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The Upham Hotel & Country House

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #14 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
McCanon San Francsico
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francsico
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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only stay here in the Fall and Winter. I've had good experiences then. The staff is friendly and they have afternoon tea and wine. It's like staying at grandma's. However, Do NOT, I repeat DO NOT book in the Summer without confirming that your room has air conditioning! They do not have air conditioning and the thermostat (used for heat... More

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Long Beach
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125 reviews 125 reviews
49 hotel reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I just returned from a 2 nite stay at the Upham. We have stayed here previously but it's been several years since our last stay. Our rate booked with the hotel was $249/nite with room assigned at check in meaning that if a better room was available we might be upgraded. The hotel was full the first... More

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Los Angeles
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is wonderful; a gem tucked away on a side street just a couple blocks from Main Street, the primary shopping and eating drag in downtown. It has an old-school charm and comfy, cozy rooms. Mainly older folks, with lots of guests from foreign countries, but that just adds to the charm. A nice breakfast of pastries, oatmeal, cereal,... More

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Rosario, Argentina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i{m from argentina sorru about my english.. the time i was in this beautiful b&b was amazing. the breakfast unique and the guys were so kind with me and girlfriens. thanks for everything. will recomended. gracias gracias

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a real find. It is situated right in the middle of Santa Barbara with an old world charm that you don't often find in an American establishment. Readers from the UK would understand if I describe it as an Alastair Sawday type of place! The staff are delightfully helpful and the gardens, where they serve breakfast and... More

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Carlsbad, California
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An Old World charm Inn near Main Street and Santa Barbara Mission. Our room was quite large with queen size bed and the fireplace. The spa tub in the bathroom was great to relax in. The toiletries and the bathrobe were provided. Afternoon wine and cheese was a nice treat. A little pricey, but not bad for high rental Santa... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary in santa barbara. I picked this establishment for two reasons: value and location. The price was reasonable for santa barbara lodging. We stayed in a small bungalow with a private patio. Perfect size as we enjoy being close to one another. All of our room needs were met promptly. Kudos to the... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I used to stay in bed and breakfast places all over in Europe, all nice, peaceful very pleasant, But we never stayed in one in the USA. I had no idea how this going to turn out. Well turned out...Perfect. Very nice historical building, clean room, helpful stuff, very relaxing atmosphere three blocks from State street but feels like miles... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I couldn't have picked a better place. The Upham Hotel was beautiful and enjoyable in every way. Just a few blocks from State St so within walking distance to many sites. Wine and cheese in the afternoon while sitting in the pretty garden. Room was spacious and attractive. Had a fabulous dinner that night in their restaurant, Louie's. All in... More

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Address: 1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Upham Hotel & Country House 3.5*
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#12 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara #13 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
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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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