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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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  • Location
    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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Ohio, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Between the fabulous location, snazzy decor, delightful staff and luxurious pool/hot tub, Canary has it all. Attached bar/restaurant was another wonderful experience and I had the most delicious Bloody Mary I have had in ages, accompanied with home made beef jerky! Will be a repeat customer and Canary loyalist from now on - well done!!

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My Husband's Birthday was a great success due to the caring staff at the Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara.This Kimpton Hotel located in the heart of Santa Barbara made sure we lacked for naught.The whole staff signed a card to him and gifted him with German beer[having been forwarned by our daughter who is a Kimpton frequent guest} We enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this hotel not for it's amenities, like happy hour every afternoon, or the great bartenders, or food, or the amazing bed and pillows, but for the staff. Many in the hospitality industry are pleasant and cordial, but the staff at the Canary are exceptional. I've had great conversations with many of them and always feel welcome in a... More 

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

J Grant G, Reading this makes me a very proud member of the flock. Come back soon- and by the way- we genuinely appreciate the big compliment. Cheers, Ryan Parker, proud General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this room 20 mins before I arrived.. Rather than drive south all the way to LA my friend and I decided to make the stop in Santa Barbara. Hotels.com and few other sites rated this place at just below 4 stars.. I think that is inaccurate.. I'm from NY and modern trendy has become the norm.. To start... More 

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

Whoa! I love your spirit! and I totally agree. The Canary creates a perfect nest- we welcome you in, we take the time to share with you everything from our favorite Chardonnay to our favorite way to enjoy the views of Santa Barbara. You got a great experience- thank you for sharing, and I'm so glad you got a lot... More 

Irvine, CA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife here on a romantic weekend getaway. Although the room rates are pricey the location of this hotel cannot be beat. It is within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, coffee, bars, etc. There is even a grocery store across the street and a full gym next door. In addition it is pet friendly. Parking can be pricey... More 

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

TJBLL, It sounds like you had a nice Santa Barbara experience with your wife. We love to think of ourselves as both a romantic getaway and a centered spot for all that Santa Barbara offers. I'm glad you found the value in that. Thanks for sharing. Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Fountain Valley, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found The Canary when searching for a dog-friendly hotel in Santa Barbara. The rooms are beautifully decorated and extremely well appointed from the umbrellas and fluffy robes to the swirl patterned drinking glasses. We thoroughly enjoyed our room service breakfast delivered to the rooftop terrace. The staff went out of their way to assist us with every request. The... More 

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

KZBaker- You clearly notice the details- I love those glasses in the guest room bathrooms as well- they add such a nice touch of color. Thank you for coming and we're glad the pup had a great time too. Cheers, Ryan A Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@kimptonhotels.com More 

Stockton on tees
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Canary was recommended by our travel agent and we were not disappointed. The hotel was spotless the room large clean and comfortable with an amazing four poster bed, one of the most comfortable we have ever slept on. The rooftop pool had edited service chill out areas and offered fantastic views and of the coast which was exactly a... More 

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

rhm1965- I'm very thankful for your travel agent's recommendation and for you both sharing your perfect experience! Thank you so much! Don't you love that view? We started offering our pool bar service on the weekends- I hope you can come back and enjoy it! Cheers, Ryan A Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@kimptonhotels.com More 

Chelsea, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, dog, and I stayed at the Canary Hotel during our road trip from San Diego to San Francisco. This was our favorite hotel! We loved it so much that we decided to book another night there. The rooftop deck is beautiful, and the views of Santa Barbara can't be beat. We made friends with someone who grew up... More 

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

To my fellow New Englander at heart, Rachel- We are thrilled that you all had such a perfect experience and yes- that view is top notch! We're always happy to hear when guests are enamored with it because truth be told, so are we. We know it's a favorite spot, and we're thrilled to offer such a great perch. Thanks... More 

New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment Hannah checked us in (3 hours early) our stay was perfect! The room was beautiful (not a great view of the gas station though, but it did not matter). Being able to open the french doors was a great feature. The bed was so comfortable and awesome pillows. The bathroom was also very nice, only draw-back was... More 

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

Sarah, You got the full experience- the pool, the views, the charm and genuine guest care, and a beautiful guest room! I'm so thankful for your share and so very glad your experience was lovely. Thank you- we'd love to see you again. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

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

State Street, downtown Santa Barbara, is an ideal spot for a hotel. Too bad the entire street misses the boat on a hotel worth visiting. We would rather walk from Hotel Milo or Uber from Biltmore Four Seasons. The rooms are small, old and dank. The roof is quaint. you can swim over the city but don't stay on a... More 

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

Poppy J, Oh no! You certainly had an experience that most don't. I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy the view, the canopy beds and hardwood floors, the genuine caring service or one of the top rated restaurants in town. Four Seasons Biltmore is a beautiful hotel, and the Milo has a great beachside location. We're happy to be one... More 

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