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Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

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31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cheshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a night on a recent road trip around California and loved it. Wish we could have stayed longer. We got upgraded to a king suite free of charge (mentioned we'd come from Kimpton in SF and we're heading back there later in the trip - brand loyalty!). The suite was amazing, four poster bed, 3x TVs... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is located in the heart of Santa Barbara. They offer free bicycles to cruise down to the oceanfront and the pier. We followed the bike path on the oceanfront for a couple of hours. It was beautiful. The staff is excellent and highly trained in customer service. There is a complimentary wine tasting each night in the lobby.... More 

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Plano, Texas
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for a couple of nights. Hotel is conveniently to State street. We had a deluxe room w/ a balcony. Bed was very comfortable; well taken care of property; great service from bartenders to front desk! Parking is a bit pricey at $30/night but that's probably to be expected in this area of downtown. Overall a wonderful stay!

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York, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed only one night at The Canary, en-route from San Francisco to LA, but we'd dearly have liked to stay longer. From the moment you arrive you can see that this is a top-flight hotel. It has an understated elegance and is an eclectic mix of styles which fits together beautifully. The rooms are excellent and the roof terrace... More 

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Modesto, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara is one half block from State Street. It is in walking distance to many shops and restaurants. The staff at the Canary were so friendly and helpful. The valets were amazing and efficient. The individuals at the front desk had so many good suggestions for places to eat. The rooms were decorated wonderfully. Wood... More 

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Houston, Texas
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Location is perfect, hotel stuff friendly and professional. Rooms are disappointing for the price / hotel category. $600 room has mediocre storage space, there is no closet for clothes, Roof top is amazing, loved watching sundown with my friends.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are after an interesting place to stay that captures the local culture of its surroundings then there is no better place to stay in Santa Barbara then the Canary Hotel. The staff are super friendly and make you feel like a person and not another number like at some larger hotels. The food, facilities and activities offered at... More 

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

Inspirationaltravel, We're so glad you had the true boutique experience right here in such a special town and that you felt the true spirit of hospitality in us Canarians. Thank you for sharing, and we're thrilled that you found all the charm in our small but very much alive boutique. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed at the Canary for two nights this weekend on a getaway to Santa Barbara. My room was spotlessly clean, spacious, and very comfortable. While there was some noise in the hallways between 11 and midnight both nights, it quieted down quickly (and truly isn't the hotel's fault). I am a Kimpton Karma member, which yields free internet, and... More 

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

Amalia C, A spotlessly clean room, free wifi, a fun walk to all thats the best in Santa Barbara, and a great lunch in Finch & Fork- what a great visit. So glad you enjoyed and we can't wait to host you again! Cheers! Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Costa Mesa, California
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a quick trip to Santa Barbara to celebrate my birthday and father's day. During check in at the Canary Hotel, D'Andre noticed it was my birthday. When presenting your ID you feel it is part of the secure process of checking in. In this instance, D'Andre took it to the next level! Returning to our room that night,... More 

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

Brenda, wishing you a very happy birthday, albeit belated. D'Andre thanks you immensely and we had a round of applause for him here to congratulate him on creating a truly special, genuinely caring Kimpton moment for you. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

LaGrange, Georgia
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Canary Hotel for two nights. What a great hotel and staff. Room was spacious, comfortable and quite. The rooftop is a great place to relax after sightseeing. We took a bottle of wine and relaxed prior to dinner at the on site restaurant. The Finch and Fork. Service is also available on the rooftop which also... More 

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

CapeSanBlas06, So happy you got to experience a lovely time up on that rooftop- the sunsets have been amazing lately and lots of people really enjoy that full 360 degree view of Santa Barbara, from mountains to ocean. Thank you for staying- we can't wait to host you again! Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

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