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31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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#20 of 55 hotels in Santa Barbara
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New renovated! The 4-star, boutique Canary Hotel is the only luxury hotel in downtown Santa Barbara and the only hotel with a rooftop pool and 360 degree views. Canary Hotel places you in the center of Santa Barbara's beaches, golf courses and world-class shopping near State Street and the Funk Zone. Dine with us at Fitch & Fork where the cuisine is inspired by the bounty of Santa Barbara's lush farms and rugged coastline. Begin the day with a refreshing brunch or stop by for an evening of eclectic wines, ingredient-driven cooking, and good company.
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Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Restaurant
Poolside bar
Rooftop bar
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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24-hour front desk
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Sandy R wrote a review Jan. 2023
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We stayed here for 4 nights the other week. It was wonderful and we'll definitely be back. I was hesitant at first given some of the reviews posted. However, staying here added a lot to our Santa Barbara Experience. The rooftop for one is beautiful. We enjoyed the views both day and night - and especially relaxing by the rooftop fireplace. We made use of the bikes around town - and golds gym right next door. The wine hour from 5-6 was very nice too - we enjoyed it in their renovated lobby that has a nice feel and several welcoming seating areas. The staff and valet were always friendly to us as we were coming and going. As ambassador members we had a nice special touch in our room. We also enjoyed breakfast/brunch in the restaurant every day - and the food was wonderful. My husband had some type of beef tip dish said it was his best meal of the trip! If you're considering staying here - don't hesitate - they seem to have improved!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Mxpaolo wrote a review May 2022
Wolverton, United Kingdom192 contributions73 helpful votes
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If your expecting a modern hotel this is not for you as it is a character hotel. Mexican styles, 4 poster bed, traditional bathrooms some may say dated but this is the character of the location. The pool deck was being refurbished but the pool was done during our stay and looks great. Valet staff friendly as were the reception team and this hotel is 1 steer away from the main promenade street in town
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ruandgidget wrote a review Jan. 2023
Dublin, Ireland30 contributions27 helpful votes
I have always had great experiences at Kimpton hotels. The boutique quality has always been luxurious. Santa Barbara has been in my bucket list for years. I thought being in the heart of the city at a luxury hotel, would be worth the $600+ I paid per night to stay there. Definitely NOT. On the plus side, the rooms were clean and the beds and bedding were lovely. The room wasn’t crampt, but it was very tired. It had clearly been over a decade since it had been decorated. The rugs were frayed, the curtains and wallpaper faded. We were put on the street, facing an intersection. The balcony doors were also old and did not keep out any of the noise. Just our luck, construction was going on in the empty lot directly across the street from us by 8:00 am. When I asked the front desk if we could be moved to a quieter room, she said all their rooms faced the street. This actually was not true once I saw our friend’s room. There was very little done by the youngsters at the front desk to be helpful or even acknowledge the fact that I am an Ambassador with IHG, or that we really didn’t want our room. They really didn’t care. Very unprofessional. We did love the fruit infused water in the lobby, especially since the water in the room cost several dollars each. The coffee was good in the morning, though not well maintained for fullness or that the pumps even worked. Once again, the front desk didn’t care. The best part of the hotel is the restaurant attached. We had a fabulous dinner there. Later we read that it is one of the best in the city. We loved the milkshake for dessert and talked about the entire next day, then went back for another. We also went north to the Ritz for brunch. Very lovely. It was the same price as the Kimpton. I was kicking myself for not choosing it instead. There aren’t a lot of luxury hotels in the area with the Four Seasons closed. We keep reading that it will be opening this year. That will definitely be worth a trip back!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Richard Cox, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Ruandgidget, Thank you for sharing your review regarding your recent experience. We are very sorry to hear about the issues you encountered with hotel and our services during your recent stay. Our property is currently undergoing a guest room modernization program expected to complete in late March 2023. Introducing an elegant modern twist on the California Riviera experience that is Santa Barbara. I have shared your review with our guest services team, and we will use your comments as an opportunity to refine and improve our service. Please feel free to contact me directly regarding your stay if you would like to discuss your experience. We hope to be of service in the future. Richard Cox General Manager
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arlene m wrote a review Dec. 2022
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From the time I entered until my departure the attentiveness of the staff was superb. They were most generous with making sure I got to my room with my baggage and were watm and welcoming. I would especially like to point out Sebastian, Lucas, and Paul for their excellent service. The suite was well-appointed, beautiful, and had everything I needed. I loved I could cast from my phone to either TV.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: the coffee in the lobby does not do justice to Kimpton standards. much better coffee around the...
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R Hochberg wrote a review Dec. 2022
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The pictures of the rooms are nothing like the reality. I asked the front desk to put me in any room like the ones I see in the web site, and they assured me that those rooms don’t exist, that those photos are “general” and not of an actual room. Also, I arrived yesterday 12/21/22 at 8pm, dropped off my suitcases and had to immediately leave for an appointment. I noticed the room was nothing like what I had expected, but didn’t have the time to to talk to anyone. Came back at 11pm and was told that if I wanted to switch rooms (to another bad one) I would have to pay for both rooms the first night, since I had “already been in the room for a few hours”. So I am still in my claustrophobic suite, which has barely a window and it smells like glue, due to the construction on the floor above. I was told in advance that construction was done, except for a small area, which implied the hotel was renovated, but it’s super old, apparently one 3 rooms are renovated and, of course, they are booked. Do not recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Do not stay at this hotel if you are on vacation
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Response from Richard Cox, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara
Responded Dec. 27, 2022
Dear Courious32619904275, Thank you for sharing your review regarding your recent experience. We are very sorry to hear about the issue you encountered with hotel services during your stay. I would like to assure you all imagery provided by the hotel is an accurate depiction of the room type the picture is associated with on our website. Our property website does not currently offer images of our renovated rooms as they are not as of yet available for use. Currently renovations associated with the hotels public areas such as the restaurant and bar or lobby are complete. Additionally, a majority of our current improvement work is limited to closed sections of the property and there should be limited to no interruptions experienced by guests. With all improvements completed by the end of March. We hope to be of service in the future. Staff and Management
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Leslie wrote a review Dec. 2022
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Leaving this review a few places in hopes someone from management sees it. Unfortunately I am really disappointed by this place. I booked it for my dad and his wife for 2 nights as a nice beach getaway for them since they just got married. Only to find out after arrival that the water would be shut off in the room from 10am-6pm the next day. When I called the front desk to ask for some sort of refund because the room was unusable for a full day, the receptionist first said "well they could use the water the first night" LOL as if you only need water once over a 2 day stay.. and I said well okay, but it's unusable today.... to which the receptionist said "well it's shut off for routine maintenance during 10-6 when most people are not in their hotel rooms" which I found to be a strange excuse because what if someone was planning to just stay at the hotel for most of the day and relax and use the amenities? Also my dad had a horseback ride in the morning and was hoping to go back to the hotel to shower in the middle of the day which seems very normal for people on vacation? So the receptionist said "they can get their money back for the second night if they check out today" -- so you're saying the "accommodation" is to say "if you don't like it you can leave"?? then I explained to her that I don't want them to have to switch hotels again, and they already made alternative plans for the afternoon... I explained I want to have some money back because if I had known the room didn't have water I would never have booked it. And then the receptionist said "well they were told when they checked in" LOL as if that's not too late at that point and you kind of put people in a bind and hope another hotel has availability? it makes no sense. Absurd conversation. It was very clear to me they intentionally did not disclose this water outage because they would lose out on guests who would not want to stay in a hotel with no water (obviously!) After going through that entire conversation the receptionist finally gave me 50% off the second night, which I said fine to. Still have to give 1 star tho, unfortunately! Won't book again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Responded Dec. 27, 2022
Dear Josiahk499, Thank you for sharing your review regarding your recent experience. We are very sorry to hear about the issue you encountered with hotel services during our current property improvement program. The service team here had attempted to contact arriving guests with general information regarding potential disruptions, however it appears we were not successful in advising you in advance and do apologize. As a majority of our current improvement work is limited to closed sections of the property there should be limited to no interruptions experienced by guests. With all improvements completed by the end of March. We hope to be of service in the future. Staff and Management
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Katrina B wrote a review Nov. 2022
Such a beautiful experience for a day away from LA. Jamie Smith enlightened our time here today. He went above and beyond. Local kindness I guess. Thank you Kimpton for nurture one fine person. #bottemless mimosa
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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186402Jane wrote a review Oct. 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom44 contributions47 helpful votes
Overall a very nice hotel with pleasant staff. The only issue was that 'their computer' placed multiple very large pending transactions on our credit card which should not have happened as the room was paid in advance. We challenged this and despite their assurances that this would be put right immediately, the charges continued. Eventually a week or so later, the pending charges dropped off the credit card. NB these erroneous charges restricted our available credit and forced us to use a different card for the rest of our holiday.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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suzannewright2 wrote a review Sep. 2022
Market Harborough, United Kingdom9 contributions3 helpful votes
Lovely clean and tastefully decorated room and hotel. Finch and Fork service excellent for breakfast but for our 2nd night - they appeared really busy and service from 1 waitress was poor and she was extremely rude and looked miserable. Rest of staff were excellent. Good location. Would recommend though - let’s hope she has cheered up!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded Sep. 30, 2022
Suzannewright2, thank you for sharing with us. Here at the Kimpton Canary Hotel we take our guests experiences as an opportunity to learn and improve. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and will share your comments with our staff. Warm regards,
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SJ17 wrote a review Sep. 2022
Nottingham, United Kingdom91 contributions54 helpful votes
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Beautiful rooftop pool and stunning interiors. Room was clean and comfortable although bathroom felt a little dated. No issues with noise and housekeeping was excellent. Great location for State Street. Only issue on check in was the fact that our resort fee had been prepaid through BA but they wouldn’t accept that on reception. I asked to speak to the manager to resolve but I was told I had to contact British Airways for them to contact the hotel - not ideal!! Thankfully, British Airways managed to resolve it on our behalf.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$492 - US$811 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara
Which popular attractions are close to Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara?
Nearby attractions include Jamie Slone Wines (0.3 km), Santa Barbara County Courthouse (0.4 km), and Italian Pottery Outlet (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a rooftop bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara?
Guests can enjoy a rooftop bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and paid private parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara?
Conveniently located restaurants include McConnell's Fine Ice Creams, Handlebar Coffee Roasters, and Jeannine's Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Is Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Santa Barbara.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.