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The Upham Hotel

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A Victorian treasure in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, the Upham Hotel is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Santa Barbara, Southern California. Constructed of redwood with sweeping verandas, the 50-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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Babysitting
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Historic Hotel
Quaint
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Grade: 95 out of 100
48Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
16Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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The hotel is quaint, bed and breakfast vibe. It is an old hotel with history, but that means older rooms with sound traveling and heating issues. I expected friendlier charm and luxury touches for the price we paid. For example the afternoon wine and cheese happy hour included
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The Upham Hotel was much more than expected. It is a boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Barbara. The hotel and the grounds are beautiful. The staff was professional and friendly. Dinner on State Street was a close walk from the hotel. I will recommend the Upham Hotel to
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The Upham Hotel is uniquely historic, having opened in 1871. The location is great and it is nicely restored. The people working at the hotel were very pleasant and helpful. Included in the price was a cheese (it was a cheese spread) and crackers/wine afternoon snack, oreo
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Check in and out was efficient. Our room was very clean and comfortable, but nothing extraordinary. Breakfast was sufficient, but not special. The location was convenient to town. There is free parking, but it is very tight and when we returned at 9:30pm there weren’t any
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This hotel dates back to the 1800s. The main building has a nice, older vibe. Breakfast is served in a closed in front porch. The rooms are well appointed and a good size. Behind the main building there are several bungalow buildings. I did not see the inside of any of
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Staff at the front desk are extremely helpful. We arrived by car but walked everywhere once we got to the Upham. Maps, public transport info etc all available from staff.
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Do these allow pets?
I do not know although my guess is that they do not allow pets. Best to call the hotel itself.
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"Ask for a room on the courtyard side. If you do not mind stairs, the 2nd floor is best in case you have a heavy walker overhead."
"don't stay here until they remodel and refurnish the rooms and train their cleaning staff"
"Get one of the garden rooms."
"We stayed in the main building but there are numerous other buildings on the property"
"Ask if you can have a room with a balcony. It's not much about the view as it overlooks the parking lot, but it's a nice added perk!"
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PRICE RANGE
$221 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
the upham hotel santa barbaraupham santa barbaraupham hotel santa barbara
LOCATION
United StatesCaliforniaSanta Barbara
NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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