This location was built in 1925 and is an iconic structure in Santa Barbara, California.
The original hotel was only open a week before a 6.8 magnitude earthquake forced it to close for repairs. It was subsequently rebuilt and was successful for years before falling into disrepair decades later.
It started as the Hotel Californian but became known as the Californian Hotel some time in the 1940s (or just The Californian). Now it has reverted back to its original name as the Hotel Californian.
Its start is uncertain, but the Lei Lani Room was running at least through 1980 at this location and is fondly remembered by area residents.
Recently, in 2017, after years of redevelopment, the hotel was reopened -- bigger and grander than ever before in what was much much more than a simple makeover. No sign of the Lei Lani, however, and if anything, the designers chose to lean more toward a Moroccan theme.