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Kimpton Canary Hotel
Ranked #6 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“I still heart Kimpton”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Another great stay with Kimpton hotel. This hotel is very centrally located. Right next door to State Street shops, restaurants. It was far enough from the nightlife so that it was nice and quiet. Staff was attentive, responsive and helpful. The room was clean, modern and well maintained. i would definitely stay again. The room rate is expensive, but if your company is footing the bill, this place is a must stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
And we still heart you!!!!! Thank you for the great review and we love to hear about experiences likes these. We hope to see you again soon and often!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

We decided to ask Canary to host our niece's wedding there in April, 2013 and what a tremendous experience. The staff were simply extraordinary from event planning, food choices, setup for a rooftop wedding and a stunning ballroom for dinner and dancing. The staff simply have no way of saying no. They find the way! Excellent rooms with luxury amenities in an charming, updated and upgraded hotel. Everyone was exceedingly polite, helpful and accommodating. Best place for a vacation, get away and tremendous wedding venue. Thoroughly delighted with the entire experience. Will stay there again.

Room Tip: Try the Junior Suite for a bit more room
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Green Features: Top notch, they practice what they preach! Including, Temperature set to save energy Organic/local food & beverages Education for guests on green practices Energy-efficient lightbulbs Linen reuse program Water-efficient bathroom fixtures
  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you so much for remembering your stay with us! we strive to make lasting memories with our guests and it seems that we hit the nail on the head with your stay. And thank you so much for highlighting our wedding services. We believe we have some of the best facilities and staff in Southern California and I am glad that you agree. Thank you again for your wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Stayed at this lovely property in June 2012 for my younger brother's graduation from UCSB.
Beautiful hotel, great location right off state street and helpful staff.
For a pet friendly hotel, it's very clean. I'm a pretty picky person about hotels but felt comfortable in our clean room.
We had a corner room with a comfy king bed and the bathroom was more spacious than i expected for a hotel bathroom.
My sister and her husband who stayed at a neighboring hotel visited and wished she had made reservations at our hotel!

Very happy with our choice and will definitely stay here for my next visit!

Roof top terrace had great views for photo ops and there is a nice bar downstairs which is apparently a hot spot!

Room Tip: Request a corner room
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Congratulations on Graduation and thank you for the great comments! I am thrilled that you had a great time with us and we hope to see you back again soon. Thank you again and have a great weekend!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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Pebble Beach, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stumbled upon Canary on Hotwire, after wanting to stay there but refusing because of high price on its own website! Got the room for a fairly reasonable rate, and loved it! Cozy, California chic public areas and rooms. Well appointed. Great service. Too pricey. But, really liked it a lot.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Hi Dina! I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope you come back often and please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly for your next trip!

have a great rest of your week!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

A really nice hotel, with lovely, helpful staff. I have been fortunate to stay several times, and it never disappoints. Great location with all the amenities of State Street just round the corner. Great night's sleep in a very comfortable room. My room had a lovely large bathroom. Roof top terrace has lovely views, perfect for unwinding.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
We are so glad your enjoyed our location and beautiful ambiance of our property and city! Thank you so much for the great review and we hope to see you back in Santa Barbara again soon!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed recently for a family event. Our room was well appointed, clean, with a large bathroom (good when traveling with children!). The beds were excellent, and made up very quickly each day. We had a couple of oops moments needing sewing supplies, etc. and the front desk was fast, funny, and kind. I have little negative to say about our three day experience. The roof top pool is small, and elbows a bar, but ok. The valet services were wonderful. The breakfast was WAAAAY over priced, and with so many good breakfast options very close by, I'd skip it. Over all, in such an expensive place as Santa Barbara, this centrally located hotel is extremely useful and a good choice.

Room Tip: We didn't see a bad room
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Green Features: Considerate without being off-putting, the green efforts of the Canary are to be commended.
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our wonderful property! I am so sorry to hear about your experience with Finch and Fork! this is not the standard and I will make sure to pass your comments on to the Food and Beverage team. Thank you again for your review and staying with us! hope to see you back in Santa Barbara soon!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We loved this hotel. Smallish and friendly. Rooms are lovely, clean and comfy. The restaurant is great and the cocktail bar a must. Hotel staff and restaurant/bar staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. Location is excellent, just off the main shopping street making it a little quieter at night. Nice roof top pool with views across Santa Barbara.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 29 May 2014
Thank you so much for thew great feedback! I feel like you should start to write some of our marketing materials with a great review like that :)
we are thrilled you had a good time and we do hope to see you back in Santa Barbara very soon. Thank you again and have a great rest of your week.

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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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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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 Business Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Spa 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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