Fodor's Expert Review Astro Motel

323 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa, California, 95404, USA Fodor's Choice

The Sixties are back splashier than ever at this tastefully and whimsically restored motel diagonally across from the Luther Burbank Home & Gardens. The owners of the popular Spinster Sisters restaurant around the corner, who've been collecting midcentury-modern furniture for years, have put their collection to good use furnishing the Astro, a design lover's delight where something different catches the eye every few seconds. Each room is individually decorated, some with Sputnik chandeliers and vintage Eames chairs and accessories like pottery, old cameras, and wooden ice buckets. Built-in benches in some rooms are good for storing luggage, and all rooms have flat-screen TVs and refrigerators but no microwaves or (except for two suites) coffeemakers. The two-building motel sits on the edge of the SOFA (South of A Street Arts District) neighborhood across Santa Rosa Avenue from two tattoo and piercing parlors that add further local color.

PROS

  • vintage midcentury-modern furnishings
  • well-designed rooms
  • near local arts district

CONS

  • no pool, gym, spa, and other amenities
  • about a mile from Railroad Square Historic District
  • surrounding neighborhood mildly scruffy

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
Central
Design
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 707-200–4655
Website: theastro.com

HOTEL DETAILS

34 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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