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  •  Free WiFi
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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A stay at The Upham Hotel & Country House places you in the heart of Santa Barbara, walking distance from Arlington Theater and Granada Theatre. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.


Make yourself at home in one of the 50 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and irons/ironing boards, as well as phones with free local calls.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Take in the views from a terrace and a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access.

Food & Drink

Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of The Upham Hotel & Country House. Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 4 meeting rooms available for events.

How to Get There

The Upham Hotel & Country House
1404 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States


4.5 Very Good 710 Reviews
Outstanding property, grounds, and location!
Reviewed 1 month ago

We have been very pleased with the Upham Hotel and have stayed in the King Suite a couple of times. It is a beautiful room; however, it didn’t seem quite as clean and tidy on our most recent visit. The two patios should be cleaned more regularly in order for them to be usuable and enjoyable, and the shower head on the ceiling was disgusting and looked unsanitary. A little more attention to detail for a $500+ a night room would be expected.

Modern Amenities, classic charm, well located
Reviewed 1 month ago

This is our second time staying at the Upham Hotel. It is a boutique hotel not far from downtown. We love that you can leave your car at the hotel and reach all of downtown and wharf by walking or riding the trolley. The staff are warm and accommodating. The grounds are beautiful and relaxing. The breakfast is somewhat limited but the pastries are outstanding. The wine served in the afternoon is good, but nothing special. The room was large and functional. The bed was a little hard for our taste. Our first cottage was very noisy, but the second one was excellent. We will be staying at the Upham again.

a lovely Boutique Hotel in the center of Downtown Santa Barbara
Reviewed 1 month ago

We spent a couple nights at the elegant Upham Hotel, which boasts a lengthy history in its Santa Barabara neighborhood. The Upham Hotel has been accommodating and delighting guests for over 125 years. The hotel certainly isn’t short on curb appeal with its charming Victorian facade and wrap-around veranda. The interior of the hotel gives a nod to Upham’s rich history as well a vintage vibe and classic furniture. 
The large common area was inviting and cozy with ample seating and food served throughout the day—continental breakfast in the morning, wine and cheese in the afternoon, oreo’s and milk in the evening, and endless coffee, tea and fruit. These tasty thoughtful touches made for a very pleasant stay and beckon you to sit and stay awhile.
The Upham Hotel is centrally located which makes getting around very convenient. We were in walking distance to State Street and downtown Santa Barbara. If you continue down State Street past the sleepy red-tiled Spanish colonial store fronts you’ll come to a dead-end at Stearns Wharf with panoramic views of Santa Barbara’s beaches—Each Beach and Leadbetter Beach.
In addition to comfort and convenience we found the ground of the Upham Hotel to be serene. The lawn was beautifully landscaped and framed with flowers and seating areas. We utilized the outdoor space during our stay- it’s hard to want to get outside in the beautiful weather here.

Choose your room carefully!
Reviewed 2 months ago

Spent 2 nights here and came away with mixed feelings.

This establishment is advertised as a hotel, but it does not really deliver the type of service and facilities that one would expect from a hotel, especially at this price.

The building and gardens are beautiful and the staff is extremely pleasant and accommodating. However the rooms within the main hotel and the adjoining building are tiny, dark and depressing.

On our second night there we were moved to a garden cottage, which was absolutely stunning.

The breakfast was adequate, but fairly limited.

We also had a meal in Louie's California Bistro, which is situated within the hotel but seems to be run as a separate entity. Overrated and overpriced.

This was our first visit to Santa Barbara, and the entire town seems to be past its prime, with many empty shops and more businesses closing down.

We don’t think that the town lives up to the hype, and wouldn’t bother going back.

A wonderful place to stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

My wife and I stayed at the Upham Hotel this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Its is centrally located and in walking distance from almost everything. it is a boutique Hotel and a Bed and Breakfast. The room we stayed in was wonderful, with a private balcony with a table for two. The bed was comfortable and the room nicely decorated. The hotel staff was efficient, friendly and professional. The continental breakfast was well laid out with fresh pastries and breads, fresh fruit, steel cut oats, cheeses, and hard boiled eggs. There is coffee and tea available at any time, and in the afternoon there is complimentary wine and cheese. Of course, at bed time there is also Oreo cookies and milk available. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to staying again. Free parking is also available for guests.