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La Hacienda Motel
Seattle, WA
Photo courtesy Mike

Here's a shot of the La Hacienda Motel and its classic looking motor court architecture. This shot look like a classic postcard type of shot from the 60's.




Klose-in Motel
Seattle, WA
Photo courtesy Chris Richey

Fancy the mid-century colors on this sign! Grab some guacamole and head on over to the Klose-in Motel in Seattle. Not sure if the clock still works, but heck it is a great sign!


Klose-in Motel (Demolished)
Seattle, WA
Photo courtesy Matthias Tippner


UPDATE 01/09 : Here's an updated shot from Fall 2008 of the Klose-in Motel sign sporting a freshened up paint scheme. Many thanks to Matthias Tippner for update. 01-09


UPDATE 04/17 : The Klose-in Motel has been demolished. The owner may plan on building a self-storage facility on the site. 04-17



Viking Motel
Portland, OR
Photo courtesy Jeff Raber

Check out this roadside sign outside of the Viking Motel in Portland. Yes, yet another sign prominently advertises the fact that the motel rooms have TV. A sign of a bygone era.



Shady Lane Motel (Demolished)
Photo courtesy Van

What's the best thing to do on a full stomach? A nap of course. If you're in Yakima, WA, spend the night at the Shady Lane Motel. Can't vouch for the lodging, but the marquee ain't bad.


UPDATE 04/17 : The motel is gone. There's a place called the Slow Burn on-site now. 04-17



Thunderbird Motel (Now the Fremont Motel) (Demolished)
Seattle, WA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Usually, motels with a name like the Thunderbird Motel features a vintage sign and the sign outside here is no disappointment. The Thunderbird was built in 1956 and had been located at 4251 Aurora Ave. N.


UPDATE 02/08 : The Thunderbird Motel in Seattle no longer has the same name. It is now the Fremont Motel. The vintage sign is still visible along Aurora Avenue, but only some of its lights work. Many thanks to Curtis Bobbitt for update. 2-08

UPDATE 04/17 : The Thunderbird Motel (Fremont Inn) was demolished in 2012. It was replaced by affordable housing called Patrick Place. The motel had been known for years as a haven for prostitution, drug activity, and a hangout for violent crime. 04-17










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