New Stomping Grounds
The Astro Motel
Each of The Astro’s 34 rooms and suites is decked out in Mid-Century Modern furniture from the early ’60s, when the original motel was built. Can’t live without one of those pieces from your room? Buy it, and the staff will arrange shipping. The hotel, which reopened in January, has also become a cycling hub. Day manager Sam Hamby, who goes by the title of “bike somm,” helps guests pick local trails and assembles and repairs bikes, including the hotel’s fleet of rental Shinolas.
From $160, theastro.com
Maybe it’s the pool bar with neon signage and bamboo sofas or the Mission Revival architecture, but there’s a comfortable timelessness to The Sandman. The motor lodge’s 135 rooms—which were revamped last year by Brooklyn’s in-demand Studio Tack—are done up in a summery palette of earth tones, peach, and navy, with design-forward touches such as a custom quilt in place of a headboard and bedside brass sconces.
From $139, sandmansantarosa.com
Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa
Vintage camper vans—and the cheeky retro vibe of Wes Anderson films—inspired the look of the 50 rooms and suites at this 1940s motel, which reopened last summer near the head of the Silverado Trail after an overhaul by the award-winning AvroKO design firm. Hula Hoops hang near instructions for making perfect pour-over coffee. Outside, geothermal waters feed three mineral pools, steps from a full-service spa, bocce ball court, and fire pit.
From $129, calistogamotorlodgeandspa.com