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It was my first visit to Santa Barbara and after this stay at the Upham, I know it won't be my last. The staff was super helpful, cheerful and very knowledgable. My accommodations were perfect and comfortable. Continental breakfast was lovely, and enjoyed sitting on the sweet, cozy porch with other guests. I was wowed by the extras.....they offered a glass of red or white wine in the evening. I will definitely stay at the Upham again. I recommend it highly. Five stars in my book!

Charming appeal but lacking much needed modern upgrade such as bathroom tiles.

Beautiful gardens

Nice gardens and location. Breakfast and overall upkeep can be improved.

I really enjoyed the beautiful grounds. Location was great as we walked everywhere.

Nice hotel close to shopping and restaurants, centrally located and easy access to HWY 101. Hotel has a nice restaurant.

Really nice, cozy hotel within walking distance to everything.

Nice and quiet hotel with happy hour and great restaurant Louies.

This is not a 4 star hotel. It is very dated. The rooms are bare-bone, more like a motel in quality. The garden is fantastic though. A reasonable walking distance from all the restaurants as well as from the pier.

Very relaxing. Wonderful! The wine at Happy Hour was very good.

De La Vina Street Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located in Historic Downtown Santa Barbara, The Upham Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Arlington Theater and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Granada Theatre. This 4-star hotel has 50 rooms and welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Louies Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception.


Rooms

The 50 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including free local calls, ironing boards, and wardrobes or closets. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds grant a restful night's sleep, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries.


Property features

Guests of The Upham Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a computer station, and free newspapers. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with luggage storage, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a terrace and a garden.

Room options

Basic Room, 1 Queen Bed (Jacaranda Suite)

1 Queen Bed | Sleeps 2

Standard Suite, 1 King Bed, Patio (Sycamore Grand Suite)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Garden Cottage King)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Basic Room, 1 King Bed (Santa Barbara Deluxe King Room)

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Upham Hotel

Everyone (11) Family (1)
5
Everyone

It was my first visit to Santa Barbara and after this stay at the Upham, I know it won't be my last. The staff was super helpful, cheerful and very knowledgable. My accommodations were perfect and comfortable. Continental breakfast was lovely, and enjoyed sitting on the sweet, cozy porch with other guests. I was wowed by the extras.....they offered a glass of red or white wine in the evening. I will definitely stay at the Upham again. I recommend it highly. Five stars in my book!

By on Mar 31, 2022

Review comment responded on Apr 2, 2022

Thank you so much for the great rating and detailed feedback. We hope you will stay with us again when you're in the area. Best,

3
Everyone

Charming appeal but lacking much needed modern upgrade such as bathroom tiles.

By on Nov 27, 2021

Review comment responded on Dec 7, 2021

Thank you for your valuable feedback, we will definitely consider these types of improvements as we plan our future renovations. Safe travels!

5
Friends

Beautiful gardens

By on Jun 11, 2021

Review comment responded on Jun 11, 2021

Thank you so much for your feedback...please come back again to stay with us. Best, Bill Bradford - General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Oct 11, 2020

Review comment responded on Oct 22, 2020

Thank you for staying with us! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon!

5
Family

Nice gardens and location. Breakfast and overall upkeep can be improved.

By on Jul 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 1, 2019

Hello, thank you for taking your time to tell us how we did. We are a 145 year hotel in the heart of Santa Barbara. We are always looking for ways to improve our guest stays. We hope you come back to see us soon.

5
Everyone

I really enjoyed the beautiful grounds. Location was great as we walked everywhere.

By on May 25, 2019

Review comment responded on May 25, 2019

Thank you for the great review. Being close to all the shops/restaurants/movie theaters make us a great choice when visiting Santa Barbara. We hope to see you again soon.

3
Everyone

By on May 19, 2019

Review comment responded on May 19, 2019

Thank you for the review. We are glad you came and hope you will back soon. We try to make everyone feel at home.

5
Everyone

By on Feb 11, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 3, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope you come back soon.

4
Everyone

Nice hotel close to shopping and restaurants, centrally located and easy access to HWY 101. Hotel has a nice restaurant.

By on Jan 2, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 10, 2019

Thank you for the nice review. Hope to see you again soon!

4

super charmin close to everything.

Everyone

Really nice, cozy hotel within walking distance to everything.

By , from San Francisco, CA on Jun 5, 2017

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