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Neon Motels California Desert

 

Royal Hawaiian Motel
Baker, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Near the world's largest thermometer is this polynesian themed motel, the Royal Hawaiian. Word is that this place has been a set for many a movie over the years.

 

 

 

 

Bun Boy Restaurant (Closed)
Baker, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


Here's a couple of shots of the Bun Boy Motel sign all lit up and welcoming weary travelers. Unfortunately, the neon no longer blazed as brightly during visits the past few years. 07-06

(Far right) A close-up of the marquee

(Near right) The Bun Boy Motel

 

UPDATE 12/10 : The Bun Boy is now a Big Boy Restaurant. 12-10

 

 

Yucca Inn (Closed)
Yucca Valley, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Yucca Inn features a good sized marquee with a swooping arrow.

 

UPDATE 12/10 : The Yucca Inn is now gone and replaced with a Travelodge. 12-10

 

 

Cactus Motel
Barstow, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Cactus Motel in Barstow, CA still features a neon lit motel sign. Unfortunately, similar to many other old towns, Barstow has seen may of its old roadside signs disappear in recent years. This motel is located off of Route 66.

 

 

Brant's Motel (Closed)
Barstow, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The rather large and red marquee for Brant's Motel is an eye-catcher of a sign in its own right for travelers passing through the town of Barstow. Whether on their way too and from Las Vegas or Route 66, the Brant's Motel is a familiar sight to any motorist familiar with the main drag of Barstow.

Well, another familiar roadside sight has just disappeared. After being declared a public nuisance by the Barstow City Council in March, the motel sign was removed from Main Street on April 22, 2010. According to this article from the Desert Dispatch, the motel had been damaged by fire in 2006 and closed. 04-10

 

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