1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 962-0058
innkeeper@uphamhotel.com

An historic treasure with contemporary comforts in the heart of Santa Barbara

FIVE STAR SERVICE

The Concierge, Front Desk, and Special Event staff go above and beyond to make your visit to Santa Barbara a trip to remember. We welcome you with our Welcome Baskets filled with local and an atmosphere stress-free and tranquility. A space to close your eyes and embrace pure relaxation.

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IN THE HEART OF SANTA BARBARA

We are tucked away in the quiet Historical Theatre & Arts District, mere walking minutes from many downtown shops, cafes, fine dining, galleries and more. When you’re ready to explore by foot, bike, or boat, our concierge is ready to share the latest and greatest. We work closely with the best local adventure companies.

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MODERN AMENITIES, CLASSIC CHARM

At the Upham Hotel your comfort is our highest priority. You will find the standard extras of comfort and convenience 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 and USB charging ports.

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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.

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A small picutre of flowers blooming in the beds surrounding the courtyard. Purple and pink flowers with green foiliage A photo of how the Upham Hotel appears at the intersection of De La Vina and West Solsa street A picture of a fountain surrounded by flowers on the grounds of the Upham Hotel

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.

CHECKING IN

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.

CHECKING OUT

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.

PARKING

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.

AIRPORT

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. 

HANDICAP ACCESSIBILITY

A special King Fireplace Cottage has been reserved for our guests requiring a ADA accessible accommodations.

Designed specifically to accommodate mobility devices, this room features a custom entrance, roll-up vanity, and a private bath adorned with extra safety features for safe and independent daily routines.

ADA qualified guest can comfortably navigate from this charming room to our lobby for personal service of our extra amenities which make your stay at the Upham Hotel an utter delight

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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.

CULINARY OPPORTUNITIES

Upon your arrival we will welcome you with our new Welcome Basket filled with a selection from Santa Barbara Winery and locally made breads & pastries!  Our property is home to Louie’s Bistro, a friendly yet elegant atmosphere, offering lunch and dinner with inside and outside seating.  Louie’s Bistro also serves a Sunday Brunch that is not to be missed!

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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:

MASTER SUITE

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.

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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.

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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.

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JUNIOR QUEEN
SUITE

Our mini-suite includes a sitting room, private patio and a queen bedroom. The suite is ideal to spread out for extended stays

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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.

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GARDEN COTTAGE FIREPLACE QUEEN GUESTROOM

These beautiful and cozy rooms are located in the garden area, feature a queen bed, a writing desk and
gas fireplace.

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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.

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JUNIOR KING
GUESTROOM

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.

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BUNGALOW QUEEN GUESTROOM

Our most affordable accommodation featuring a queen bed with French doors facing out onto your own private patio.

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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.

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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.

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SANTA BARBARA QUEEN GUESTROOM

Each of these rooms is unique, and located throughout the property, offering choices that are sure to fit your needs.

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Availability is limited, book early

Guest Stories

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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MORE THAN AN INN

Meeting & Wedding Facilities

With four distinct meeting rooms, the Upham Hotel can host gatherings and events for up to 60 people. Our professional planning staff has years of experience in putting together top level events and beautiful ceremonies.

We can do it all from corporate trainings and director meetings to intimate ceremonies.  Make your meeting planning easy and call or email today. We will help make your next event a memorable one.

Whether it’s a corporate event, dinner party or social gathering, the possibilities are endless. 

A tranquil place of peace and harmony. By celebrating your marriage at this historical property, you weave yourself into the fabric of Santa Barbara’s vibrant history. Though hints remain throughout the property of its gracious past, The Upham Hotel has been completely updated to accommodate the contemporary bride who dreams of having an elegant and unique wedding. With 50 exquisite rooms & Garden Cottages, a quaint outdoor lawn surrounded by sycamore trees, beautiful land scape, two water fountains, and our private Garden Room, it is perfect for an intimate wedding, elopements, postponements, weekday weddings, wedding ceremonies, rehearsal dinners, vow renewals, wedding room blocks, anniversaries, birthdays & graduations. The Upham Hotel has an array of possibilities, competitively priced personalized wedding packages. Reserve your moment in history with our wedding planner who’s focus is to make it a stress-free experience while creating lasting memories.    
  

THE ENVIRONMENT

With four distinct meeting rooms & plenty of outdoor space the Upham Hotel can host a unique experience that your guests will remember. All meeting rooms have garden or patio exposure. Exceptionally suited for every type of event, from buttoned-up business affairs, executive retreats, fundraisers, group room blocks & more. It’s your sanctuary from the hustle & bustle of life.

THE TOOLS YOU NEED

Our meeting facilities offer dedicated high speed internet, projectors, custom room configurations and all the tools for success.

EXECUTIVE RETREATS

We are able to offer room blocks and group rates for those booking our meeting facilities.  

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At the Upham Hotel, our dedicated & experienced professionals provide warm and intuitive service through the planning experience.

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 A PIECE OF HISTORY

Celebrating over 125 years of hospitality

When the Upham Hotel’s redwood door first opened in 1871, guests arrived by horse, steamship or on foot. That door has never closed and has welcomed thousands of guests into a comfortable, family-like atmosphere. While all the other properties have faded into history, the Upham continues to make history as the oldest, continuously operating hotel in Santa Barbara County. Join us in celebrating this rich history and learn the whole story on our history page.

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INTRODUCTION

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.

GETTING HERE

Come find us in the 
heart of downtown 
Santa Barbara

1404 De La Vina St,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


From highway 101/1 South:
Take the West Mission Street Exit
Head Northeast on W. Mission Street 3.5 blocks
Turn right on De La Vina Street
The Upham is 6 blocks ahead on the left

From highway  101/1 North: 
Take the Arrellaga Exit
In 3 blocks, turn Right onto De Le Vina
Hotel is two blocks up on the left

For parking, turn left on W. Sola Street
Our guest lot is located at the end of the buildings

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Contact us

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!

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