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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 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Silicon Valley, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am a big fan of the Kimpton Hotel chain and its decor, but the Canary Hotel is lacking in one major aspect - the lack of windows on quite a few of its rooms. We had a 1-bed suite on the 5th floor. The bedroom, living area, and bathroom were laid out in linear fashion, and the only window... More 

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Central NJ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was my first time staying at a Kimpton Hotel and hopefully not my last! I really liked the super friendly service and central location of this hotel. The staff was always willing to go the extra mile for you. Also, the Kimpton is only a block from State Street (many Restaurants and Shopping) and about a mile to the... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I stayed for three nights on a 'long weekend' at the Canary and were very pleased with all aspects of our stay. The funny thing - there was no particular WOW of this property, just solid all-around performance. I know there are many reasons for people to visit Santa Barbara - but since ours was really to... More 

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Las Vegas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Canary compared other hotels in Santa Barbara that I have stayed at has the best location for far. The hotel is located half a block off of State Street, which is where all the shopping and eateries are located. We travel with our dog (Boston Terrier) quite routinely and the Canary was very accommodating to this as they provided... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for a two night stop off as part of our honeymoon trip. On arrival we were met with very friendly and helpful staff who offered us great wine while we waited on our room to be ready. We were then upgraded free of charge to a suite and on arrival in the suite staff had organised a bottle... More 

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toronto
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This find was one of the highlights in a trip down the coast. What a beautiful hotel with so much thought put in to the design and small touches in the room to make it both special and just like home. The roof patio is so stunning, you couldn't want anything more. With little touches like a water, sunscreen and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love kimpton hotels -- they really know how to give you the full service feel --- without the cookie cutter package. We stayed here several years ago and I was just reminiscing about our vacation and stay -- so had to comment. We love the appointments in room ... especially the bathroom and also the hotel bar -- was... More 

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

natlaw01-you have no idea how happy it makes me feel to hear that you recognize Kimpton and the Canary as being a bit out of the box while delivering great service and charm even so much so that you have a lovely memory of your darling favorite hotel in Santa Barbara years later. Thank you! Can't wait to have you... More 

Corona del Mar, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice hotel, nice location, but coming from a stay at Hotel Drisco in San Fransisco, this was a bit of a disappointment. No breakfast included, 25.00 for parking (every night), no free bottled water, and no coffee/tea machine in the room. Also, we had 4 people staying in the room, and 1 shampoo, 1 conditoner, and 1 soap (all 1... More 

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

Gearn B- Ah, this one hurts. I'm sorry that it was such a disappointing experience for you and that you felt nicked and dimed to death. You are right, we don't have free breakfast, and we don't automatically leave coffee machines in rooms. I wish I had known about your concerns before so I could help- couple things- Hotel Drisco... More 

Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at this hotel 2 times and it is amazing! It is perfect for a weekend getaway. It has a gorgeous rooftop pool and patio. My boyfriend and I enjoyed wine on the rooftop patio in the evening and relaxed by the romantic fireplace under the stars. We also had our coffee in the morning up there-we could... More 

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

446LIZP- oh no, that sticky toffee cake at Finch & Fork, so good! I love it. Try the milkshake sometime, it's also delightful. So glad you have become a loyal guest, we love to make those connections and having the opportunity to share our favorite wines, coffees, and rooftop with you is always a pleasure. Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

San Diego, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the train from San Diego to Santa Barbara - a get-away to celebrate our anniversary. A few blocks from the train station, just off of State Street, is the darling Canary (Kimpton). We were warmly welcomed by Hannah, the perfect front desk greeter!! The hotel is quaint and quirky - all in a wonderful Kimpton way. Our one... More 

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

Chris, more and more of our guests coming from SoCal are taking the train up- I love it. I just did it for the first time last month and it's quite a relaxing way to start a nice leisure trip to beautiful Santa Barbara. Hannah and I and the rest of the team are flattered by your great review and... More 

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