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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 January 2014

The Upham had been in the past my go-to hotel for last minute stays in Santa Barabara (before El Encanto was shut down for renovations and reopened to accommodate that "1%" elite). The location is right downtown, but it's in the neighborhood as opposed to the main drag - State Street. I've always stayed in a cottage room (fireplace, patio)...

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Reviewed 2 January 2014

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at Upham House. The main house oozes historical character with a pretty fireplace room and sun room downstairs, plus nice art and quaint bedrooms upstairs. The wine and cheese happy hour as well as the continental breakfast are great perks. The location off State Street allowed us to leave our car parked for...

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Lancaster, California
Reviewed 2 January 2014

Downtown Santa Barbara and State Street is a wonderful weekend get-away. The restaurants, shops and brewery pubs make for a fantastic weekend. And my favorite place to stay is the Upham. Close to everything t hat State Street has to offer, but just far enough out of the fray to justify walking a few extra blocks. This place is over...

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Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Classic inn. Lovely appetizers and wine in the evening. Rooms with awesome beds. The main, original building has the most charm. Sweet footed bath tubs. Quiet. So quiet that the times we have stayed with children, it is a little tense, worrying they are too loud or energetic.

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San Luis Obispo, California
Reviewed 18 December 2013

We've stayed in many hotels and motels in Santa Barbara–usually by the beach, but sometimes on upper State Street, but never again. We stayed in the historic (1871) Upham Hotel right in the heart of the Theater District and within walking distance of Bouchon (a great restaurant) and with Louie's Restaurant right in the main building of the Upham. Our...

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Malvern, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2013

This is a very pleasant Inn, with little bungalows dotted around well manicured gardens. It is not on the beach front but hidden a few blocks back in a residential area. Plenty of parking for guests. "Check in" was quick and efficient. The happy hour is always a bonus, with cheese and wine. Whilst the restaurant is off the main...

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Laguna Hills, California
Reviewed 5 December 2013

I've stayed at a LOT of the SB "non-beachy" hotels, from the ultra expensive San Ysidro Inn, to the very expensive Biltmore, Canary, & Spanish Garden to some quite modest. All of the expensive ones mentioned above are very nice physical facilities; but the price steers me to keep looking. With that in mind, I tried the somewhat cheaper (but...

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Nashville, TN
Reviewed 23 November 2013

We spent 2 nights in Santa Barbara and loved this hotel's location. State St restaurants and shops are an easy walk away. Beach is reachable by foot in 20 min. Cottages are quaint and comfortable. Breakfast is included, simple but very good. Would stay here again.

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San Carlos, California, United States
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We recently attended a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl, which is within walking distance of the Upham. We chose the hotel initially because of this proximity, but quickly found that within a few blocks were a several excellent restaurants, bars, and shops. Upon our arrival at the hotel, we were promptly greeted by the friendly staff, who made us...

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
Reviewed 27 October 2013

The Upham Hotel has the feel of a bed and breakfast. The location is perfect, the rooms are clean, comfortable and very quiet. The garden area is so relaxing, the perfect place to read a book, enjoy a glass of wine or just enjoy the moment. The staff is ready to attend to every need even if that's just a...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Victorian treasure in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, the Upham Hotel and Country House is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Santa Barbara, Southern California. Constructed of redwood with sweeping verandas, the 58-room 1871 landmark is surrounded by an acre of gardens and combines the intimacy of a bed and breakfast with the convenience of a full-service hotel and conference facility. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Upham Hotel & Country House

Address: 1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: £214 - £289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Upham Hotel & Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
The Upham Hotel Santa Barbara
Upham Santa Barbara
Upham Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“The cottages offer more privacy and are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles DonH728, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Although Santa Barbara is not a noisy town, it is located on a much used street so if you want a quiet room ask for one.”
 of 5 bubbles CART101, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was separate from the main house which I would recommend.”
 of 5 bubbles Saraal16, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“avoid room 38 and 40 if you want a quiet room with decent wifi”
 of 5 bubbles rtdom2016, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were upstairs in the main building. If there was an elevator I couldn't see it. Check it out if this might be a problem for you.”
 of 5 bubbles MarkB528, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
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