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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 #15 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my favorite place to stay in SB. Everything is done right from the morning breakfast to the cozy cabins. Charming throughout. Have not dined in the restaurant but it looks lovely as well. So many options for great food in walking distance.

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Surrey, England
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94 reviews 94 reviews
34 hotel reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for just one night a couple of weeks ago. Upon arrival, we wished we were staying longer. With this in mind, we would definitely go back if we were ever in the area again. The room we had was beautiful - large, clean and overlooking the pretty garden area. I thought the little extra touches like the wine and... More

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Reston, Virginia
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151 reviews 151 reviews
39 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of four stayed in the 2 bedroom suite earlier this month and it was quite nice! Bedrooms were separated by a sitting area (couch, 2 chairs and a desk) and also an additional half bath. Rooms were comfortable, clean and well-furnished. Hotel grounds were beautiful, and the wine/cheese, oreos/milk and morning breakfast were all a nice touch. My... More

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Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
59 hotel reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An unexpected stay, thanks to a recommendation. What a lovely gem of an Inn. Too bad we could only stay for one night. Welcoming, relaxed and inviting common spaces, both inside and out Our small, light-filled room aided by high ceiling and large mirror. Dinner in-house was delicious. Staff was friendly and eager. Kudos on both the complimentary wines &... More

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Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were excited to stay at The Upham for a wedding in Santa Barbara. The reviews were mostly great so we booked it. Upon arrival, the exterior and grounds were so charming and pretty that we were shocked when we walked into the room. The stench of mold/damp/wetness hit us hard. It was overwhelming. Since we were in the main... More

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

We are shocked that our guests found dissatisfaction with the condition of their room. We have received many positive comments from our guests regarding the cleanliness of our rooms. We are very sorry that we were unable to move them to a room that they would have found more acceptable. More

Piedmont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Upham is a lovely, clean and convenient hotel in the middle of downtown Santa Barbara. The staff was friendly, the complimentary breakfast and wine and hors d'oeuvres were each delicious, tasteful, and the rooms fresh and comfortable. We could easily exercise, shop and sightsee from this location without needing a car or taxi. We can't wait to come back!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only stayed for one night which was a shame as I loved Santa Barbara and loved this hotel. When I arrived the staff were very friendly, the room was lovely and clean and was surrounded by lovely gardens and flowers. The breakfast was very nice it was a shame I missed the complimentary wine and biscuits in the afternoon and... More

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Irvine, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Upham Hotel & Country House is a beautiful and peaceful distraction from 21st Century chaos. Hidden away on the corner of a quiet Santa Barbara residential street, this beautiful historic home built in the late 1800's by a cousin of Abraham Lincoln, offers clean nicely decorated quest rooms in the main house and in surrounding cottage type buildings facing... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son, daughter and I are just back from two nights at the Upham Hotel and couldn't be happier. My son will be attending UCSB in the fall, and I'm thrilled to have a quiet and quaint place to call my home away from home. The Upham has free parking available and is ust a block and a half from... 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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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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