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Cincinnati, Ohio
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2014

I couldn't have picked a better place. The Upham Hotel was beautiful and enjoyable in every way. Just a few blocks from State St so within walking distance to many sites. Wine and cheese in the afternoon while sitting in the pretty garden. Room was spacious and attractive. Had a fabulous dinner that night in their restaurant, Louie's. All in... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed at the Upham Country House over the Memorial Day weekend and enjoyed our stay immensely. The staff were very hospitable, and the included breakfast was absolutely wonderful. We had quiche and french toast on successive mornings, both of which were very tasty. We also took advantage of the nightly fresh baked cookies which were a treat after a... More 

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Petropolis, RJ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2014

I don't know how these people do it. Year in, year out they deliver flawless and extra-friendly service. I've stayed at the Upham and at their annex - Country House - diagonally across the street. And because these are training programs I take, I stay for four nights. They claim to be Santa Barbara's oldest hotel in continuous operation. Walking... More 

Thank brazilgus
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Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights and couldn't have been more disappointed. I spent $306 a night to get free coffee and donuts in the morning, cold shower, loud road noise, very uncomfortable bed, and a super rude front desk lady this morning, April 13th. I decided I didn't want to stay here anymore so I am leaving. Don't recommend it.

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

We are so sorry to learn of this guest's extreme disappointment but wonder if they, in fact have the right hotel. We have two properties, the Upham and the Country House. A very nice breakfast is served at each that includes a variety of our fresh baked breads, oatmeal, yogurt, juices, bagels and eggs. The Country House also serves a... More 

Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2014

It is a charming hotel that feels like a B&B. Breakfast is plentiful. There is wine and cheese during early evening hours, and milk and cookies in the evening. Lovely gardens, friendly staff. King room is a nice size. Queen , a bit small.

1 Thank adagiogirl
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Booked a night here for my in-laws 45th anniversary so they could be alone and I was very impressed with their experience!!! The staff went out of their way to make them feel special, upgraded their room for the occasion, had champagne on ice, they were greeted with a "happy anniversary" from the front desk the waiters and even the... More 

2 Thank Toplove
Yorba Linda, California, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2014

My husband and I spent one night at the Upham during the SB film festival weekend. I was very pleased with the grounds and clean/quiet room. We enjoyed some wine out on the nice patio and lawn. It was also the perfect location to walk to the downtown area for a very nice dinner. The breakfast was just OK because... More 

1 Thank Jaime P
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 February 2014

The Inn was lovely overall as was the hospitality, offering a free light breakfast, wine and cheese from 4:30-7 and cookies and milk after that. My only complaint would be that the size and beauty of the room- at least our room, was a bit less than expected. Very clean yet slightly musty on our arrival - a little AC/heat... More 

1 Thank meads3314
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Came to the upham for my 31st birthday with my best friend and had a wonderful stay. Conveniently located and perfect B&B feel. Wouldn't stay anywhere else when visiting Santa Barbara either for work or pleasure.

1 Thank GabbyOlmos
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We booked this little hotel on advice from friends and what a great surprise. It wasn't nearly as expensive as comparable chains in the area but it was much warmer and comfortable. We highly recommend it.

1 Thank sanmom

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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: $275 - $467 (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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