Looking for an usual place to sleep when traveling with the family? Why not an airstream? For your next trip along California’s legendary Central Coast, embrace kitsch car culture and crash at the recently opened Airstream hotel. A short bike ride from downtown Santa Barbara, just a 15-minute walk from the Mission, the Santa Barbara Auto Camp offers nightly hotel rentals in four renovated vintage Airstreams. A night here provides the nostalgic Airstream experience with all the modern comforts and tech needs of today. While there are many cool hotels dotting the Pacific Coast Highway, this newly opened spot puts the retro chic back in the RV Park.
Visitors to the Santa Barbara Auto Camp have the choice of staying in the: “Santa Rosa,” a 1973 RV that has its own claw foot bathtub; “Anacapa,” a 1959 classically restored 26′ antique Airstream; “San Miguel” a 26’ Overlander with 1960’s décor and “Santa Cruz,” the 1959 Overlander that boasts a late ‘50s design with modern functionality.
Uniquely designed and built with sustainable local materials, each Airstream was hand-renovated by local architect Matthew Hofmann. Each mobile home suite comfortably sleeps up to four adults and comes equipped the following amenities: quilted pillowtop queen mattresses, down pillows, flat screen Hi-Def TV with Wi-Fi, iPod dock, all-electric appliances, air conditioning, outdoor grill, grassy lawn, custom-designed patio and two classic beach cruisers to explore Santa Barbara.
Kids and Lovers of classic Americana will certainly enjoy a quirky night’s sleep in this old school silver tricked-out trailer.
Nightly rental prices start at around $150. For more info on the Airstream hotel at the Santa Barbara Auto Camp, check out www.SBautocamp.com