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Old 07-30-2017, 02:13 PM
 
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I'd say El Camino all the way from Menlo Park to San Jose has a ton of cheap motels
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:34 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Breaking Bad definitely put cheap motels on the radar

Albuquerque mayor announces revamps for Route 66 motels / July 2016. Developers have a vision to capitalize on Route 66 kitsch. It's definitely a better vision than the recent past for a lot these fading properties.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR1V-_ApfNA
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:19 PM
 
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Anywhere that was a tourist destination in the 60's and still is today. Cape Cod in Massachusetts has tons of crappy hotels, I'm not sure how many are cheap any more. Lake George in the Adirondacks New York has tons of 60's style cheap motels. The ones in town probably aren't cheap the the ones at the ends of town are cheap.
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Tokyo, Japan
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Often a smalltown on a major cross-national Interstate Highway. The typical characteristic for these types of towns are usually places with 15,000 to 80,000 people and along the Interstate before reaching the town there are multiple exit signs that show a plethora of motel and hotel options. The number of motels in particular always seems so high when you look at the town's total population in full context.

Though for expansive cross-national Interstate Highways, it makes sense why. I've seen this characteristically remain a constant in every region of America.

So I guess my answer is all the chain links of very smalltowns that are built along major national Interstate Highways.
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Old 07-30-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Oh my God, I actually stayed there back in March. The old, lumpy bed was not too comfortable and the inn keeper was rude. But it was clean and that amazing neon sign made the stay worth while. It's right around the corner from the Overlook Restaurant, which was the best Greek-American diner I've been to in ages. Overall, good memories.
Yup. My good friend, born in the fifties, lived just three blocks away from there. Her parents bought the house in the 40's. Quite a different atmosphere to her them talk about it. I saw it first in the 70's when I moved to Portland. Still a "questionable" place.

They were smart to keep the sign when the neighborhood began being gentrified and the inside of the motel was renovated. It's a landmark of sorts.
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:52 PM
 
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Often a smalltown on a major cross-national Interstate Highway. The typical characteristic for these types of towns are usually places with 15,000 to 80,000 people and along the Interstate before reaching the town there are multiple exit signs that show a plethora of motel and hotel options. The number of motels in particular always seems so high when you look at the town's total population in full context.

Though for expansive cross-national Interstate Highways, it makes sense why. I've seen this characteristically remain a constant in every region of America.

So I guess my answer is all the chain links of very smalltowns that are built along major national Interstate Highways.
I would of thought the interstates would of killed off most motels or put them in sharp decline at least.There are some left though but now its mostly stuff like Comfort Inns and Hampton Inns along the interstates at exits.Maybe im missin somethin.
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Old 07-30-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I'd say El Camino all the way from Menlo Park to San Jose has a ton of cheap motels
Absolutely.
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Old 07-30-2017, 10:18 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Tucumcari, New Mexico and Kingman, Arizona on old Route 66!!!! Love those cool motels.

For more modern chain motels.....Breezewood, Pennsylvania.
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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I wouldn't say it's the "capital" but U.S. 1 in Maryland, from Laurel north to Elkridge, has its share of motels whose day in the sun has passed, but they're still around and still in use. Here's the stretch in Elkridge, looking north just above Montgomery Road.

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2080...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Wildwood, NJ!

You want neon and cheap, that's your place. They've made an art of it. And great beaches!

https://philly.curbed.com/2015/6/12/...n-architecture
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