Review: The Astro Motel – a Dynamite Mid-Century Modern Hotel

Yasmina Greco The Astro Motel

The Astro Motel is a mid-century modern boutique motel with the nostalgia from yesteryear but updated for today’s modern living. The Astro is located in the heart of Santa Rosa, CA, right in beautiful Sonoma County. My hubby Gary Greco and I stayed at this amazing hotel for our recent Pinup photo-shoot and were delighted by what this hotel had to offer.  The 34 room motel dates to the early 1960s and has been given a complete renovation and over-haul by the team behind the well-known Spinster Sisters restaurant, Liza Hinman and celebrity cyclist Andy Hampsten. The Astro is right next to sprawling Julliard Park in the trendy neighborhood known as SofA (South of A) and is a couple minute stroll from downtown Santa Rosa while being located perfectly for all the activities sunny wine country is known for (wine tasting, vineyards, restaurants, shopping, festivals and more) it is a perfect destination for day-trippers from all over the Bay Area. The charm of SofA is captivating with all its artistic flair and fun finds like Art Alley for photos and be sure to pick up some souvenirs from the local shops. No trip would be complete without a meal at the scrumptious Spinster Sisters restaurant right around the corner.  The motel’s décor and art fit perfectly with the mid-century aesthetic and you will find finishes from local artisans that include bathroom tiles, concrete sinks, and more. The former Astro parking lot turned courtyard has beautiful landscaping and a garden with fruit trees and intimate seating areas for a perfect spot to start your day with a cup of coffee or unwind with your new favorite Sonoma County wine.

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