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The service was excellent! They accommodated all our requests and needs!

Staff was incredibly helpful. We came with a baby and they did everything they could to make our stay as easy as possible.

Great location and very well decorated...rooftop pool is a PLUS!

Nice hotel great staff great food great service and friendly to all guests

The Canary is the perfect base of operations for Santa Barbara Wine tours and fine dining. It is a lovely hotel, with a great staff!

I really wanted to give this hotel a good review but I honestly can't. Here are the issues I had with my stay: The mini bar wasn't cleaned up from the previous guests. The room they gave us was next to the elevator after we specifically requested a room away from the elevators when booking the room a month earlier. When calling Guest Services, they are not always available and will let the phone ring and ring-- no way to leave a message and no call-backs. Housekeeping left our room before they were done servicing it and never came back. We asked the front desk to have them return and they never did. For a 4-star hotel none of these issues should have occurred. A cleaned room, serviced minibar, simple room requests and being able to reach a hotel employee by phone are basic givens at any hotel- I don't know why I had to chase these things down. However, I will say that the valet/bellmen team were on point, as were the staff at Finch and Fork restaurant.

Great location and experience! If you're looking for a bargain, forget it. This is an upscale hotel with very nice rooms and a roof top bar that is awesome! It's a must see and do!!

Overpriced for what it offers. Staff are lovely but the facilities are run down and outdated.

Short walk to the Public Market which has a great wine bar.

The Canary Hotel was wonderful. My sister and I went to Santa Barbara for our birthday. Everyone was nice. I can't complain about anything. Loved it. Very beautiful rooftop.

Very friendly and accommodating staff. Great location. $700 per night? Not sure it is worth that

Room too small and noisey.-- also dated. Way overpriced

We had a great experience at the Canary Hotel. It's tucked away in the historic center of Santa Barbara. We walked everywhere and loved everything about the hotel and the surroundings. Wine every evening from 5:00 till 6:00 in the lovely lobby. Hot coffee every morning from 5:00 am. The restaurant is nice; nice bar area; fantastic staff who could not have been more helpful and attentive. Our room was large and very comfortable and the sheets and bed linens are perfect. It was a spectacular stay. The rooftop was so nice and all very relaxing. Next time (and we are planning to return) we'll stay longer than 2 days. Santa Barbara is beautiful, as is so much of Southern California.

Great staff, rooms, service, and atmosphere. Loved the rooftop pool/bar.

We went for our 10y anniversary and left two kids at home and this was a very romantic hotel experience. We loved the wine our downstairs each day. We loved the rooftop pool and lounging area even in the evening. And we loved the complementary bikes that we could ride down to the beach. Overall was a perfect weekend away, but a little pricey in my opinion.

Great location but the old beauty is tired and in need of an update.

My sister and I stayed in a one bedroom suite for a few days in August with my 5 month old daughter and we had a wonderful time. All of the staff from the valet to the front desk to housekeeping to the restaurant were friendly and helpful. The hotel was very accommodating with respect to the baby - they first brought a crib to our room but when we realized it would be a tight squeeze, they replaced it with a pack 'n play (no extra charge for either), and when we needed ice packs for the formula bag frozen, it was no problem. We enjoyed the pool, Finch and Fork restaurant and the complimentary wine tasting happy hour in the lobby. The location around the corner from State Street is great with everything in easy walking distance, over 3 days we never used our car. I have always liked this hotel, but since it has become a Kimpton hotel, the service has definitely gone up a notch. I highly recommend the Canary, you will not be disappointed.

The Canary had beautiful rooms, fresh and spacious! The bed was luxuriously comfortable and every staff member we met was gracious and attentive. Would definitely stay no where else in Santa Barbara!

Very Curteous and helpful staff from the front dest to the Valet. Great atmoshpere and style.

