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Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
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Ranked #9 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
S-Harris66 Bristol, United Kingdom
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our stay at the Canary was our last night of a two week tour of California / Vegas and what a way to end a great holiday. The hand written post card in our room welcoming us to the hotel and to Santa Barbara was a great personnel touch and reminded me of a book by Michael E Gerber. Check... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed at The Canary for 2 nights during a trip up the Californian coast and very glad we stayed here. Simple but lovely rooms, great restaurant and bar with lovely food. A roof terrace and pool with 360 degree views of the coast and mountains. Would definitely stay here again if I were to come back to Santa Barbara which... More

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San francisco
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have stayed here about 4 times in the past 4 years. Great location in a fantastic city, the suites are a great size with a relaxing and stylish decor, the bar/restaurant serve great food and drinks (food portions are large in this city), but mostly it is the rooftop pool, jacuzzi, and fireplace with comfy couches. Highly recommend...if you can... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fleeting visit to Santa Barbara and the Canary during our West Coast trip and stayed for 1 night. We got an early and speedy check-in - thanks to the great reception staff for that. The room was fine - comfortable and clean (the shower was a bit basic - perhaps the bathroom could do with a bit... More

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Tokyo, Japan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located very close to the main shopping area of Santa Barbara, Canary offers very comfortable rooms and wonderful atmosphere. Staffs are very friendly and service was excellent. I liked the wood floor -- No smell associated with carpets. Room was kept very clean. Nice beds too. If I were back in Santa Barbara, I will stay here again.

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Frant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb Hotel and great pool on rooftop . Only downside is the brakfast , which isnt that great but there is a superb place only one block away . The location is great as its in the centre of St Barbara , full of shopping and restaurants .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a great place to explore Santa Barbara and is certainly a boutique gem with an amazing rooftop pool. However, securing your valuables is a necessity...despite the best efforts of management staff unfortunately locating my missing sunglasses proved difficult.

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here on or honeymoon after a rather disappointing stay at a hotel further up the coast. It was such a relief to come to a clean, very well-appointed hotel with excellent staff and a fantastic location in the heart of Santa Barbara. The staff could not have been more helpful, the bar at the hotel was fun and there... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very busy hotel very close to State Street action. Lovely lobby, and beautiful bar - - and a big shout-out to Bruno the Brazilian bartender who was by far the nicest and most customer-oriented employee we dealt with. Rooms on the small side. As other reviewers have noted, the hotel is noisy. yes, it is an older building, but... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had an opportunity for a quick get away and chose to stay at the Canary since the kids were not going to be with us on this trip. The location of the hotel is perfect if you plan to spend most of your time downtown shopping and dining. We were also still able to leave the... More

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Address: 31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Canary, a Kimpton Hotel 4*
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Canary Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Canary Hotel

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Looking for the most stylish place to land in Santa Barbara? Come to the Canary Hotel. Nestled near State Street’s galleries, shops and restaurants, this fun-filled, full-service boutique hotel is a short stroll from beautiful beaches and a quick drive to wine country. ... more   less 
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