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Kimpton Canary Hotel
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

We have spent the Thanksgiving holidays at the Canary and have to share our experience. I should preface this by saying that we travel a lot...our stay her was fabulous. The staff could not be nicer...so helpful, know your name, and go way out of their way to be helpful ! The food is the restaurant is among the best in Santa Barbara ...even down to the delicious strawberry lime jam in the morning ! A big salute to all !!

Room Tip: We loved 225...great corner room.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

friendly staff. Comfortable room. Beautifully maintained hotel in historic building. Large rooftop deck and pool very inviting. Very good restaurant. Complimentary evening wine service. Great location for walking downtown.

Room Tip: Our room facing Carrillo Street was very quiet.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed here last month for our anniversary. It didn't live up to the hype of the reviews seen here. Service throughout was listless. The room was average in size and smelled like stale pets. I understand if you are a pet friendly hotel but the rooms should then be cleaned so those who don't own pets can enjoy a romantic getaway.

There are many other options in town and next time we will go elsewhere.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank betheball
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

Just stayed one night at the Canary in Santa Barbara and was so impressed. It's a beautifully designed hotel, traditional but eclectic and stylish. Excellent service straight from arrival, the valet and front desk super quick and friendly. The bar here is gorgeous too, with a great happy hour!

Our room was stunning, huge four poster bed and lovely view across the city. It's perfectly located for State Street and a walk to the pier.

Wished we had stayed longer!

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The location of the Canary could not have been better. Downtown Santa Barbara offers great restaurants, galleries, and shopping, from boutiques to Nordstrom and you can easily walk to it all and the ocean from the Canary. We only used our car to go to wine country. The rooftop pool area gave an amazing view of the city and also offered a fireplace and heaters at night. We spent our first afternoon enjoying room service drinks at the pool: perfection! The bar was good looking with good service and a good selection of wines by the glass. The room was comfy: my only complaint about the room is that there was no outlet to charge your phone by the bed. That should be standard in a hotel of this quality. The only other reservation is that most of the desk staff were new to the area and couldn't provide much in the way of personal recommendations. However, one of the valets was local and was a great help. I highly recommend it and would go back in an instant.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

We decided to stay one night in Santa Barbara. Really nice junior suite. Very clean and comfortable. Super cozy bed. Worth the splurge. Located in downtown SB; easy to walk to all the great restaurants and stores.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

The best part of our stay in Santa Barbara was the Canary. We stay at Kimptons every time if we can, and this hotel was beautiful, the staff welcoming and friendly and the service outstanding, from the minute you give them the car to anything you need at the front desk. We usually eat at the hotel once and the restaurant here was good, if a little quiet, but was much more fun on the weekend. The pool area is lovely. I can't say enough about this chain. It is fabulous. If this is a bit above your budget, it's worth the splurge.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
#1 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: $341 - $732 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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Also Known As:
Canary Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Canary Hotel

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