From the minute that we got to the Upham, we knew that we had made the right choice (we had looked at every hotel in Santa Barbara & none of them seemed good). The hotel front-desk was very courteous & we got to our room in no time. The room was just like we had wanted with the fireplace & the unique antique style. The grounds themselves were very beautiful (minus the parking disaster) & contributed to the romantic retreat. The only complaint that we had was regarding the booking....we had called a few days before our visit & were told that the Penthouse at their sister B&B across the street was available, so we booked that....only to get a phone call the day before to say that it was double-booked and we were the second.
That said, on our way out, we checked out the master suite at the Upham & that is where we will stay next time as it adds a whole other realm of beauty along with romance. (the bathroom is absolutely incredible - extra large separate stand-up shower & a jacuzzi clawfoot tub)
We have already made our minds up that we are going to become annual visitors of the Upham for our anniversary, with plans to stay in either the garden cottages (what we did this year) or the master suite.
To conclude, this is definetely a nice place for a couple to stay, however, we would not recommend it for a family or a business traveler.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Upham Hotel Santa Barbara
- Upham Santa Barbara
- Upham Hotel Santa Barbara