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Kimpton Canary Hotel

4-star4 stars
31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101, United States of America

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Lobero Theater
  • Free WiFi
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Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Great pool
Value for money could be better

Kimpton Canary Hotel

from A$492
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible (Roll-In Shower)
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed
  • Premier Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Junior Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Deluxe Room
  • Standard Room
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Suite, 1 King Bed
  • Premier Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible
  • Premier Room, 2 Double Beds, Accessible

What’s around Kimpton Canary Hotel

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Lobero Theater (2-minute walk)
  • Paseo Nuevo Mall (3-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse (4-minute walk)
  • El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park (4-minute walk)
  • Moreton Bay Fig Tree (10-minute walk)
  • Stearns Wharf (17-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Bowl (17-minute walk)
  • Santa Barbara Zoo (30-minute walk)
  • Butterfly Beach (5.4 km)

Getting around

  • Santa Barbara, CA (SBA-Santa Barbara Municipal) - 13 min drive
  • Santa Ynez, CA (SQA) - 37 min drive
  • Santa Barbara Station - 17 min walk
  • Goleta Station - 12 min drive
  • Carpinteria Station - 16 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 97 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Valet parking *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • MP3 docking station
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Finch and Fork - Onsite restaurant.


On Site

  • Health club
  • Spa tub
  • Free bicycles on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkelling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Kimpton Canary Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Canary Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Canary Hotel
  • Canary Santa Barbara
  • Kimpton Canary Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Kimpton Canary Hotel Hotel Santa Barbara


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

Deposit: USD 100.00 per day

  • Resort fee: USD 39.27 per accommodation, per night

Resort fee inclusions:

  • Fitness/yoga classes
  • Internet access (may be limited)
  • Phone calls (may be limited)
  • Additional inclusions

Inclusions may be listed elsewhere on the page as free or for a surcharge.

Optional extras

Valet parking costs USD 38 per night with in/out privileges

Rollaway beds are available for USD 25.0 per day

Breakfast costs between USD 9 and USD 18 for adults, and USD 9 and USD 18 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Superb 9.2 From 317 reviews

Very good 8.0
Go for the pool!
Except for the valet parking situation, my husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Kimpton Canary Hotel. The room felt spacious and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom could stand some updated decor and a couple more towel hooks, but it was clean which is all that really matters. We LOVED the rooftop pool, by far the hotel’s best feature. The staff at the front desk was friendly and check-in/check-out was quick. And, the hotel was in a great location for walking around downtown Santa Barbara. My only wish is that there had been a cheaper self-service parking option in addition to the valet parking service. The valet was expensive ($38/night) and took forever - we usually waited at least 10 minutes downstairs on top of the 10 minutes we gave them between calling for our car and leaving the room. They were also incredibly disorganized and weren’t moving cars fast enough so if they would bring our car around to the front (and sometimes they wouldn’t and we had to walk halfway to the parking garage to get to where they brought our car, defeating the purpose of valet parking), there were cars blocking the way out and they just shrugged their shoulders or said we’d have to wait even longer for them to move all the cars. One time we needed to leave for a dinner reservation so we ended up having to back out onto a really busy street. Super unsafe! I hope they hire more valets to park cars because minus the parking it was a really great place to stay.
us3 night trip
Good 6.0
A bit disappointed but overall good
First of all the staff upon check in were very lovely! The valet brought up our luggage but forgot a few things and it did take them a while to bring those items up the second time around. Our room was very pretty. I opted for a king suite the view of the parking lot was a little funny to me but still very nice. The air conditioner in our room never got cold. Not even close to cool. It was a surprisingly hot few days in Santa Barbara so we really did not sleep well either night we were there because the room was so darn hot and stuffy. Such a bummer because the bed was really nice and extremely comfortable. Housekeepers never cleaned our room which was a huge disappointment. I even left the card on the door for 6 hours which states I wanted my room clean. Never happened. My hair straightener would not turn on and I was so thankful the hotel keeps nice hair styling tools on site. I rang down and they brought one up immediately! Which really saved me as I had an event I was short on time getting ready for. The in room hair dryer worked very well and I like that they include full size bottles of product in the shower. So much better than wasting all those tiny plastic bottles. Great selection of snacks and drinks in the mini bar! I recommend the hotel to a few of my friends who all stayed there during the same time. There were about 8 of us total. Went up to the rooftop pool and ordered a few rounds of drinks for every one. Took over an hour to get.
Olivia, usOther trip
Good 6.0
My husband and I stayed with our two pups for one night here for our anniversary trip. We were so looking forward to staying at Kimpton because of all the amazing reviews but the whole experience was very underwhelming for a 500$ night room. Since this is an Expedia VIP access hotel, as a VIP member, I was expecting some VIP experience but there was none. Free WiFi is not really “free” since it is included in an additional fee you pay at the hotel. Parking was 38$ and there was an additional fee that covers the “free” WiFi, access to the gym next door and some other minor stuff. I requested for dog bowls two days before we arrived at the hotel through Expedia message but there was no response. So I had to ask again during check-in. And they kept forgetting about us so I had to ask for at least 3 times before someone brought over some bowls for our pups. The room was a bit dated, the floor was not clean at all so I did some cleaning myself. There was not much ventilation in the bathroom. We stayed on the 5th floor, facing the main street. The noise from the street was okay but the AC fan inside was very noisy. Pros: - super fast internet speed. It was almost as fast as what we got at home. We were very impressed - dogs stay for free. - walking distance to all the restaurants and stuff in downtown. Overall, it was an okay hotel for its price. Maybe if we splurged and booked a better tier room, we would have received better service.
Celia, us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
The hotel was nice and clean, the staff very friendly and helpful. The hot tub was the smallest hot tub I've ever seen and the pool was only 3 feet deep so you had to be on your knees to be completely submerged into the water. The bathroom in the room had double doors similar to the door on the closet, so there was not much privacy if you had to be in there and someone was in the room. There was a large crack between the double doors of the bathroom and you could literally look into the room while sitting on the toilet. Also, there was no fan in the bathroom but the windows to the room opened so you could air it out after a shower. It was nice to be able to walk out on State Street and have lots of restaurants to choose from. Be aware of the overnight parking fee ($35) if you choose to use their valet and they have a facility fee and tax on the facility fee, so plan on spending another $55 or so a night. I didn't feel comfortable parking my car there on the street overnight. Overall, the hotel was nice and the location was very convenient
us2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
We were upgraded to a King Suite. Really nice. The hide-a-way mattress was dirty so they gave up a roll-a-way bed instead. Very nice room. Room a little tired, coffee maker didn't work properly nor did the lights for the desk. Minor negatives. No noise from any other room. I would stay at this hotel again. Friendly staff and excellent customer service!
Valerie, usFamily trip

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