The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara

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1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, 93101show map
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SuperbBased on  65 reviews
Overview

The 3-star The Upham Hotel provides guests with an unique accommodation featuring laundry, dry cleaning and wake up service. The hotel was opened in 1871 and remains an example of historic architecture in Santa Barbara ever since.

Antioch College are within a 15-minute walk of the property. A theater, a museum and a college lie a short distance away.

The hotel enjoys a convenient location within 20 minutes' drive from Municipal airport.

Rooms

This property offers 58 non-smoking guestrooms complete with a laptop-size safe, a storage space, flat-screen TV, a wardrobe and a fireplace. The Upham Hotel features rooms with the garden view. Bathrooms are fitted with a shower, a spa bathtub and bathrobes.

Eat & Drink

A day at The Upham Hotel begins with a deluxe breakfast. A variety of dishes are served in Louie's and Olio E Limone Ristorante, which are 5 minutes’ walk away.

Services

Comforts like a safety deposit box, a vending machine and a luggage storage are provided on site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   58.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

TV

Flat-screen TV

Meeting facilities

Business centre

Check-in/ Check-out

Express check-in/ -out

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Garden area

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Karpeles Manuscript LibraryKarpeles Manuscript Library1400 ft
Santa Barbara Museum of ArtSanta Barbara Museum of Art1400 ft
Santa Barbara Performing ArtsSanta Barbara Performing Arts2700 ft
Santa Barbara Recreation DivSanta Barbara Recreation Div2700 ft
Fraternal Order of EaglesFraternal Order of Eagles2300 ft
Santa Barbara College of LawSanta Barbara College of Law1000 ft
Southern CA Institute of LawSouthern CA Institute of Law1000 ft
Santa Barbara Clg-Oriental MedSanta Barbara Clg-Oriental Med2700 ft
Thomas Casino SystemsThomas Casino Systems2700 ft
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Louie'sLouie's100 ft1404 De La Vina St
BouchonBouchon1000 ft9 W Victoria St
Opal Restaurant and BarOpal Restaurant and Bar1000 ft1325 State St
Carlitos Cafe y CantinaCarlitos Cafe y Cantina1000 ft1324 State St
JaneJane1100 ft1311 State St
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Historic CarouselsHistoric Carousels1.4 mi
Art From ScrapArt From Scrap4600 ft
Community Arts Music AssnCommunity Arts Music Assn1.2 mi
Sea CenterSea Center1.2 mi
Santa Barbara Carriage MuseumSanta Barbara Carriage Museum1.2 mi
Santa Barbara Choral SocietySanta Barbara Choral Society2.2 mi
Rocky Nook ParkRocky Nook Park3700 ft
Santa Barbara Parks and Rec DeptSanta Barbara Parks and Rec Dept2.2 mi
Veterans Memorial BuildingVeterans Memorial Building1.3 mi
Lake Cachuma Lake Cachuma 3.2 miHC 59 - Highway 154
Casa del HerreroCasa del Herrero4.2 mi Santa Barbara, CA
South Coast Railroad Museum South Coast Railroad Museum 8.3 mi300 N Los Carneros Rd
Carpinteria State BeachCarpinteria State Beach11.4 miHighway 224, Carpinteria
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Getting around
Airports
Municipal (SBA)7.6 mi
Ventura (OXR)32.5 mi
Train
Santa Barbara Amtrak1.2 mi
Amtrack Station Santa Barbara 1.2 mi
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Reviews
8.6
SuperbBased on  65  reviews

Rating by category:

9.5
Rooms
5.0
Service
9.5
Location
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Classic inn/hotel with good restaurant. Quiet, well appointed rooms with pleasant relaxing areas.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    The Upham had the most comfortable bed out of all of the places we stayed. It is also a great location in Santa Barbara and was close to all of the things we wanted to see and do.

    I think the breakfast could offer something hot (I.E., eggs, bacon/sausage, etc.). I was getting a little tired of the same bread, cereal and cold muffins.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Kind and diligent service. Changed rooms when realizing we had more luggage. Good continental breakfast. Provided good information about the city and directions of continuation of our trip.

    Drains of sink and shower were damaged.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Nice and friendly, clean, good breakfast

  • 6.2
    Good

    Staff courtsey

    I was expecting the rooms to be more luxurious for the price I paid.

  • 6.2
    Good

    It was lovely to stay in such a historical hotel and the grounds were truly beautiful - we had a relaxing time sitting outside in the garden and reading for a while.

    We just didn't see the value for the money. It's nice to have a reception of "cheese and wine", but there's no good reason for a place like this to serve cheap white wine and a "cheese ball" spread. This is just miles from wine country so showcase a good (affordable) local red and white and even a large slab of brie from Costco would class things up a bit. The same deal with the night time "cookies and milk" - a store bought bakery cookie would seem a lot nicer than a tray of Oreos. Room itself was very nice; bathroom could really use some work.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    My husband and I thought the grounds were lovely. Very peaceful and relaxing and yet just steps from everything Santa Barbara has to offer on State Street, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. We will definitely come back here from now on when visiting Santa Barbara. Louie's Restaurant on the grounds was another plus, good food and great atmosphere dining on the outside porch was wonderful. The cocktail hour every evening and breakfast every morning was icing on the cake. I will recommend this hotel to all our friends and family.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The grounds were beautiful. The room was very comfortable and serene.

    The cookies offered in the evening were not homemade.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    They upgraded us from a queen room to a king room without us even asking. Overall, a very enjoyable place to stay. Enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and it's proximity to State Street. The front desk personnel were very friendly and accommodating.

    Could hear a lot of talking through the walls. Hotel appears to be showing some wear and tear. Would have been nice to have a flat screen. Our room didn't have one but noticed another room on our floor had one.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Everyone at the Upham was incredibly lovely. They are thoughtful and attentive.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Location - walking to downtown restaurants, shops, museum.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The hotel was fabulous. Unbelievable comfort. It was like stepping back in time. The smell of fresh baking, the fresh cookies on the tables and some wine. It was our honeymoon and we could not of picked a better place to spend it. We were sorry to leave but we will be back.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    privacy, excellent breakfast food choices, quiet atmosphere, nice decor and sitting area in lobby , friendly and smiling staff, lovely peaceful garden. We will be back....

    1. the bath robes were nice, but there is no place to hang them in the bathroom ( not one hook). Actually, there are not enough racks for hanging and drying the bath towels without squishing them all together on one short towel rack. We loved our room #40 but although there are several places in the bath where one could add robe and towel hooks (on the back of the door, near the shower, higher up above the toilet area) there were none. You could also add robe hooks on the horizontal 1X4 wood running along the back wall in the closet. 2. It was very nice to have a gas fireplace, but the fake logs were piled up high in front of the gas outlets and you couldn't see any flames at all except as two small spots under the logs.... the flame actually was hidden behind the logs... not the luxurious atmosphere one was expecting and rather disappointing, but this could be fixed easily.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Lovely Hotel in great grounds. They do wine tasting every night and put on a great breakfast.

    It's slightly off pitch if I'm being picky. We didn't think it was a problem but if you're walking to the beach it takes about 20 mins.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Me and my wife came to santa barbara for the first time to celebrate our 6thflight year anniversary. We could not have asked for a better hotel. The staff was great. The rooms beautiful and the location was perfect

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Highlights
9
SuperbBased on  65 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Municipal (SBA)7.6 mi
Ventura (OXR)32.5 mi
Train
Santa Barbara Amtrak1.2 mi
Amtrack Station Santa Barbara 1.2 mi
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