Airstream Hotels

May 20, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

Have you heard that Sunset has a massive love affair with Airstreams? If you couldn’t tell from the May cover, well, we do. And while we imagine a world of endless summers and Airstreams for everyone, the reality is we can’t all have a silvery bullet proudly parked in our driveway. Lucky for us, there’s a new crop of quirky Airstream hotels that have all the romance of the open road, with none of the heavy towing.

Kate's Lazy Desert's six vintage trailers in Joshua Tree, CA are from another world, one where you live in a lava lamp.

Kate’s Lazy Desert’s six vintage trailers in Joshua Tree, CA are from another world, one where you live in a lava lamp.

Credit for the kitschy, psychedelic decor goes to the B52's "Love Shack" video backdrop artists, who restored all the trailers at Kate's.

Credit for the kitschy, psychedelic decor goes to the B52′s “Love Shack” video backdrop artists, who restored all the trailers at Kate’s.

Each of the five trailers at the new Santa Barbara Auto Camp comes with 2 beach cruisers for touring town like a local.

Each of the five trailers at the new Santa Barbara Auto Camp comes with 2 beach cruisers for touring town like a local.

The Santa Barbara Auto camp is in the heart of town, where reasonably priced rooms are rare.

The Santa Barbara Auto camp is in the heart of town, where reasonably priced rooms are rare.

Buckle your seatbelt for a night on the 1947 Tiki Bus at the Shady Dell.

Buckle your seatbelt for a night on the 1947 Tiki Bus at the Shady Dell.

Nestled in the Mule Mountains in Bisbee, AZ, the Shady Dell's been a trailer park since 1927.

Nestled in the Mule Mountains in Bisbee, AZ, the Shady Dell’s been a trailer park since 1927.

A fully restored, tiki party on wheels (inside the Tiki Bus at the Shady Dell).

A fully restored, tiki party on wheels (inside the Tiki Bus at the Shady Dell).

COMMENTS

  1. Torsten

    The Sheraton Palo is a great business hotel in Palo Alto. We recently posted a review and noted several great points (room, staff friendliness) and odd things (food, hotel temperature, lounge policy). Overall not a bad place to be in Palo Alto.

    January 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm
  2. Fab

    Great reco and Air Streams do rock!! Would love to do this but I live out East:( Any suggestions closer to home?

    June 26, 2013 at 10:59 am
  3. George E. Browne III

    GO WEST YOUNG MAN GO WEST! I’m an old fart (79) that spent the bulk of his adult life in California … San Jose, San Francisco, Palo Alto, Los Gatos and the Monterey Peninsula. Married a gal here in Massachusetts, cannot wait to get back to Californicate ASAP. SEND MONEY! (Ha Ha),

    June 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm

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