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Other Mid-Century Modern Motel & Hotel Chains

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Royal Motel
Tracy, CA
Royal Motel
Ukiah, CA
The Royal Motel in Tracy appears to be from the 1960s. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Royal Motel in Ukiah was built with the same design as the one in Tracy. I don't know if there were other locations. [map]

former Royal Inn
Needles, CA
This former Royal Inn is now known as the Desert Mirage Inn & Suites. For more, see this website. [map]

Royal Motor Inn
Yuma, AZ

2012:

2017:
The Royal Motor Inn was built in 1967. It was originally part of the Royal Inn Motor Hotel chain. The building on the right was built at the same time as the Sambo's restaurant next door. [map]

former Royal Inn
Palm Springs, CA
The former Royal Inn is now known as the Royal Sun Inn. For more, see this website. [map]

former Royal Inn Motor Hotel
Alameda, CA

2008:

2014:
This former Royal Inn Motor Hotel has been here since at least the early 1970s. The building now houses a Rodeway Inn. This location was built with an attached Sambo's restaurant. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Holiday Inn "corncob" buildings were built in the 1960s and 1970s. Most of these buildings have been remodeled. This vintage postcard from Denver, CO shows what these buildings looked like originally. I don't know how many of these were built but only a handful seem to have survived. If you know of any others not described here, I'd love to hear from you. Cylindrical buildings were built all across the U.S. in the early 1960s. A couple of the most famous are the Capitol Records Tower and Marina City in Chicago, IL.

Holiday Inn
Long Beach, CA
former Holiday Inn
Los Angeles, CA
Holiday Inn
Mobile, AL
former Holiday Inn
Raleigh, NC
former Holiday Inn
San Diego, CA
Holiday Inn
Austin, TX

former Holiday Inn
Tallahassee, FL
Holiday Inn
Gretna, LA

former Westbank Motel
Idaho Falls, ID
former Quality Inn
Orlando, FL
former Quality Inn
Covington, KY
former Landmark Hotel
Metairie, LA
2006: 2020:
The Holiday Inn in Long Beach was built in 1969. [map]

The former Holiday Inn in Los Angeles was built in 1971. The building now houses the Hotel Angeleno. For more, see this website. [map]

The Holiday Inn in Mobile was built in 1975. [map]

The former Holiday Inn in Raleigh was built in 1969 and renovated in 1996. It was a Clarion Hotel when this photo was taken in 2006. By 2014, it was a Holiday Inn again. In 2022, it was announced that this building would be demolished and replaced with a new 20-story hotel. [photo thanks Robby Delius] [map]

The former Holiday Inn in San Diego was built in 1970. The building has housed the Four Points by Sheraton San Diego Downtown Little Italy since 2012. The revolving restaurant on top is now stationary and used as a conference room. For more, see this website. [map]

The Holiday Inn in Austin was built in 1967. For more, see this website. [map]

The former Holiday Inn in Tallahassee was built from 1967-1968. It closed around 2008. The building has housed a Four Points by Sheraton since around 2013. For more, see this website. [map]

The Holiday Inn in Gretna was built in 1973. There were apparently initial plans to open the hotel as the Sheraton-Gretna Motor Inn but I don't believe that actually happened. Much later, the hotel was a Quality Inn before going back to the Holiday Inn name. The round restaurant building next door was built at the same time as the hotel tower. I don't know the original name but it is now the Round House Bar & Grill. [map]

This former Quality Inn in Covington was built in 1972 as the Quality Inn Riverview. It now houses a Radisson Hotel. The top floor restaurant still revolves. [map]

This former Westbank Motel was built in 1974. It later housed a Red Lion Hotel. It's been a Quality Inn since around 2018. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This former Quality Inn in Orlando was built in 1973 as the Quality Inn High Q. It now houses the Hotel Four Points by Sheraton. For more, see this website. [map]

The former Landmark Hotel appears similar to the Holiday Inn design but it was built as the Landmark in 1972. The annex building was added in 1984. It became part of the Best Western chain around 1998. It now houses the Copeland Tower. [map]

More Holiday Inn Cylindrical Buildings:
Denver, CO [map]
Southfield, MI
Jefferson City, MO [map]
Saddle Brook, NJ
Syracuse, NY [map]
Charleston, SC

If you know of any other surviving buildings, I'd love to add them to the list.

Other Cylindrical Hotel Buildings:
Peck Plaza (Daytona Beach Shores, FL)
former Quality Inn (Philadelphia, PA)
former Sheraton Gatlinburg Hotel (Gatlinburg, TN)

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