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Florida
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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 3 days ago NEW

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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Katonah, New York
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful, cozy room with a fireplace. The courtyard garden was beautiful, the complimentary breakfast featured a lovely spread. Good location, nice people, good boutique restaurant in the hotel.

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

Thank you so much. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and will look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very pleasant stay here. A perfect place to enjoy Santa Barbara's sites. The hotel staff were supremely helpful and welcoming. The hotel had a lovely rustic country feel. The restaurant was not open so the breakfast was a little awkwardly arranged and oddly seated, but perfectly edible. Our room was a little small and decor wise a little...

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

Dear JStrong10, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for your kind words about our staff. We thrive to give every guest the best customer service possible. The Upham Hotel is actually one of the oldest hotels in Southern California so each room is kind of unique. We will be happy to personally discuss with...

California
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in theBrighton room. It was ordinary, small, clean and ok. The amenities were less than ok. A half bottle of white wine was provided, but no way to cool it. The breakfast onthe first day was as good as that at Holiday Inn, the second day unedible. The wine and cheese was pitiful. And the toilet seat was...

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

Dear Mr Miller, we are extremely sorry to learn that you did not enjoy a typical Upham Hotel & Country House experience as we strive to provide our guests the best possible experience. We are sorry that the breakfast did not meet your expectations. It is prepared to order every morning by the innkeeper, each day has a different selection....

Ascot
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely hotel with excellent extra touches, complimentary wine early evening, breakfast selection considerable. Rooms are all set in the same style over looking the central garden. Automatic upgrade on arrival, room very clean, wonderful bed. Public areas are warm and friendly. Staff couldn't be more helpful. There is a lovely restaurant on site with a very good menu. Location is...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Upham is a is a wonderful older hotel a couple of blocks off of State St. in Santa Barbara. We noticed that we were only two blocks north of the Arlington Theater. This hotel would be a great place to spend the night after the show. The attached restaurant, Louie's is charming and has a great menu for lunch...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our ladies investment group stayed here for 3 nights. The location was perfect for our Architectural tour of downtown, close proximity to State Street and the Funk Zone. There was quick access to the freeway and activities in Montecito. While the bathroom was not the most modern, it was perfectly fine. The property is lovely, the oatmeal for breakfast was...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Country House to celebrate 25 yr Anniversary (we stayed here 25 yrs ago on a honeymoon, when it was called the Tiffany House). Our Inn Keepers were so pleasant & accommodating. Centrally located & walking distance to all restaurants. Only issue was sound of auto shop next door.

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San Clemente, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the Upham while on a business trip to Santa Barbara, that was also a bit of a vacation weekend. My friend recommended the Upham to me, and I just followed her advice without checking it out. How *wonderfully* surprised I was when I got there! It looks like a classic coastal home on the outside, but on...

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  • Breakfast included
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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 Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $317 - $529 (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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