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The Upham Hotel & Country House

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1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #15 of 53 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing small hotel with distinctive rooms and an awesome location. The room I stayed in had a fireplace and a patio - more of a guest house than a room. It has a wonderful courtyard and places to sit and relax. Wine at night, breakfast in the morning. Steps to State Street and a wonderful atmosphere that helps you feel... More 

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great falls, mt
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistent with other reviews, our group had a very nice stay at the Upham. Feels like a slightly larger B and B with excellent service, a very pleasant courtyard and the type of small amenities that make a difference. They have a large porch and you are welcome to grab a drink and enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara vibe. Additionally,... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed in the Country House room annex. Maureen was so very helpful and served a lovely breakfast. The room was well appointed with an incredibly comfortable four-poster bed. Louie's Restaurant is well worth a visit.

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Newport Beach, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We had a last-minute change of plans that require that we seek out a new hotel in a moments notice. By going to trip advisor we were able to ascertain that the Upham might've had a room available... And they were able to meet our needs by providing a charming room at a great rate. They provide a great service... More 

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Burlington, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

The Upham has comfortable rooms, though slightly cramped. Very pleasant staff and lovely areas for eating Their continental breakfasts. Location is ideal for walking to many shops and restaurants. Good value.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
18 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The hotel is nice and clean. It's in a great location. Just a couple blocks from state street. It's nice for business or personal travel. Will definitely stay again. The staff were very friendly. Breakfast is good.

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Richmond, Virginia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We stayed at the Upham Country House for a weekend. While other reviewers have talked about needing a car or bike to get around, we walked everywhere, including to the Pier. If you aren't in decent physical shape or you have a certain timetable to get to places, it's doable. Downtown Santa Barbara is a great place to walk through!... More 

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Nosara, Costa Rica
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The staff at the Upham Hotel are fantastic! This has to be one of my most favourable and memorable business trips to date and so much of it is due to the courtesy and generosity of the hotel staff. Some of my highlights: * Hotel allowed me to use their address to receive shipments from Amazon (and dropped them in... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I did not stay here as an overnight guest, but as a day guest during a 5-day conference. Therefore I cannot speak to the rooms. The rest of the hotel warmed my heart though. It has an overwhelming charm that immediately intrigued me. Everything feels calming and soothing, like time runs on a different pace. The service was warm and... More 

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California
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30 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

You'll feel like you've had a break once you've stayed here, as I routinely do in passing through Santa Barbara. Not exactly a hotel, more like a B&B -- think, bungalow / cottage lifestyle with parking INCLUDED. No need for a valet or bellman, as none of the rooms are far off the narrow meandering path. Still, the city's oldest... More 

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