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The Upham Hotel & Country House

1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Ranked #12 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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78 reviews 78 reviews
42 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights and couldn't have been more disappointed. I spent $306 a night to get free coffee and donuts in the morning, cold shower, loud road noise, very uncomfortable bed, and a super rude front desk lady this morning, April 13th. I decided I didn't want to stay here anymore so I am leaving. Don't recommend it.

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

We are so sorry to learn of this guest's extreme disappointment but wonder if they, in fact have the right hotel. We have two properties, the Upham and the Country House. A very nice breakfast is served at each that includes a variety of our fresh baked breads, oatmeal, yogurt, juices, bagels and eggs. The Country House also serves a... More

Bethesda, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a charming hotel that feels like a B&B. Breakfast is plentiful. There is wine and cheese during early evening hours, and milk and cookies in the evening. Lovely gardens, friendly staff. King room is a nice size. Queen , a bit small.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a night here for my in-laws 45th anniversary so they could be alone and I was very impressed with their experience!!! The staff went out of their way to make them feel special, upgraded their room for the occasion, had champagne on ice, they were greeted with a "happy anniversary" from the front desk the waiters and even the... More

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Yorba Linda, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My husband and I spent one night at the Upham during the SB film festival weekend. I was very pleased with the grounds and clean/quiet room. We enjoyed some wine out on the nice patio and lawn. It was also the perfect location to walk to the downtown area for a very nice dinner. The breakfast was just OK because... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Inn was lovely overall as was the hospitality, offering a free light breakfast, wine and cheese from 4:30-7 and cookies and milk after that. My only complaint would be that the size and beauty of the room- at least our room, was a bit less than expected. Very clean yet slightly musty on our arrival - a little AC/heat... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Came to the upham for my 31st birthday with my best friend and had a wonderful stay. Conveniently located and perfect B&B feel. Wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Santa Barbara either for work or pleasure.

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Carmel
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We booked this little hotel on advice from friends and what a great surprise. It wasn't nearly as expensive as comparable chains in the area but it was much warmer and comfortable. We highly recommend it.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Wonderful stay again! Oldest hotel in Santa Barbara with very comfortable rooms with private baths. Conveniently located near downtown area. Afternoon wine and cheese, evening cookies and milk. Coffee and hot tea always available. Beautifully landscaped grounds with lounging chairs to enjoy the sunshine and mild weather. Wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Santa Barbara either for work or pleasure.

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Culver City, California
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32 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We usually stay at the Upham, but decided to try their quaint property down the street. Just lovely...It's a bit more intimate than the Upham, with all the rooms enclosed inside the house. Maureen, the innkeeper is a busy, but highly engaging host, and boy can she cook! If you want a quiet getaway without children, this place is a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Upham had been in the past my go-to hotel for last minute stays in Santa Barabara (before El Encanto was shut down for renovations and reopened to accommodate that "1%" elite). The location is right downtown, but it's in the neighborhood as opposed to the main drag - State Street. I've always stayed in a cottage room (fireplace, patio)... More

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Additional Information about The Upham Hotel & Country House

Also Known As:
The Upham Hotel Santa Barbara
The Upham Hotel
Upham Santa Barbara
Upham Hotel Santa Barbara
Address: 1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#23 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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