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California Mid-Century Modern Motels & Hotels (page 2)

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Park Plaza Lodge Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
The Park Plaza Lodge Hotel was built in 1960. It was designed by Richard Dorman & Associates. This building may be endangered. For more, see this website. [map]

Hollywood Downtowner Motel
Los Angeles, CA
Bonaventure Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
The Hollywood Downtowner Motel was built in 1956 as the Coral Isle Motel. The sign was adapted. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

The Bonaventure Hotel, now the Westin Bonaventure, was built in 1976. The hotel has five cylindrical towers, covered with mirrored glass. Glass elevators ride up the side of the building. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

More Los Angeles Mid-Century Modern Motel & Hotels:
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Marriott Hotel
Newport Beach, CA
former Motel 6
Oakland, CA
The Marriott Hotel was designed by William L. Pereira and built in 1975. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [photo thanks Tyler Norman] [map]

This former Motel 6 was built in 1953. It now houses the Bay Breeze Inn. For more, see this website. [map]

Sky Palm Motel
Orange, CA
The Sky Palm Motel was probably built in the 1960s. The neon on the sign was replaced with backlit plastic letters in 2016. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Villa Alejo
Palm Springs, CA
Parker Hotel
Palm Springs, CA
The Villa Alejo was built in 1966 as a hotel. It now houses condos. [map]

The Parker Hotel was built as the Holiday Inn in 1959. It was the first Holiday Inn in California. Gene Autry bought the hotel in 1961 and began expanding it. It was known then as the Melody Ranch. It was later known as the Gene Autry Hotel. In 1992, it became the Givenchy Spa. It has been the Parker Hotel since around 2004. I'm not sure when this concrete block screen wall at the hotel's entrance was built. It appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. [map]

Del Marcos Hotel
Palm Springs, CA
The Del Marcos Hotel was designed by William F. Cody and built in 1947. For more, see this website. [map]

7 Springs Inn & Suites
Palm Springs, CA
The 7 Springs Inn & Suites building appears to be from the 1950s or 1960s. I think this was originally a motel but I can't figure out the name. [map]

Musicland Hotel
Palm Springs, CA
The Musicland Hotel was designed by Hugh Kaptur and built in 1967. For more, see this website. [map]

Saga Motor Hotel
Pasadena, CA
The Saga Motor Hotel opened in 1957. For more, see this website. [map]

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