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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 #4 of 60 hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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boca raton, fl
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think it's great that so many people had a wonderful experience here. I didn't, and feel people should know in order to be wary of this place--especially on a weekend. First, I booked a room with two beds and was given one king. That's not what I want when traveling with my teenage daughter. Our room was on the... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed for 3 nights and wished we'd booked twice as long. Great location, great service, ambience and a beautiful room. Lovely roof terrace and a small but pretty pool. Good recommendation for an Italian restaurant (Olio e Limone) from the valet. Walk to State Street in minutes and the pier in about 15 minutes if you can avoid stopping for... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved this hotel! The staff were relaxed & friendly. The rooms were stunning. The roof top pool & bar was lovely & the views were incredible. They had lots of small touches like next to the roof there was complimentary sun cream, after sun & lemon water on tap. There was coffee all day & the bar was reasonable... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great place. We spent the weekend and can't say enough about this hotel. The staff are lovely, especially Megan at the front desk- she's a super woman! I overheard someone calling her "the most efficient person in Santa Barbara".

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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel rooms are different in a older style but are immaculate with lots of excellent touches.Good beds and bathroom large and of high standard. Because of excellent position of Hotel a must walk to do is down Santa Barbara main street and head for the sea and the old pier---a sheer delight.

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After our wedding in LA, we drove up the California Coast and spent 4 days in Santa Barbara. Hotel staff were polite and helpful (great dining recommendations) - our room greeted us with congratulatory sweets-n-champagne. The Canary is just one block of the main street - State St. Our room faced Carrillo St., I think less outside noise with so-so... More

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated our anniversary with a trip down to Santa Barbara from San Jose. Read the reviews and decided to go due to location and high reviews for service. From the valet and front desk to room service and everyone in between the Canary staff exceeded our expectations. We enjoyed breakfast served poolside on their 6th floor pool/patio with the wonderful... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel is in a perfect location, everything in Santa Barbara worth seeing was in walking distance. The rooms were romantic and very relaxing! I can't wait to return! I loved the spacious bathrooms and the rooftop pool. Room service was also really great here!

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Los Angeles, California
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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I and our 3 years old Pugle, Zoe, come here often. The Canary is in a very convenient area of downtown Santa Barbara. Very close to the shopping mall, a walk to the wharf, a ride to the Mission. A very dog friendly hotel with great smiling staff. At the Reception there is a dog who is... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Canary for one night and absolutely loved it. The rooftop pool is calming and has amazing views. The room is beautiful, high bed, the bathroom is spacious and charming. The whole room is charming. There are many amenities throughout the room, everything you might need is there. It's easy to walk from the hotel to all the... More

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Ian M, Manager at Canary, a Kimpton Hotel, responded to this review

I was just in a meeting last week where we were discussing our beds, and they are pretty great. I know we are partial to them, but they really are and we are glad you enjoyed them. Thank you so much for the great review and next time you come and stay with us I can share the Canary secret... 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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Also Known As:
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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