Concierge.com's insider take:
Designed by Herbert Burns in 1947 as an "ultramodern motor court," the Orbit In is really two hotels in onethe Hideaway, a private complex available for group rental only, and the Oasis, a nine-room retro-futuristic hotel. George Jetson would feel right at home at the Oasis, a chic, space-age boutique, where neo-hipsters pose around a saltwater pool (under cooling misters) and sip free "orbitinis" at the lava-lamped Boomerang Bar. Next door, the Hideaway has nine rooms, with matching retro-chic decor, available to rent as a group on a nightly basis (three-night minimum). The rooms at both are classier and more comfortable than their mid-century cousins popping up all over the desert, with vintage designs from Eames, Noguchi, and Saarinen, wet bars, original kitchens and baths, oldies CD mixes, plush robes, and free Wi-Fi. A separate '70s town house across the street sleeps four.