The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara

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1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 93101  show map
 3 stars
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The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara


On-site parking

Luggage storage

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Spa and relaxation



Flat-screen TV

Editorial review:

Upham Victorian Hotel & Garden Cottageshas spacious rooms with comfortable four-poster beds. Guests love the continental breakfast, and the gardens are attractive. It has a great location and State Street is in walking distance. Not all of the rooms have air conditioning, though.

Verified Reviews:

  • Parking lot was nice - Everything worked well - Towels were plush
  • Breakfast is very nice - Tv was fairly old - Great pillow
  • No ac - Good toiletries - Rooms are peaceful
  • Internet service did not work - Location is very convenient - Room was clean
  • Bathroom was clean - Staff were pleasant - Gardens are delightful


The Upham Hotel is a 3-star property in the heart of Santa Barbara. The Upham Hotel operates since 1871.

Guests can get to Fern Falls in 15 minutes on foot. The property is set a 10-minute stroll from Santa Barbara center.

The Upham Hotel is at a short distance from Amtrack Santa Barbara train station. It takes around 20 minutes' drive to get to Municipal airport, which is 15 km away.


Guests of The Upham Hotel can make use of heating, a storage space, flat-screen TV, a closet and an iPod dock. Some rooms at The Upham Hotel have a view over the garden. The bathrooms come with a shower, a spa bathtub and bathrobes for more comfort.

Eat & Drink

Bouchon treats guests with French and Californian meals and is about 350 meters away.


Corporate travelers are free to use a business centre, a meeting room and computer rental offered on site.


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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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machines
  • Smoke detectors


  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 12 years
Existing bedding FREE
Extra bed USD 20
Children above
12 years or adults
Extra bed USD 20
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 93101

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City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    2000 ft
  • Municipal (SBA)
    7.6 mi
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    38.0 mi
Train Stations
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    1.2 mi
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    1.2 mi
  • Louie's
    100 ft
  • Bouchon (cuisine: French, Californian)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Jazz Hall1400 ft
  • Soho1700 ft
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse2300 ft

Popular areas

  • City Center1700 ft

Historical sites

  • Presidio State Historic Park3000 ft


  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art1400 ft
  • Karpeles Manuscript Library1400 ft
  • Santa Barbara Festival Ballet2700 ft
  • Santa Barbara Performing Arts2700 ft
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum3300 ft


  • Santa Barbara Recreation Div2700 ft
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park3000 ft
  • EL Presidio de Santa Barbara State Park3300 ft


  • Victoria Hall1000 ft
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles2300 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • Southern CA Institute of Law1000 ft
  • Santa Barbara College of Law1000 ft
  • Wellness Ctr-Research Edctn1400 ft
  • Institute For Holistic Studies2700 ft
  • Santa Barbara Clg-Oriental Med2700 ft
  • Fielding Institute3000 ft

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Santa Barbara Channel Foundation2300 ft


  • Arlington Theater1000 ft
  • Granada Theater1400 ft
  • The Granada Theater1700 ft
  • Lobero Theatre3000 ft
  • Lobero Theatre Foundation3000 ft

Air business related

  • Arlington Center For the Performing Arts1000 ft

Medical care and Hospitals

  • US Veterans Ctr2000 ft


  • Thomas Casino Systems2700 ft

Local attractions

  • Mission Santa Barbara5200 ft
    2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara
  • Carriage & Western Art Museum1.2 mi
    129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
  • Stearns Wharf1.4 mi
    Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara
  • Reagan Ranch Center1.1 mi
    217 State Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History1.3 mi
    2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara

Near the hotel

  • Karpeles Manuscript Library1300 ft
    21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse2200 ft
    1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum3600 ft
    653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art1600 ft
    1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park3200 ft
    123 E Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum3600 ft
    136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara

Restaurants nearby

  • Louie's100 ft

    Address: 1404 De La Vina St
    Phone: 805-963-7003

    74% likes this, based on 81 reviews
    Price Range: USD 21 - USD 36

  • Opal Restaurant and Bar1100 ft

    Address: 1325 State St
    Phone: (805) 966-9676

    83% likes this, based on 272 reviews
    Cuisine: Californian
    Price Range: USD 11 - USD 37

  • Jane1100 ft

    Address: 1311 State St
    Phone: 805-962-1311

    72% likes this, based on 249 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Eclectic

  • Bouchon1000 ft

    Address: 9 W Victoria St
    Phone: 805-730-1160

    70% likes this, based on 351 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Californian
    Price Range: USD 26 - USD 38

  • Carlitos Cafe y Cantina1100 ft

    Address: 1324 State St
    Phone: 805-962-7117

    68% likes this, based on 194 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: USD 21 - USD 36

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:

The Upham Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Upham Hotel

Average guest rating

8.6out of 10
Based on 63 reviews

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Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

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

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Older travelers

    Nice and friendly, clean, good breakfast

  • Couple

    Staff courtsey

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

  • Couple

    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.

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Couple

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

    The cookies offered in the evening were not homemade.

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Older travelers

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

  • Older travelers

    Location - walking to downtown restaurants, shops, museum.

  • Couple

    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.

  • Older travelers

    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.

  • Couple

    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.

  • Couple

    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

How to reach hotel

hotel The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, California, United States, 93101

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    2000 ft
  • Municipal (SBA)
    7.6 mi
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    38.0 mi
Train Stations
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    1.2 mi
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    1.2 mi
  • Louie's
    100 ft
  • Bouchon (cuisine: French, Californian)
    1000 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms: