The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara

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1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, United States, 93101  show map
 3 stars
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The Upham Hotel - Santa Barbara

Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Editorial review:

Upham Victorian Hotel & Garden Cottageshas spacious rooms with comfortable four-poster beds. Guests love the continental breakfast, and the gardens are attractive. It has a great location and State Street is in walking distance. Not all of the rooms have air conditioning, though.

Verified Reviews:

  • Parking lot was nice - Everything worked well - Towels were plush
  • Breakfast is very nice - Tv was fairly old - Great pillow
  • No ac - Good toiletries - Rooms are peaceful
  • Internet service did not work - Location is very convenient - Room was clean
  • Bathroom was clean - Staff were pleasant - Gardens are delightful

Overview

Upham is a 3-star hotel providing a non-smoking accommodation near to Stearns Wharf, Antioch College and Santa Barbara City College. Since 1871, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Santa Barbara.

The hotel is in the convenient location steps away from a theater, a museum and a college. The property is set within 1 km distance from the city center.

This boutique hotel is placed within proximity to parks and gardens.

15 minutes' drive from Municipal airport and 20 minutes' walk to Amtrack Santa Barbara train station.

Rooms

The property offers 58 guestrooms appointed with a fireplace, a storage space, flat-screen TV, a laptop-compatible safe and a wardrobe. The rooms look on to the patio. For more comfort a shower cap, a spa bathtub and a hairdryer are provided.

Eat & Drink

Every morning starts with a deluxe continental breakfast. The restaurant entices with dishes of American cuisine. Serving an array of dishes, Bouchon and Louie's are just 50 meters away.

Services

The hotel offers a luggage storage, a safety deposit box and a vending machine as well as computer rental, a business centre and a meeting room for guests' comfort.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free public parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   58.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Limited time reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Front desk
  • No pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Vending machines
  • Smoke detectors

Services

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Computer rental
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Garden area
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Garden view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of USD 20 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, United States, 93101

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City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    600 m
Airports
  • Municipal (SBA)
    12.2 km
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    61.1 km
Train Stations
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    1.9 km
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    1.9 km
Restaurants
  • Louie's
    20 m
  • Bouchon (cuisine: French, Californian)
    300 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    58

Rooms and availability

The Upham Hotel photos Room
Queen Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Fireplace
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The Upham Hotel photos Room
King Room
Garden view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Radio
The Upham Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Master Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Jacuzzi
    • Fireplace
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Patio
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Private entrance
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Radio

The Upham Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Jazz Hall400 m
  • Soho500 m
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse700 m

Popular areas

  • City Center500 m

Historical sites

  • Presidio State Historic Park900 m

Museums

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art400 m
  • Karpeles Manuscript Library400 m
  • Santa Barbara Festival Ballet800 m
  • Santa Barbara Performing Arts800 m
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum1.0 km

Parks

  • Santa Barbara Recreation Div800 m
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park900 m
  • EL Presidio de Santa Barbara State Park1.0 km

Halls

  • Victoria Hall300 m
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles700 m

Universities, Institutes

  • Southern CA Institute of Law300 m
  • Santa Barbara College of Law300 m
  • Wellness Ctr-Research Edctn400 m
  • Institute For Holistic Studies800 m
  • Santa Barbara Clg-Oriental Med800 m
  • Fielding Institute900 m

Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

  • Santa Barbara Channel Foundation700 m

Theaters

  • Arlington Theater300 m
  • Granada Theater400 m
  • The Granada Theater500 m
  • Lobero Theatre900 m
  • Lobero Theatre Foundation900 m

Air business related

  • Arlington Center For the Performing Arts300 m

Medical care and Hospitals

  • US Veterans Ctr600 m

Casinos

  • Thomas Casino Systems800 m

Local attractions

  • Mission Santa Barbara1.6 km
    2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara
  • Carriage & Western Art Museum1.9 km
    129 Castillo St., Santa Barbara
  • Stearns Wharf2.2 km
    Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara
  • Reagan Ranch Center1.9 km
    217 State Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History2.1 km
    2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara

Near the hotel

  • Karpeles Manuscript Library390 m
    21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse660 m
    1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum1.1 km
    653 Paseo Nuevo, Upper Arts Terrace, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art480 m
    1130 State Street, Santa Barbara
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park970 m
    123 E Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum1.1 km
    136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara

Restaurants nearby

  • Louie's20 m

    Address: 1404 De La Vina St
    Phone: 805-963-7003

    74% likes this, based on 81 reviews
    Price Range: CAD 25 - CAD 44

  • Opal Restaurant and Bar310 m

    Address: 1325 State St
    Phone: (805) 966-9676

    83% likes this, based on 272 reviews
    Cuisine: Californian
    Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 45

  • Jane330 m

    Address: 1311 State St
    Phone: 805-962-1311

    72% likes this, based on 249 reviews
    Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Eclectic

