Retro themed hotels are always popular with the Weird & Wonderful production team. We’re not sure if this is due to their appreciation for classic design or if they’re just getting over the hill? Either way, there’s no denying that Airstream trailers are still very cool and The Shady Dell has eleven of the beauties to stay in!
Be-Bop-A-Lula! The production team have arrived in sunny California to shoot the Rendezvous Hotel, which offers a totally hip 1950’s experience. As you can see, they’ve been rocking around the clock to cover every inch of this retro hotel. We just hope there was no shake, rattle or roll to that roof otherwise our camera man could be facing three steps to heaven! Later ‘gater!
Mid-century modernism is alive and well at Shady Dell, where you can experience 1950s Americana in full Technicolor!
Here you can stay in one of eleven vintage Airstream trailers, which have been lovingly restored to an authentically retro standard. There’s no mod-cons here, so expect classic radios, phonographs and televisions which broadcast in only two colours.
Round off your day with a visit to Dot’s Diner, where you can enjoy classic all-American food. Hamburgers, hot dogs and shakes are all on the menu so you’re unlikely to go hungry!
Retreat to the tranquil oasis of Hope Springs where you can enjoy the beautiful Californian climate without getting caught up in the Hollywood rat race.
This retro-styled hotel is built around a natural hot spring, which flows into not one, but three separate pools. So you’ll be spoilt for choice!
In keeping with the theme of relaxation, the hotel offers a range of exotic treatments with which to pamper yourself. Detox with a marine body wrap or stimulate with an aromatherapy salt glow.
You’ll be so refreshed after a stay at Hope Springs, you may never want to leave!
The Rendez Vous hotel in sunny Palm Springs, California, sure is a blast from the past! Its 1950s theme will have you rocking and rolling throughout your stay.
Its themed rooms include the James Dean-inspired ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, the motor-mad ‘Route 66’ and even a room taking on the sound of the 50s itself with ‘Shake, Rattle ‘n’ Roll’!
Wake up with a Sweet Hot Monte Cristo breakfast, enjoy a blue raspberry martini by the pool or even hire a cruiser bike to explore the sites – pure luxury!
So, if you see yourself as a Marilyn Monroe look-alike or you’re a bit of an Elvis wannabe, then this is the hotel for you!