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Kimpton Canary Hotel
Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

The best hotel stay of our honeymoon. As soon as you enter the lobby the decor, staff and aroma make it a very welcoming environment. We got a beautiful suite with a great four poster bed and lots of space. The pool area on the roof was great too, and it's only a block from the main shops and restaurants area at State Street. Will be telling all my friends and family to stay here when in Santa Barbara and hope we'll be back some day!

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

we are so glad to hear that you will be back soon! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time, and the four poster beds really do make the experience in the rooms truly great! Thank you so much for the great review and we hope to see you back here soon!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

This is a wonderful hotel in the heart of Santa Barbara. It is located just steps from State Street and the many shops and restaurants. The rooms are comfortable and well kept, as is the hotel on a whole. Hershey, our Newfoundland, was welcomed by all. Valet parking was easy, and check-in a breeze. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Santa Barbara. We cannot wait to return.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Thank you so much for your great review and we loved hosting Hershey! We are thrilled that you enjoyed our pet friendly enviroment and also our perfect location for city and beach activities. We hope you will come back soon to Santa Barbara and bring back Hershey!!!!

~Ian Robert McClendon
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff and great location for all things Santa Barbaran. Our room was lovely and the bed was very very comfy. The staff were very helpful without being 'in your face' and we got good advice in things to do when we looked for it. The rooftop area is a little oasis also.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

We are all thrilled that you had an enjoyable time here at the Canary and that the staff took good care of you while you were here. We hope to see you again very soon!

~Ian Robert McClendon
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

Nice hotel, very good location just off of State Street, which is the main street in Santa Barbara with all the shops and bars, restaurants. 10 minute walk to the beach.

Rooms nice and comfortable, decent quality furnishings - feels like a latin boutique hotel. Great pool on the 6th floor with sun cream and aloe on tap which is a nice touch. Breakfast is excellent with a good choice of quality food but again you pay the price. I would ask for a room off of Carrillo Street just to avoid the odd noisy exhaust from a fast car or motor bike.

Would book again but will try and get a deal this time.

Overall a good quality hotel but at a price, even the valet parking is $25 per night.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2014

Thank you very much for your great review and I am thrilled that you had a nice stay with us! Our pool is one of our favorite places on property and yes we do have great things like lotion stations, squirt guns, sun glasses and much more. We hope to see you back in Santa Barbara soon and thank you again for taking the time to review our property!

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Reviewed 20 May 2014

I booked this hotel sting in a coffee shop around the corner (last minute) and got a very reasonable rate. I don't have much to add to all the great reviews except to say that I agree with them all. My room was pretty and light-filled and I had the best night's sleep.

And just a short stroll from all the lovely sights of Santa Barbara.

I thought the staff could not be more perfect... an all-round blissful experience... thank you!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Thank you so much for your great review and we are glad we are able to accomodate so last minute. Thank you again and we hope you see you again soon in Santa Barbara!

~Ian Robert McClendon
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Set amongst the high end shops selling all the international brands this is a well run hotel and at a reasonable rate. Good bar with bar snacks and a full dining room food is covered for all tastes. Valet parking at $25 per day for guests. Food is good. Hotel and rooms are clean and comfortable. The rooms and corridors are quiet. Would revisit

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Thank you for the great comments about our hotel and restaurant! Finch and Fork is great and we love to hear about people spreading the good word! I am glad you had a great time with us and I look forward to seeing you back in Santa Barbara soon!

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Reviewed 18 May 2014

You will pay a premium if you are going to stay in Santa Barbara and the Canary is no exception. The hotel is very nice with a unique decor but the rooms tend to be a little small and do not appear to have great views. The hotel is located within walking distance to State street and everything else is typical Kimpton. The staff and service are top notch. One recommendation would be for management to upgrade the wine selection during the wine hour. The Canary appears to be the flagship location in California and is approximately double the price of other southern California locations. Therefore, it should represent the brand accordingly.

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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2014

Thank you very much for your great review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and you are correct, we are a little different from other Kimptons. The Palomar's have a certain feel, Monaco's do as well, and the Canary is no different. Being an urban property, we cannot offer some of the stunning views that other properties can, but that is why we have the great pool that we do. Take the elevator up to the 6th floor and take in the breathtaking 360 degree views of Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands. And we will definately look at our wine hour. we cannot change the wines, since they are selections from a certain program, but we can add some Santa Barbara flair and jazz it up!
Thank you again for your feedback and I hope to see you back in Santa Barbara soon!
~Ian Robert McClendon
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Address: 31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3212 (Formerly Canary Hotel Santa Barbara)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Barbara
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Romantic Hotel in Santa Barbara
#3 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#5 Luxury Hotel in Santa Barbara
#6 Family Hotel in Santa Barbara
Price Range: £250 - £509 (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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Canary Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Canary Hotel

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