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Kimpton Canary Hotel

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 May 2016

First, the ambiance of the lobby is amazing, and we received a warm welcome from the valets and the front desk. Then there was our room - luxurious without being pretentious. We had a small balcony that allowed us to catch the breeze and enjoy the beautiful Santa Barbara sunshine (coming from Seattle that alone was a treat). The bathroom...

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

kke850, Luxury without pretense, warm and inviting: music to our ears. Thanks for this- we love hearing that our unique decor and our Santa Barbara touches really allowed you to relax and savor that special Santa Barbara vibe. We very much appreciate the compliments and can't wait to have an opportunity to have you visit again! Cheers, Ryan Parker, General...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The perfect location downtown, walking distance from wonderful restaurants and shopping. Hip bar, with great cocktails, plus comfortable restaurant on site. Terrific roof top for relaxing by day or drinking by night.

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

Alberly, Glad you enjoyed the Finch & Fork cocktails- two happy hours and a delicious menu with creative cocktails and local wines make for a lovely place to dine while in town. Thanks so much for sharing and we're all really glad you enjoyed the rooftop urban Oasis. Can't wait to host you again! Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stayed in this hotel while driving from LA to San Francisco. It was the perfect choice. We were greeted with a glass of wine and our room was large, airy, bright, clean, and had fun decorations. The location is a short walk to the main shopping street. If you are unfamiliar with Santa Barbara, it is relatively far from...

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

Caroline, The California roadtrip is only complete with a stop in Santa Barbara. California has a lot of beautiful coastal towns, but we think Santa Barbara is so unique and charming. I'm glad you do too and we're thankful that Canary was a perfect choice for you. So glad you enjoyed the local wine at arrival and found our mix...

Santa Barbara, United States
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My company uses the Canary for all of our corporate travel as well as meetings and we are never disappointed. The staff always goes to great lengths to ensure our executives feel at home. They remember our names, send custom amenities and even remember which items we like to order in the restaurant. The sales team goes above and beyond...

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

Shannyn, This is a delight for all of us to read and I've shared this with our flock. We love that you feel all the Kimpton love and feel at home with us at the Canary. We're thrilled- really, to be able to work with you all and provide a great and reliable experience for all your travelers. Thanks so...

United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We stayed here for two nights and we enjoyed our experience! The room had everything from binoculars to umbrella! The four poster bed was really high but a stool was suplied ! Had lovely breakfast in the restaurant!

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

Vinneyrat, Thanks for the great compliments and we're thrilled to hear you found all that helps bring out the best in Santa Barbara and all that charm. Canopy four post beds, a great breakfast, and a lovely experience really add up to a great memory. Can't wait to have you back. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Mapua, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2016

We had a one night stay here. The location is perfect for restaurants, shopping and exploring Santa Barbara on foot. The staff were all very helpful and friendly. Our room was spacious and the bed very comfortable. We enjoyed our stay here and will stay here again.

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

BevChris, You hit the nail on the head- the location really is perfect for walking or bike riding to some of the most popular and well loved restaurants and boutique shops. We're glad you agree and can't wait to have you back! Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Canary is the perfect spot for us to call a home away from home. Great canopy beds, perfect location, lovely rooftop pool and view. I love the Ahi dish on Finch & Fork's lunch menu. Oh, and the chop salad. Nothing beats a friendly and personable staff as well. Great vibe. Thank you!

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

JPaulsalt, I love the chop salad too- I usually get that with grilled salmon. I love it, and I'm glad you enjoyed it and the Ahi as well! Thanks for the compliments, and we're happy to hear you picked up on the relaxing home away from home vibe we shoot for. Thanks! Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Scottsdale, Arizona
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Service was snail pace. Attitudes were mediocre at best and totally indifferent for the most part. I really cant understand the good reviews especially since I would be the last person to strain the staff.

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

James- yikes. What a bummer to read this! If there's anything we focus on, it's on genuinely caring and welcoming vibes that typically abound here- something must have gone wrong. I'm hoping you can reach out to me- email is below. I can't find your name or contact info in our system but I would really like to see what...

Los Olivos, California, United States
Reviewed 16 May 2016

My wife and I decided to 'staycation' in Santa Barbara to celebrate our 9th anniversary this past weekend. We've never done anything like this before... What a great decision! We live only 10 blocks away from the property. Rather than drive to the hotel, our trip started by ubering the three minutes to the Canary property. When making the reservation...

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

2990Grad- What a perfect review and a perfect stay! Gosh, you make a fabulous travel writer! Thanks so much for sharing such a fantastic review of us and the flock at Finch & Fork Restaurant. Happy Anniversary to both of you- hearing about special occasions celebrated by making the most of Santa Barbara and the Canary really are what motivates...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Expensive which set unrealistic expectations. Front staff rude at check in and room noisy and overlooking gas station. Finally moved to higher room after involvement of manager. Uncomfortable the whole time as traveling with young child. Would look elsewhere in future at this unwarranted high price point, especially as no family friendly element.

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

BudsterC- I'm so sorry to be reading this this morning. Quite a departure from our normal reviews- usually our Guest Services team get quite the glowing reviews for being so genuinely friendly to our guests, kids, pets, etc. We're all sorry for whatever happened that caused the experience to be so uncomfortable and I hope your next Santa Barbara visit...

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  • Pool
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  • 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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • 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: €340 - €657 (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 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Green 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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