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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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Huntington, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You feel the history and soak up the authentic Santa Barbara vibe as you pull up. The colorful, historic lobby has a chilled glass of champagne for you at check in and this busy hotel can sometimes upgrade you. Don't miss the roof top pool, the amazing Fork and Finch restaurant and stroll over to State Street. Best location for... More 

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Midlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The trouble with any hotel that tries to be ‘quirky’ is that quirky can very quickly become irritating if it is not done well. At The Canary Hotel, we have twee Do Not Disturb notices and a range of props in reception to allow guests to take their own wacky photographs – but with no guest directory in the bedrooms,... More 

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

BBOnTheMoveMidlands, We got your feedback and appreciate it- ultimately, we're getting that the experience you got isn't what we intended, and we've taken a lot away from your feedback. Thanks for that. Quirky isn't what we go for- genuinely caring and urban oasis is though, and if it's coming off as quirky instead of lovely or relaxed and refined, than... More 

Newport Beach, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have visited this property a few times and I think they just get better and better. We were greeted with a glass of wine upon check in and a friendly face! Our room was perfect and ready when we arrived. It is in a great location so walking around is a must. We ate and enjoyed the restaurant in... More 

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

Adele- nothing makes us more proud than to hear that! Thank you for being a loyal guest of ours and a fan of the delicious meals Chef James Siao prepares in Finch & Fork. We're wildly appreciative of your feedback and love that you feel the both luxurious and the relaxed vibe we aim for. Great! Come back soon. Ryan... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved the style and charm of this hotel. Large comfortable room, great service and fresh homemade lemonade in the lobby to quench our thirst after walking in the summer southern Californain sun. Great location to explore beautiful Santa Barbara.

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

Rita, Style... charm... homemade, sounds like a genuinely lovely place to rest after exploring this beautiful city. We're thrilled you called us home while adventuring around town in like you said, the beautiful Southern California Sun. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

herts
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel in downtown Santa Barbara. Beautiful room and bathroom (although bit of a squeeze for 4) - tiling & decor immaculate. Breakfast very nice and service great. Major plus is roof top pool area, with the most stunning views across SB and beyond - and bar area. Accessible only by hotel guests, it's quite special. Only gripe - ridiculously... More 

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

Happydays, Love to hear you felt the special vibe of our rooftop oasis was unique and beautiful. Sounds like you really enjoyed the tile and charm of the Canary and Santa Barbara. Yes, you came during such a colorful weekend- Fiesta is quite the celebration. It's also a very big wedding weekend in town- nevertheless a quite entertaining weekend. Thanks... More 

Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location is in the middle of everything going on. They have an option where you can go stand up paddle boarding with the GM Ryan who is a very nice guy. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. The restaurant is outstanding too. Check it out. Great value.

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

Peter, I'm thrilled you and your wife had a unique (and so SoCal) experience with us and we're all so glad to hear you felt the value in the Canary experience. Knowing you've visited so many of our hotels and still felt this was a unique Kimpton experience made my day. It was a blast going with you on your... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed at the Canary on the first leg of our honeymoon / family Christmas holiday while driving up the California coast. I cannot praise the Canary highly enough we had the most enjoyable stay. The hotel common areas are lovely, the rooms are beautiful, clean and comfortable, the Finch & Fork restaurant serve delicious farm to... More 

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

Jassinta86, On behalf of our flock at Finch & Fork, Margeaux and our team and more- we love to hear this. So happy that you found our nest to be welcoming, friendly, delicious. We can't wait to have you back this coming holiday season :) Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at a few Kimpton hotels and keep going back. The Canary is no exception. When my parents were coming to town during Fiesta and looking for a place to stay, I immediately suggested the Canary. They could not stop talking about the amazing rooftop pool and incredible views. I had to pry them from the pool to... More 

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

Perse8, This is super to hear- love to know that the Fiesta experience and the rooftop turned out to be a memorable and lovely experience. Finch & Fork is thrilled to hear that you have found a favorite in them. My personal favorite- the devilled eggs and the prosciutto flatbread. Come visit anytime. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a lovely hotel I stayed in while on my trip in Santa Barbara. I enjoyed seeing my dog's name on the dog bone shaped chalkboard on the front desk and my dog loved the dog bed provided in the hotel room! The lobby was comfortable and the rooms were a good size with nice bathrooms! Everywhere was clean... More 

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

Annefish49, Awe does reviews like this make us a happy flock or what! We love to hear that feeling you got staying with us left you warmly reminiscing about a great, charming, clean hotel with a lovely rooftop view. We can't wait to have you back. Thanks so much! Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this hotel in 2014 from the UK as part of our honeymoon driving up the coast of California. The hotel really went out of their way to make us feel welcome, even giving us a complimentary bottle of champagne to celebrate our engagement! The room was lovely, really boutiquey but plenty of space. The staff were all super... More 

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

Rachel O, Wow Rachel you visited us from a long way away and it sure sounds like quite the memorable experience! We're waiting for you to come join us again on a lovely anniversary trip! Thank you for sharing, and I'm so glad the experience was memorable and quite a positive one. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

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