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Canary a Kimpton Hotel

4 stars
31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
100 reviews
Clean, convenient, and quiet

Really sums up my stay, the rooms were exactly that, staff very friendly and helpful. The... See full review

  • Shoofly1976
  • Jun 29, 2014
Excellent last minute stay!

Stayed at this hotel last minute without knowing all too much about it due to the fact they offered... See full review

  • greenomatic
  • May 13, 2014
Upscale Santa Barbara getaway with views of the Pacific Ocean

The Canary Hotel is an upscale, luxury hotel that has breathtaking rooftop views of the Pacific Ocean and Santa Barbara. The rooftop terrace boasts a pool, whirlpool, fireplace and sundeck where guests gather for a day of sundrenched splendor or an enchanted evening. The Canary Hotel is a block from State Street in downtown Santa Barbara. An on-site, upscale restaurant makes dining an easy and sublime experience. Guests head to the Canary Hotel for business trips, vacations, weddings and events.

Highlights
  • Hosts wine evening reception
  • Guest gym privileges
  • Rooftop deck, pool, whirlpool
  • In-room spa services
Rooms
The 97 renovated rooms at the Canary Hotel are furnished with Spanish Isle-influenced decor with a Moroccan twist and pet friendly without fees or restrictions. Four-poster king or double beds with hypoallergenic linens are available, and amenities include hardwood floors, free Wi-Fi access for Kimpton InTouch Loyalty Members, iHome docking station, 42-inch HDTV with movies on-demand, DVD player, coffee maker (upon request), and minibar. Some rooms have French balconies and city views. Suites are accompanied by more space, a bathroom with a shower and soaking tub, a living area, sleeper sofa, and wraparound balcony with mountain and ocean views.
Features
The Canary Hotel features a rooftop pool, deck, and whirlpool area called The Rooftop Perch. Guests soak up some sun or sit by the fireplace and enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific and Santa Ynez Mountains. The hotel also provides in-room spa services like facials and massages. Travelers can keep trim at the Spectrum Gym next door. Personal trainers, group fitness classes, cycling studio, free W-Fi, cardiovascular equipment and free weights await guests.
Dining
The Canary Hotel features the on-site Finch & Fork Restaurant & Bar where locals and guests gather. Finch & Fork serves upscale comfort food locally sourced. Diners nosh on thoughtfully prepared plates of market fish tacos, artisanal flatbreads, and a signature lamb burger. Food is available any time of day with 24-hour room service.
Transportation
  • Santa Barbara Amtrak (0.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (9.6 mi/15.4 km)
  • Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (90.2 mi/145.2 km)
Attractions
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art (0.3 mi/0.5 km)
  • Stearns Wharf (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Mission Santa Barbara (1.7 mi/2.7 km)
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History (2.2 mi/3.5 km)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara (11 mi/17.7 km)
Business
  • Wired and wireless Internet in room
  • On-site business center
  • Offers 5,000 square feet of flexible meeting space that fits over 500

Canary a Kimpton Hotel Rooms

Deluxe Guest Room 1 King Bed
Deluxe Guest Room with 1 King Bed 300-320 sq ft, frette linens, bath robes, desk, 42 inch HD TV,
Junior Suite with 1 King Bed
Junior Suite with 1 King Bed 450 sq ft, living room with sofa sleeper,
One Bedroom Suite 1 King Bed
One Bedroom Suite with 1 King Bed 475-550 sq ft, living room with french doors,
Canary Presidential Suite
Canary Presidential Suite with 1 King Bed 1300 sq ft-ocean view- living room
Accessible Deluxe with 1 King Be
Accessible Deluxe with 1 King Bed 373 sq ft, roll-in shower, communication features,
Premier Guest Room 1 King Bed
Premier Guest Room with 1 King Bed 320-340 sq ft- frette linens
Accessible Premier with 1 King B
Premier Accessible with 1 King Bed 370 sq ft, accessible tub, communciation features,
Superior Guest Room 1 King
Superior Guest Room with 1 King Bed 340-375 sq ft-oversized bathroom-frette linens
Accessible Superior with 1 King
Accessible Superior with 1 King Bed 450 sq ft, accessible tub, communication features,
Superior Guest Room 2 Doubles
Superior Guest Room with 2 Double Beds 320 sq ft, oversized bathroom, frette linens,
Superior Guest Room 2 Queens
Superior Guest Room with 2 Queen Beds 340 sq ft, oversized bathroom, frette linens,
Accessible Superior Guest Room w
Accessible Superior with 2 Queen Beds 515 sq ft, accessible tub, communication features,

Amenities

  • High-speed internet
  • Heated pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Elevators
24 hour security
Activities
Heated pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Jacuzzi
Children's activities
Golf
Jogging track
Tennis
Play ground
Racquetball courts
Boating
Scuba diving
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Continental breakfast
Restaurant
24 hour room service
Room service
Meal plan - continental
Family plan
Services
24 hour front desk
Business center
Maid service
Laundry service
Express checkout
Childcare Service
Concierge desk
ATM/Cash machine
Security
Wake-up service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Porters
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Copy service
Audio visual equipment
Cellular telephone rental
Computer rental
Internet
High-speed internet
Parking
Indoor parking
Valet parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Accessible rooms
Accessible parking
Grab bars in bathroom
TDD telephone machine
Room
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Free newspaper
Fire alarm with light
Electronic door locks
International direct dial
Sprinklers in rooms

