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Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
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Ranked #3 of 59 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here a few times even though I am local. As a local, I appreciate the way the interior is set up as it truly encompasses the culture of the area. The service has always been decent as well. It is small but it is also downtown. There are minor things they could keep up with such as... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm here right now. So far I've had to go back downstairs to get different key cards because the ones I was given didn't work (the man at the desk said when I asked for new ones that they hadn't been programmed by the woman who gave them to me). Next it was the hairdryer. It only worked on low,... More

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property and we are so sorry that you are having issues! The department heads at our property have already met about your concerns and we will be reviewing what happened with your room. This is not the standard experience at the Canary Hotel and I will make sure that... More

Salinas, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Canary is a wonderful place. My wife and I stayed here on our inaugural trip to SB. Located in the heart of downtown, it provides excellent access (walking or driving) to everywhere. The staff and service is exceptional. The pool and restuarant are top of the line.

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you loved our hotel and city! Santa Barbara is amazing and we are so glad that you enjoyed your time here. Hopefully you will be back soon so that we can create more memories for you! ~Ian Robert McClendon Director of Rooms ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com More

z71seirra
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went recently for a friends wedding. The pool area was really nice and the staff was nice. I was happy and surprised to see dogs were allowed. The room was in good shape and the bed was comfy.. The bar down stairs closed a little early but we found others in just a short walk. The valet guys were really... More

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review and we looove our pool also! we think that it is truly one of the best views in town. Our four legged friends are some of our favorite guests here at the Canary and you are likely to see lots of cute pooches roaming our grounds. Hopefully we will see you in Santa Barbara... More

London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay here. Well positioned for the centre of town shopping, restaurants, bars and a walk from the beach and pier. Staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely, modern and clean. The roof terrace is a real bonus with pool, hot tub and sun beds. The restaurant was good with knowledgable servers and... More

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

the cocktails in Finch and Fork(the restaurant in our hotel) are amazing and they draw a big crowd! We hope you tried some of our delicious offerings over there and we are very glad you had a nice stay with us. We hope to see you back soon and thank you for your wonderful review! ~Ian Robert McClendon Director of... More

Melbourne
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at the Canary was good from the check in welcome (pet friendly), valet service, breakfast to the room - the hotel has some quirky little surprises - which add to the over all charm. This is a old building carefully revamped into a hotel, every effort has been used to maintain the old world charm, but old is... More

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for such a detailed review of our property! Feedback like this is so valuable for us and I truly appreciate your comments. We will make sure to share your review with the entire team and look for ways on how to improve. Thank you again for taking the time to share your experience and I hope you are... More

New York
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
40 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment I walked into the hotel, I was happy to be staying at the Canary. I think this is one of the nicest Kimptons I have ever stayed in. The lobby and the rooms have wonderful character and are clean and inviting. The roof top deck and pool have views over the city. The location, although across from... More

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

What a compliment! thank you so much for saying that we are one of the nicest Kimptons and I am thrilled to see that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you so much for your wonderful review and we hope to see back at the Canary very soon! ~Ian Robert McClendon Director of Rooms ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com More

New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great old building that has been updated into a hotel. Our room was a small suite that was cozily decorated in a homey understated way. The roof deck offered fantastic views of the surrounding areas. Location was great right in SB and walking distance to lots of restaurants and shops. Dinner in the restaurants downstairs was ok, though perhaps would... More

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your trip to the Canary! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Roof Top and it really does have fabulous views. Pretty soon we will have our roof top bar open and there wont be a better place in town! I am saddened to hear that Finch and Fork did not live up to... More

Bakersfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Headed to Santa Barbara with very dear friends to celebrate my birthday. The good times started when we were met by the Valet Staff, continue with the very courteous Front Desk staff, beautiful room, to the staff in the bar and the Finch & Fork restaurant. We especially like to thank Meaghan who works at the Front Desk for making... More

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

We love to hear these kinds of stories! Meaghan is a wonderful team member and she really strives to go above and beyond for our team. I am thrilled that the birthday celebration was a success and I hope you come back to the Canary for your next celebration. Have a wonderful rest of your week! ~Ian Robert McClendon Director... More

River Ridge, Louisiana, Usa
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48 reviews 48 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After suffering through the unexpected rain on our trip to Southern California, in Santa Barbara the skies were blue and rain free. This hotel is very nicely located and the staff very friendly and helpful, if young and inexperienced. There is a lively bar scene there and a nice restaurant, Finch & Fork (the flatbreads are excellent). The rooms are... More

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

We love the flat breads also! I am thrilled that you were able to sample the menu at Finch and Fork! We did have a bit of rain recently, but I am glad that we missed it and was able to take part in our beautiful sunny days! Please keep us in mind for youe next getaway, and I hope... More

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Additional Information about Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

Also Known As:
Canary Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Canary Hotel
Address: 31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#7 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Canary, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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 
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