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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the minute I walked into the lobby I was sold. I hadnt stayed here but kept hearing that is the property to stay at when one wants to be downtown. The rooftop pool is the spot to be. While the rooms are small they are styled out perfectly. The details in the hotel are spot on. The service is... 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 4 days ago NEW

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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14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Dallas, TX
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at The Canary for the second time and it was just as great as the first time. This is perhaps one of my favorite hotels anywhere. The Service here is hands down as good as it gets. Everyone is so friendly and accommodating. The hotel is basically located right on State Street with easy walking distance to anything. I... More

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

we just absolutely love to hear about experiences like this. Kimpton is all about creating unique, local, and idividualized experienced. It seems that we provided all the things necessary to have an excellent trip and we are glad your stay was enjoyable. Hopefully you will be back soon and often! Thank you very much for sharing your experience. ~Ian Robert... 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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