My wife surprised me by taking me here for a night to celebrate our anniversary and I recommend it for anyone looking to do the same. It is not inexpensive but it is worth the price if you are looking to get away from the "chain" hotel type of experience and can appreciate the amenities and the great service. From the moment we pulled in to the moment we left, everyone offered their assistance and had a great attitude. The valet was very friendly and engaged us regarding our stay and offered us advice. We checked in at about 5 pm and "Happy Hour" was in full swing with the manager pouring red and white wines along with some cheese. My wife and I got a glass and sat in the "lobby area" which was set up very comfortably and felt like a living room. We proceeded to have a great conversation with another couple who were actually locals visiting for the Happy Hour and "checking it out" for friends who would be visiting. We sat there for an hour and never got up because the manager would come over and refill our glasses when needed. The rooms were beautiful and well appointed. They have a pool and jacuzzi on the roof which also sports fantastic views of Santa Barbara and the mountains. There is not a gym however your stay includes a pass to the one that is literally next door. The bar on site was a cool place for a nightcap and breakfast in the on site restaurant was great too. They had some unique offerings - I had a Tri-tip egg sandwich which I loved. Upon departure, again, a different valet was very engaging offering his assistance for directions and genuinely "chatting us up". Bottom line: if you are looking for a hotel in Santa Barbara with a great location, a beautiful but comfortable feel and a very friendly staff, The Canary Hotel fits the bill.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking for the most stylish place to land in Santa Barbara? Come to the Canary Hotel. Nestled near State Street’s galleries, shops and restaurants, this fun-filled, full-service boutique hotel is a short stroll from beautiful beaches and a quick drive to wine country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Canary Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Canary Hotel