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Motel 8
San Bernardino, CA
Photo and info courtesy David Carrasco

Here is a photo of the Motel 8 located in San Bernardino, CA. This old motel sign has a nice star on top.


Crestridge Motel
Colton, CA
Photo and info courtesy David Carrasco

Check out this marquee for the Crestridge Motel, located in Colton, CA. The red arrow points the way in.



Dutch Motel
Redlands, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Redlands, CA is home to the Dutch Motel. Check out this roadside sign for the Dutch; a simple sign but an example of an old motor court sign. . The neon lettering on this marquee may or may not still glow off the roadside at night.




Franklin Motel (Demolished)
Buena Park, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This spotted delight is the sign for the Franklin Motel in Buena Park. Unfortunately, like many of the other signs in the area this place is now gone. 03-99


Check out both sides of the Franklin Motel sign. The motel used to be located next to a car wash.




Here' s another photo of the Franklin Motel. The motel sign is painted on the side of the motel building. As you can see, the spotted coloring on the sign was a real eye catcher from the boulevard.


Franklin Motel
Buena Park, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com




Trade Winds Motel
Long Beach, CA
Photo courtesy Greg Wranic

Here's a holdover from the mid-century era. Despite all of the new development in the area, the Trade Winds Motel still remains open for business, including its fabulous roadside marquee and the multiple neon stars as shown in this photo.



Motel Marquis
Gardena, CA
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

The Motel Marquis in Gardena features the old colors of the 60's/70's with a design reminiscent of the flower power generation.


Downtowner Motel
Hollywood, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

Here are a couple of roadside motels in Hollywood that still feature signage that remind one of Hollywood's roadside yesteryear.

The Downtowner Motel had its marquee recently redone. It appears that the starbursts still light up and the many little bulbs that spell out "motel" are still in good shape



Holiday Inn Motel
San Bernardino, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

This sign for the Holiday Inn Motel in San Bernardino seems to capitalize on the familiar name. The lettering and colors of this sign are real eye-catchers.












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