  • Bouchon300 m

    Address: 9 W Victoria St
    Phone: 805-730-1160

    70% likes this, based on 351 reviews
    Cuisine: French, Californian
    Price Range: CAD 31 - CAD 46

  • Carlitos Cafe y Cantina310 m

    Address: 1324 State St
    Phone: 805-962-7117

    68% likes this, based on 194 reviews
    Cuisine: Mexican
    Price Range: CAD 25 - CAD 44

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    58
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The Upham Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Upham Hotel

Average guest rating

8.6out of 10
Superb
Based on 63 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
9.5
Service
5.0
Value
8.0
Location
9.5

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    7.4

    Classic inn/hotel with good restaurant. Quiet, well appointed rooms with pleasant relaxing areas.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    The Upham had the most comfortable bed out of all of the places we stayed. It is also a great location in Santa Barbara and was close to all of the things we wanted to see and do.

    I think the breakfast could offer something hot (I.E., eggs, bacon/sausage, etc.). I was getting a little tired of the same bread, cereal and cold muffins.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    Kind and diligent service. Changed rooms when realizing we had more luggage. Good continental breakfast. Provided good information about the city and directions of continuation of our trip.

    Drains of sink and shower were damaged.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Nice and friendly, clean, good breakfast

  • Couple
    6.2

    Staff courtsey

    I was expecting the rooms to be more luxurious for the price I paid.

  • Couple
    6.2

    It was lovely to stay in such a historical hotel and the grounds were truly beautiful - we had a relaxing time sitting outside in the garden and reading for a while.

    We just didn't see the value for the money. It's nice to have a reception of "cheese and wine", but there's no good reason for a place like this to serve cheap white wine and a "cheese ball" spread. This is just miles from wine country so showcase a good (affordable) local red and white and even a large slab of brie from Costco would class things up a bit. The same deal with the night time "cookies and milk" - a store bought bakery cookie would seem a lot nicer than a tray of Oreos. Room itself was very nice; bathroom could really use some work.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    My husband and I thought the grounds were lovely. Very peaceful and relaxing and yet just steps from everything Santa Barbara has to offer on State Street, shopping, restaurants and entertainment. We will definitely come back here from now on when visiting Santa Barbara. Louie's Restaurant on the grounds was another plus, good food and great atmosphere dining on the outside porch was wonderful. The cocktail hour every evening and breakfast every morning was icing on the cake. I will recommend this hotel to all our friends and family.

  • Couple
    9.2

    The grounds were beautiful. The room was very comfortable and serene.

    The cookies offered in the evening were not homemade.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    They upgraded us from a queen room to a king room without us even asking. Overall, a very enjoyable place to stay. Enjoyed the complimentary breakfast and it's proximity to State Street. The front desk personnel were very friendly and accommodating.

    Could hear a lot of talking through the walls. Hotel appears to be showing some wear and tear. Would have been nice to have a flat screen. Our room didn't have one but noticed another room on our floor had one.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Everyone at the Upham was incredibly lovely. They are thoughtful and attentive.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Location - walking to downtown restaurants, shops, museum.

  • Couple
    10.0

    The hotel was fabulous. Unbelievable comfort. It was like stepping back in time. The smell of fresh baking, the fresh cookies on the tables and some wine. It was our honeymoon and we could not of picked a better place to spend it. We were sorry to leave but we will be back.

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    privacy, excellent breakfast food choices, quiet atmosphere, nice decor and sitting area in lobby , friendly and smiling staff, lovely peaceful garden. We will be back....

    1. the bath robes were nice, but there is no place to hang them in the bathroom ( not one hook). Actually, there are not enough racks for hanging and drying the bath towels without squishing them all together on one short towel rack. We loved our room #40 but although there are several places in the bath where one could add robe and towel hooks (on the back of the door, near the shower, higher up above the toilet area) there were none. You could also add robe hooks on the horizontal 1X4 wood running along the back wall in the closet. 2. It was very nice to have a gas fireplace, but the fake logs were piled up high in front of the gas outlets and you couldn't see any flames at all except as two small spots under the logs.... the flame actually was hidden behind the logs... not the luxurious atmosphere one was expecting and rather disappointing, but this could be fixed easily.

  • Couple
    8.8

    Lovely Hotel in great grounds. They do wine tasting every night and put on a great breakfast.

    It's slightly off pitch if I'm being picky. We didn't think it was a problem but if you're walking to the beach it takes about 20 mins.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Me and my wife came to santa barbara for the first time to celebrate our 6thflight year anniversary. We could not have asked for a better hotel. The staff was great. The rooms beautiful and the location was perfect

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, United States, 93101

Get directions
City Center
  • Santa Barbara
    600 m
Airports
  • Municipal (SBA)
    12.2 km
  • Cunnamulla (CMA)
    61.1 km
Train Stations
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak
    1.9 km
  • Amtrack Station Santa Barbara
    1.9 km
Restaurants
  • Louie's
    20 m
  • Bouchon (cuisine: French, Californian)
    300 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of rooms:
    58