This stylish, subdued property reimagines the classic motel experience for sophisticated travelers.
Pacific Coast Highway road trippers would be well-advised to detour off Highway 1 for a stay at this Central Coast property (close to Hearst Castle and Paso Robles wine country, midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco). The Moonstone Beach location is magical with a rugged seascape on one side and wooded mountains on the other. The lodge’s light-filled guest rooms offer a soothing atmosphere with earthy, rustic design elements and sunny yellow and aqua accents. Some also feature their own fireplaces. The naturally bleached wood floors are attractive, and amenities include spacious showers, Compagnie de Provence toiletries and mini-bars stocked with artisan goodies. Continental breakfast is complimentary and features HoneyCo Roasters Coffee, and the hotel maintains a small fleet of Linus bicycles for guest use. The Sky Deck is the perfect place to sip a local wine and watch the waves roll in.