The Astro Motel implements keyless room access with OpenKey

Guests of The Astro Motel can use the OpenKey app to obtain directions while en route to the property and book amenities.

The Astro Motel, a remodeled urban motel set in a colorful corner of Santa Rosa, Calif., recently joined in partnership with OpenKey to offer an experience-focused technology platform with a mobile-access solution that grants guests keyless access to their rooms and more.
Along with keyless access to rooms, guests of The Astro Motel can use the OpenKey app to obtain directions while en route to the property, book amenities, notify the hotel if they’re running late or early for arrival, and more. Another big plus in a sustainability-minded state like California: OpenKey technology eliminates the need for disposable plastic keys.

“Offering keyless room access through OpenKey technology fits right in with the relaxed and playful experience we provide,” Astro Motel GM Lisa Robbins said in a statement. “There is so much for guests to enjoy in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma Country. The addition of OpenKey to our regular amenities ensures they’ll have an easily accessible and reliable technology right on their mobile device, and one less thing to contemplate at the end of a lovely day.”

Originally built in 1963, The Astro Motel is being born again in 2017, led in part by Liza Hinman, who doubles as chef of the nearby Spinster Sisters restaurant. Located on Juilliard Park in an up-and-coming arts district of Santa Rosa, the motel offers garden courtyard-facing guest rooms furnished with original Mid-Century Modern pieces acquired at auctions across the country. The property also features a curated selection of snacks, amenities and assorted touches fashioned by makers and doers from Sonoma County. Fancy a desk, a vase, or a lighting fixture at The Astro Motel? All of the immaculately maintained furnishings are for sale. Meanwhile, the motel is a haven for cyclists, with Shinola Bikes available onsite for rental and coming soon illustrated maps commissioned from a local artist/cyclist to point guests to the best rides.

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