accommodations, great Food. Heater too noisy. But that ok. Dealt with it by turning it off and bundling up.
Enjoyed the vintage charm and ambiance. Beautiful and relaxing with a very friendly staff. Cozy cottages. Beds were too squeaky and the slightly thin walls between your neighbors
Perfect match for grown-ups on State Street in Austin. Victorian, main house w/ reception & restaurant, rooms in separate buildings, but faithful, older victorian buildings. Tall rooms, updated baths. Slept in, so it must have been good.. I liked most everything.
The people who own and run the Cheshire Cat inn are wonderful. Attentive and willing to go the extra mile. We didn't appreciate the noise level of the streets on two sides of our cottage.
I stay here almost every time I go to Santa Barbara because I love the atmosphere and peacefulness of the grounds. The rooms are quaint and quite comfortable and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. The only criticism I might make is that some of the bathrooms are very small - you can barely turn around in them.
Beautiful historical building Seems at 8:30 am the shower ran out of hot water
We loved the B&B feel of the Country House. The smell of fresh baked goods most of the day is enough to get me to come back. Fresh made breakfast, baked goods, homemade cookies at night, wine in the afternoon...the hospitality was amazing. The back patio and yard were so nice and quaint. We had a relaxing weekend at the Country House. The only complaint we had was we had a squeaky bed (every time one rolls over, everyone is awake, etc). New towels would be a nice update as well, but these wouldn't deter us from staying again. It was lovely.
The location and staff were great! Location was near the beginning on the downtown stretch. Staff are very nice and are willing to go the extra mile. Great service! Having bikes was nice although wet didn't get a chance to use them. The deck was nice. The amenities were old. Windows need updating. Very old furniture on the deck. Locks were broken. Heater and ac temperamental.
Friendly Staff The room looked to be updated The location is good just on the edge of all the attractions Nice sized TV Overall look of the outside needs to be updated as the rooms seems to have been - Dated Didn't like the mattress - Lumpy Didn't like the iPod/Clock/Radio - Didn't work Didn't like the security of the room - Both knob and Deadbolt seemed to have been damaged by forced entry
- Location was fantastic. "Downtown" Santa Barbara is pretty small and this was an easy walk or bike ride (free bikes!) to the main area - Once in the room, you would think it was a nice hotel. The rooms were big, bright, and clean. This is definitely a motel in name only. - Ice cold lemonade at the check-in desk was a nice touch
Location Cleanliness. All bathroom soap was missing and multiple light bulbs were out in the room. Bed sheets were loose and by the morning I was sleeping on the mattress.
Nice location, quiet residential neighborhood but close enough to downtown. Friendly staff, good bed! No frills: no pool, no coffee, no gym, no business center.
Way too much for what you get
The location. The room looked like it had been newly updated and was also very clean. The bed was very uncomfortable. The windows were very thin and you could hear everything going on in the middle of the night.
The location right on State Street. The bed was very comfortable. The room was very clean and inviting. The bathroom was very clean and bright. Like the lighting especially. Very nice stay. Will do it again. Missed having a jacuzzi. Would of been nice to relax a bit.
Very clean , simple but comfortable. Quiet No complaints