We stayed here for 2 nights in mid June. As has been said, it's a beautiful house 2 blocks from State Street and a quick bus or long walk to the beach.
First impressions ate good with the Upham, the interior is lovely with sofas, open fire etc and beautiful gardens. The room was nice and beside the garden so was quiet.
Overall we thought it was a good place to stay as it is so handy to the shops etc. This is a good inn, we just thought it could have been GREAT, but for some minor things that make excellence places stand out.
They offer complimentary milk and cookies and wine and cheese at specific times. This is a really nice touch and we experienced this several times touring California. However the cheese is a lump of value spreading cheese which is just unpleasant. Anything else would be better.
The cookies were a opened packet of oreos.
In general we thought the Upham was a good central place to stay and would definitely recommend it. However, I thinking if they put a bit more effort into the small things they could be really great.
(this may be v nit picky so apologies for that!)
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- 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
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