California's Weirdest Hotels

 California is home to a wide variety of unique accommodations—some with histories that include everything from murder mysteries, money-laundering, or just plain weird. Check out below some of California's Weirdest Hotels.


Hicksville Trailer Place, Joshua Tree

As you arrive at the tall, maroon-colored wooden fence, you will see personalized parking spots: “The New World”, “The Integratrailer”, “The Pioneer”, “The Sweet”, “The Lux”, “The Pony”, “The Fifi” and “The Sideshow”. These are the names of the eight trailers you can reside in at Hicksville Trailer Park Motel and Artist Retreat.

The Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo

The Madonna Inn, a landmark resort hotel on California's Central Coast for over fifty years. Imaginitive interior design and architecture make this inn a unique destination. The Madonna Inn consists of 109 rooms, all with different names and themes: Floral Fantasy, Jungle Rock, Sir Walter Raleigh, Whispering Hills, etc.

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

Ocean-facing rooms have an edge-of-the-world quality. Even more unique are the treehouse-esque cabins on stilts nestled in the woods. Cliffside pools, private hiking trails, and the privacy of Big  Sur.  In addition to the expensive room charge you have access to free yoga classes, snacks, drinks, and breakfast.

The Charlie, Los Angeles

Charlie Chaplin once lived on a compound of storybook English Tudor–style cottages right in the middle of L.A. There are 14 secluded garden bungalows, from studios to fully loaded two-bedrooms, that feel both glam and gothic. Either way a stay in these fairy tale cottages is just what you need!

Santa Barbara Auto Camp, Santa Barbara

AutoCamp’s Airstream campers and Luxury Tents are designed with a chic midcentury feel. They have 2 locations near Santa Barbara and San Francisco. These Airsteam campers lets guests to get off the grid in the middle of the city, without roughing it at a campsite. It comes complete with 2 beach cruisers so you can hit the road for a bike ride.

TreeBones Resort, Big Sur

Sleep in a human nest! You’ll climb a ladder to get inside (with your sleeping bag and pillows) and sleep on a full size futon mattress. Sorry the nest isn't weathproof you basically haul your own sleeping bags and pillows in for the night (weather permitting) and pitch your tent nearby in case of wind or rain!

The Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast,

Los Almos

This Victorian mansion is exactly that on the outside, however once inside each room is a complete transformation. Things get a little more intense with six themed suites, the coolest of which is the ‘50s suite, which has a hot tub, fireplace, and a Cadillac bed parked “at the drive-in.” The have a 50's suite, The Roman, The Gypsy, The Egyptian, The Pirate and The French Suite.