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Hotel Map

34.4206 -119.7028
Nearby airports
Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport, (BUR), 90.50, MI, E; Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, (SBA), 9.70, MI, N; Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), 99.00, MI, NW;
Area description
City Center

Nearby points of interest

  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.2 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.8 mi
  • Alameda Park: 0.8 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 1 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 1.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.6 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.9 mi
  • Skofield Park: 2.8 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.8 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 6.8 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.4 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.5 mi
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse: 0.2 mi
  • Rafael Gonzalez House: 0.7 mi
  • Santa Barbara City College: 0.8 mi
  • Alameda Park: 0.8 mi
  • El Paseo Shopping Mall: 1 mi
  • Sterns Wharf: 1 mi
  • Mission Santa Barbara: 1.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum: 1.6 mi
  • Nojoqui Falls Country Park: 1.6 mi
  • Antioch University: 1.9 mi
  • Skofield Park: 2.8 mi
  • Casa del Herrero: 3.8 mi
  • Virginia Hotel: 6.8 mi
  • University of California, Santa Barbara: 8.4 mi
  • UCSB Events Center: 8.5 mi
  • Cold Spring Tavern: 10.4 mi
  • Santa Barbara Zoo: 196.4 mi

Dining

Perch Rooftop Bar
Rooftop Perch Seasonal. Youll get an entirely new perspective on the city. Your views will be served with accomplished California fresh cuisine of Coast Restaurant that surprises and delights with innovative use of the best locally sourced ingredients.
Finch and Fork
Finch and Fork formerly Coast Restaurant is a gathering place where guests are welcomed to share in small plates and great conversation. Chef James Siao brings to life a menu to be paired with craft cocktails artisan wines and great beers.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
04:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (100)

Ratings and reviews for Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
100 out of 100
Amenities:
4.5
Room cleanliness:
4.8
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.7
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pasadena, CA
May 24, 2010

Did not meet expectations

We love Santa Barbara and enjoy spending time in both the city and at the beach. This was our first time staying at this hotel and it did not meet our expectations. It's hard to say what the high price per night is going towards. The pros: nice decor, the bed was amazingly comfortable. The cons: staff wasn't very nice, the lobby smelled like fish, accommodations aren't even worth mentioning, and thin walls (noise from other rooms not from the street). Overall, our stay was disappointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Marina Del Rey
Mar 14, 2010

Poor Step Child of SHUTTERS

Very disappointing- Know Shutters, this can't be compared. Using the Shutters name is almost fraudulent.The furniture in the rooms was all banged up, the shower had no light,the TV was not HD, though large.My partial Ocean View, that we paid extra for included a 4 story parking lot. The photo of the Hotel removes all of the surroundings including a Bus terminal across the street with its share of Homeless People. Nothing like The Canaries. Definitely not urban chic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Pasadena, CA
May 24, 2010

Did not meet expectations

We love Santa Barbara and enjoy spending time in both the city and at the beach. This was our first time staying at this hotel and it did not meet our expectations. It's hard to say what the high price per night is going towards. The pros: nice decor, the bed was amazingly comfortable. The cons: staff wasn't very nice, the lobby smelled like fish, accommodations aren't even worth mentioning, and thin walls (noise from other rooms not from the street). Overall, our stay was disappointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
1
Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Marina Del Rey
Mar 14, 2010

Poor Step Child of SHUTTERS

Very disappointing- Know Shutters, this can't be compared. Using the Shutters name is almost fraudulent.The furniture in the rooms was all banged up, the shower had no light,the TV was not HD, though large.My partial Ocean View, that we paid extra for included a 4 story parking lot. The photo of the Hotel removes all of the surroundings including a Bus terminal across the street with its share of Homeless People. Nothing like The Canaries. Definitely not urban chic.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
1
Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
moorpark, ca
Jun 22, 2009

canary hotel

WE were very disappointed withthe hotel. There was a dog in the room next door, we called front desk at 10.30 and again at 11.30 in the nighht. they said they would take care of it, nothing happened. told front desk at checking, nothing they would do about it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

peteite valentino, excellent food

Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
moorpark, ca
Jun 22, 2009

canary hotel

WE were very disappointed withthe hotel. There was a dog in the room next door, we called front desk at 10.30 and again at 11.30 in the nighht. they said they would take care of it, nothing happened. told front desk at checking, nothing they would do about it.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
2
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

peteite valentino, excellent food

Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
family with dog
clayton, ca
Oct 9, 2009

nice boutique hotel

not as glamorous as shutters on the beach, location great for shopping and the downtown santa barbara experience. over a mile away from the beach and urban views, include the greyhound bus station. nice full gym next door is complimentary. great wooden floors and amenities for our dog. very quiet and sound proof walls. classy decor but not lavish.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

sojourner cafe is nearby on east canon perdido with inexpensive but good vegetarian (and some meat) dishes. very nice staff.

Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Los Angeles, CA
Oct 26, 2009

A best value in Santa Barbara

Really well done re-modeled rooms. The typical rooms are not huge, but they are very comfortable, modern, and stylish with pillow-top mattresses, LCD TVs (even one in the bathroom!) and hardwood floors.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Oakland
Apr 3, 2011

lovely place with beautiful decor

I have stayed in many different places in Santa Barbara. This was the best location as you are downtown where all the restaurants are. It's easy to get to the beach on the shuttle so you never have to drive. The roof top pool was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Review of Canary a Kimpton Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Larry007
Houston, TX
Jun 30, 2014

Family Vacation on CA coast

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

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: In Hotel

Incredible breakfast and great dinner right at hotel.

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