The Upham Hotel is the oldest continuously operating hotel in Santa Barbara County
Today, the Upham Hotel embraces its legacy while providing modern day amenities with historic charm. As a boutique property, the hotel has 50 rooms and suites located in the original inn and surrounding garden cottages. With its iconic sweeping redwood verandas, the landmark property combines the intimacy of a bed and breakfast with the convenience of a full service hotel and conference facility. We are located in Santa Barbara’s vibrant downtown shopping and historic district, surrounded by sun drenched beaches, Santa Ynez Wine Country and the Channel Islands.
We leave cookie cutters for, well making cookies. Every room at the Upham is unique. With over 50 custom tailored rooms, no two rooms are exactly alike. Our room range from the budget friendly Bungalow queen rooms to our opulent suites. There are 12 room types to choose from.
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4.9Based on 72 reviewspowered by FacebookVictoria Lilliana2020-03-08T01:16:12+0000😁 Wish I never had to leave! If I ever win the lottery I'm moving in!Dawn Wright2019-12-14T21:57:29+0000Lovely establishment with great service but also too cold in the rooms in December. Heaters in my room have never been... effective. So just be forewarned to bundle up if you happen to stay here while SANTA Barbara weather is not ideal.read moreSteven Turgetto2019-11-16T15:43:33+0000I particularly enjoyed the breakfast. Great quick foods, cheese, bagels, cereal. Eat and go type foods. I stayed a... while and had several cups of their coffee. Comfortable dining area. Sat in a professorial chair and read the paper. Great start to the day.read moreLeah Boyd-Barrett2019-08-15T14:02:52+0000What a beautiful, romantic, and restful hotel! I haven’t slept so well in years! The comfy beds, and pillows(!), are... heaven! Love that it’s so close to State Street and a great place for walking and exploring the heart of the city. The fine wine and cheese in the afternoons was a special treat, too! No need to hunt for a good restaurant: the house restaurant, “Louis”, cannot not be topped! All in all a very happy and beautiful experience! Heartily recommend!read moreNisha Espy2019-07-01T01:25:58+0000Nice little bed and breakfast. Would recommendAlexandra Klein2019-03-06T23:42:36+0000Beautiful location, fun amenities like good breakfast, wine and cheese in the afternoon, and cookies and milk in the... late evening. The hotel was very clean and well maintained!read moreKatie Visconti2019-01-21T05:47:28+0000We've had a wonderful weekend here. The people who work here are warm and helpful. It's close to State St. and lots of... things to do. They offer breakfast and an afternoon wine and cheese treat. We'd highly recommend.read moreJenny Magaña2018-10-29T00:45:02+0000We booked this hotel at the very last minute on a whim. When we arrived I was delighted at how nice and cozy this... place is. The staff was very friendly, our room was very comfortable and nice. Here’s where it gets better: I sent my husband down for champagne glasses and fruit, we brought our own bottle. The staff asked him what we were celebrating, and in regular conversation he told them we we starting our anniversary festivities. Next thing you know there’s a knock at our door, a woman delivering a bottle of champagne. We did not order, so my husband calls downstairs only to find out they sent it to us! They also included a very lovely Happy Anniversary card! This was so unexpected! We are very grateful for such a nice gesture. Not only was this a beautiful place to stay and we definitely will stay again, we are so impressed with the service and kindness.read moreEmma Covarrubias2018-09-30T18:31:56+0000I Love this place. Has a rustic Victorian feel. Everyone is a delight. Grounds are beautiful. Great place to stay... while in Santa Barbara.read moreVallie Rice2018-09-08T20:59:20+0000My great aunt, Theodora Schurmeier, was a full time resident at the Hotel Upham in the 1960’s. She found it to... her liking. She had excellent taste.read moreDebbie Bergstrom Breeze2018-05-16T19:12:05+0000I have stayed here every time I am in Santa Barbara. Walking distance to State Street, great restaurant in the hotel,... and the gardens and grounds are well maintained.read moreLynn Mayate2018-04-30T12:43:46+0000Marcia Reed2017-12-18T03:09:53+0000BJ Franken2017-11-19T07:05:20+0000Very historical ambience. Very friendly staff. Cottage was awesome. Oh my. What charming cottage, it was like... stepping back in time. Good size sitting / queen bed sleeping area room. Walk in closet with nice size bathroom. Working fireplace. Large tv and lots of space for your clothing. Also had a twin sleeper bed, which made it nice for extra guest. Nice sitting area porch with rose garden out side. With a very large quaint sitting lawn, garden area, with a nice bubbling fountain in a arbor area. Nice gazebo sitting area. Morning continental breakfast. Afternoon wine, cheese and crackers and fruit and fruit juice. Also, coffee, tea, and hot coco all day long. Late evening there is cookies and milk. There is an onsite restaurant - excellent food and friendly staff. The Upham Hotel and country house is with in a short walk to downtown, transportation, restaurants, Starbucks, show, antique stores, restaurants of multi bounty. No pets. Sorry. Place does need a general maintenance work to present the idea it was just built, and not over 100 years old. I came for the peacefulness, quiet, ability to sit outside and relax without being eaten by bugs, no neighbors constantly wanting to chatter. Wonderful ambiance. Recommend The Upham Hotel and Country House to anyone who wants the stepping back in time life and to feel special. Enjoy.read moreRon Dawson2017-07-31T15:56:24+0000Shannon Bloxham Turner2017-07-09T19:30:12+0000Lovely, peaceful. I've stayed there twice, both experiences perfect. So accommodating. The Upham has provided me a... place to make great, cherished memories.read moreKarin Bergendal2017-07-05T22:51:54+0000I Love the hotel and the Victorian style.Beautiful,clean and good service.Perfect!!Kathleen Crist Horton2017-04-27T01:46:01+0000Accommodations make you feel at home. The happy hour on the lawn is so relaxing. A great end to our vacation. I want to... come back!read moreEmily Rodenhi2017-04-15T03:16:27+0000Tina Rich Mogensen2017-04-13T02:52:48+0000Dominique Barba2017-04-12T18:59:54+0000Syble Smith2017-03-17T19:39:15+0000Uphams is a very intimate Hotel with a very warm vibe. A nice getaway from the normal hustle of daily living. The in... house restaurant was and added plus. Upham Hotel & Country Inn will be my annual personal getaway.read moreDarren R. Moseley2017-03-06T04:54:45+0000😎 I highly recommend The Upham Hotel if your looking for a place to stay in the Santa Barbra area. Location and... staff was awesome !read moreLois Simons2017-03-04T01:29:45+0000Love this place❣ Has a rustic Victorian feel. Everyone is a delight. Grounds are beautiful. Great place to get away... to.read moreNate Harris2016-12-06T02:15:55+0000