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Historic Hotels Central California


Travelers Hotel
Salinas, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Check out this old sign for the Travelers Hotel. This old Salinas hotel still takes in visitors today just as it did back in the day. The hotel features a standout red blade sign that appers to be neon. 02-06







Padre Hotel
Bakersfield, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


The Padre Hotel, a local Bakersfield landmark since 1928, is now undergoing renovation to transform itself back into a hotel after recent work failed to create condos. According to the Bakersfield Californian, the plans are to create grand entrances as well as upscale eateries and guest rooms. The exterior of the hotel will remain the same. 12-08

(Near right) A close-up look at the rooftop sign for the Padre Hotel

(Far right) The Padre Hotel before renovation work began


Padre Hotel Bakersfield CAUPDATE 09/10 : Here's another photo of the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield. Check out the red neon lettering on the rooftop sign. Many thanks to John King for photo update. 09-10


Padre Hotel
Bakersfield, CA
Photo courtesy John King



Kern Hotel
Delano, CA
Photo courtesy John King

This old building is home to the Kern Hotel in Delano. 10-10











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