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Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels
Sleep where the legends slept in grand old California hotels

"Oh sleep! It is a gentle thing, beloved from pole to pole," British poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner." And, I might add, place to place. There's something special about bedding down where Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe and Thomas Edison slept or catching 40 winks where the pillows once cradled the noggins of presidents and peacemakers. In California, you can rest where these "rock stars" dozed off at numerous hotels that have reached or are flirting with the century mark. In a state where age can be considered a liability and destruction may be only a quake or a wildfire away, that's saying something. Here are...

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