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Googie Motels Southern California

More googie motels and signs from the Southern California area can be found here.

Bahia Motel (Demolished)
Montebello, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Bahia Motel is a fine looking googie sign found off the main street in Montebello. Unfortunately, the Bahia Motel and sign is long gone. See Roadside Peek's feature on the Bahia Motel.

 

 

Jet Inn Motel
Los Angeles, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Check out the Jet Inn Motel in Los Angeles. This motel sign still features its crown on top and the motel building boomerang and space age motif. 09-98

 

 

Jade Palace Motel
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Jade Palace Motel is just one of the many unique Anaheim motel marquees that used to dot the area. Not sure if this one still stands. Check out other Orange County Motels, including Anaheim ones here.

 

 

Pink Motel
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Here's a shot of the Pink Motel along San Fernando Rd. This motel is right next to what was once known as Buddy's Diner.

Many thanks to Adriene Biondo for photo and info.

 

 

Oasis Motel
Los Angeles, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

Check out this shot of the Oasis Motel. This Oasis has a cactus on its marquee top.

 

 

711 Motel
Buena Park, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The 711 Motel and travel trailer park is an old sign in the Orange County area of Southern California. Though the marquee sign itself is somewhat nondescript, the colors on this sign stand out.

 

 

Astro Motel
Pasadena, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This Astro Motel looks like a launching pad for space ships and rocket. Check out those huge fins on the car port.

 

 

Cloud 9 Motel
Buena Park, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Cloud 9 Motel features a couple of 3 leaf clovers on its marquee. Or perhaps they're clouds? Either way, it makes for a unique looking sign.

 

 

Magic Carpet Motel (Gone)
Anaheim, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

The Magic Carpet Motel sports a genie that actually glows at night. Unfortunately, this genie no longer glows. The sign was removed during the Disneyland Resort expansion.

 

 

Waite Motel (Gone)
Long Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Waite Motel is a good looking sign that still has its neon sign intact. Not sure that this is a googie sign but it's pretty cool nonetheless.

UPDATE 08/13 : Unfortunately the Waite Motel sign has been gone for years. 08-13

 

 

Stage Stop Motel
Buena Park, CA
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

The Stage Stop Motel in Buena Park, CA features a full blown stage stop... whatever that is.

 

 

 

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