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1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.2/10! (score from 108 reviews)
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Free! Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
Vending Machine (drinks), 24-Hour Front Desk, Express Check-in/Check-out, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Concierge Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Dry Cleaning, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private)
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! One child under 12 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Any additional older children or adults are charged USD 20 per person per night when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged USD 20 per person per night for extra beds.
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
The maximum number of extra beds/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Cards accepted at this property
The Upham Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to pre-authorize your card prior to arrival.
Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
Based on 108 reviews
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Score from 257 reviews Very good
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Score from 2327 reviews Good
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property at this inn. A hot breakfast is provided daily. The Santa Barbara Mission is 2 miles away.
Score from 69 reviews Excellent
Located 2 miles from Sterns Wharf, this Santa Barbara hotel features an outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi in rooms is available to all guests. Free parking is also provided.
Score from 196 reviews Very good
Enjoyed the ambience and history of the Upham- definitely the correct choice for us. Lovely down time in the garden enjoying wine and cheese as well as relaxing breakfast time in a tranquil setting. Would love to return.
The restaurant in the hotel is A+.
Ambiance, location, facilities
Bed a bit soft.
The restaurant's food and service was terrific. The grounds are pleasant. The lobby is spacious. The hotel did provide late checkout upon request. The breakfast was delicious.
The Upham Hotel is not accessible for individuals for disabilities. I had thought a ground floor cottage would be accessible for someone like me, who uses a cane and gets painfully about. Not so. No offer at all from the harried desk clerk to help getting my baggage to/from my room. Many steps and uneven walkways broken up with grass. No help managing my breakfast tray down steps to the only available table (I can’t carry a tray, manage my cane and get down steps to the only table available). Trip / fall hazards abound everywhere. The phones were not accessible for people with hearing loss (no volume or tone control). The sofa in this highly-rated B & B stay was a floor sample with labels written all over it illustrating potential sofa construction options (welt, double welt, box pleat, etc.) – it should have had a sofa cover. The mattress was old and uncomfortable, springs poking. The shower leaked. The front desk clerk had a terrible broken accent, and I could not understand him at all. I won’t return or recommend it to anyone with a disability.
My husband and I stayed at the Upham on our honeymoon. The manager left a bottle of champagne , chocolates and card in the room which was a nice touch.The room and hotel was lovely.I especially liked the decor. I would definitely recommend staying at the Upham.
historic hotel with good service great breakfast took note that it was our anniversary w/complimentary champagne/candy
parking difficult can hear anything through room doors
Loved the staff and grounds. Such a beautiful courtyard so sit and relax or talk.
I wish the breakfast would have had a better selection of foods and pasteries. And also the wine and cheese was a great idea, but it was more of a cheese wiz and that was a bummer. Still would go back for the great staff and location
Gardens, wine & nibbles cooked breakfast,, privacy
Bathroom a little dated
Excellent service, beautiful room and well set up. Pretty grounds. Easy parking. Friendly staff. Bed was incredibly comfortable. Attached restaurant - Louie's - was absolutely delicious and service incredible. Had dinner. Special was salmon with pineapple risotto with a cream sauce I'm still dreaming about! My cousins recommended The Upham and it lived up to their raves.
1. No coffee maker in room - very unusual for this price point. I had a cottage room and had it been raining I would have had to run through the rain to get coffee. 2. No one wants to get dressed up to have morning coffee. Get Keurigs in rooms. 3. Nice fans and windows that open to beautiful grounds - but needs slimline room air conditioner. 4. Hair in tub. Inspect room before guest arrival.
The property and the location was great. Loved the history. This place is so cute.
Cleanliness of the shower could have been better. Staff could have been a little friendlier. Liked the idea of cookies in the evening but fresh baked would have been wonderful
Pleasant and quiet boutique hotel. Very nice grounds and seating areas for having a coffee. Rooms were nicely decorated. Great location. The able- bodied can walk to most destinations. They serve terrific lemonade too.
We were both given second floor rooms in different buildings. There are no elevators. I counted 22 steps on the stairway. My sister had some difficulty navigating. We were about to request ground floor rooms when it was indicated that they were fully booked. Something to consider.
Very cute and homey with a nice breakfast and afternoon wine out in the courtyard.
Only one air conditioner located in the second bedroom so a bit warm at times, even with the fan blowing.
It was very quaint and located in a quiet area. The staff was incredibly helpful when it came to picking out local eating spots.. They also let us use their large refrigerator to hold our daughter's graduation lei until we needed it.
The hotel was farther away from the university than I would've liked. We kept having to drive back and fourth and it got old quick.
No refrigerator in the room
Lovely hotel. Beautiful garden, friendly staff, nice location. And the Louie's restaurant in this hotel is absolutely Outstanding!! We'll be sure to come back here.
The ice machine for the guest near the lobby is a little bit noisy. Hope it'll be improved.
The gardens and breakfast.
Needs to be repainted.
Clean & pretty inn, conveniently located near downtown. Nicely decorated room. Very good Continental breakfast which inc hot cooked oatmeal & hard boiled eggs. Pretty garden/patio area. Good A/C.
Parking is tight @ inn's lot. We could hear noise from adjoining rooms. Desk staff not all friendly or knowledgable about the area.
We liked the peacefulness of the property and the many places to sit outside and relax. We also enjoyed the breakfast and wine/cheese in the afternoon.
Everything was fine. No complaints.
Great location just a few blocks from the busy downtown shops, etc. area but easily walkable. Very comfy bed. Quiet. New Public Market around the corner. Free parking.
Nothing not to like.
Walking distance to good restaurants, shops, art museum, movies, Alice Keck Park, etc. Lovely garden areas w/ ample sunny & shaded seating. Pleasant, comfortable rooms & cottages w/ free wifi. Happy hour & late night oreos and milk. Breakfast buffet includes drinks, fruit, hard eggs, yogurt, cereal & pastries (pastries & cereal are avg; would like some unrefined whole grain options & way to heat pastry).
Staff was very nice, place was great. Took wife there for our 20yr Wedding anniversary. We parked the car at the hotel and walked, no need to drive, hotel was in a great location. Will be back again
The quaint Victorian feel, the gardens and grounds
The pillows were awful and the bathtub had hair in it, which was appalling to me. As nice as the place is, you could still tell it is old (not in a good way)
Loved the location, the grounds were well landscaped, the breakfast and the wine tasting were a very nice touch, The cottages gave us a comfortable and homelike feeling
Parking was very limited
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