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The Upham Hotel & Country House

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3.5 of 5
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1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have stayed at the property and we have really enjoyed it both times. The property is very clean, comfortable and well run. The grounds are really nice with a grass center courtyard where everyone gathered at some point during the day. Only two blocks from State Street so walk-able location. Restaurant and four seat... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very nice gardens in the hotel but really small room and bed. Bathroom a little old. Good service. Good breakfast. Good location. Also the restaurant has really good food and service. I would 100% repeat lunch/dinner at the restaurant but not sure if I would repeat hotel.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I work for hotels, so trust me on this 😀 Great and tasteful design, good bed, good space. Perfect ambiance. Adequate breakfast, really friendly and helpful staff. (Though we had a funny moment at check in when presumably the owner was a little confused with having 2 different reservations for 2 nights) Free wine, cream cheese and crackers served every... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall 2.5/5.0 As a rule, Santa Barbara hotels are tres-expensive! You spend a lot.....sometimes you end up pleasantly surprised (as in my visit to the Canary a few months ago). Sometimes, you end up feeling gouged and slightly violated. In the case of the Upham, it was the latter. My wife and I looked forward to arriving early for our... More 

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Shell Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Planning trip to Santa Barbara for family function, after searching out numerous hotels came across the Upham called and made reservation very easily. Upon arrival we were taken care of very efficiently and courteously. The room was very nice with its own private patio, with table and chairs and lounge. Grounds were impeccable and inviting with chairs and tables throughout.... More 

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Toulouse, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We heard that Santa Barbara was really expensive for accommodation, so we had planned to stay outside. I fell upon this hotel just by chance, it looked so quaint on the website, and, although not really cheap, it was less than I expected to pay right in the heart of Santa Barbara. Let me tell you, we were not disappointed.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, Country style hotel with a charming patio. Very typical "Santa Barbara." The Louis's restaurant has excellent service with an original menu. My suggestion is to mention "Hold on the salt" meal was beautifully presented but difficult to eat.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived to at the country house to find the door locked and no visible sign of life, then by chance saw a member of staff who was very helpful and informed us we had to check in across the road at the Upham hotel. I think this should be highlighted somewhere in the booking process. The room itself was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were at the Upham last week for one night. What a lovely place! There are several indoor and outdoor areas to sit and a beautiful courtyard (online pictures don't do it justice, in my opinion). We had a beautifully decorated standard room that was more than fine and had everything we needed. This Inn is decorated to match the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very accommodating staff, cozy but roomy with a pleasant porch under a large tree.. Stayed in room 32. Ground level adjacent to a small park like area. Dinner at Louie's was excellent. Rack of lamb cooked perfectly.

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