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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Mar 14, 2020 SunnyFuture

Beautiful room, heavenly beds, delicious hors d'oeuvres for happy hour, incredible pool and views on roof, awesome location and helpful staff. Only disappointment was the $35/day "resort fee" for wifi and use of Gold's Gym. What? We were told this was included in room but it was a separate fee and a huge surprise (especially since I didn't even… Read more
Beautiful room, heavenly beds, delicious hors d'oeuvres for happy hour, incredible pool and views on roof, awesome location and helpful staff. Only disappointment was the $35/day "resort fee" for wifi and use of Gold's Gym. What? We were told this was included in room but it was a separate fee and a huge surprise (especially since I didn't even have wifi for 2 days!) Still a wonderful place! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful, spotless venue... delightful front desk

Mar 11, 2020 christopher0006 San Francisco, California

After being quoted US$700/night for a Saturday stay, we waited for a more reasonable rate Sunday evening and enjoyed a quick but fulfilling stay. If you are lucky, Madison will greet you at the front desk. She got our visit off to a great start. Room was very well-appointed but not particularly spacious. To my disappointment, I found no coffee… Read more
After being quoted US$700/night for a Saturday stay, we waited for a more reasonable rate Sunday evening and enjoyed a quick but fulfilling stay. If you are lucky, Madison will greet you at the front desk. She got our visit off to a great start. Room was very well-appointed but not particularly spacious. To my disappointment, I found no coffee maker in the room, and was perplexed by just one bath robe with a reservation for two. The location is unbeatable. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely energetic hotel

Feb 24, 2020 bpr437 Dallas, Texas

We love the Canary Hotel! It's got a great vibe, fun bar, pretty rooms, and a great location. You can walk all over town. The roof deck is wonderful and overlooks the entire area. It has a pool there too but we didn't use it.
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Feb 23, 2020 E9060CUrichardh Syorks

We stayed at the Canary hotel four years ago for one night, and since then I have longed to go back, however on this second visit it failed to live up to the previous visit. The room we had this time was a good size, with the usual four poster bed, which was just as comfortable as before, however this time the room lacked the Juliet balcony and… Read more
We stayed at the Canary hotel four years ago for one night, and since then I have longed to go back, however on this second visit it failed to live up to the previous visit. The room we had this time was a good size, with the usual four poster bed, which was just as comfortable as before, however this time the room lacked the Juliet balcony and the bathroom seemed smaller and very dated. There really is no need for the tiny TV, which is in the way and is so old looking now, utilising this space for some shelving to accommodate toiletries would be better. The staff too didn’t seem as attentive as before, with the exception of one of the valet guys. Breakfast always seemed to be under staffed, where on both mornings there was no one to greet us as we walked in, which then leaves you to hang around uncomfortably deciding whether to seat yourself or wait for someone to finally come from out the back. Also the terrace area, which was a wow factor for me last time, seemed in need of some TLC this time, with stained dirty seating. All in all in was a very underwhelming experience this time, and if I had experienced this previously we wouldn’t have bothered coming back, especially as it is one of the higher priced properties in Santa Barbara. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Kimpton Canary Hotel is a must stay!

Feb 20, 2020 matthewcheunggg San Francisco, California

Our trip (babymoon) began with a rough start, but the staff at Kimpton more than made up for it. When we arrived it was just after 5pm. We had just driven from the Bay Area, so it was about a 5 hour trip. While checking in, we were told our rooms weren’t ready. At 5pm?!? Check in time was 4pm. There were a few other guests waiting as… Read more
Our trip (babymoon) began with a rough start, but the staff at Kimpton more than made up for it. When we arrived it was just after 5pm. We had just driven from the Bay Area, so it was about a 5 hour trip. While checking in, we were told our rooms weren’t ready. At 5pm?!? Check in time was 4pm. There were a few other guests waiting as well... The general manager Ben had let us know that there was a system error along with fully booked rooms from the night before which caused the delay. We were getting fairly impatient, especially after such a long drive and wanting to just settle in. With the wifey being pregnant, we really just wanted to get to our room and unwind. When we were able to successfully check-in, Ben had let us know they would take care of us. We were further assisted by Kameron at the front desk - who not only made sure we were compensated (food credits, parking, etc) but was just genuinely thoughtful during our entire stay. Huge thanks, Kameron!!! Additionally, Madison reached out to us via text to make sure we had everything we needed. On day 2, we were surprised with macaroons and champagne (which we would bring home to enjoy at a later time). Our room was perfect and the bed was comfy. We took the one with the little corner patio and it was perfect to lounge and enjoy coffee. We’ve stayed at Kimptons before and we continue to come back because the service is always above and beyond. Thank you to the Kimpton Canary Hotel for keeping that reputation. We cannot wait to come back one day. Read less