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Neon Motels Southern California

 

Rose Motel (Removed)
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Just seeing this image of the Rose Motel brings out a gentle aromatic smell in the air. Well, not quite, but this still is a good lookin' marquee. Check out the detail on the neon rose and lettering.

 

UPDATE 01/07 : The Rose Motel marquee has been replaced by a backlit plastic sign. 01-07

 

 

Palm Motel
South Bay, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This scene for the Palm Motel is found in the South Bay area of Southern California.

 

 

Hi-way Host Motel
Pasadena, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Hi-Way Host Motel still lights up the sky with its lodging specials along what may have been old Route 66. The motel marquee is in as good a shape as its ever been.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saga Motel
Pasadena, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

The Saga Motel, also in Pasadena, lights up the sky with its neon sign.

Saga Motel sign close up
Pasadena, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

 

 

Wagon Wheel Motel (Closed)
Oxnard, CA
Photos courtesy Schafphoto


The Wagon Wheel motel and restaurant complex is a familiar sight as you pass Oxnard traveling along the 101 Freeway.

(Far right) The neon sign at the Wagon Wheel Motel

 

 

Unfortunately, the Wagon Wheel Motel is threatened with demolition after this historic property closed is doors on December 10, 2006 and the last tenant left the premises. 01-07

 

View from across the street
Oxnard, CA
Photos courtesy Schafphoto

 

For more photos and information, see Roadside Peek's Lost Treasures Spotlight on the Wagon Wheel Motel and Restaurant.

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