The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry
TV

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

Overview

The unique The Upham Hotel is a 3-star property placed near Carriage & Western Art Museum, Thousand Steps Beach and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Since 1871, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Santa Barbara.

The hotel boasts convenient location not far from a theater, a museum and a college as well as parks and gardens. The Upham Hotel is within about 10 minutes' walk of the center of Santa Barbara.

Amtrack Santa Barbara train station is nearby. It takes around 15 minutes' drive to get to Municipal airport, which is 15 km away.

Rooms

There are 58 non-smoking rooms fitted with a fireplace, a storage space, flat-screen television, a laptop-compatible safe and a wardrobe. The Upham Hotel offers rooms with the patio view. Guests can make use of bathrobes, a shower and a spa bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a deluxe continental breakfast. The restaurant entices with dishes of American cuisine. Serving an array of dishes, Bouchon and Louie's are just 50 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers a luggage storage, a safety deposit box and a vending machine as well as computer rental, a business center and a meeting room for guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   58.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free 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

Services

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • 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

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    2000 ft
Airports
  • 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
Restaurants
  • 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:
    58

Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: King-size bed or Queen-size bed
Size: 295 sq. feet
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    Junior Suite
    Bed type: King-size bed
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      Master Suite
      Size: 500 sq. feet
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara location
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        Hotel Address:

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

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Santa Barbara
          2000 ft
        Airports
        • 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
        Restaurants
        • 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:
          58

        The Upham Hotel Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Jazz Hall - 1400 ft
        • Soho - 1700 ft
        • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 2300 ft

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 1700 ft

        Shopping areas

        • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 1400 ft

        Historical sites

        • Presidio State Historic Park - 3000 ft

        Museums

        • Karpeles Manuscript Library - 1400 ft
        • Santa Barbara Festival Ballet - 2700 ft
        • Santa Barbara Performing Arts - 2700 ft
        • Santa Barbara Historical Museum - 3300 ft

        Parks

        • Santa Barbara Recreation Div - 2700 ft
        • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - 3000 ft
        • EL Presidio de Santa Barbara State Park - 3300 ft

        Halls

        • Victoria Hall - 1000 ft
        • Fraternal Order of Eagles - 2300 ft

        Universities, Institutes

        • Southern CA Institute of Law - 1000 ft
        • Santa Barbara College of Law - 1000 ft
        • Wellness Ctr-Research Edctn - 1400 ft
        • Institute For Holistic Studies - 2700 ft
        • Santa Barbara Clg-Oriental Med - 2700 ft
        • Fielding Institute - 3000 ft

        Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

        • Santa Barbara Channel Foundation - 2300 ft

        Theaters

        • Arlington Theater - 1000 ft
        • Granada Theater - 1400 ft
        • The Granada Theater - 1700 ft
        • Lobero Theatre - 3000 ft
        • Lobero Theatre Foundation - 3000 ft

        Air business related

        • Arlington Center For the Performing Arts - 1000 ft

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • US Veterans Ctr - 2000 ft

        Casinos

        • Thomas Casino Systems - 2700 ft

        Local attractions

        • Mission Santa Barbara - 5200 ft
          2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara
        • Carriage & Western Art Museum - 1.2 mi
          129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
        • Stearns Wharf - 1.4 mi
          Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara
        • Reagan Ranch Center - 1.1 mi
          217 State Street, Santa Barbara
        • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History - 1.3 mi
          2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara

        Near the hotel

        • Karpeles Manuscript Library - 1300 ft
          21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
        • Santa Barbara County Courthouse - 2200 ft
          1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
        • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum - 3600 ft
          653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara
        • Santa Barbara Museum of Art - 1600 ft
          1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
        • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park - 3200 ft
          123 E Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
        • Santa Barbara Historical Museum - 3600 ft
          136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara

        Restaurants nearby

        • Louie's - 100 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 Bar - 1100 ft

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

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

        • Jane - 1100 ft

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

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

        • Bouchon - 1000 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 Cantina - 1100 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:
          58
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        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
        Superb
        Based on 63 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Rooms
        9.5
        Service
        5.0
        Value
        8.0
        Location
        9.5

        Guest reviews

        • Older travelers
          7.4

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

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          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
          9.6

          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
          10.0

          Nice and friendly, clean, good breakfast

        • Couple
          6.2

          Staff courtsey

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

        • Couple
          6.2

          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
          10.0

          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
          9.2

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

          The cookies offered in the evening were not homemade.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          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
          10.0

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

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          Location - walking to downtown restaurants, shops, museum.

        • Couple
          10.0

          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
          7.8

          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
          8.8

          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
          10.0

          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, United States, 93101

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Santa Barbara
          2000 ft
        Airports
        • 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
        Restaurants
        • 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:
          58