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“A very cool hotel in the middle of downtown.”

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Kimpton Canary Hotel
Ranked #6 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Distrito Federal, Mexico
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139 reviews
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“A very cool hotel in the middle of downtown.”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

We stayed at the hotel for just one night but truly enjoyed it. The location is excellent literally a few steps away from State street where all the action is: restaurants, shops, etc.
The hotel doesn't have much as for outdoor areas other than a small pool and a roof garden vs a resort like hotel, but the rooms are really cool and the location is excellent.

Room Tip: Stay away from rooms close to the elevator, the ring is quite noisy.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We had planned a one night stop in Santa Barbara without really expecting much but after staying here we would make the trip from Australia just to spend a few nights at the Canary.

This hotel is awesome! It was so relaxing and there was not one negative about the entire stay. It isn't the cheapest hotel going around but if you can afford it you will not regret.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2012 via mobile

Well the staff at this hotel are probably some of the best I have met anywhere. Chatty and helpful, I cannot compliment them enough. Room excellently appointed with some nice little touches. The room was maybe a little small, but not enough to be a problem. Free wifi, complimentary wine, gym next door, what else could I possibly need.
Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

Really tasteful downtown Santa Barbara hotel. Tasteful, even elegant courtyard, lobby and lobby bar/restaurant. Romms spacious and well appointed. Windows open easily to take-in ocean breeze. Rooftop pool and lounge also quite tasteful with commanding views of the Riviera and ocean and Channel Islands. Staff professional and courteous. Will return.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Unfortunately due to our travelling schedule, we were staying in Santa Barbara on the weekend of the local University's Graduation.As a result, a room at The Canary was the last hotel room I could get. I didn't want to pay the hefty room rate but couldn't do anything about it. Originally I had booked a room with 2 double beds for our family of 4.We got upgraded to a king suite.(obviously overbooked) Whilst it was a lovely room, It had a small pull out sofabed which only could accommodate our 10 year old daughter, therefore our 6 year old had to share our bed.
We had a lovely one night stay in Santa Barbara and wished we had more time to see this beautiful city.We wouldnt have stayed at this hotel if we had a choice due to the price.
When we left, we were then slugged an extra $23 for parking onto of the $500 plus room rate. There wasnt even breakfast included in this room rate. Overall not very happy.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Couldn't really fault this hotel - lovely room, comfortable bed, nice bathroom, great food, lovely swimming pool over looking Santa Barbara, veryu helpful and kind staff, superb bar, free wi-fi, all in the middle of the town. Whereas I have only stayed here in Stanta Brabra I really couldnt think of a better place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

We were on a California road trip for my wife's birthday. We were upgraded to a beautiful suite that is one of the finest rooms we have ever had. Great canopy poster bed, fabulous bath, thick soft towels.

Ten minutes after we checked in Bryce the valet attendant rang our door bell. He informed me he saw a large screw in my front tire and was concerned for my safety. It was 5:15 PM and I ask him to call a tire store that would plug the tire.

By the time I got back to the lobby he had found a shop with 5 minutes of the hotel that offered to do the repair for FREE. He had a map with directions printed out and I headed to the tire store. Within 15 minutes they has my tire repaired and would not charge. Bryce is a Good Samaritan and a great example of customer service beyond the call of duty.

We enjoyed State Street and all the shops within walking distance of our beautiful hotel. Truly we say this is a hotel with customer service.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Kimpton Canary Hotel
Address: 31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3212 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
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Location: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#4 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kimpton Canary Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 97
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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