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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"Nice hotel, but a bit over priced"
The Canary is an upscale Kimpton Hotel in the heart of the Santa Barbara shopping district. Centrally located off State Street its in walking distance to lots of restaurants and retail stores. The hotel itself is in the style of old Santa Barbara. Excellent staff and there is a good restaurant the Fork and Finch on property. However, what makes the Canary stand out is its roof-top pool and patio which overlooks the city. There is a bar by the pool that is open from 1 to 6 PM. If it was my hotel I would keep the pool Bar open until sunset in the summer months. The roof-top pool and lounge area is a good place to relax, at least during an off season weekday. Unfortunately, on weekends during peak season it can be a pretty busy on the roof area. The Hotel is a bit pricey, with about $70.00 or more in taxes, and fees added to the cost of your room. Also there is a valet parking fee of $35.00 a night. But if price is no object, this is probably one of the best place to stay in town if you don't want to be on or very close to the beach and harbor area.
"Many THANKS to "Minnie & Max The Pugs" for their recommendation."
Minnie & Max The Pugs have been sharing their road trips with fans all over the world for years and they have repeatedly recommended Kimpton Hotels. The Canary Hotel in Santa Barbara has been one of them. Therefore, as we planned our recent trip in California, we decided to follow their advice. We loved our stay here and will forever treasure the experience. The staff, especially the lady who checked us in, was exceptional. Thank you Minnie & Max The Pugs for an excellent recommendation. You are great ambassadors of your most awesome state! Thanks for posting your adventures, which we get to experience in person on holiday from Australia!
"Consistency of a Kimpton, Uniqueness of a Boutique"
Kimpton has nailed the formula to take a boutique hotel and put its stamp of customer service and friendliness on it. This beautiful hotel in a great location was wonderful. We enjoyed all the amenities including the restaurant, bar and location.
"Jewel of a hotel"
The Canary is a small boutique hotel in the center of everything in Santa Barbara. Though constructed just over 10 years ago, it looks and feels very historic. Staff is unfailingly polite and service oriented. I was always addressed by name, offered a glass of wine at check in, provided a Keurig with selection of coffee and tea pods and more. Thoughtful touches for guests include umbrella, shopping bag, yoga mat, and bathrobes in addition to the usual hair dryer, iron, etc. Many other options offered in cases guests have forgotten theirs, including rarely offered items such as curling irons. The roof top deck, pool and lounge area are even more beautiful than photos show. The Finch and Fork on-site restaurant was fabulous as well. I was a business guest and our meetings were held in the hotel. The meeting space was really comfortable and the catering was great. I recently stayed at the Ritz Carlton and found the Canary to be comparable for customer service, but much more unique and enjoyable. The Canary is located one block from State Street, about a mile walk to the beach and Stearns Wharf. Visitors can also catch the $0.50 Santa Barbara electric trolley which runs frequently on State Street, if they don't want to walk the whole distance to the beach. There are tons of great small restaurants and shops with a short walk from the Canary. 5 stars, no question.
The Canary still gives one an excellent experience, but I fear we have found it to be simply too expensive for our budget any more. Perhaps we have only been able to visit Santa Barbara at times when something is going on in town, but the cost for rooms on the weekend is simply too expensive, especially once fees and parking are factored in. Since this is not a resort where one stays on the hotel grounds all day, it becomes difficult to justify. Sorry Klimpton. We will be staying at other hotels in your chain, but will have to bypass old Santa Barbara.
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