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Kimpton Canary Hotel

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northern california
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We enjoyed our 3 day stay at the Canary, but expected a bit more for the price and Kimpton brand. The hotel is beautiful, especially the rooftop area, with a pool, hot tub and lounge areas. Great Location- a block from state street and about 20 minutes walk to the beach. I was surprised that the bed was so high...

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Travelgalagala, This sounds like a very off Canary experience and on behalf of all of us from Housekeeping to Valet to Guest Services- I'm/we're sorry. Yes it's true our beds are high (we have stools if you'd like) and our bathroom doors are slated (for constant air flow), but our service is typically much more on point and positively memorable...

New York
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I wrote a 3-star review of the Canary two years ago. They were overbooked due to a wedding and our friend was bumped. They gave him a free night elsewhere, but it was not equivalent to staying in the best place in Santa Barbara, and I felt overbooking was inexcusable. Upon getting our credit card statements later, we discovered that...

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Karen K- Although I'm sad to read about the experience a couple years ago, I'm thrilled to hear we still hold a great spot in your heart and I can't wait to see you back so we can show you a fantastic experience. Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Great hotel in a great location in SB. Beautiful property with a nice, old-California feel. Rooms were spacious, and the bed heavenly. Rooftop pool deck features amazing mountain and sea views. Only niggles are the $30/night parking and expensive wifi.

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Cerrj, Come back and have another fantastic stay and enjoy that uniquely wonderful Santa Barbara/California feel! Thank you so much and I hope you come have more great experiences. PS- wifi at all our hotels is free for Kimpton Karma members, a wonderful loyalty program that helps us help you get incredible stays at wonderful value. Ryan Parker, General Manager...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Stayed two nights in this very welcoming and stylish hotel. Staff very helpful and considerate and whole atmosphere is really relaxed and laid back, with wonderfully eclectic furnishings. Very efficient and friendly valet parking ($30/night plus tips) and reception were great for local advice, including restaurant recommendations as one of our party was a vegan. We had a wonderful room,...

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Ann B, We are so glad you found all the charm and character of what we like to think of as a true Santa Barbara vibe at the Canary- friendly, unique, smile inspiring, comfortable and gracious. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the ambiance and central location, and the local wine as Wine Hour was a memorable touch. Thank you so...

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 5 nights. The hotel is lovely, the staff are friendly and efficient and the ambience is relaxed but classy. You can walk easily down State St to the beach in 15 mins. Our room was a good size with great beds and quiet despite facing the street. Housekeeping was thorough with some lovely complimentary touches. In...

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Laura, oh how lovely this is to read. Relaxing but classy? I like that! I'm so glad you experienced all the value of a Kimpton Canary stay! Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The first night on the road trip to San Fran, arrived very early, room was NT read, not unreasonably however they checked us in, took the luggage and gave directions to some of the local attractions The hotel is very near the main road (State St) and also the local fire station - no problem and the local bus terminus...

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Barry- come back again again again! Thank you so much for the compliments and make sure you joined Kimpton Karma Rewards to make those return visits even better and better. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We visited the Canary on our honeymoon, where travelled south down the PCH. We had a great welcome from the staff at Reception and I had my first experience of Californian valet parking, which I could certainly get used to. We'd had a long drive from Big Sur but felt immediately relaxed upon arrival to our beautiful room. The welcome...

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Ed, thank you for letting us be a part of your Pacific Coast Highway adventure and your honeymoon. It's heartwarming to hear that you found the charm and the welcome experience to be so engaging and delightful. You're problem is our problem- we can't wait for you to return either! Thank you so much for sharing and come back soon....

Escondido, California
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We decided to come to Santa Barabara as a change to our usual summer visit to Ojai and this hotel did not disappoint! From valet, to front desk to complimentary wine hour, to room service, the service was nothing short of excellent. The hotel is decorated in lovely Santa Barbara style, it was perfect. The beds are amazing, what can...

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Stacy, I think that a trip to Ojai instead of anywhere else is always sure to not disappoint! It's just so lovely to hear that there was an excellent experience and that you found that American Riviera details and influences to make for a charming ambiance. Glad you enjoyed Finch & Fork- it's both a locals favorite and a guest...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stayed here with my parents & baby and took up 3 rooms. We've collectively decided that when we visit SB again, we won't be staying at this hotel and we won't be recommending it to any of our friends. There are plenty of other options in town that suit our budget. The pros: 1. If you really need to...

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Layla, This one hurts to read, although I'm glad you enjoyed the location, valet's genuine care vibe, and the lobby beverage touches. The charger, slippers, and housekeeping service are certainly disappointing and abnormal for us to miss on service touches.That rooftop certainly is beautiful and unique, but yes, being a downtown 97 room hotel we don't have too much space...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 5 August 2016

I have been coming to the Canary for years with my girlfriends. This visit was with my husband. Joseph and his staff (Lindsey, Bo, Keisha were nothing short of spectacular! The hotel staff go up and beyond to make your stay as perfect as it can be. The Canary is also absolutely gorgeous, you feel like your in Seville as...

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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Lisa, Thats so exciting to hear! How great to hear that Kecia, Beau, Lindsay and Joseph all made great efforts to ensure you had a Kimpton Canary perfect experience. Makes us all proud to hear how you feel about that American Riviera ambiance on the roof and the suites. We're proud to be your home away from home, and thank...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Looking for the most stylish place to land in Santa Barbara? Come to the Canary Hotel. Nestled near State Street’s galleries, shops and restaurants, this fun-filled, full-service boutique hotel is a short stroll from beautiful beaches and a quick drive to wine country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kimpton Canary Hotel

Address: 31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: $489 - $941 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Canary Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 97
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Also Known As:
Canary Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Canary Hotel
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
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