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The Upham Hotel & Country House

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and decided to travel to Santa Barbara from LA at the last minute. We didn't make reservations until that afternoon. We called the Upham and the woman who answered the phone was wonderful! She was helpful and friendly and found us a room overlooking the garden square. Free parking, comfy bed and delicious breakfast. I woke up early...

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

Dear Tina Q, thank you very much for your nice review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed one of our Garden Fireplace cottages. Thank you for your kind words on our staff as we strive to provide a high level of customer service. We will be happy to welcome you back on your next spontaneous trip to Santa Barbara.

crawford
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First impressions upon arriving was of a lively New England style property. The room we had (20) was adequate for an overnight stay but it had a damp feeling when we entered it. After leaving the shutters open (the window didn't open) to let a small amount of sunlight in the damp feeling began to leave. When I was brushing...

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

Dear Joy55, thank you for staying with us and for bringing to our attention the issues you encountered. We apologize for the oversight and we have notified our maintenance department to remedy them. We hope to welcome you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place to stay in Santa Barbra. Close to State Street and perfect for walking in town. Not so close to the beach but close to the parts of town we like. We prefer the bungalows but recently stayed in the Lincoln building. The new HVAC system is super quiet but we heard other guests more. The beds and...

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

Hello Christina, thank you very much for this nice review. We are so glad to hear that you always have a great stay and are well taken care of. As you mentioned, our 140 years old historic hotel offers different types of accommodations: bungalows with private patio, fireplace cottages located by the garden or more typical hotels rooms like the...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am fortunate to visit Santa Barbara for business and is often there 4x a year. Upham Hotel is my go to place. It's historic, close enough to many activities and the setting is just wonderful. Breakfast is so healthy and filling. It's a piece of heaven.

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

Dear Audrey C, we are happy to hear that you had another great stay with us. We strive to provide our guests a pleasant stay that will make them want to return. We will look forward to welcoming you back.

Carmel, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Upham is better than ever and represents an excellent value for charming Santa Barbara accommodations, large rooms, beautiful gardens and superb location. Breakfast was wonderful with fresh pastries and fruits. Desk staff very accommodating.

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

Dear Joe B, thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed our peaceful gardens and location. We hope to see you in the near future.

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a graduate student, my funds are very limited. But, this splurge was so worth it. The staff was so kind, the food and wine was bountiful, and it was the perfect retreat for meditation and relaxation.

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

Hello Helga, we are glad you had a great stay at the Upham Hotel. We’ll be here if you need more relaxation time away from home.

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Traveling here on business (and I have stayed a nice trendy hotel near downtown) and I will never book anywhere else but here if I can help it. Close to the court house and within walking distance of happening State Street. Everyone was very accommodating and welcoming. A beautiful back yard to work in or if you are on holiday...

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

Hello Margaret, thank you for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed our central location and the hotel grounds. It is always so rewarding hearing that guests had the perfect stay. Please come visit us again soon.

simi valley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

when you Google B & B's for Santa Barbara the Upham is listed. It is really more of a 'boutique hotel' than a B & B. For instance the 'wine, crackers and cheese' in the evening consisted of 2 wines, some crackers and CHEESE SPREAD! Breakfast is just a continental breakfast while a B & B serves warm, fresh baked...

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

Dear Bicyclist2, thank you for your review and we apologize we did not meet your expectation. We are sorry about the confusion between our properties. The Upham Hotel is, like you said, more of a boutique hotel with continental breakfast. Our other property, the Country House, located across the street, however is an 8-room bed and breakfast with hot breakfast...

Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lobby is welcoming, (coffee, tea and water always available), and there is plenty of seating for reading the newspaper and enjoying breakfast. Lots of verandas and outside seating on the attractively landscaped grounds. The room was spacious and clean with plenty of lighting and outlets. The bathroom is large with a nice vanity, bathrobes and large shower. It's a...

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Beverly Hills, California
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My daughter and I stayed here for one night when we went to a concert at the SB Bowl (a short 15-20 minute walk) and it's a good choice for a well-situated mid-range option. It's just a block from State Street with lots of good restaurants and shops nearby. We arrived at 11:30 am and they were nice to give...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about The Upham Hotel & Country House

Address: 1404 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3027
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $349 - $591 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Upham Hotel & Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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Also Known As:
The Upham Hotel Santa Barbara
Upham Santa Barbara
Upham Hotel Santa Barbara
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#9 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“For a single person queen bungalow 42 is a great choice. Very cozy.”
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“Rooms are on ground floor and first floor maily overlooking garden.”
alansR5562TH, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The cottages offer more privacy and are quiet.”
DonH728, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Although Santa Barbara is not a noisy town, it is located on a much used street so if you want a quiet room ask for one.”
CART101, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
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