Kimpton Canary Hotel

Santa Barbara, California Coast

The hotel

This fashionable and fun Kimpton hotel, is situated in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara. Here, you are just steps from the historic State Street and only just over a mile from the Californian coastline. There's always a lot on offer with Kimpton and it's no different here, with morning coffee, snacks and fruit to get your day off to the best start. Bikes are available to borrow so you can explore the local town and coast and there's even in-room yoga kit's to keep your zen. After a busy day of exploring in the Californian heat, the rooftop pool with stunning 360 views is waiting to cool you down.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of downtown Santa Barbara and close to State Street.

Hotel information

Variety of rooms and suites, all with air-conditioning, four-poster beds, TV, Honor mini-bar, WiFi*, safe, iron and board, hairdryer and bathrobes. Deluxe Guest Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premier Guest Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeps maximum 2 adults.

Superior Guest Rooms with 1 king-size bed, sleeps maximum 2 adults.

Superior Guest Rooms with 2 double beds, sleeps maximum 3 adults.

Superior Guest Rooms with 2 queen-size beds, sleeps maximum 4 adults.

Junior Suites have a separate living room and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

1-Bedroom Suites have a separate living room with twin-size sleeper sofa and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults.

The Canary Suite has a wrap-around balcony which enjoys private ocean views, spacious living room, dining area, in-room spa with soaking tub and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Nesting Collection: 3-Bedroom Suites have 3 separate bedrooms all with king-size beds, 3 bathrooms, living room with twin-size sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 8 adults.

Award-winning restaurant Finch and Fork (California fare). Pool bar. Rooftop pool. Complimentary coffee and tea service in the lobby every morning. Hosted evening wine hour from 5:00-6:00pm. Complimentary access to the Gold's Gym located right next door to Canary. WiFi*. In-room spa services*. 24-hour room service*. Business centre. Laundry/dry-cleaning facilities*. Valet parking $35 plus tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

This hotel has a resort fee of $20 plus tax per room, per day (payable locally, subject to change)

Resort fee includes: - High Speed WiFi - Local and domestic long distance calls - Local welcome wines - Professional Fitness Center access - Saturday Morning Rooftop Yoga Classes - Locally roasted morning coffee with morning snacks - Public bike rentals to enjoy rides along the waterfront and through town - Daily Farmers Market Fruits - Canvas Totes to keep. Resort fee, tax and inclusions are subject to change - please see hotel check-in for current inclusions available to you upon arrival.

100% non-smoking hotel.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel for a short stay

Sep 9, 2020 456heathers Woodland Hills, California, United States

Overall the hotel was nice for a short stay (we only booked 1 night) after staying 2 nights up in San Luis Obispo. We've now stayed at different hotels and understand each have their own policies regarding Covid; however, the services were very minimal. Coffee was available downstairs, but no coffee pot in any room. This was odd as our hotel in… Read more
Overall the hotel was nice for a short stay (we only booked 1 night) after staying 2 nights up in San Luis Obispo. We've now stayed at different hotels and understand each have their own policies regarding Covid; however, the services were very minimal. Coffee was available downstairs, but no coffee pot in any room. This was odd as our hotel in SLO included a nespresso machine with pods, water, and snacks. One of the elevators was down for the day, which was not a huge deal. The pool was lovely although no service at last the time we went. We made reservations for Sunday over the Labor Day week from 9am-11am as required, but once we got up to the pool around 10am there was no one checking-in. There were towels in a bin and seems like everyone just sat themselves. At that time the sun was blazing and plenty of room, so we didn't mind. Just seemed odd to have a system in-place without enforcing it? Our room included a corner balcony, which was nice and our two dogs enjoyed looking outside. The hotel is very dog friendly. Valet service very expensive $38 per night. Our hotel in SLO was $19 per night. I get it SB is different than SLO, but just outlining the price differences. My recommendation would be given the reduced amenities and service the prices should be adjusted to reflect such, but having no pet fees is nice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Hotel not worth the price

Sep 6, 2020 stargazer65 San Francisco, California

A rooftop pool that only select people can use. If you don’t have. A reservation for the pool you are out of luck. They do not tell you this when you check in but rather give you a one page paper to read as they stuff it in your hand. Definitely not worth the price especially since it was doubled for Labor Day weekend. Only one person at the… Read more
A rooftop pool that only select people can use. If you don’t have. A reservation for the pool you are out of luck. They do not tell you this when you check in but rather give you a one page paper to read as they stuff it in your hand. Definitely not worth the price especially since it was doubled for Labor Day weekend. Only one person at the front desk to answer calls from people when hotel was 97% full. VAlet parking only and very expensive. Breakfast not available Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Not what it used to be

Aug 12, 2020 F2094DQlaurenr

I have stayed at the Canary many times throughout the years and have always loved this property and the service. This time was so much different than ever before. The lobby and hallways were very dark and the rooms are a bit run-down. The rooftop and pool is beautiful as always but there is literally zero service. It was hard to get towels let… Read more
I have stayed at the Canary many times throughout the years and have always loved this property and the service. This time was so much different than ever before. The lobby and hallways were very dark and the rooms are a bit run-down. The rooftop and pool is beautiful as always but there is literally zero service. It was hard to get towels let alone ordering a drink or a snack. There is also no housekeeping service “because of COVID” which is not the other case at other hotels in the area. We were supposed to stay 4 nights but decided to check out after 2. It still has a 5 star price tag for a 3 star experience. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not waste your time

Jul 31, 2020 robert l Seattle, Washington

A very low aesthetic, poor service hotel. In a transitional neighborhood. Staff is pleasant but not a place you would want to come back if you could go to a more interesting, attractive and more comfortable hotel
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful, Clean, Safe, with an AMAZING rooftop pool

Jul 30, 2020 80green San Francisco, California

Just finished a 2 night stay at the Kimpton Canary. They've taken a lot of precautions to make their guests feel safe during this 'interesting' time, without compromising a the high end level of service that comes with the Kimpton name. Firstly there are hand sanitizing stations everywhere. The hotel has lots of open spaces to feel comfortably… Read more
Just finished a 2 night stay at the Kimpton Canary. They've taken a lot of precautions to make their guests feel safe during this 'interesting' time, without compromising a the high end level of service that comes with the Kimpton name. Firstly there are hand sanitizing stations everywhere. The hotel has lots of open spaces to feel comfortably socially distanced. The rooftop pool was never crowded and there was plenty of space from your nearest neighbor. The 360 degree view was amazing! It's really the best pool in Santa Barbara. They also give every guest a PPE package. With a face mask, sanitizing wipes, and antibacterial hand gel (which was one of the best I've ever used... it's hard to find a brand that doesn't leave your hands sticky...!). Overall a fabulous stay. Read less