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. The lobby and guestrooms are decorated in updated, elegant Spanish Colonial, with dark wood, hand-painted tiles, and bright fabrics mixed with muted tones. Guestroom décor includes four-poster beds and hardwood floors. Attentive and friendly Kimpton-level service is always at the ready. If you can leave the heated rooftop pool and hot tub, with their panoramic mountain and city views, hop on the waterfront-downtown electric shuttle for the one-mile jaunt to the beach. A hosted evening wine hour in the lobby is another nice touch. Chef James Siao spotlights local ingredients on his modern American comfort food menu at the hotel's restaurant, Finch & Fork. The lively bar buzzes, especially at happy hour, with a young, hip crowd.
Santa Barbara› Hotel
Restaurant, bar, 24-hr. room service, heated outdoor pool, spa tub, business center, pet-friendly, complimentary bikes, valet parking ($25; half-price for hybrids/electric vehicles), Wi-Fi ($12.99/day per device, complimentary for Kimpton InTouch members)Web site Canary Hotel
Map31 W. Carrillo St. Santa Barbara
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