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San Carlos, California, United States
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We recently attended a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl, which is within walking distance of the Upham. We chose the hotel initially because of this proximity, but quickly found that within a few blocks were a several excellent restaurants, bars, and shops. Upon our arrival at the hotel, we were promptly greeted by the friendly staff, who made us... More 

Thank HHHague
Falmouth, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

The Upham Hotel has the feel of a bed and breakfast. The location is perfect, the rooms are clean, comfortable and very quiet. The garden area is so relaxing, the perfect place to read a book, enjoy a glass of wine or just enjoy the moment. The staff is ready to attend to every need even if that's just a... More 

Thank Cyndy C
Milan, Italy
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

Very nice, historical place: beatiful and relaxing garden, old times but very confortable rooms, complementary breakfast and late afternoon snacks (wine and cheese) okay. Ovreall absolutely suggested, great experience (one of the oldest hotel in California and just for this it deserves a stay!)

Thank incallitiviaggiatori
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66 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2013

A mile from downtown Santa Barbara (not the wharf but downtown) , this cozy bed and breakfast is quaint and clean. Breakfast included. Lovely place to stay. We walked into town. Only took us 15 minutes. Very personal.

Thank Fran S
Wiltshire, England
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146 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We stayed in The Upham in June 2013 - this is our fifth straight year in this charming hotel. We had a corner room upstairs in the Coach House building and it was superb; peaceful, well-appointed and chic, with a touch of country house charm. Service was, as ever, terrific. The hotel owner, Jan Martin-Winn, gave us a great lunch... More 

Thank CotswoldFish
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10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

I would like to recommend this hotel since it has many nice features, but I can’t. The creaky floors and poor soundproofing made it impossible for us to sleep through the night. Our fellow guests weren’t being especially loud – just going about their business – but besides noise from the hall, we could clearly hear every footstep on the... More 

Thank Rosemary S
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2013

We had a delightful 4 days at The Upham Hotel and will definitely stay again. There was such a relaxed feel to the place and the accommodation was very comfortable, particularly lovely bed. Loved the informality of breakfast and afternoon refreshments. Easy access to town centre and all the beautiful places to visit in Santa Barbara. Thank you for taking... More 

Thank Rebecca K
manhattan beach, california
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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

The Country House is a treat not to be missed. The venue of Santa Barbara is limitless what with the beach, the harbor (sailing and boat tours), State Street shopping, and Santa Ynez Valley wine tasting, mission tours, and some of the best restaurants in the state. The Country House is the gem among all this grandeur. Well manicured gardens,... More 

Thank calsail
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

I have stayed at the Upham multiple times. Once in the main house which was a pleasant stay. But this last time in one of the "charming" cottages (Room 70) was unacceptable and not pleasant. Upham management, you can't charge $300/night for a room with chipped paint on the walls, a bed with a mattress that felt like 20 years... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

Pleasant enough though small room in the Country House portion of the Upham. The room was pleasant though at night to reach "the Brighton room" it takes a few stumbles before you're far enough onto the rear of the property to trigger the motion sensor. I have 2 complaints: the woefully inadequate Internet whose signal continuously fluctuated making it virtually... More 

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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 

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Address: 1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: ₹ 14,052 - ₹ 23,854 (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
#8 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#11 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#15 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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“avoid room 38 and 40 if you want a quiet room with decent wifi”
 of 5 bubbles rtdom2016, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We were upstairs in the main building. If there was an elevator I couldn't see it. Check it out if this might be a problem for you.”
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“the cottages off the courtyard were the best”
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