We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Kimpton Canary Hotel

Expedia.comUS$337*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
Professional photos
Kimpton Canary Hotel
Kimpton Canary Hotel
Panoramas (11)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,006 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Kimpton Canary Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 969: English reviews
Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 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...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Barry B
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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Ed W
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 7 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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Stacy B
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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank LaylaHassoun
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...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Lisa H
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...

Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is gorgeous. Rooms are beautifully decorated and have comfortable beds. The rooftop terrace with pool is really wonderful. Overall service has been excellent and I cannot wait to return to Santa Barbara for another excuse to stay here. Would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mrs H
CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Mrs. H, Your review is gorgeous. Thank you! We're more than pleased that you found the rooms and service to both be top quality and we can't wait for you to come back and experience even more that we have to offer! Cheers from all of us at the flock, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

What a great find. Pool on roof (which is a bonus as swimming in the sea comes with the disadvantage of oil!! Bugger to get off) friendly staff good service and a chilled glass by the pool. Everything is on the door step and the marina is a short uber away. Many thanks will come back next time in town....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Oatland
CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Oatland, I do love the burger with the bacon jam, but I have to also suggest on your next visit you try our lamb burger on the lunch menu- it's incredible. Thank you so much for the compliment, we can't wait to have you back. Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Has seen a few mixed reviews on here so didn't know what to expect but any fears were put to rest as we walked through the doors. Modern but a little quirky and loved it. We stayed in a suite and while bathroom and facilities were a tad dated it actually added to the charm. the bar and restaurant looked...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MasterBeddow
CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

MasterBeddow, Quirky and charming, relaxing and prime location- we're all so happy to hear you felt the value and charm of a Santa Barbara stay at the Canary Hotel. Thank you so much for sharing! Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Scottsdale, AZ
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights with our family of four in a junior suite. Customer service exceeded expectations. Property is charming and close to everything downtown. Clean and lovely. We were very pleased. Rooftop pool a bit small for families, but would please most couples or small groups of friends as it has a great vibe and beautiful view. Ian...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank azbeachlover
CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

AZBeachLover, What a happy thing to hear- exceeded expectations! That's great, thank you. Nothing pleases us more than to hear you were pleased. Ian will love to read this, it's why we do what we do. Thank you again. Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I have stayed at the Canary a couple times over the last year. The beds are super comfortable and the property is very nice. The rooms are not large but they are works and flow alright. The quality of the finishes is great. One nice feature is the 5pm complimentary wine tasting and apps. Its not a big production but...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jim R
CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review

Jim- First and foremost thank you for being such a loyal guest of ours and I'm glad you enjoy it. Wine Hour is fun for all of us, guests and our team as well, as we get a lot of engagement and we get to share some favorite appetizers from Finch & Fork as well as tastes of local wines....

1,066 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (430)
Viewed
Room/Suite (85)
Viewed
Bathroom (38)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (49)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (95)
Viewed
Dining (16)
Viewed
View from Room (18)
Viewed
Other (129)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (578)
Viewed
Amenities (28)
Viewed
Canary Suite (164)
Viewed
Deluxe King Room (66)
Viewed
One Bedroom Suite (76)
Viewed
Pool (68)
Viewed
Dining (65)
Viewed
The Hotel (111)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (58)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (6)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
View from Room (6)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (16)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Santa Barbara hotels
0.6 km away
Spanish Garden Inn
Spanish Garden Inn
#2 of 52 in Santa Barbara
1,216 reviews
1.5 km away
Harbor View Inn
Harbor View Inn
#12 of 52 in Santa Barbara
1,268 reviews
2.1 km away
Belmond El Encanto
Belmond El Encanto
#8 of 52 in Santa Barbara
977 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.1 km away
Simpson House Inn
Simpson House Inn
#1 of 52 in Santa Barbara
536 reviews
2.8 km away
Santa Barbara Inn
Santa Barbara Inn
#18 of 52 in Santa Barbara
99 reviews
1.5 km away
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
Hotel Milo Santa Barbara
#30 of 52 in Santa Barbara
286 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersGold level
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • 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 93101-3212 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range: €325 - €677 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Canary Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 97
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Hotwire, TravelUp, Cheap Tickets, Hotels.com, Cancelon, getaroom.com, HotelsClick, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your Kimpton Canary Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Canary Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Canary Hotel
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Kimpton Canary Hotel staff and other travellers.
19 questions
Ask a question
Thousand Oaks, California
over a year ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
Irvine, California
over a year ago
Idyllwild, California, United States
29 days ago

See all questions (19)

Questions? Get answers from Kimpton Canary Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Request a quiet room.”
WeRTrippin, 22 May 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on higher floor obviously have a better view.”
192robm, 20 May 2017 | Read review
“higher floor - faster rooftop access”
Houstontravelmaniac, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“Our room was on the front of the hotel which is on a busy street. It got noisy in the morning.”
Denise09_9, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“I'd ask for a room on one of the upper floors, overlooking Chapala St.”
boutiques, 4 May 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Expedia.com
US$337* /night
View Deal
CancelonUS$358
TravelocityUS$337
PricelineUS$336
View all 13 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates