the Canary hotel's privileged perch one block from State Street in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara. Close to the shopping nirvana of Paseo Nuevo, the historic Lobero theater and countless cafes, boutiques and galleries, the Canary is spot-on spectacular for discovering the pulse of this colorful city. Less than two miles away from the Pacific Ocean and thirty minutes for the central coast wine country, Canary is the ideal location for your next vacation.
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"Very nice hotel near shops and restaurants"
The hotel feels very European, which is good and bad. The rooms are nicely decorated and have ample sitting and desk space. The beds are 4 poster and has a high mattress height like many other reviewers have noted. However this may be the most comfortable bed ever! Because of the 4 poster bed, all lighting comes from lamps and from the small window and French doors, which makes the room a little dark. Very limited closet space, but is efficiently laid out. The bathroom is very small, but would be workable if their were more counter space around the sink/vanity area. You are offered wine at check in, which is a nice touch. Also, coffee is available in the lobby every morning, then hot chocolate after. There was a wine oriented happy hour as well. The staff seems to make the best of these situations and they are a nice feature. Umbrellas were plentiful during our rainy stay. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The valet team are some of the quickest we’ve encountered, which says a lot given the tight space they are working in. The bar team at Finch and Fork was slow and uninterested, but the wine selection and food quality were very good. The hotel is located just off of State Street and is walking distance to great shops and restaurants. Some reviews complained about noise, however during our stay we did not have any issues. Also, WiFi was free for us unlike some other reviewer’s experiences. They do charge a $15 resort fee, which should just be rolled into the room rate. If for no other reason than to eliminate the illusion of nickel and diming guest. Parking was steep at $35 per night, but likely the going rate for overnight downtown parking. Overall a very positive stay, but not a value given the room rates. Compared to other hotels in SB, it is our favorite thus far. Highly recommended for its amenities and location.
"Every hotel should have check-in wine"
This is our third Kimpton hotel and we're never disappointed. We were offered a glass of local wine at check-in (yes, please), which we enjoyed as we unpacked in our charming room and then toured the property. The rooftop pool and terrace were surprisingly beautiful, with views of the city and great seating areas, including an outdoor fireplace. Although Santa Barbara has many great restaurants, one of the best is the Finch & Fork at the hotel. We had lunch, dinner and breakfast there during our visit and the food and service were fantastic. Kimpton always has thoughtful extras, at this property we enjoyed the evening wine service in the lobby and the delicious hot chocolate bar during the day. And that bed' One of the most comfortable we've ever slept in.
"Beautiful, It has everything to please"
It is a gem of a hotel in a top location downtown and close to the water and 15 mn away by car from Ucsb. The staff is so nice and welcoming you never want to Leave. The hotel has its own restaurant which is very practical especially for Late arrivals. The restaurant provides room service. The rooms are beautiful and spacious and the roof top pool plus patio is delightful. You can order food around the pool too. Highly recommend this hotel and will certainly be back
This was the most charming hotel I've stayed in in a while!! Loved the champagne at check-in, and because we are Kimpton rewards members we were also upgraded at check in. Double score!! The room was so airy and spacious. Loved the hardwood floors and all the windows for natural light. The Rooftop is amazing! And don't leave without a meal at the Finch and Fork!
"So glad we stayed here "
This was such a cute boutique hotel: very clean, beautifully decorated, I was happy that all of the rooms had hardwood floors. Great location right on State Street, we walked to all the shops restaurants and bars. It's about .8 miles waking distance to the beach. It was such a nice touch that they had coffee in the morning and wine tasting in the evening and hot chocolate in the middle of the day. One of the biggest advantages of the hotel is the rooftop pool, Jacuzzi with a great view. I would definitely stay here again. I cannot say enough about how nice and polite and helpful all of the staff were in the entire hotel. If I had to come up with a complaint I would say the showers could have better water pressure and better lighting
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club - Japan Credit Bureau (JCB) - Discover
Check-in: 4:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM