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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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Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Full disclosure, my wife is a member of the 'Kimpton Family' and we got a night at Canary for free. Could we afford it otherwise? Maybe if we found a deal online. But we took advantage for a quick weekend away, and enjoyed every minute of it. Beautiful hotel, wonderful location. Beau at the front desk was terrific in making... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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41 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was there for the Santa Barbara Film Festival and I couldn't have asked for a better choice. It was centrally located and I could walk to most places. The rooms were great and the staff always looking to make your stay perfect. Always offering a beverage throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, cocoa or wine were complimentary (wine form 5-6pm.)... More 

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San Francisco, California
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113 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Kimpton Hotels know how to do it right! I've stayed at the Kimptons in DC, SF and LA, and the Santa Barbara Kimpton "Canary" does it very right! Even though the city was filled with Santa Barbara International Film Festival attendees, each Kimpton employee (from front desk to valet to bell desk to room service) was generous with his/her... More 

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Camas, Washington
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264 reviews
114 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 923 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is what a boutique hotel is all about. Local feel, unique spaces, excellent service and good value. If you really want a Santa Barbara experience, stay here. The property could not be more convenient, right off State and walking distance to just about everything. We had a king suite which was spacious with gorgeous wood floors and tastefully... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were in town for the night, and decided to stay at the Canary to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday. They staff made it great, surprising us with a bottle of chilled champagne and artisanal chocolates in our room with a handwritten note! It's thoughtful touches like those, that make all the difference. Pros: *thoughtful details *friendly, helpful staff *well designed,... More 

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1 Thank surfandturf07
CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Surfandturf07- We love taking parts in a great celebration- thanks for letting us be a part of the boyfriend's birthday! Atelier Bloeum has been a fantastic upgrade to our amenity line and it looks like eventually this will be available at some high end retailers. It's wonderful to hear you are enjoying it! Thank you for visiting, love to have... More 

San Francisco
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I decided to have Wednesday fun day every week we are able to get off work. We chose a quick flight to Santa Barbara and it was great and fun. We stayed at the charming Canary by Kimpton and really enjoyed our night in one of their king suite. We were welcomed by a large glass of... More 

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

Chriskione, Wow! What a fun time! How cool! The best part of the hospitality world is hearing about people like you getting the most out of the hospitality and accommodations we're offering- and it sure sounds like you did. Thanks so much for sharing! Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here during Christmas and this hotel met every expectation of a Kimpton hotel. They upgrade me to a king suite, it is elegant and comfortable, hard wood floor, old but very comfortable furniture. Rooftop bar is really the best part of the hotel, very relaxing and well organized, I will definitely return at a summer time.

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

Xu, Thank you so much for celebrating the holiday season with us! I'm thrilled you enjoyed the charm and character of the hotel, right down to the beautiful wood floors and sunsets on the roof. Can't wait for you to see it in the splendor of summer. PS- it's in the mid seventies this weekend, why wait till summer? Ryan... More 

San Francisco
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pros: + A block away from State St. 15 min walk to beach. + Clean room with nice decor, sheets. + Tasty farm to plate restaurant inside + Nice care package for our dogs when we checked in. Cons: - A little pricey

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

Francis, Woof- good rooms and good dogs for sure, I love it! Did you get to try the Deviled Eggs or the lamb burger in the restaurant? My absolute favorites! Thanks for sharing and thank you for visiting! I'm glad you enjoyed it! Ryan Parker, GM ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Watertown, Connecticut
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the Canary! Even before we got there we knew this was the place. We called the hotel to see if they could recommend someone to give us a wine tour... And of course they did. I wish I knew the kids names that set it up (he was originally from CT) but his recommendation was excellent! Our room... More 

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

Jenn, You loved the Canary and we loved having you! Great to hear you have a fun wine time on a great tour. Gosh, there's a lot of fun tours we have connections with. Don't you just love those canopy beds? Reach out to me directly for graduation weekend, let me see if I can help or at least make... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Santa Barbara's lodging landscape ranges from exceptionally high end and expensive (Four Seasons, San Ysidro, Encanto) to Oceanside motels, and tired 'motor inn' type resorts with little charm. Recently some nice hipper options, like the Wayfarer have been popping up, but they lack certain services and amenities. The Canary comes in and saves the day as a nice 4 star... More 

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Thank EvanSK85
CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

Evan, It's very true that there's a wide variety of lovely but quite different places to reside in in Santa Barbara. There's sort of an option for everyone- beach goers, luxury lovers, Inns and motels. Canary is your downtown luxury hotel with a beautiful rooftop view that offers what we consider the best way to see and genuinely "feel" Santa... More 

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