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Kimpton Canary Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Downtown Santa Barbara's only full-service boutique hotel 
  • The rooftop pool and lounge offers sweeping views of the mountains and ocean
  • Although there is a resort fee, there are loads of extras, like a canvas tote bag and a beverage at check-in
  • It's one block from State Street, a popular spot for shopping and restaurants

Enjoyed This
"Perfect location!!!! Loved the complimentary wine and appetizers for happy hour. Staff was second to none!!"
Jan 14, 2020 - Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
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It would be easy to check into the Kimpton Canary Hotel and feel like you've been transported to the Mediterranean. From the terracotta roofing to the wrought iron detailing, the 360-degree mountain and ocean views, the hotel could easily fit right into Old World Spanish wine country.

There’s a rooftop pool with an adjacent pergola and an outdoor fireplace with cozy seating. Additional details like four-poster beds, Spanish-tiled bathrooms and hardwood floors add to the Andalusian feel.

Hotel amenities are firmly rooted in modern times. The popular on-site restaurant, Finch & Fork, is a locavore’s dream, with the bulk of the menu items sourced from within the Santa Barbara region. The hotel also offers a daily wine tasting hour with a sommelier on hand.

After happy hour, walk one block to lively State Street, a long stretch filled with shopping corridors, specialty retailers and restaurants. The street extends all the way to the oceanfront wharf, about a 20-minute walk.



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Roof terrace
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.
Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 18 and under stay free of charge when using existing bedding.
Extra bedding available upon request: $25 plus tax, per night.
$25 plus tax per night for older children and adults.

Extra beds available in king-bedded room types only. 

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: free of charge.

Fees: Valet service fee: $38 plus tax per night.
A resort/facility fee of $35 plus tax, per night will be added to the total price of your stay upon check out.

The resort fee includes:

  • $10 daily dining credit at Finch & Fork or for in-room dining
  • Full access to Gold's Gym (including classes)
  • Weekly yoga classes on the rooftop poolside
  • Flock Favorites card, providing you special discounts at local retail stores
  • Canary canvas tote bag to take to the beach or shopping along State Street
  • Upgraded WiFi speed throughout the hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces for up to 5 devices (normally $14.99/night) 

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(20 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Canary Hotel, Santa Barbara (CA) (Kimpton Hotels) over the past 15 months.
4.8 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Perfect location!!!! Loved the complimentary wine and appetizers for happy hour. Staff was second to none!!
Dana Jan 14, 2020 Sherman Oaks, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The room was wonderful. We loved the decor! Not all of the bonuses included in the offer were available, however.
Other Comments
Nice staff.
Amy Jan 14, 2020 Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel close to State street. Nice rooftop pool
Murray Jan 12, 2020 ELIZABETH BAY, NSW, Australia
Enjoyed Most
We've stayed in several Kimptons over the years, and this did not disappoint. Really excellent staff -- from the valets to the front desk to the servers we encountered refilling beverages. Having coffee available in the morning and water throughout the day is really welcome (plus the tap water in Santa Barbara doesn't taste good). In addition, since it was the holidays, they offered hot chocolate throughout the day and delicious hot cider with the nightly wine hour (you could even spike it if you cared to). Location was convenient in the heart of town -- we walked everywhere. Though there was no view (we faced a parking garage), it was quiet and the value more than made up for the view.
Other Comments
Availability of Gold's Gym right next door was great. Yoga classes -- both at the gym as well as the weekly rooftop at the hotel (moved to a ballroom since it was still chilly in the morning) -- were surprisingly solid, and it was great to have the yoga mat in the room. Bathroom was well appointed and spacious -- separate tub and shower -- however the louvered door made it feel less private.
Michelle Jan 07, 2020 Pasadena, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Overall, very nice, but requested a light sunny room and it was somewhat dark
Elizabeth Jan 05, 2020 Menlo Park, CA, USA
Other Comments
We enjoyed our stay at the Kimpton Canary. The staff was very helpful and friendly, especially the bell staff. We brought our bikes and they stored them and brought them up for us when we were ready to ride! The room was decorated nicely and the finch and fork restaurant had good food.
madeline Jan 04, 2020 Fresno, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We love the Canary. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooftop pool was beautiful and uncrowded. Everything was top notch.
William Jan 04, 2020 Avila Beach, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Wonderful, friendly and helpful staff. Loved having access to the Golds gym next door. Fabulous local wine tasting each evening. We stayed in winter and loved having the rooftop jacuzzi.
Jill Dec 28, 2019 Los Angeles, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed our stay, but would not have gone without the Travelzoo pricing. The furniture in the room was showing it’s wear and tear, and at the normal rate, including a AAA discount, was WAY overpriced. The staff is GREAT, and responded quickly to all our needs. The best part was the array of dogs at the hotel, all sizes, as the hotel is VERY pet friendly. The location is excellent.
Laura Dec 26, 2019 West Hills, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a great experience
Jason Dec 24, 2019 Los Angeles, CA, USA

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