Santa Barbara

The Upham Hotel & Country House

Dana Marshall
Deal Expert

Why We Love It

  • Adults-only B&B one mile from Presidio Historic Park and State Street 
  • Free breakfast, afternoon wine, bedtime cookies with milk, and parking
  • Oldest continuously operating hotel in Southern California
  • Many rooms have fireplaces and private patios

"Combines the intimacy of a B&B with the service of a small hotel" -- Frommer’s

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 20-minute drive from Santa Barbara Airport and offers free parking for guests.

Rooms & Rates

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Originally constructed in 1871, the Upham Hotel & Country House is a collection of cottages on an acre of gardens. Touted as the longest continuously operating hotel in Southern California, the 4-star inn’s rooms were renovated in 2014 including the addition of air conditioning and Wi-Fi connections.

The intimate property has only 50 guest rooms and balances stylish antiques found in most bed and breakfasts with contemporary furniture. All rooms have flat-screen televisions and desks with the choice of two queen beds or one king bed; some also have fireplaces and private patios.

In addition to daily cooked-to-order breakfast, room rates also include afternoon wine and cheese served around the fireplace or on the wraparound porch. Before bed, guests are treated to milk and cookies. Louie’s, located off the lobby, has served upscale California comfort food for nearly three decades paired with a wide array of wines from Napa Valley.

Located in downtown Santa Barbara, the hotel is one mile from Presidio Historic Park and State Street shopping. The area is home to five colleges and offers a vibrant nightlife scene on State Street. Santa Ynez is a 45-minute car ride from the property and is a great day trip for those looking to explore beyond the city limits. 

From the press:
  • "This Victorian gem is a few blocks from downtown but forms a little world of its own" --
  • "A charming Victorian hotel, the Upham was bullt in 1871 of redwood timbers with a broad wraparound porch" -- Michelin Guide



  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

Know Before You Go

  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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