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Santa Barbara

The Upham Hotel

1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3027
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#19 of 54 hotels in Santa Barbara
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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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Baggage storage
Free internet
Public wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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This is a cute, historical (ca. 1850s) hotel, with the relaxing atmosphere of a B&B or cottages style. Affordable too, if you're looking for a room with two queen size beds, and 2 short blocks to the main drag of Santa Barbara (State St.). Perfectly decent continental breakfast, cheese/wine, and night time cookies and milk. Parking is tight, but was not a problem, as we walked everywhere.
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What a great hotel. My wife did a clinic here and we both LOVED it. The Upham mixes old school quaint with modern amenities. Far enough from State street to be quiet but close enough to stroll State and eat at great restaurants.
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We stayed here for one night in September on our way to LA. The hotel looks quaint from the outside and the wine and cheese was complimentary in the afternoon. There was also milk and cookies in the afternoon. Our room was in the main hotel and I was disappointed with it. It definitely needed some TLC and refurb. Breakfast was somewhat limited but ok. There were a few tables to sit at for breakfast. To be honest I was glad we were only staying one night.
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I’ve been visiting The Upham Hotel since the 1980s. It was a getaway when I lived in Los Angeles and a home away from home when my daughter attended UCSB. I stayed at The Upham in late Sept. after a several year break. Much to my delight the Upham was the same historic building and cottages but updated and upgraded finishes (floors, furniture and amenities). The floors still creak but there are now fluffy bathrobes provided. I also enjoyed Louis restaurant which on the premises. It hasn’t changed - friendly service and fresh California cuisine. I highly recommend The Upham for anyone wanting a quiet cozy intimate hotel experience.
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I wasn't expecting to have such an enjoyable stay at this hotel. I requested a quiet room and they gave it to me without hesitation. It was very comfortable. The establishment is professionally managed and maintained and I would definitely stay here again for another wonderful weekend in Santa Barbara. The hotel is a short Uber ride from the train in a beautiful neighborhood.
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$240 - $376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Upham Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Upham Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Granada Theatre (0.3 miles), Arlington Theatre (0.2 miles), and Ensemble Theatre Company (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Upham Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Upham Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Upham Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Upham Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bouchon, Arigato Sushi, and Jane.
Is The Upham Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Santa Barbara.
Does The Upham Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Upham Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Upham Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Casa del Herrero (4.2 miles), Old Mission Santa Barbara (1.0 miles), and Casa de la Guerra (0.6 miles).