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10 Vintage-Style Stops for Your Roadtrip

Have you heard the expression “everything old is new again?” Well, that’s the theme here! There has seldom been a better combination found than an all-American roadtrip and a good ol’ fashioned motel. These properties don’t just stick to standard style though; they focus on retro vibes mixed with modern amenities.


The Vagabond
Miami, FL

Vibrant. Creative. Fun. Part style icon, part boutique hotel, and in a class all its own,

From the minute you step into the retro-luxe lobby to the moment you reluctantly say your goodbyes, be prepared for a whirlwind love affair. Allow the 42 uber-chic guest rooms to wrap you up in a timeless “Do Not Disturb” world of designer home comforts and tech-savvy conveniences.


Austin Motel
Austin, TX

The historic Austin Motel sits just south of the Colorado River and Downtown, in view of the State Capitol and walking distance to the famous bat bridge. Part of the beloved South Congress neighborhood, the motel is surrounded by some of the city’s most interesting dining, nightlife and shopping, with easy access to bus lines and Austin’s lovely hike and bike trail that connects to Zilker Park, Barton Springs Pool and the Barton Creek greenbelt.


Thunderbird Inn
Savannah, GA

The Thunderbird Inn in downtown Savannah brings the 1960s to life, a unique place to stay in Savannah! Affectionately known as the “hippest hotel in Savannah™” the popular retro hotel is the top choice of pop culture travelers seeking affordable hotels in downtown Savannah.

Reminiscent of the free-spirited, young-again era of roadside motels, it’s casual and fun-loving lodging at the festively restored inn, remodeled in 2018.


“It’s Napa, but new.” The foothills outside your door. Crickets chirping. Scents of chaparral on the breeze. The bliss of a rainfall shower. A room that’s clean and comfortable. A dip in the mineral pools at golden hour. Escape city life and settle in.

Grab the lodge bicycles, ride along wine trails, pack a picnic from local food trucks, wine from the neighbors, and they’ll help you find a spot in the sun.


Sunrise Landing Motel
Northport, MI

Sunrise Landing is a 12-unit throwback beach resort located 22 miles North of Traverse City and 3 miles South of Northport. They are situated right on West Grand Traverse Bay and have 150’ of private Lake Michigan beachfront.


Hotel Palms
Atlantic Beach, FL

Originally built in 1947, Hotel Palms is a renovated motor court inn three blocks from the Atlantic Ocean that includes 11 guest rooms, shared Courtyard, and Lounge. Focused on design, architecture, and culture, Hotel Palms is personal, authentic and guests leave inspired. In addition to being a unique place to sleep, Hotel Palms also serves as a gathering space of community activity for locals and visitors alike.


Cambria Beach Lodge
Cambria, CA

Cambria Beach Lodge is based upon an interpretation of the classic California road trip experience. Through a combination of surf, wheels, and timber, the California Central Coast is perhaps one of the most beautiful edges of water in the world. Explore Cambria through wine tasting, whale watching, antiquing and point breaks. With 6,000 residents, Cambria is one of the last untouched beach towns in California.

Cambria Beach Lodge is a roadside hotel reimagined – just with surf, wine, and one of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll ever see.


Beck’s Motor Lodge
San Francisco, CA

Beck’s Motor Lodge is located in one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in San Francisco. Walk out the door and walk into some of the coolest cafes, stylish shops and the most notable nightlife in the city. Then come back to a relaxing room with updated amenities and a modern design to reenergize before exploring more San Francisco hot spots.


Orchid Key Inn
Key West, FL

The Orchid Key is located on Duval Street and Truman Avenue right at the very crossroads of Historic Old Town Key West. Just one block from the Hemingway House, Historic Light House, and just a short walk to water sports, art galleries, theaters, bars, wonderful restaurants, and sandy beaches.


Modern Hotel
Boise, ID

Stay at the Modern Hotel: A re-animated Travelodge providing physical distance to encourage social connection in downtown Boise’s Linen District. It is a home-away-from-home for all who value stylish design, thoughtful entertainment, distinctive farm-to-table meals, cool cocktails, and ridiculously comfortable beds.

At today’s Modern Hotel and Bar, the rich history still radiates amidst Boise’s unique, vibrant culture. The Modern’s bar has classic and original crafted cocktails, a talented chef, music and a courtyard for warm summer nights under a sea of stars.

Follow the adventure!