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Other Roadside Motels Southern California

 

Capri Motel (Demolished)
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Capri Motel features a great looking marquee that's still in its original condition. This motel lies somewhere along the California Route 66.

 

UPDATE 10/10 : The Capri Motel is now gone and replaced by new development. 10-10

Capri Motel
Duarte, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

 

 

Palms Motel
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Palms Motel is a grand looking old marquee pointing wayward travelers to its lodging site.

 

 

Bob's Motel
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the sign for Bob's Motel in East Los Angeles. This sign still appears to be in good shape.

 

 

Desert Inn
San Bernardino, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Desert Inn in San Bernardino carries the same name as a vintage Vegas casino.

 

 

 

Stardust Motel (Replaced)
Azusa, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Off Route 66 and near the Foothill Azusa Drive-in Theatre in Azusa is the Stardust Moteland its 50's space age lettering.

Stardust Motel (Replaced)
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

UPDATE : The Stardust marquee was removed and replaced with a backlit plastic sign.

UPDATE 10/08 : Here's what the back of the Stardust sign used to look like for travelers driving east along Route 66 before it was removed. 10-08

 

 

Cowboy Motel
Photo courtesy Matt Bamberg

Looking for a rather friendly cowboy on a motel marquee? Well, don't forget to stop when you see this one for the "Cowboy" Motel.

 

 

Dunes Motel
Pico Rivera, CA
Photo courtesy Sal Garcia

Here's a nice shot of the Dunes Motel that used to grace Rosemead Blvd. in Pico Rivera. As a matter of fact, the two motels seen below were in the same cluster of mid-century lodging in the Pico area.

 

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