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1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, United States of America – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.1/10! (score from 119 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at The Upham Hotel.
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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), Air Conditioning
From 3:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
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.
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.
Pets are not allowed.
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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 119 reviews
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The room/amenities we had reserved was not available due to a break down. When we arrived, we had already been upgraded to a suite along with profound apologies. I truly appreciate when an organization strives to fix a problem, before I even realize there is one. Well done.
Great room, the grounds were well manicured and very peaceful, close to State street, friendly staff
We liked everything about this hotel. The lobby had a fireplace with comfortable seating to enjoy a glass of wine. The staff was genuinely very friendly. The hotel has a lot of charm and was very relaxing. In addition, it has a great location and it has historical value, because it's the oldest hotel in SoCal.
Can't think of a single negative.
Location. It is quaint and charming.
Significant hallway noise in main house. Overpriced for single room in main house. Breakfast is fair. Says free wifi but it never connected in my room. In sunroom downstairs by front desk very poor intermittent service. If you want wifi at all this is not the place.
i loved the comfortable feeling of the hotel. It felt like home and the staff was very pleasant and helpful. i also loved the historical quality of the building, the old woodworking, the creaky windows when you opened them....i loved it and will recommend it to anyone who travels to Santa Barbara.
The ONLY thing i didn't like was that the restaurant didn't deliver food to the room. i'm sure this is due to the restaurant being owned by someone other than the hotel....other than that small thing, it was great.
The ambiance of this place is very special. With the restaurant on the veranda, the gazebo in the middle of a beautiful rose garden, and the quaint cottages, this place is hard to beat. And it is close to all the downtown shops and sights.
Breakfast Location Staff
Unfortunately, the weather was unseasonably hot (93 degrees) and the air did not work in one of the rooms with small children, although service was prompt. Evening cookies of Oreros was a bit of a disappointment...
Wonderful gardens and outdoor areas. Helpful staff. Good breakfast.
Bed too soft.
Great location in town. Lovely atmosphere.
Would have liked a more robust breakfast.
The charm of the hotel. Helpful staff. Wine and cheese. Breakfast.
Quality of mattress.
Grounds Wine Breakfast
Woken in night by smoke alarm in adjacent room
Quaint old style hotel / b&b feel well located very good restaurant A little tired in areas that need to be updated
We loved the separate little buildings and gardens. Staff was very friendly. A very pleasant experience!
Difficult in Parking!
The location and the little extras like continental breakfast, cheese and crackers, wine, milk and cookies.
The bed was lumpy and uncomfortable. The toilet flush was broken. Wish it had a tub.
The hotel gounds were lovely. The morning breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, and evening coffee and cookies were a treat.
The couple we were traveling with had booked an air conditioned room and had confirmed that they had one prior to arrival. It was an extremely hot weekend and the hotel did not save the air conditioned room as booked. Our friends had to settle for a room fan. The hotel did give them a bottle of champagne for their inconvience.
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+.
Three blocks off busy State Street, the Upham Hotel is a peaceful oasis. The buffet breakfast was delicious and we ate at one of the small tables in the extensive garden. Wine and cheese was served at 4:00 P.M. The room was spacious and comfortable. The hotel had a European feel with international guests.
Ambiance, location, facilities
Bed a bit soft.
They upgraded us to a great room when our walls were too thin and we couldn't sleep because we heard everyone else's conversations. The complimentary wine in the evening and the full continental breakfast were great perks.
Very thin walls in certain rooms which made privacy a bit more difficult.
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