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Old 07-31-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: SW Pennsylvania
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There's a stretch of cheap hotels off I-81 along Hwy 19 between Abingdon and Bristol, VA. I stayed in one of them back in the late 1990's. I drove through there in 2014 and the hotels were still there, looking as seedy as ever. But it served its purpose.
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Old 07-31-2017, 01:14 PM
 
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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.
What chains do you mean by "more modern chain motels?Just wondering.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:32 PM
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Location: Ontario
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What chains do you mean by "more modern chain motels?Just wondering.
Probably means Motel 6, Super 8, Econolodge, etc.

Tucumcari is great for those old funky motels with cool neon signs,
from back in the old route 66 days.

Central Avenue in Albuquerque too has a lot of motels, mixture of modern chains
and mom and pop.

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Old 07-31-2017, 05:44 PM
 
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Probably means Motel 6, Super 8, Econolodge, etc.

Tucumcari is great for those old funky motels with cool neon signs,
from back in the okd route 66 days.

Central Avenue in Albuquerque too has a lot of motels, mixture of modern chains
and mom and pop.
Okay thanks buddy i was not for sure haha
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:22 PM
 
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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
I second this, you will have a hard time finding anywhere else to match the quantity of these vintage places, that are found throughout the Wildwoods. And not only motels and hotels -- other types of businesses in the towns also often have a vintage atmosphere such as restaurants, bars and retail shops.
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:01 PM
 
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I will stay in any motel called "The Thunderbird Motel", or "The Thunderbird Motor Inn."
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Myrtle Beach has loads of these, especially along Ocean Blvd near the beach. Many of them date back to the 50s and 60s.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:23 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Follow old Route 66 for some interesting motels that go back even to the 1930s. A number have been modernized and some restored. Santa Fe and Albuquerque have some as well as Tucumcari. Some have been discovered and are not "cheap" now.
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:26 AM
 
Location: The City
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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


would agree Wildwood NJ has to be in the running
https://www.google.com/search?biw=19...k1.4Tlwh4EMmGk




Maybe also the craziest boardwalk in the world as well
https://www.google.com/search?biw=19....0.ZzKBOeoBO5E
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Old 08-02-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: DFW
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East Pasadena, CA has a very similar stretch along Colorado Blvd.
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