The Vibe: Slickly remodelled 1950s motel.
The Area: Perched on a hill right on the US-101, overlooking the quirky one-street wine town of Los Alamos, near the wineries of the Santa Ynez valley.
The DNA: Skyview Los Alamos is a revamped, former 1950s motel with warmly decorated interiors come with retro furnishings, hardwood floors, and whitewashed walls and ceilings. There is an original Fifties-era pool and a stylish mid-century modern lobby. The hotel’s restaurant and bar, Norman, serves modern Californian fare. Or you may want to check out the area’s wineries, restaurants and bars.
Suite-Me-Up: All 33 rooms are stylishly decked out with hardwood floors, whitewashed walls, animal skin rugs and modernist lamps, with brightly-tiled and marble-accented en-suite bathrooms. The 16 Deluxe rooms have fireplaces and private patios with views of the surrounding hills.
✅ free Wi-Fi • size matters: 33 rooms (18-33m2) (195-350 sq ft) • hotel opened: 1918 (originally 1959) ✅ free on-site parking • pets allowed • 24-hour front desk • wheelchair accessible