The Canary Santa Barbara

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Canary, A Kimpton Hotel is a great option if you are looking for a place to stay within the heart of Santa Barbara. We had limited time while we were there so I wanted to be close to all the major attractions. State Street, the County Courthouse, the Mission, Sterns Wharf, shops, and restaurants are all within walking distance to the hotel which was so convenient.

You are greeted by friendly staff, bright colors, and Spanish-Mediterranean Style that Santa Barbara is so well known for.

Traveling with a dog can sometimes be such a huge pain in the ass. Since moving across country and not having the luxury of "nanny" watching her we have limited options so we take her along when we can. The great thing about The Canary is how dog friendly the hotel is. Forgot your dog bed, no problem. They provide them for you. Water and food bowls, no problem they have them too. Luna felt very pampered and she loved all of the treats.

The Finch and Fork restaurant on-site was very good. If you go on a Monday be sure to get the Beer and Burger (special) and finish off with the Fire Roasted Milk Shake. Trust me you will not be disappointed. 

Disclaimer: This picture was actually taken right before we were checking out so it was my best attempt of making the bed. I will leave it to the pros. 

Ah, the rooftop terrace was heaven. With mountain views on one side and ocean views on the other. It was the perfect place to relax after long days of sightseeing. 

We were both pleasantly surprised how much we loved Santa Barbara. The Canary was icing on the cake. They did such a great job, for an urban hotel, to make you feel like you were in a different world when you entered their doors. 


  1. Santa Barbara is such a beautiful place! I've only been once, but would love to go again someday. I would definitely stay at this hotel, looks amazing there! Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and review :)