Best known as the spot where country-rock icon Gram Parsons died in 1973—Room 8 is dedicated to his memory—the 1950s-era motel is more than a morbid asterisk in rock-and-roll history. The roadside motel features a great courtyard pool and adobe style rooms, more than a few of which are named for other musicians who’ve stayed here (such as Emmylou Harris and Donovan) and feature relevant décor such as rock posters and psychedelic art; even the standard rooms have a bit more personality than your typical chain. The property also manages several cabins and houses in the area.