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“Great location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Kimpton Canary Hotel
Ranked #6 of 51 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We stayed here mainly for the location. The rooms looked ok the reviews were good. Our room was a suite which was dark and just ok. But we got an upgrade due to a water leak in the room next door. We didn't want to leave. The room was amazing and the hotel staff couldn't do enough for us. They were extremely helpful and friendly. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Victoria B
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you for the kind comments about the property and I am so sorry to hear that you had to move! We never like to hear about leaks or any mishaps during people's stays, but I am glad to hear that everything after went well. Thank you so much for staying with us and we look forward to seeing you again very soon!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Mill Valley, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

We were here in November for a child's birthday and were charmed by the way the Canary staff greeted our 9-year-old. Also fell in love with hotel "staff dog" Wiley, who greeted us at check-in. This time, we were in Santa Barbara for a wedding, and again, were charmed when they said to our young lady, "The last time you were here, it was your birthday." She grinned from ear to ear. Smart staff, checking guest records and making us feel welcome. We spent more time in the lobby, early mornings, enjoying their delicious complimentary coffee and soaking in the gorgeous decor. It's eclectic and homey and elegant at the same time. The Canary staff seems to look for ways to be helpful. We'll be back again - soon. It's our new favorite hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Janie A
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 16 June 2014
These types of reviews make us grin ear to ear! Thank you so much for sharing such a great experience and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us! Thank you so much and we hope to see you back in Santa Barbara very soon! we will have all of your favorite things waiting and especially Wiley:)

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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Dublin, Ireland
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55 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and it was the best hotel of our trip. The bottle of bubbly when we arrived definitely set the tone! Really beautiful suites, and a gorgeous pool area.....really feels like a proper boutique hotel. The breakfast is good and the cocktails are great. It's a bit of a long walk to the beach but it's in the nicer part of town for shopping & eating. There's a bus that will take you to the beach for 50c. Highly recommended.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Congratulations! we love to hear about guests gracing us with the honor of hosting them during such an important occasion! we are thrilled you had a great time with us and we hope to see you back in Santa Barbara very soon!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

My wife and I had the chance to spend one night here during March 2014 (as a late birthday celebration) -- everything about the stay was terrific! Beautiful room with a four-poster bed and hardwood floors -- very thoughtful amenity waiting for us when we arrived . . . and we had a wonderful meal in the "Finch & Fork" farm-to-table restaurant downstairs. The hotel isn't super-close to the beach, but just off State Street, so we loved the location. It was a little chilly for the pool when we were there, but we brought a drink up to the rooftop deck and relaxed overlooking the town. Highly recommended on all fronts!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Boulder_Brad
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Happy belated brithday! I am glad you had a chance to enjoy Finch and Fork. We have just been awarded top ten restaurants in Santa Barbara by Zagat, and I am thrilled you you had a chance to enjoy what they are so famous for! We hope you come back and visit us soon, and thank you again for staying with us!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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Manchester
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29 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Yet again Kimpton comes up trumps. The staff were fantastic. So friendly without being over the top. The rooftop pool area is beautiful. Be sure to head up there for couple of hours to chill. Just off State St so close to all the attractions. Our room was great with lovely decor although the beds are a little high. So much so they supply a little wooden step as a helping hand. Overall can't beat this place

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Thank you so much for the great review! I really appreciate the kind comments and I am glad you enjoyed the small details such as our foot stools:) Thank you again for the review and we hope to see you again soon in Santa Barbara!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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Monterey, California
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58 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed over Memorial Day holiday 2014. I noticed that all employees seemed genuinely happy to be there. Good vibes started from when we first pulled up to the valet and continued with the front desk staff when we checked in (which was quick and efficient). The hotel is located just one block from State Street which was VERY convenient to great shopping and restaurants. We ate breakfast in the hotel all 3 days and had their lemon-ricotta pancakes every day! (Initially recommended by our server - best pancakes I've ever had. Seriously!) Our room (216) was on the 2nd floor and the housekeeping staff kept it impeccably clean. Included night-time turn-down service with chocolates. Bathroom was huge and had a separate bathtub and separate shower. They also have a beautiful pool and hot tub on the roof with lovely furniture, a fireplace, and great views. Great place to watch the sun set. Will definitely return to this hotel as I highly recommend it and its staff.

Room Tip: We stayed in Room 216, which had two queen beds. It overlooked the driveway, but was extremely quiet...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AuntyBeeTheTraveler
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 13 June 2014
Those pancakes are to die for! we hear this from a lot of our guests and I am thrilled you had the chance to experience them also. Thank you for the great review and we love to hear about all of the great things you encountered on property! we hope to see you back here soon and thank you again for such great comments!

~Ian Robert McClendon
Director of Rooms
ian.mcclendon@canarysantabarbara.com
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon and we had a fantastic stay! On arrival in our room, we had been left a bottle of prosecco on ice and a congratulations card, really nice touch!

The room was clean and comfortable, the four poster bed was amazing and soo comfy! The room was slightly smaller than we're used to but really nice.

The food in the restaurant was gorgeous. On our first night we sat at the bar and had a flatbread and some drinks - amazing! We received breakfast vouchers too that we weren't expecting and the breakfast was really good!

The pool is sooo nice! The pool bar staff are very attentive. Only downside is that if there is an event on up at the rooftop bar, then it's closed to the public. This happened on our first night which was disappointing as we were really looking forward to going straight up there.

Overall - loved it!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ciara B
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Ian M, Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Thank you for the great review and we are so lucky to have served you during such an important time. If you need anything else from the property, please do not hesitate to ask and we hope to see you again soon in Santa Barbara!

~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 (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 Spa Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Green Hotel in Santa Barbara
#2 Business 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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