The Canary Hotel consists of two tall, narrow, buildings, appearing mostly of glass that conjoin at the ground floor where the lobby and restaurant reside. We stay here every time he has a business trip in this part of the country, but I’ve never been able to like it. It’s expensive and modern, yet the rooms are small and almost all of the walls are glass; and although the views are amazing, it’s quite uncomfortable to think the world can look in on you as much as you can look out at it; and it’s so easy to see the rooms inside the other building across the way, and vice versa.
The full length sheer curtains helped only a little, not that I closed them, he preferred them open. The aesthetic overall was very cold and contemporary with sharp edged furniture, monochrome colours, and, as I mentioned, was very small. I was always surprised that a space that only fits a futon style bed with a low wooden mount, two night stands on either side, and a slim coffee table had such a hefty nightly price tag. The furniture did look lavish though, the bathroom too, and the carpet was very luxurious; I enjoyed the feel of it under my feet and between my toes.