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Benson Motel Marquee
Benson, AZ
Photo courtesy Larry Glass

Featuring quite an interesting marquee, the Benson Motel in where else but Benson, AZ is still open for business along the main route through town. This is one of the first motels in the US, built in the 1920's. The sixteen rooms have carports right next to them and is still being used today.

Benson Motel
Photo and info courtesy Bob Jagendorf


UPDATE 04/09 : To the right is a close-up look at the marquee for the Benson Motel in the town of Benson. The little auto on top of the marquee is still intact. 04-09



Amazon Motel
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

Another of the Miracle Mile motels, the Amazon Motel still stands tall. The sign which lights up in neon appears to date back from the 1950's or 60's.

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Tombstone Motel
Tombstone, AZ
Photo and info courtesy Bob Jagendorf

This sign directs tired travelers towards the Tombstone Motel. Check out the slogan, Rest In Peace, fitting for the town that is famous for the Gunfight at the OK Corral.



Monterey Motel (Rem.)
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

Catch a glimpse of the Monterey Motel in Tucson, with a desert theme befitting the area its located in. The motel was originally named the Monterey Court and dates back to the late 1930's before changing names to the Monterey Motel in the early 1940's.


UPDATE 01/13 : The Monterey Motel is been redeveloped into the Monterey Court Studio Galleries, which features artisan galleries and specialty shops. In addition, the neon sign for the Monterey Motel has returned to its location. See the Monterey Court website for more information. 01-13

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Cocanut Grove Motel (Removed)
Phoenix, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the marquee for the Cocanut Grove Motel, located in Phoenix. The name appears to be a play off of the Ambassador Hotel, though the spelling seems strange. This sign was recently removed and replaced by plastic. Oh, and the sign spells the name with an "o" now.

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Desert Inn Motel
Phoenix, AZ
Photos and i info courtesy Elgin MacMillan

Here is the old and now former sign for the Desert Inn Motel, located on Van Buren Avenue in Phoenix.The motel still appears to be around but the sign is gone. See more at Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures feature on the Desert Inn Motel.


Freeway Motel
Phoenix, AZ
Photo courtesy Elgin MacMillan

Check out the roadside sign for the Freeway Motel, located in Phoenix.











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