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Kimpton Canary Hotel

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Virginia
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is a beautiful hotel in the middle of a shopping heaven - also known as State Street. The staff are wonderful, helpful and have such positive attitudes. We stayed in a corner room with a small balcony and really felt special. It was expensive but it well worth the money!

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

Finny63, Yes- shopping AND dining heaven- all footsteps or a bike ride away. Trust me when I tell you we've had our fair share of lunch breaks spent at some of the many awesome boutiques right around the corner. Glad you enjoyed the balcony and we're all even happier that you felt special. Thats lovely to hear! Ryan Parker, General...

London
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a fantastic hotel. I recently stayed with my two children (boy aged 13 and a girl aged 10) and had a lovely time. I booked it as the beach part of a longer road trip. Before we checked in, the front desk emailed to see what sort of things the kids liked - and there were corresponding gifts...

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

Oddlykeen- We love to hear about a fantastic family time with us! It's amazing how many people stop in Santa Barbara during a road trip- thats great to hear. We are thrilled there was a lot of smiles up on the rooftop, despite some events. Thanks for the feedback and please let us know when you'd love to return. Cheers,...

Delmar, New York
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Ian is awesome! We checked in and we told him we had a bday in the house and he totally went out of his way to make it special for my family. I am diamond in Hilton, gold in Marriott, and Platinum in Hyatt and now I am convinced that Kimpton is for me! Thx Ian!

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

Ajaneski, You've made my day and you've most certainly made Ian's! It's an honor to hear you feel this way and we're so happy to add you to the Kimpton Karma family. Happy Birthday to the special family member, and we can't wait to see you back. Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

The hotel is a relaxing quiet sea of calm in a lively Santa Barbara. The staff were very friendly and welcoming even throwing in a glass of wine to set you on your way. The hotel is beautifully furnished with a relaxed feel which stretches all the way to the rooftop pool. Breakfasts were excellent and the dinner we had...

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

Brodian777, Thank you so much! Awe, I'm so happy to hear you found a perfect blend of relaxation, rooftop and restaurant. I love it, thanks for staying with us. Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

Canton, Michigan
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Our family came here for my husband's business trip. Although the pool and rooms were somewhat small, they were both very nice and nicely decorated. The staff were all very kind and accommodating to our needs. Our kids had a great time and it was nice that we could spend time in the lobby area with friends as it made...

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

Bacrm5, I have such fond memories of joining my folks on business trips. I feel thats how I got initially excited about hotels and how different they all are. I'm thrilled to hear that you all had a great time with us, and enjoyed the living room of our lobby and the welcoming vibe that it creates. Thank you again...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Spent four days at the Canary around the July 4th holiday. The hotel did not disappoint. We loved the location, so close to shops restaurants, etc. The hotel itself was very clean, the staff professional and the room was spacious and comfortable. We had a corner room that looked out onto the street, but we were never disturbed by the...

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

Felicia, You are right- the location is top notch, I'm so glad it helped provide you a great Santa Barbara holiday experience! It's great to be up on that rooftop any day, but especially wonderful when the fireworks from the shore are in such great view. Thank you so much for the feedback and we'll definitely look forward to seeing...

Anaheim
Reviewed 19 July 2016

When we arrived on Friday night, we were greeted at valet. Valet parking is $30 a night vs. parking nearby at $20 per night. We have a Chevrolet Volt, and they offered to plug it in for us to charge overnight, which was completely unexpected! The valets loaded our bags onto the cart while we walked inside to check in....

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

Lee, this is a delight to read and I'm so glad Mother's Day and Anna's birthday could be celebrated with us and were such a success- we all are thrilled to hear that! This is exactly why we're in the business- to help create such wonderful memories and hear that we succeeded in contributing to them. Thank you so much...

Stockholm
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We love Santa Barbara and Canary is a great place to stay at - no doubt. The only minor matter was that the pool area is way to small for the size of the hotel. When we arrived with a family of five to the top floor there was no space - not even for belongings.

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

GoodLifeStockholm, Thanks for visiting us and enjoying the Canary! Being a boutique, and in an historic area with building restrictions, we do feel lucky to have Santa Barbara's only rooftop pool deck with 360 views, but that does mean that you want to stake out your perfect view point early on our busier days. I'm sorry about that- it does...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the perfect time.... Wine hour! Room was nicely decorated, amenities were great and the rooftop is a must do. Wish the fire pits were on to be honest. We walked to the bowl which was perfect for a Saturday evening. Enjoyed brunch at the bar on Sunday and literally just strolled around town with nothing to do...

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

JD0827- It's always a perfect time to arrive when there's local merlot or sav blanc at arrival and those friendly welcoming smiles ready to help you enjoy the best of Santa Barbara! I'm so glad you stayed with us and we're thrilled you loved our central downtown location, it makes it so easy to see everything in town. Cheers, Ryan...

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

For starters, the staff was friendly and helpful. When we reported the problem with our room the manager transferred us to a suite in an attempt to make things better. The initial complaint with the first room: mold in the shower and dirty curtains. I upgraded the room with a balcony and size was disappointing. The balcony had not been...

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

Ouch- painful to read but I clearly have to find those areas and touch them up. We want to be nothing short of everyone's favorite downtown luxury hotel and I'm sorry we let you down with that. We might not be the most modern, but we certainly want to bring all the best in Santa Barbara charm out. Looks like...

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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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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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: $510 - $980 (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 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Spa 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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