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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Canary is a wonderful, charming property that we unhesitatingly and enthusiastically recommend to friends. A lovely "human" scale, with a modest number of rooms, each with its own style and aesthetics. A wonderful location, just half a block from the main shopping and vibrant restaurant areas. A very cute, small pool on the roof. Was a very good hotel... More 

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Philomont, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed at the Canary for a couple of nights of our travels in California this summer (2015). We had a great time. The Canary is a perfect place to stay - close to everything - State Street shopping, restaurants, etc. The Finch and Fork restaurant is part of this hotel so that makes a perfect breakfast,... More 

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

Ian- What a great review and it sounds like you and your wife had an excellent time on the summer California trip. Perfect breakfast and lunch? Love to hear that! It's also wonderful to hear that you found the view and wine on the roof remarkable. That view is really wonderful, isn't it? Thank you, and happy anniversary! Ryan Parker,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is fine. No wifi unless you pay or sign up for their rewards program. Didn't want to sign up. Once I was told too bad I decided to but didn't have any cell service to even do it. Guest services finally gave me an email, but it didn't work so I gave up. Not enough seats at the... More 

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

Alyssa, Ouch. This really hurts. I'm sorry you felt that this was worth the lowest ranking you can give a hotel. Couple quick responses to some items you mention- wifi is free for Kimpton Karma members- our free rewards program that takes just a minute to sign up for directly from your mobile device. If you connect to the Kimpton... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had to persuade my partner to stay here and he still says it was his favourite hotel on our whole California trip. What a fabulous hotel. Just near state street which has lovely little restaurants. It is luxurious and they have thought of everything. Biscuits for dogs in reception, binoculars which we eventually realised are intended to use on... More 

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

HelenJ007, What a fantastic share for everyone to see. Thank you! Sometimes the unexpected town or hotel can turn out quite a treat. It's always lovely to hear when someone found the value in the touches like the natural dog treats and the aloe/sunscreen on the upstairs oasis. We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed it, and we love that it... More 

Huntington, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You feel the history and soak up the authentic Santa Barbara vibe as you pull up. The colorful, historic lobby has a chilled glass of champagne for you at check in and this busy hotel can sometimes upgrade you. Don't miss the roof top pool, the amazing Fork and Finch restaurant and stroll over to State Street. Best location for... More 

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

Maureen- come back again, nothing makes us happier than hearing about someone enjoying and finding the value in all we offer, from the amazing views to the delicious cuisine. Thanks for a great share. Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Midlands
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14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trouble with any hotel that tries to be ‘quirky’ is that quirky can very quickly become irritating if it is not done well. At The Canary Hotel, we have twee Do Not Disturb notices and a range of props in reception to allow guests to take their own wacky photographs – but with no guest directory in the bedrooms,... More 

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

BBOnTheMoveMidlands, We got your feedback and appreciate it- ultimately, we're getting that the experience you got isn't what we intended, and we've taken a lot away from your feedback. Thanks for that. Quirky isn't what we go for- genuinely caring and urban oasis is though, and if it's coming off as quirky instead of lovely or relaxed and refined, than... More 

Newport Beach, California, United States
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited this property a few times and I think they just get better and better. We were greeted with a glass of wine upon check in and a friendly face! Our room was perfect and ready when we arrived. It is in a great location so walking around is a must. We ate and enjoyed the restaurant in... More 

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

Adele- nothing makes us more proud than to hear that! Thank you for being a loyal guest of ours and a fan of the delicious meals Chef James Siao prepares in Finch & Fork. We're wildly appreciative of your feedback and love that you feel the both luxurious and the relaxed vibe we aim for. Great! Come back soon. Ryan... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the style and charm of this hotel. Large comfortable room, great service and fresh homemade lemonade in the lobby to quench our thirst after walking in the summer southern Californain sun. Great location to explore beautiful Santa Barbara.

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

Rita, Style... charm... homemade, sounds like a genuinely lovely place to rest after exploring this beautiful city. We're thrilled you called us home while adventuring around town in like you said, the beautiful Southern California Sun. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

herts
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel in downtown Santa Barbara. Beautiful room and bathroom (although bit of a squeeze for 4) - tiling & decor immaculate. Breakfast very nice and service great. Major plus is roof top pool area, with the most stunning views across SB and beyond - and bar area. Accessible only by hotel guests, it's quite special. Only gripe - ridiculously... More 

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

Happydays, Love to hear you felt the special vibe of our rooftop oasis was unique and beautiful. Sounds like you really enjoyed the tile and charm of the Canary and Santa Barbara. Yes, you came during such a colorful weekend- Fiesta is quite the celebration. It's also a very big wedding weekend in town- nevertheless a quite entertaining weekend. Thanks... More 

Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is in the middle of everything going on. They have an option where you can go stand up paddle boarding with the GM Ryan who is a very nice guy. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. The restaurant is outstanding too. Check it out. Great value.

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

Peter, I'm thrilled you and your wife had a unique (and so SoCal) experience with us and we're all so glad to hear you felt the value in the Canary experience. Knowing you've visited so many of our hotels and still felt this was a unique Kimpton experience made my day. It was a blast going with you on your... More 

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