CABANA HOTEL - PALO ALTO, CA ON THE BANDSTAND from Life Magizne
THE CABANA HOTEL IN PALO ALTO
 
NOW THE CROWN PLAZA CABANA

Shirley Claire singing at the Cabana Hotel. Picture from LIFE MAG.

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HISTORY OF THE CABANA HOTEL
 

What do the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and President Clinton’s security dogs have in common?

They’ve all been guests at the Crowne Plaza Cabana. Originally owned by movie star Doris Day, the Cabana Hotel opened its doors in 1962 and immediately became a magnet for Hollywood luminaries.

 
Described by Life Magazine as “one of the best hotels on the West Coast,” it’s now “the Cabana reinvented,” thanks to a 21st-century makeover that completely updated the decor, event spaces and guestrooms. However, the venue still retains the breezy, relaxed elegance and innovative design elements that made it a California classic.