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Canary, a Kimpton Hotel

4.0 of 5 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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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here in January 2015 for three nights. The hotel was very chic and charming and clean. Casey looked after us very well at reception and the valet guys were superb (the best option for parking) The hotel is in a perfect location for downtown, and there's a free shuttle that runs down State Street with... More 

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

Anyjoesoap from Ireland, super happy to hear you had a fantastic time and that Casey took awesome care of you. Genuine care is something she excels at, and it is a great feeling to hear you felt it. Thanks! Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Kinnelon, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel over 100 nights a year on business so get to spend a fair amount of time in hotels, and have a pretty good sense of what makes a good one. For business I usually have to stay in one of the "big box" hotels, so when I travel for pleasure I always try to find a Kimpton property.... More 

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

Tom- Phenomenal service? Cool? Great recommendations and an amazing roof deck? Sounds like you know the right place to stay for you and your family when you go to Santa Barbara! Thanks for the great shout outs- we all really appreciate it and it's always nice to hear when people had a terrific time at the Canary. Cheers, Ryan A... More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice boutique hotel with a homey feel and good restaurant. The location right off State Street is ideal for browsing Santa Barbara's main shopping area. The rooms and main area are well- decorated and the staff is friendly. My only complaint is that the mattresses were awful! I was actually very surprised at how hard they were given the quality... More 

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

SDO- Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear that the canopy bed's mattress wasn't to your preference! Its great to hear you loved the restaurant and location. Next time you are in town, reach out and I'll see if I can help with something more to your liking. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

New York City, New York
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the decor at this hotel. Rooms were tiny but the location was superb, right if of State Street. The staff greeted us with wine upon arrival. The roof deck was spectacular even though it was cooler when we stayed. We ate at the Farm to Fork restaurant attached to the hotel. Quite the scene there! Loved it. We wish... More 

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

caztravels- Happy to hear you had a great welcoming experience at the Canary and that Finch & Fork was superb. I can't dine at F&F without an order of the deviled eggs with trout. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, one block from State, is extremely convenient. The room, two queens, is nice enough. Many little things went wrong, from impersonal check in (twice), giving us a lower end room than paid for, room not ready at 3 pm (ok, 4 pm is the guarantee), keys not working (twice), phones broken (both, so could not call for help),... More 

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

HillsCA, I'm sorry that your stay before the new year didn't go as you had hoped. I imagine the hotel you referenced in LA, being in a very different market than ours, does have different rates. We should have a checkout that leaves you with a better impression, and the details of your room should never have been a problem.... More 

Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at this hotel for a few nights when we had our leadership offsite last year. The best things about this hotel are its location and service. The rooms are very well appointed and surprisingly enough have very good sound proofing so that you don't hear the traffic on the road. The bar has a great selection of alcohol... More 

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

Ljoe27, isn't the location amazing? Even for a day like today, when you can walk down to the Santa Barbara Farmers Market or up to the great wine bars in the Funk Zone- such a lovely area to be in. Glad you enjoyed it! Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Santa Barbara, California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
41 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First Jordan greeted me by name after a one year hiatus to this hotel. How more impressiveCan that be. He is very amazing, I enjoyed him each time I have stayed at the Canary! So delightful and aware! Hannah, Roxanne, Casey, they are all so attentive and helpful. The rooms are wonderful. Comfy and well appointed. Room service was excellent.... More 

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

Sunnynlajolla- I shared your response with all our team, gosh you made their day! It's such a wonderful feeling to know you've impacted someone's stay, especially when you are so proud of the place you work at. Thank you, and I'm happy to hear everything went perfect. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Chatham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at several Kimptons.....in NYC before I became a "Karma" member, and again whenever we can find one in our travels! If you have a pet, I encourage you to search for a Kimpton hotel in the area as they make your stay (and your pet!) so enjoyable, from having the pet's name on a board when you... More 

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

Dlmaiocca- we love hosting your pets, I think the team here enjoys them just as much as the guests do! And so glad you enjoyed breakfast in Fork & Finch- I love the Huevos Rancheros and the smoothies. I'm so glad you found the wow in our great experience. I appreciate hearing that! Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a fabulous stay at the Canary. It was centrally located, the room was perfect, and the bed was very comfy. We really enjoyed the rooftop deck and fireplace. My husband and I enjoy opening a bottle of wine and reading quietly and it was the perfect place to do so.

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

The Lockwoods- opening a bottle of wine with a loved one while relaxing on the beautiful roof- what a great place to do that. Cheers, Ryan Parker, General Manager ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com More 

London
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87 reviews 87 reviews
36 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stay regularly in the US at Kimpton hotels as they pride themselves on their service. This was a great example of a Kimpton, the staff go out of their way to be helpful, professional but friendly at the same time. The hotel is in a great location, one block from State Street so about a mile or so to... More 

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

ASWH from London, Professional and friendly, something we strive for and something not only our guests enjoy, but so do we in the Kimpton family. Glad to hear you found the rooms spacious, the location ideal and the special touches, like Maggie's gift and the sunscreen on the roof as things that really create value. We love creating those experiences... 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*
Number of rooms: 97
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Also Known As:
Canary Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Canary Hotel
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara

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