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Arizona Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels (page 1)

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City Center Motel
Phoenix, AZ

2012:

2017:
The City Center Motel was designed by William D. Knight and built in 1959. Since 2016, the building has housed a Travelodge. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Marriott Renaissance Hotel
Phoenix, AZ
2012: 2017:
The Marriott Renaissance Hotel was built as the Hotel Adams in 1975. It was designed by Schwenn & Clark. The building replaced an earlier Hotel Adams which was demolished in 1973. Between 2016-2017, the building was painted white and a slipcover was placed over the arches on the bottom part of the building. [map]

former Belaire Motel
Williams, AZ
The Belaire Motel appears to be from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. It has housed a Budget Host Inn since at least 2008. [map]

Super 8 Motel [gone]
Tempe, AZ
This photo of the Super 8 Motel was taken in 2008. By 2012, the motel had been completely remodeled. The mid-century modern features are gone.

Sahara Inn
Holbrook, AZ
The Sahara Inn was originally built as a Whiting Bros. Motor Hotel, most likely in the 1960s. For more, see this website. [map]

Whispering Winds Motel
Flagstaff, AZ
The Whispering Winds Motel was originally known as the Whispering Winds Motor Hotel. It must have been built in the late 1950s or early 1960s. While the color scheme has changed, the exterior is intact. This sign was there by the mid-1960s when the "Motor Hotel" part of the name had been changed to "Motel." However, there was a larger sign there when the place first opened. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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