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Neon Motels Central California

 

Fresno Motel
Fresno, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Fresno Motel's neon sign partially lights up along the old motel row of yesteryear.

 

 

Casa Grande Motel
Madera, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here's a very familiar sight as you travel up and down the 99, especially at night. At dusk, the neon lit sign of the Casa Grande Motel draws your attention, much like an old friend.

 

 

 

Tower Motel
Bakersfield, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

 


Check out the neon on the property of the Tower Motel in Bakersfield. The Tower features a real live metal tower advertising the motel in vertical block letters.

Check out the other neon sign near the office in the near left shot. 06-05

 

 

Cinderella Motel
Hollister, CA
Photo courtesy Tony Craig

Check out the marquee for the Cinderella Motel. This roadside motel and its neon lit sign is located in the Central Valley town of Hollister. 04-06

 

 

Los Banos Motel
Los Banos, CA
Photo courtesy The Los Banos Motel

Here's a night shot of The Los Banos Motel, located on Highway 152 (Pacheco Blvd.) in Los Banos,
California. 12-06

 

 

Santa Fe Motel Tehachapi CARanch House Motel
Tehachapi, CA
Photo courtesy John King

The Ranch House Motel located on Tehachapi's main drag still featured a partially neon lit sign when this photo was taken. Check out the rancher figure casually leaning on the wooden fence on this delight of a marquee. 07-10

 

 

 

Ranch House Motel Tehachapi CASanta Fe Motel
Tehachapi, CA
Photo courtesy John King

The Santa Fe Motel is located along West Tehachapi Blvd, which is the town's main route through town. The motel sign is a visual treat with its bright colored neon lettering, especially as dusk settles in. 07-10

 

 

Ranch House Motel Tehachapi CAMadonna Inn
San Luis Obispo, CA
Photo courtesy Scott Strickland

The neon carriage chugs along at this well known attraction off of US101 in San Luis Obispo. The sign was redone in the past several years.

The Madonna Inn opened in 1958 and was designed by Alex and Phyllis Madonna. Each of the 109 rooms are unique and have a special theme. See more information at the Madonna Inn's website. 10-09

 

 

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