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Kimpton Canary Hotel

31 West Carrillo | Santa Barbara, CA 93101  [SEE MAP]Santa Barbara, CA  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Complimentary evening wine hour and a rooftop pool
Fee for Wi-Fi if not a rewards program member
In the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, the Kimpton Canary has the entire city at its front door. Though they say the ideal location is a definite plus, recent visitors are more charmed by the character of and service at this boutique hotel. A member of the Kimpton brand, the hotel offers unique stylings with hand-painted tiles and wrought-iron accents throughout the property, and guest rooms house elegant four-poster beds and hardwood floors. Accommodations also come equipped with amenities such as HD flat-screen TVs, rainforest showers and high-speed internet (which Kimpton Karma loyalty club members can access for free). The hotel's rooftop pool is also a hit with guests, who describe the views as spectacular. What's more, you can take in the scenery with a drink at the rooftop's lounge. If you're craving something more filling, try the farm-to-table cuisine served at Finch & Fork.
Santa Barbara, CA
Hotel Class
Property Type
Boutique hotel, 97 rooms
Primary View
City center



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews


Mediterranean style mixes with a cool California aesthetic in these stylish interiors, and rooms have four-poster beds, bathrooms with beautiful Spanish tile.



A downtown perch one block from State Street makes this six-story Kimpton luxury boutique hotel a great location for soaking up the city's arts, culture, and dining scene.

Frommer's Exceptional

Travel + Leisure


The sun is setting and you've got a front-row seat on the 1,800-square-foot terrace — plus a pool, two fireplaces, a quietly trickling fountain, and panoramic views of the Santa Ynez Mountains and Santa Cruz Island, 26 miles offshore.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 1281 have reviewed the Kimpton Canary Hotel, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1281 reviews 4.5 (based on 1281 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The Spanish- and Mediterranean-influenced guest rooms feature dark wood four-poster beds, hardwood floors and colorful accents. All rooms have pillow-top beds with down comforters and pillows and Frette linens. In-room amenities include writing desks and minibars with gourmet treats. Bathrooms have Spanish tiling, rainforest showers and animal print bathrobes.
  • Wi-Fi access is $12.99 per day; complimentary for rewards members
  • In-room yoga mat and yoga channel
  • Evening turndown service

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Featuring Spanish-style architecture, the Kimpton Canary Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara at the corner of Carrillo Street and Chapalla Street. Just one block from the upscale shops and restaurants along State Street, the boutique-style property offers easy access to the city’s cultural and retail epicenter. The pet-friendly hotel also has a rooftop pool and a patio to enjoy the surrounding views. The hotel’s central location makes this property a convenient jumping off point for exploring the area.
  • Located 10 miles east of Santa Barbara Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($35)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The hotel’s restaurant, Finch & Fork, offers locally inspired dishes such as fish tacos, seared scallops and proscuitto flatbread. The farm-to-table restaurant serves a variety of shareable plates using regional ingredients such artisanal cheeses and fresh-caught seafood. Plus, the menu features handcrafted cocktails, an extensive wine list and craft beers.
  • Complimentary morning coffee and tea service along with evening wine hour
  • Rooftop lounge offers small plates and cocktails from May to September

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesAmerican

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Kimpton Canary offers a rooftop heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Open year-round, the pool is surrounded by a sun deck with lounge chairs, providing guests with expansive city views.
  • Pool is open daily 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Pool bar is open May to September
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar


The property offers the complimentary Kimpton Kids program which includes a welcome gift and child-size animal print bathrobes. The hotel also offers in-room childproofing kits, along with cribs and play yards.
  • Complimentary baby necessities upon request
  • Concierge can assist with babysitting services
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


The Canary has 7,300 square feet of meeting space available for business events. There are seven venues available, along with hospitality suites, the hotel restaurant and the property’s Rooftop Perch. The business center offers faxing, copying and printing services.
  • Catering provided by Finch & Fork
  • Property can accommodate events for up to 250 attendees

Number of meeting rooms7

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available


The Canary is a dog-friendly property and welcomes canines with dog beds, food and water bowls and plastic pick-up bags. The concierge can help schedule pet-sitting, grooming and walking services.
  • No additional pet fees, but guests are required to sign a registration form
  • Pets allowed (free)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)


Featuring a Spanish and Mediterranean vibe, the Canary is equipped to host weddings large and small. The hotel’s Rooftop Perch provides an outdoor ceremony or reception setting with views of downtown and the Pacific Ocean. The hotel’s ballroom offers an intimate indoor space with modern chandeliers for dinner receptions with up to 150 guests and cocktail receptions with up to 200 guests. The on-site event managers can help with details.
  • Catering director will assist with menu planning and customization
  • Wedding packages
  • Room blocks for wedding guests

Maximum wedding guest capacity200

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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