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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The Canary is amazing and one of our new favorite Kimpton Hotels (Nilla (our doggy daughter) agrees!). Everything was stellar! Armando, the valet, greeted us with a smile and Matthew at the front desk checked to see if our room was ready so promptly as we were offered a welcome glass of wine (sweet!). Matthew even gave us some tips on places we should visit in the area. The room was meticulously clean and lovely (I wanted to move in, seriously). A visit to the rooftop pool is a must! The views are beautiful (mountains and sea) and they have a nice bar and lots of seating available as well.

Marissa was extra kind to us and made our stay very special! I really felt at home.

Ryan, the General Manager, was welcoming and helpful with tips on great coffee places (Handlebar, I agree) and overall ideas for places to see/ things to do. This group of Kimpton peeps are pretty awesome!

We only ate at Finch and Fork during our stay because the first meal we had there was stellar, we just couldn’t go elsewhere. Much love to Eli, Jeanine, Olivia, and Pablo! Eli made us a delightful vegetarian Chef’s Taste complete with a description of the dish. Best Chef’s Taste EVER. You guys should add it to the menu!

You need to go to Finch and Fork people!!!

If you are planning a trip to Santa Barbara, just stay here and you’ll thank me later. I can’t wait to come back and visit next. Thanks Canary peeps, for making this so perfect!!!

Stayed: March 2018
Thank Sarah_ANANAS
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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sarah thank you so much for this. One of my favorite photos from your stay is you and Nilla looking out the window. How lovely! It's wonderfully gratifying to hear so much great feedback from you and your husband. And yes- the view on the rooftop is just simply wow. We're really proud of it.
I hope the rest of your tour de Kimpton's was wonderful! We're all very thankful you stayed with us and our sister property down the street.
Thank you so much!
Ryan Parker, General Manager
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

The Canary is amazing and one of our new favorite Kimpton’s. Everything was perfect from the time we arrived at the valet and were greeted by Armando. Matthew at the front desk was great and very welcoming. He gave us some tips on places we can’t miss. The welcome glass of wine is a nice touch. The room was so clean and comfortable. We loved the fruit all around the property. The views from the rooftop are stunning.

Marissa is very sweet. She really made us feel comfortable and like we were at home. She is a great asset to the Canary and to Kimpton.

Ryan the General Manager is so friendly. He has done an amazing job building a team that really cares.

We ate exclusive at Finch and Fork during our stay and it was delicious. Pablo, Olivia, Gabbi (spelling), Janine, and Eli were all great. Eli made us an amazing vegetarian Chef’s Taste and was nice enough to bring it out and explain the dish to us. This was the best Chef’s Taste we have ever had. See my review on Finch and Fork. They are great for any meal.

If you are planning a trip to Santa Barbara you need to stay here. We cannot wait to be back in the Nest. Thanks for an amazing stay.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank mikehenryjr
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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Mike this is so great! Thank you so much. It means so much to us to hear such wonderful compliments and to know that we made such a great impression along your Kimpton journey. You are Kimpton family now- come back whenever you like and I can't wait to see more of the photos you posted on Instagram! Well done! You make what we do so much fun.
Cheers,
Ryan Parker, General Manager
ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Travelling for business, had the pleasure to stay in this amazing hotel.
Rooms are spacious and clean. Loved the Spanish decor!
Food was great too.
All staff was extremely polite and helpful.
Will definitely be returning there!

Not very far from the beach - 20 minute walk, which I personally found very enjoying.

Oh and the roof top bar is amazing... pitty, it was raining, during our stay!

Room Tip: try to get a room, which isn't close to the traffic light
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled on business
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Thank Krasina M
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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Krasina, that's so wonderful. I too love that nice walk- you walk by 100's of locally owned and operated boutiques, cafes, wineries and spa's. How nice of a way to head to the beach. The bikes are always a fun way to head there too.

Thank you for the kind review and compliments about the Canary team. We're all motivated by reviews like this- thanks.
Ryan Parker, General Manager
ryan.parker@canarysantabarbara.com

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Good location, Great service, brilliant bar but small rooms. I dont know a better hotel in santa Barbara. Mauve you want to try The Four Seasoms in Montecito but it is treble the price. This is a high end Spanish style hotel. Lovely roof top pool

Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Paul D
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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Paul- thank you for the compliments about the bar, genuinely good service, and the rooftop oasis. We love the Spanish/Mediterranean style as well. Looking forward to seeing you back- thanks so much for the compliments.
Cheers,
Ryan Parker, General Manager
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

i was attending a workshop at the canary this week so treated myself to a night there, even though I am a local. I have attended many lovely events on the wondrous roof top of this sweet hotel but it was raining here this week, so did not get up there this time. enjoyed my room...the tub was lovely.. deep and beautiful tile. was surprised no grab bar by the side, though; don't most hotel bathroom have those these days? my bed was divine, luxurious sheets and pillows, but high, and no little stool to climb up, again, seemed odd. I guess i will request a handicap room next time. overall, a pleasant stay.

Stayed: March 2018
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CanaryGM-RParker, General Manager at Kimpton Canary Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Leah thats great to hear you were at the conference this week- thanks for enjoying a night with us and taking the time to share a bit about your visit. We are happy to provide stools- we have them in case people ask but don't leave them in the room because it's easy to bump into them. Thanks so much for the many compliments and I look forward to you returning on a sunny stay so you can pop up to the roof.
Cheers,
Ryan Parker, General Manager
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