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Kimpton Canary Hotel
Ranked #6 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Standish, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Wish we'd stayed longer”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a very special hotel. It helps that Santa Barbara is a great town too but this hotel oozes charm and class. Service was excellent as you would expect. The bar and restaurant were so cool. I had the BEST burger I have ever had and don't think I'm talking greasy fast food, it was a lamb burger and was superb. Just try it! Bedrooms were great with plenty of light and room and bird watching books/binoculars! Slept like a log. Trying hard to think of something I wasn't impressed with but can't. And you got to take a frog home!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Manhattan Beach, California
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

We absolutely love this place and stay whenever we are in Santa Barbara - brilliant staff - very convenient location for shopping, eating, wine-tasting etc... Kimpton did a great job when they took over this hotel...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Studio City, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Spent my anniversary weekend here and what a treat. Fabulous location near State St. Rooftop pool was great to watch the sunset & relax. Complimentary champagne in our room (for our anniversary) was a nice touch. Great room and amenities. Well done!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Our first impression was mixed: because it was raining at the time of our arrival, it was kind of a hassle to get to the entrance of the hotel by car. Incidentally, we paid for the valet parking service, but looking back, we would have simply parked our car in the garage behind the hotel: it was close enough. Having said that, the reception was friendly and professional and we received an upgrade to a corner room. And that room was roomy, plush and comfortable. I'm not sure if I would call it a boutique hotel (for that it was not intimate enough and the complimentary wine and cheese too much a 'formula'), but the hotel did not have the feel of a large, impersonal chain-hotel. The location is perfect: around the corner from downtown Santa Barbara. We would be more than happy to return here.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Great hotel for the following reasons:
- Staff
- Location close to main shopping/restaurant area and beach
- Rooftop pool and seating area
- Rooms

The only negative is that the hotel is on a corner of a busy intersection, so be careful which room you reserve!

We will definitely go back here

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2013

My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Canary. The hotel is beautiful, the location is convenient to all of the shops and restaurants on State Street, and most of all, the staff are truly amazing! They are so welcoming, we felt like we were staying with old friends. They went way above and beyond our expectations!
Special shout outs to Wes, thank you for the awesome room, Catherine, for her great restaurant recommendations, and Bruce, who is quite simply, THE BEST BARTENDER EVER!!!!
Hope to return again someday soon!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

We spent 3 nights at this wonderful hotel in Santa Barbara and everything other reviewers have written is absolutely true. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hotel. You must also try the Fork & Finch restaurant in the hotel -we enjoyed a delicious supper with superb very personable and friendly, yet professional service.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Green 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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Canary Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Canary Hotel

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