Home | About | Contact
Custom Search

 

Googie Motels Northern California

 

Astro Motel (Closed)
Santa Rosa, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Astro Motel in Santa Rosa is a fine vintage roadside example of the Astro motel chain that used to dot many towns. This one still lights up well at night.

 

UPDATE 08/12 : The Astro Motel is now closed and the motel itself is very run down. 08-12

 

 

Modern Motor Lodge
Lodi, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's the Modern Motor Lodge with its deco marquee. It's an throwback to an earlier era and its old unique sign is refreshing.

 

 

Roberts Motel
Redding, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's an old rooftop sign for the Robert's Motel. Unfortunately the neon no longer works.

 

UPDATE 08/12 : The Roberts Motel is no longer here on Market St. The motel is now called The Market Street Manor Motel and he rooftop sign is long gone. 08-12

 

 

Stardust Motel
Redding, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Stardust Motel features a googie style marquee with a rather prominent starburst. The motel and signage still remain as of a summer visit in 2012.

 

 

Villa Motel
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's another shot of the Villa Motel, this time from a bit farther back.

 

 

Algiers Motel
San Mateo, CA
Photo courtesy Kirk Maillet

Check out this fantastic sign from San Mateo, CA. The Algiers Motel marquee and its great detail was designed by sign designer Eugene Maillet of Sunnyvale.

 

 

Villa Motel
San Mateo, CA
Photo courtesy Jason Carlton

The Villa Motel in San Mateo has a large car port area for walkway guests, approximating a crude spaceport.

 

 

 

El Rancho Motel
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The El Rancho Motel off the 99 features a vintage sign with a zig zag type of arrow. This motel and a couple of others along the same row is a favorite and traditional stop when traveling either up or down the Highway 99.

 

 

 

 

QUICK LINKS


 
 

 

 

 

© Copyright 1998-2017 Syd Nagoshi. All rights reserved. No portion of this document may be reproduced, copied or revised without written permission of the author.