Not cheap but Great hotel. Close driving distance to beach and walking distance to shopping downtown

W Carrillo St Santa Barbara CA

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Presidio Santa Barbara
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Kimpton Canary Hotel places you within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as Lobero Theater and Paseo Nuevo Mall. This 4-star hotel welcomes guests with 97 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a health club.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at Finch and Fork, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.


Rooms

All of Kimpton Canary Hotel's 97 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, minibars, and laptop-compatible safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Phones and ironing boards are also standard.


Property features

At Kimpton Canary Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a health club, and a spa tub. Valet parking is available for USD 38 per night. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with securing valuables, luggage storage, and concierge services. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center.

Room options

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Premier Room, 2 Double Beds

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Kimpton Canary Hotel

Everyone (10) Couples (40) Business (4) Family (12) Friends (6) Other (6)
5
Families Families

The service was excellent! They accommodated all our requests and needs!

By on Jun 17, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 15, 2019

Thank you so much for the great feedback!

5
Family with small children

Staff was incredibly helpful. We came with a baby and they did everything they could to make our stay as easy as possible.

By on Jun 12, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 13, 2019

Glad your stay was smooth and easy. We will share you words with our staff and it will make them happy.

5
Friends

Great location and very well decorated...rooftop pool is a PLUS!

By , from Chicago on May 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 12, 2019

Thanks for your rating and review. Hope you enjoyed your stay!

5
Everyone

Nice hotel great staff great food great service and friendly to all guests

By on Nov 15, 2018

Review comment responded on Nov 19, 2018

So many "Greats" love it!. your home away from home will be here for you. See you soon!

5

fun wine trip with friends!

Everyone

The Canary is the perfect base of operations for Santa Barbara Wine tours and fine dining. It is a lovely hotel, with a great staff!

By , from Houston TX on Jan 9, 2018

Review comment responded on Feb 10, 2018

What can we say, it's guests like you that make us so great! Thanks for the feedback, Theresa. Hope you're able to visit with us again soon. All the best, Marissa

3
Everyone

I really wanted to give this hotel a good review but I honestly can't. Here are the issues I had with my stay: The mini bar wasn't cleaned up from the previous guests. The room they gave us was next to the elevator after we specifically requested a room away from the elevators when booking the room a month earlier. When calling Guest Services, they are not always available and will let the phone ring and ring-- no way to leave a message and no call-backs. Housekeeping left our room before they were done servicing it and never came back. We asked the front desk to have them return and they never did. For a 4-star hotel none of these issues should have occurred. A cleaned room, serviced minibar, simple room requests and being able to reach a hotel employee by phone are basic givens at any hotel- I don't know why I had to chase these things down. However, I will say that the valet/bellmen team were on point, as were the staff at Finch and Fork restaurant.

By , from New York on Oct 12, 2017

Review comment responded on Oct 23, 2017

Thank you for the compliments on valet and Finch & Fork- so sorry about the housekeeping issues. We'll round table about it to prevent further miscommunications.

5

preeminent hotel in downtown santa barbara!

Everyone

Great location and experience! If you're looking for a bargain, forget it. This is an upscale hotel with very nice rooms and a roof top bar that is awesome! It's a must see and do!!

By , from Houston, TX on Jul 10, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 14, 2017

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. WE are so glad that you had such an amazing stay with us. We hope to see you again soon! Kristiann Zehr Rooms Director

3
Everyone

Overpriced for what it offers. Staff are lovely but the facilities are run down and outdated.

By on Feb 19, 2017

Review comment responded on Feb 24, 2017

So wonderful to hear how much you loved the staff. We really do love what we do here and it is great to hear that it shows. I am sorry that you found the décor outdated. Kristiann Zehr Director of Rooms Canary Hotel

5

great location. great staff.

Everyone

Short walk to the Public Market which has a great wine bar.

By , from Rochester,NY on Oct 3, 2016

5
Everyone

The Canary Hotel was wonderful. My sister and I went to Santa Barbara for our birthday. Everyone was nice. I can't complain about anything. Loved it. Very beautiful rooftop.

By on Aug 23, 2016

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