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The Upham Hotel & Country House
Ranked #15 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
D.C.
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
29 hotel reviews
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“Romantic and comfortable!”
Reviewed January 2, 2010

We stayed here for 2 nights after X-mas and loved it! We stayed in the Windsor room and it was great. Comfy and cozy with a great window seat and private outdoor courtyard and separate entrance. The fireplace was great on the chilly nights too! It was perfect for us as we just needed to get away for a quick trip (our 2 year old was with the grandparents!) It is very much a hidden gem. And our 2 friends stayed 2 nights as well and the common areas were great for catching up. Since it is so small (only 8 rooms) the majority of the time no one else was around. It felt as if we had the place to ourselves. Breakfast is hearty as well, no need for lunch! We also had dinner at Louis's at the Upham Hotel - great as well. We will be back!!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 9, 2009

History of this hotel is amazing. Ladies at the desk were very sweet, giving us directions we needed. Private parking lot was nice. B and B has wine/cheese in evenings, and eggs or pancake breakfast in the morning with a breakfast bar w/ yogarts, cereals and bread variety. Filled us up, and we were happy. Room was clean and the bathroom was impecable. Everything worked well. Towels were plush and robes were included. Fresh mini-flowers gave a personal touch. Very comfortable bed.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed November 2, 2009

We had all our guests stay here at the Upham for our wedding weekend and everyone simply raved about the beauty of the rooms and the grounds, and what a pleasure it was to stay here. Highlights are the wine/cheese/cracker hour and milk and cookies in the evening in the lovely lobby/lounge area. We all so enjoyed sitting in the breakfast room chatting after helping ourselves to coffee, cereal, and pastry from the continental breakfast. Coffee, tea and spanish hot chocolate are always available to help yourself to in the lobby around the clock. What a great experience. Marjorie was our contact for the weekend and she is warm, lovely and so helpful - all the staff were so accommodating of all our needs. We will definitely be back to the Upham - and from the talks we've had with our guests from the wedding, so will they!

  • Stayed October 2009
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Los Angeles
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Reviewed October 30, 2009

I always love staying at the Upham for the staff are always so kind, the rooms are cozy with great comforters and a charming decor. It is a large property so you can sit on the gazebo chairs or lawn and overlook the colorful gardens and bungalow rooms. The breakfast wos very plentiful with delicious sweets such as pumpkin bread, coffee cake and scones, Other breakfast items included fresh fruits and bagels with cream cheese, butter and jams, hard boised eggs, cereals and more...
Fruits, tea, coffee and packets to make cocoa were aviailbale throughout the day. In the later afternoon was cheese and crackers and wines. In the evening was Oreo cookies which was my only dissappointment.

I felt so relaxed during my stay and I would definately return to the Upham and recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled solo
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Apple Valley
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Reviewed October 29, 2009

The service each morning-fresh coffee-quiche-the evening time with the fire place downstairs meeting with all our friends and tasting the wine we bought on our tour of the vineyards in the valley-all of this done by a staff of wonerfull people that seemed to be invisable-unless you needed them-5 stars from my wife and I.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Austin, TX
1 review
Reviewed October 27, 2009

We had an unbelievable time staying at The Upham cottage with 7 couples to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our friends. We had wonderful rooms, seemed to have been recently updated. The food and snacks (and wine) were yummie and always out when promised. In the mornings, lounging in our robes we were completely relaxed. With the group our size, we had the whole cottage which made it even more special. We look forward to making this an annual event. It was a perfect "downtown" home base for great restaurants (in walking distance) and the beautiful drive into the wine country one day.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
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Portland
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68 reviews
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Reviewed October 20, 2009

We spotted the Upham Hotel last year, took a peak inside, and decided this year we would return to Santa Barbara and stay here. Besides the friendly service, we enjoyed the tranquility of the place as well as the lovely gardens and total atmosphere. The lobby/living room was inviting as was the morning room where breakfast is served and there's always something good to nibble.

We stayed in number 70, a quaint cottage outside the main hotel building. With its small living room and cozy bedroom ( GREAT bed) as well as a private patio/deck, it was perfect for resting after a busy day of walking, shopping and investigating the interesting neighborhoods and waterfront. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Upham Hotel & Country House

Property: The Upham Hotel & Country House
Address: 1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3027
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Upham Hotel & Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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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