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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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San Diego, California, United States
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a cute and cozy little place, pleasantly decorated, moderately priced, and absolutely adorable. Very clean. Reasonably comfortable beds. The parking was a little tight. And when I tried to take a quick nap, I could hear the lady next door having a phone conversation. Luckily, she was kind and closed her room door and lowered her voice. I... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thr staff is super friendly and always willing to do what they can to make your stay more comfortable. It's an older property that gives you a cozy feeling, and has went through renovations to spruce it up a bit. All without losing it's charm.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Upham; it was a perfect base for exploring Santa Barbara. The staff, especially Lillian, were very helpful with lots of advice and maps for us to navigate the beautiful area. We also loved the breakfast with homemade baked goods and fresh fruit. We missed the wine and cheese in the... More 

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently attended a workshop that was held there. I stayed in one of the cottages -- I found the staff very accommodating, and the room comfortable and clean. The room was on the small side, but was fine for a single person who spent most of the time not in the room. It had a private little patio, which... More 

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this hotel in 2012 when we made a brief stop from our road trip. The hotel os super cozy and full of personality. We had told them it was our anniversary and when we arrived there was some bubbly waiting for us. Great location, too. Will be back.

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Orange County, CA
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are lovely, with wicker chairs outside the rooms and Adirondack chairs lining the lawn. The staff is friendly and very helpful. The buffet breakfast is plentiful, and happy hour by the fireplace is quite nice. The restaurant, Louie's, deserves its high ratings. The location is an easy walk to State Street. The rooms come with fridges, armoires, and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Upham Hotel is really a set of buildings with rooms in a restrained Victorian architecture style, with solid hospitality. The staff were friendly and informative, and the free breakfast was great. The location is near enough to State Street to merit a nice stroll for shopping an drinking and the Court House. The room was comfortable and decently sized... More 

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

We are so sorry to hear of your disappointment in our pillows. We certainly understand the importance of a good pillow. We wished we had known as we would have happily traded yours out for ones that were more comfortable. In the meantime, my staff is doing a thorough inventory to replace any feather pillows in need of retirement. We... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of four stayed in a two bedroom suite at the Upham hotel for one night at the end of our month long trip. The original building is beautiful - one of the prettiest in Santa Barbara and loved the little gardens and courtyard. The bathroom was in need of an update (in ground mould stains etc) and unfortunately... More 

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San Francisco, California
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

I have been coming to this B&B for more than 20 years but had not visited in the last 5 years. Still a nice place, but it could use some updating. The carpet in our room was dingy and the water pressure in the shower was weak. Do not get a room facing the street, or you will hear the... More 

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This place was great.... Fantastic service great staff Louie's restaurant was unbelievable...Dave the host was very helpful and remembered our reservations and seemed genuinely concerned that we had a good experience...James our waiter was very knowledgeable friendly and provided us with first class service... if you ever come to Santa Barbara please stay at the Upham Hotel! Great experience!

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