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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 #16 of 61 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
creativity2001 California, Maryland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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California, Maryland
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location blocks from downtown. Nice staff. Condition of the rooms vary (some have a/c) and there is no elevator. One room had a porch with rotting wood and shutters that didn't close properly...clearly more $$ could be put into this property. We enjoyed a king room #64 upstairs..seems remodeled and has a/c and small refrigerator. Breakfast is just ok..average... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Location, location, location. You're one of the half blocks from State Street which is the main drag. But let's stop there. The rooms are small, no air conditioning, no refrigerator, no safe. We stayed on the first floor and you end up leaving your windows open and you feel little vulnerable. We cleared the steam out of our bathroom this... More

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Morrison, colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently spent 4 nights in Santa Barbara and stayed at The Upham. It is a great location just two blocks from State St. yet still quite quiet. The rooms are updated yet still retain some of the charm that reflects the age of the property. The service is also solid. However if you are expecting more of a B&B... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Santa Barbara many times, but this was our first stay at the Upham. We enjoyed the cozy, comfortable room, the delicious morning breakfast, the close proximity to downtown (State Street shopping), and the comfortable common areas. The reason we didn't mark it a perfect five is due to some late night noise from our fellow hotel... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay! The room was very comfortable and a lovely bottle of champagne was waiting for us in our room upon our arrival (honeymooners:)) Great breakfast, loved the Oreos, very central. Great place.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The little things that this hotel offers really helps to create a wonderful visit, such as offering afternoon snacks, wine, and Oreo cookies with milk before bedtime. A quaint and well-kept facility with comfortable rooms and friendly staff. I highly recommend!

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San Gabriel, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recalling a lovely weekend stay at a standard room in the main house of the Upham, we recently returned. This time we were booked in at the nearby Country House which is a gracious old home with sizable common rooms and guest rooms full of old millwork, large staircase, rear breakfast balcony and tiny garden. Music plays softly in the... More

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Upland, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very accommodating...professional and friendly...The grounds are pristine and very inviting...relaxing day or night...by the fountain or gazebo was very pleasant and serene...Cheese and Wine was excellent as was the Continental breakfast the following morning...Bed was very comfortable and cozy....a return trip is in the works....

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Santa Clarita, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable elegance. I needed a get away that would allow me to 'practice the art of doing nothing". I knew that we were in the right place where several people were relaxing in the garden by taking a nap or reading a book. Do not stay here is you require high energy. The service and amenities are well thought out.... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is a charming victorian bandb in excellent location. Rooms are cozy but nice and the common areas are very pretty. Unfortunately the quality of wine and cheese and breakfast is mediocre at best. The "cheese" was an orange glob that does bot deserve to be called cheese. At breakfast everything was cheap and mediocre: pastries from ralph's, jam... More

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jan1404, General Manager at The Upham Hotel & Country House, responded to this review

We are very sorry you were disappointed by our cheese spread and breakfast. We do pride ourselves on offering a large range of snacks and beverages to our guests free of charge, and we have taken your comments to heart. We would like to assure you that we care about providing the best options we can for our guests, and... 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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