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4.4 out of 5

"Simply put, it was an easy stay. No concerns at all, and when you're on vacation, that's paramount. Highly recommended and will return again. " More

By a verified traveler on Wed 17 Aug 2022

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near Arlington Theater

Heart of Santa Barbara

Within a 10-minute walk of this Historic Downtown Santa Barbara hotel, you'll find Arlington Theater and Granada Theatre. Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Alice Keck Memorial Garden are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free perks

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free continental breakfast, free WiFi, and free self parking. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 4 conference rooms, along with dry cleaning/laundry services. A restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and concierge services are also provided.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Bungalow Queen Room)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$300* Per night/room Feb 8 - Feb 9

Basic Room, 1 Queen Bed (Jacaranda Suite)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

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

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed (Garden Cottage King)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Fireplace (Garden Cottage Fireplace Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Santa Barbara Double Queen Room)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Upham Hotel ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Upham Hotel

Everyone (11) Couples (4) Family (4)
5 out of 5
Simply put, it was an easy stay. No concerns at all, and when you're on vacation, that's paramount. Highly recommended and will return again.

Posted by on Aug 17, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 18, 2022 by Bill

Thank you Jason for the great rating and kind comments. Take care and we hope to see you again when you're in the area...Best,

5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 2, 2022

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5 out of 5
The grounds are beautiful and the little outdoor patio from the bungalow room was very nice.

Posted by on Jun 7, 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jun 11, 2022 by Bill

Thank you Larissa for your great review...travel safe and we hope to see you again when you're in Santa Barbara. Best,

5 out of 5
Stayed for one night in a clean, cute room in one of the guesthouses. AC was loud and not very efficient but didn't prevent me from sleeping. Aveda products for shower and hair were nice and the free breakfast had coffee, pastry, yogurt, orange juice, and bagels with jam, peanut butter, cream cheese and butter. COVID measures in place to protect staff and guests. I would stay here again.

Posted by on Dec 25, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 27, 2021 by Bill

Dear Gabriele, Thank you for your great review and feedback. We hope you will stay with us again when you're in the area. Safe travels!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 30, 2021

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5 out of 5
It was a cute, beautiful property in a nice quiet section of Santa Barbara and easily within walking distance of all the downtown happenings.

Posted by on Aug 12, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 12, 2021 by Jazmin M.

Thank you for your feedback! We hope to see you again in the near future!

1 out of 5
The room was almost 400 dollars and was very small! The bed was uncomfortable, no refrigerator, and our ac unit was broken. Bathroom was also very small and the toilet seat is half broken. I would not recommend this place as it’s not worth even half the price!

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021

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5 out of 5
Cozy rooms in a nice garden setting. Excellent location a couple blocks to State St, yet still quiet. Nice for a quick break from being distanced at home for months.

Posted by on Feb 22, 2021

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5 out of 5
We had the junior suite and it was gorgeous. The patio was amazing. I could live there.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA on Jun 14, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 1, 2020 by AH

Hello Lauren, thank you for taking the time to tell us what you thought of your stay with us. We have been helping guests enjoy Santa Barbara since 1871. Our location and friendly staff are always a great combo. We hope to see you again soon.

4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 3, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 13, 2019 by Robin

Hi, thank you for taking the time to tell us about our hotel and what you thought. It looks like all went well and we are always listening to our guests fro ways to improve. We just started a new wine tasting in the evening. Hope to see you again!

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. There are 4 meeting rooms available. The business-friendly The Upham Hotel also features a terrace, a garden, and concierge services. Self parking is free. This 4-star Santa Barbara hotel is smoke free.

  • 50 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Concierge
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Computer for guest use
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site
  • Dining venue

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Santa Barbara Station (2.3 km / 1.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Upham Hotel offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with hair dryers and irons/ironing boards. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily. The hotel hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Louies Restaurant - This bistro specializes in American cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom (in select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility (in select rooms)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are not in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.