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Tiki Motel
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Jay Villa

Although the building itself looks quite ordinary, the Tiki Motel still sports an interesting marquee. with a neon flame that used to be animated. The motel itself was built in 1940 and was originally known as the Oracle Motel. It became the Tiki Motel in 1963.

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Tucson Inn
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Jay Villa

Check out the large marquee that stands tall outside the Tucson Inn, beckoning wayward motorists to check out its huge marquee and its lodging accommodations. The motel was built in 1953.

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Terrace Motel
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Bob Jagendorf

When you travel down the Miracle Mile, and I don't mean Wilshire, you'll come across the Terrace Motel, featuring a sign across the terrace.

 

 

 

La Siesta Motel (Closed)
Tucson, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

La Siesta Motel SignCheck out this classic Arizona sign of the La Siesta Motel. The motel was built in the early 1940's.

 

UPDATE 07/10 : After having been restored in 2008 as a part of the city's Oracle Area Revitalization Plan, the La Siesta Motel closed down and filed bankruptcy in July 2010. 07-10

La Siesta Motel just prior to closure, June 2010
Tucson, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

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El Sol Motel (Rem.)
Tucson, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

While in Tucson, check out the El Sol Motel and its appropriately designed sign. This motel is a flashback to the simpler days.

 

UPDATE 07/10 : The El Sol Motel has been converted to long-term lodging and is now called the El Sol Apartments. 07-10

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Pueblo Hotel
Tucson, AZ
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Though not quite a motel per se, the Pueblo Hotel and its swimmer on top of the marquee is an example of the type of motel signage that used to be quite prevalent, especially in the hot and dry areas of the Southwest. The Pueblo sign was first established in 1948. The hotel has been closed since 1984.

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Frontier Motel
CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Here's another of the Route 66 motels in Arizona, this one built in 1952. The Frontier Motel features a marquee that's freshly painted from time to time, the most recent in 2002.

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Yuma Cabana Motel
Yuma, AZ
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out this great sign for the Yuma Cabana Motel. Services are said to be great also, for this Yuma, Arizona landmark. This motel is a can't miss sight along the main drag through town.

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