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Cerulean Hotel History

Our History

Step Back in Time: Our Historical Journey

Explore the captivating history of the Cerulean Hotel, a landmark that has witnessed generations of travelers. In 1958, the Molatore family, one of Klamath Falls' pioneer residents and community members, opened the original Molatore Hotel with just 36 units. Just a few years later, in 1961, the family added the restaurant to the business, and it became one of many dining staples in the downtown market.
In the following years, an additional 45 rooms were constructed when the Molatore family purchased the Del Castro Dairy and Copeland Lumber Yard. From its beginnings to its current status as a cherished establishment, the Cerulean Hotel's story is a testament to time. 
 A Glimpse into Cerulean Hotel's Illustrious Guests

A Glimpse into Cerulean Hotel's Illustrious Guests

Discover the Cerulean Hotel's storied guest list, including Howard Hughes, George Peppard, and Samuele Sebastiani. Our hotel has been a haven for the elite, from legendary actors to political dignitaries. In 2012, the Molatore Family Hotel was sold to Sanjay and Raj Patel and was operated under the Quality Inn flag. Finally, in 2017, the property once again passed hands and was reopened as Cerulean Hotel, an independent brand.

Brand Promise At Cerulean Hotel

Brand Promise

Cerulean Hotel creates a unique urban experience with unrivaled outdoor adventures. Providing engaging service derived from our rich history, a lasting memory is only a stay away. Our engaging service and dedication to creating unforgettable moments will define your experience from the moment you arrive. Discover the Cerulean difference - where history meets exceptional hospitality for a stay unlike any other.