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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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Montreal
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98 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here 3 nights. Very nice hotel with a lot of charm. Nice room, comfortable bed, and great shower. The restaurant, Fork & Finch, was very good. Front desk was hit & miss, valet parking was very efficient, and the lobby / bar had a good vibe. Visited the pool, enjoyed the views, but did not... More 

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

Canuck64, thanks for coming to sunny Santa Barbara and staying with us during your visit. I'm so glad you enjoyed Finch & Fork- the devilled eggs are so darn delicious. I'm thrilled you enjoyed the view and we can't wait to have you back on your next Santa Barbara excursion. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the best welcome at the canary hotel, we arrived late evening and there was a glass of wine in reception waiting for us. We were on honeymoon (and maybe mentioned it briefly on booking the room) and we were made to feel so special. The hotel is so dog friendly and really cute the welcome guests pets got... More 

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

Hannah- We've enjoyed every bit of hosting you and we congratulate you on your special occasion. Thank you so much for your generous and kind compliments, we very much look forward to more experiences with you at the Canary nest. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Chicago, Illinois
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44 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Santa Barbara near the Canary is a very college town. Loud at night. The hotel itself is small and has a moldy smell. It's walkable to some great restaurants, but not the beach. Not an inspiring location. Dirty outside and in. Service was middling to average. Won't return.

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

p0tter07, oh no! I'm so sorry you felt that way. Santa Barbara does have a couple colleges- USCB in Goleta, being the largest. We have a big mix in town of students, professionals and more that help make for a lovely and diverse beachside town. You are right, the hotel is smaller with just 97 rooms but some think that... More 

Parbold, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great hotel this is. We arrived after a drive from Santa Monica and the check in was brilliant, the staff where very friendly and helpful. When going in to the room we where extremely impressed with a nice bit 4 poster bed and the room full of character. We don't usually eat in the hotel restaurant as like... More 

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

Kevin, It makes me so happy to hear you had such a great visit with us and that your Canary weekend was full of that Santa Barbara charm. Congrats on a wedding, and thank you for making us a spot on your visit and letting us become a memorable favorite experience. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Atlanta, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Left my briefcase at bell stand on checkout. Got over halfway on drive to LA and realized had left it. Called hotel and asked them to send it to me at my LA hotel overnight by FedEx. They said they would gladly get that done. Twenty minutes later I get a call from staff at hotel telling me one of... More 

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

James- a true Kimpton Moment happened there and I'm so appreciative that our friends and partners at Signature Parking worked with us to help take great care of you and ensure you got some exceptional care. We're thrilled we could make this happen. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Ryan Parker, Canary Santa Barbara General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

aspen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous hotel supremely located in beautiful Santa Barbara. Excellent property and service, complete with turn-down. Magnificent rooftop area with pool and plenty of sitting areas to enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine. The bed was just heaven. Fantastic service at the front desk and Finch & Fork. Overall, a truly special stay.

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

YessMiss, our friend in Aspen. We super appreciate all your kind compliments. Can I join you on the rooftop next time to watch sunset with a glass of wine? Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a little gem smack-bang in the centre of Santa Barbara. The hotel is not big which adds to the feeling familiarity and hospitality. Staff is exceptionally welcoming and friendly and services are professional. Rooms are not terribly big but still very comfortable and pleasant. Breakfast was also a nice treat with fresh fruits and high quality ingredients,... More 

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

Thomas, I'm so happy you found our flock to be exceptionally welcoming and friendly. I think that counts for a lot. It's also true to Santa Barbara as a whole- how can you not be so friendly when you live in this American Riveria? Can't wait to have you back. Thank you, Thomas. Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights at the Canary - the TripAdvisor Community was right...this is a beautiful place to stay when in SB. From the excellent glasses of wine offered free of charge in the lobby at Check-In to the quality of the food (Finch + Fork), drinks and service available at the Restaurant and quaint Rooftop bar we were impressed. The... More 

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

Anita, What a great review, albeit I'm so sorry about the noisy neighbor disrupting your visit. I'm so happy to hear that the balcony was a nice feature and that you enjoyed the boutique shops and restaurants just outside our door. We feel very fortunate to have such a lovely location and we feel even more fortunate to have great... More 

Louisville, Colorado
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My nusband and I checked in here after driving up the coast from LA. We were early to beat the traffic and our room was not ready, but DeAndre checked us in, took our luggage and Roxanne offered us a glass of wine and sent us with a key up to the roof top pool/patio area. We headed to Finch... More 

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

Wow- this is just heartwarming to read! You know what, yes- Roxy, D'Andre, Gregg and Curtis are examples of great Kimpton moment makers, but they are also shining stars in their own light and I'm very proud to have this genuinely caring crew here at the nest with me. Thanks so much for sharing your near perfect Canary Santa Barbara... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Situated adjacent to State Street The Canary will be very popular with your wife when you explore the miriad of shops and stores. This is retail therapy in its naked form! Upmarket ladies shops are prominent. The hotel's food top pool is nice but small and you will need to get up there early to get a poolside lounger. The... More 

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

Paul, We're so glad that the Canary offered you easy access to the 100's of shops, dining and wine establishments around while getting you to the beach easy enough. Good- love to hear that. You are right, the rooftop pool is very popular as it's the only one in town. Glad you stayed and we hope you come back on... More 

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