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Sage Motel
Photo courtesy Alex Schultz

Route 66Sometimes the dryness of the old road is best displayed in black and white. Here, the Sage Motel points its arrow at a forlorn lodging joint, recollecting wistfully its heyday prior to the interstate.

 

 

Caliente Tropics
Palm Springs, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

After its $2 million restoration, this resort is now known as the Caliente Tropics. See more of this tiki styled treasure at Roadside Peek's Spotlight on the Caliente Tropics Resort.

 

 

Budget Inn Motel
Palm Desert, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Another remnant of the old Travel Lodge signage era is the Budget Inn Motel in Palm Desert.

 

 

Ruta Motel
Indio, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Another roadside motel is the Ruta Motel in Indio. The sign out front is similar to many that used to litter the roadside of each town.

 

 

Budget Motel Sign
Photo courtesy The City of Needles

For years the Budget #1 Motel sign sat and greeted visitors alongside Route 66 in Needles, CA. Today, the huge Budget Motel marquee is in danger of being leveled and the City of Needles is looking for a home for it.

See more at Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures tribute to the Budget #1 Motel.

 

 

 

Hacienda del Sol
Borrego Springs, CA
Photo courtesy Bill Herzog

Here's the Hacienda del Sol, located in downtown Borrego Springs, CA. Borrego Springs is located about 85 miles northeast of San Diego. 05-06

 

 

 

 

Roy's Motel
Amboy, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


Route 66Roy's Motel in Amboy is a Route 66 treasure and landmark. First opening in 1938 with the sign erected in 1959, Roy's was opened by the Route 66 legend Buster Burris.

Today, Roy's and the town of Amboy is owned by Albert Okura, known for his Juan Pollo restaurants. Okura has stated that he plans to restore Amboy. 04-06

 

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