We had the pleasure of staying at the Upham Hotel over the 4th of July holiday. Although I hate to travel this time of the year due to the high hotel prices, we were able to get a decent price at the Upham - particularly when you factor in a great Continental breakfast, wine and cheese in the evening and such nice clean rooms in between.
The room we stayed in was the least expensive "Bungalow Queen Room" which is advertised as "Cozy." Cozy is a nice name for small so if you book this room, plan on tight but quaint quarters. For us, we spent most of our time relaxing around the beautiful grounds around the hotel so it's wasn't an issue.
Parking is limited and during busy times, you'll be relegated to the street. On weekends you can park in a school parking lot in back of the hotel.
You are only two blocks away from State street so getting to all the restaurants and shopping is a breeze. Location, location, location!
On the topic of food and beverage, the Upham is top notch. It serves probably the most comprehensive Continental Breakfast I've had at any hotel. Outside of eggs and bacon, they had a great selection to start your day off right. The wine and cheese in the evening was made even better by having beautiful grounds in which to enjoy your libations.
- 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