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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 #8 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed today
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Our family of 4 stopped off at Santa Barbara for 2 nights as part of our Californian road trip. We had booked the Canary several months in advance based on the fact it had good reviews especially for its roof top pool and lounge area. Although pricey, we justified the cost by the location (it promised to give full mountain... More

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Portland, Oregom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
29 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kimpton is becoming our go-to chain for affordable old hotels that have been modernized without losing their charm — and the Canary is a perfect example. The room was spacious and airy with a 4-poster bed, the lobby is lovely and the location in downtown Santa Barbara could not be better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great hotel right in the hub of Santa Barbara. Our room was spacious & very clean. We love the wine hour that Kimpton put on everyday & the complimentary bikes - it's the little extras that add up to make this an excellent hotel chain. The rooftop pool is sensational and a great place to chill after shopping. Special shout-out... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Canary was our last night of a two week tour of California / Vegas and what a way to end a great holiday. The hand written post card in our room welcoming us to the hotel and to Santa Barbara was a great personnel touch and reminded me of a book by Michael E Gerber. Check... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at The Canary for 2 nights during a trip up the Californian coast and very glad we stayed here. Simple but lovely rooms, great restaurant and bar with lovely food. A roof terrace and pool with 360 degree views of the coast and mountains. Would definitely stay here again if I were to come back to Santa Barbara which... More

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San francisco
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have stayed here about 4 times in the past 4 years. Great location in a fantastic city, the suites are a great size with a relaxing and stylish decor, the bar/restaurant serve great food and drinks (food portions are large in this city), but mostly it is the rooftop pool, jacuzzi, and fireplace with comfy couches. Highly recommend...if you can... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fleeting visit to Santa Barbara and the Canary during our West Coast trip and stayed for 1 night. We got an early and speedy check-in - thanks to the great reception staff for that. The room was fine - comfortable and clean (the shower was a bit basic - perhaps the bathroom could do with a bit... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located very close to the main shopping area of Santa Barbara, Canary offers very comfortable rooms and wonderful atmosphere. Staffs are very friendly and service was excellent. I liked the wood floor -- No smell associated with carpets. Room was kept very clean. Nice beds too. If I were back in Santa Barbara, I will stay here again.

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Frant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb Hotel and great pool on rooftop . Only downside is the brakfast , which isnt that great but there is a superb place only one block away . The location is great as its in the centre of St Barbara , full of shopping and restaurants .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a great place to explore Santa Barbara and is certainly a boutique gem with an amazing rooftop pool. However, securing your valuables is a necessity...despite the best efforts of management staff unfortunately locating my missing sunglasses proved difficult.

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Address: 31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Canary, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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Canary Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Canary Hotel

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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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