FIVE STAR SERVICE
The concierge and front desk staff go above and beyond to make your visit to Santa Barbara a trip to remember. We welcome you with healthful continental breakfast options, afternoon wine and cheese, and of course, evening milk and cookies. We are here to serve our guests first.Read Reviews
IN THE HEART OF SANTA BARBARA
Two blocks from downtown shops, cafes and fine dining, the Upham Hotel blends convenience and comfort. Visit Louie’s California Bistro on the ground floor for luncheons or fine dining. The beaches overlooking the Channel Islands and migrating dolphins is just one mile down the road.View Map
MODERN AMENITIES, CLASSIC CHARM
While you will find the standard extras of comfort like terrycloth bath robes and luxurious linens, you will also find each room provides modern amenities like high speed WiFi, HDMI ports for your streaming device, USB charging ports, and coming soon – Electric car charging stations.Book Now
YOUR SPECIAL PLACE
The Upham Hotel is the oldest continuously operating hotel in California
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.BOOK NOW
A place to be pampered
We invite you to wake up in your plush bed, dawn your terrycloth robe and get your morning off to a great start with our healthful continental breakfast. In the afternoon, you are welcomed to join us for wine and cheese, and what night would be complete with out evening Oreo cookies and milk?
Of course you may expect the standard hotel amenities, like free wireless high speed internet, free parking, filtered water, newspapers, and in-room televisions – but it’s the special details like flat screen tv’s with HDMI ports for your streaming devices, USB charging ports, plush bedding, terrycloth robes, spa toiletries, and unique rooms coupled with unsurpassed customer and concierge services that will make the Upham Hotel your special place.
Guaranteed Check-In is at 3:00pm. If you would like to check-in early, please give us a call at (805) 962-0058 the morning of your arrival so that we can make every effort to have your room ready at your arrival time.
Standard Check-Out is at 12:00 noon. If you would like a late check-out, please give us a call at (805) 962-0058 the morning of your departure and we will make every effort to schedule your check-out for the time that best meets your needs.
We have first come, first served free parking for our guests. In the event that overflow parking is needed, please check with our concierge or front desk staff for additional options.
The airport is a 20 minute drive from the Upham Hotel. We have negotiated a flat rate of $28 with Yellow Cab company for transportation to and from the airport.
Many of the buildings on the Upham estate have stairs. We do offer handicapped accessible rooms for those with mobility challenges. When booking, look for our “ADA Accessible” rooms when selecting your accommodations.
SERVICE ANIMALS ONLY
The Upham Hotel welcomes declared service dogs trained for specific tasks to assist a person with a disability. Pets are not allowed. Bringing a pet into a room will incur significant cleaning fees on the credit card on file.
Room & Suite Selection
We leave cookie cutters for making cookies. Every room at the Upham is unique. With over 50 custom tailored rooms, no two rooms are exactly alike. Our rooms range from the budget friendly bungalow queen rooms to our opulent suites. There are 12 room types to choose from:
Our most deluxe accommodation includes a cozy living room with a wet bar and a bedroom with a King bed.
The large bathroom features a spa jet tub and waterfall shower with French doors leading out onto a private, bi-level patio.
TWO BEDROOM SUITE
Suitable for a family, this suite offers a master bedroom featuring a king bed with a full bath and second, smaller room with a queen bed.
A living room connects the two bedrooms and includes a half bath. All three rooms face out onto your own private enclosed patio.
EXECUTIVE KING SUITE
This two room suite features a living room and a separate bedroom with a king bed.
Enjoy breakfast alfresco or sip a local wine in the evening on your private patio. With the space and comfort of luxurious bedding, you can’t go wrong.
Our mini-suite includes a sitting room, private patio and a queen bedroom. The suite is ideal to spread out for extended staysOCCUPIED
GARDEN COTTAGE FIREPLACE KING GUESTROOM
These larger, charming rooms located in the garden area feature a king bed, writing desk and gas fireplace, with either a patio or a view of the garden.BOOK NOW
GARDEN COTTAGE FIREPLACE QUEEN GUESTROOM
These beautiful and cozy rooms are located in the garden area, feature a queen bed, a writing desk and
GARDEN COTTAGE KING GUESTROOM
This spacious room faces our beautiful garden and offers a king bed, comfy love-seat, flat screen tv and a large walk-in shower.BOOK NOW
For those who need a little extra space, we offer a king bed with an extra sitting area featuring a sleeper sofa or chair and a mini-fridge.BOOK NOW
BUNGALOW QUEEN GUESTROOM
Our most affordable accommodation featuring a queen bed with French doors facing out onto your own private patio.BOOK NOW
SANTA BARBARA KING GUESTROOM
Mostly located in the historic Lincoln Building, our airy king room offers a comfortable place to relax after a day on the beach or a night on the town.BOOK NOW
SANTA BARBARA DOUBLE QUEEN GUESTROOM
The Hibiscus Building with its spacious rooms featuring two queen beds is the perfect place for a family vacation or a girl’s weekend getaway.BOOK NOW
SANTA BARBARA QUEEN GUESTROOM
Each of these rooms is unique, and located throughout the property, offering choices that are sure to fit your needs.BOOK NOW
Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our guests have to say:
Upham was a great, pleasant and peaceful experience. Good beds. A Wonderful and quiet garden, a service of afternoon “treats” and hearty continental breakfast. We also enjoyed dinner in the restaurant.
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My wife and I stayed for one night and loved it! Location is great, an easy walk to State Street. The room was clean and comfortable. The Continental breakfast has lots to choose from, and the complimentary wine & cheese each afternoon and Oreos & milk each evening really made the stay feel hospitable. Overall, 10/10 would stay again.
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My experience was excellent first time visiting Santa Barbara. The stay in the hotel was amazing very cozy and just so close to everything. You can walk to the State Street and that street has a variety of stores, restaurants, etc.
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All meeting rooms, with garden or patio exposures, provide a unique setting for conferences as well as special occasions.
THE TOOLS YOU NEED
Our meeting facilities offer dedicated high speed internet, projectors, custom room configurations and all the tools for success.
We are able to offer room blocks and group rates for those booking our meeting facilities.
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A gold rush in the wild west, settlers arrived in numbers after a brutal journey across the United States to build their dreams. Upon arrival – there were few places to stay…
THE LINCOLN HOUSE 1871-1898
Amasa Lincoln and his family were among the early arrivals. They established “A New England-Style boarding house” to welcome the pioneers who built modern day Santa Barbara.
HOTEL UPHAM 1898-1982
In 1898, Cyrus Upham purchased the Lincoln house, changing the name to Hotel Upham, and built out the estate with annex buildings and cottages.
RESTORED BEAUTY 1982-CURRENT
In 1982, visionary Carl Johnson took over the operations of the Upham, restoring its original beauty and building modern amenities while protecting the historic charm.
Frequently Asked Questions
We welcome questions and inquiries about our Inn and the surrounding area. Feel welcome to drop us a line, and one of our front desk attendants will be happy to reply. Don’t worry, we will only use your contact info to respond to your message. It will not be saved, used for marketing or sold – that’s not our style!