Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Las Palmas


Just one block away from the crumbling Desert Inn Motel that I featured last week, is this old 1950's style motel that is still in business.  I'm betting that camel-rider made the place look a bit exotic in the motel's brighter days.

These days, it is still operating but, at bargain rates.

19 comments:

Mo said...

Very exotic. Do you have camels in Phoenix?

Kathy said...

It looks like it's been kept up pretty well. I don't know how with those rates.

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I bet in the heyday these were really happening places.

Chrissy Brand said...

Wow, that's cheap- I like the look of the place though- do they still have 50s fixtures and fittings?

Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

Magpie said...

Wonder if those rates are by the hour...I'm sorry, did I say that aloud? :)
I was down around 1st Street and Thomas yesterday with my mom at a doctor's appointment. I find myself looking around downtown differently since following your blog and looking for familiar places. Thanks for opening up a different part of the world for me.

Jarart said...

Not a bad price. I might have Brian and Jake do a search before I stayed there though.

Teresa said...

Be sure to bring hand sanitizer and your own pillow!!!

It must have been "the Place", back in the day!!!

Sharon said...

Jarart...believe me that crossed my mind. For those of you who don't know, Jake is a bed bugs sniffing dog.

Karl said...

Interesting look, very strange for your surroundings, or not?

RedPat said...

What a flashback!

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

Book me a night there, im getting a flight now.... lol, nice photos.

Lowell said...

A cool sign and in the shadow of Camelback Mountain!

I'd wonder about the clientele at this stage of the motel's life! :-)

Regina K said...

I was wondering why a camel, I thought desert but Lowell answered my question, Camelback Mountain.

Jack said...

That is a fun bit of Americana. Is that rate for the whole night or by the hour?

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Hi, Jolly!

Randy said...

Love that sign!

llandudnopictures said...

Great signs, great prices, great shots!!!

JM said...

The prices are a sign of the times. Same is happening here, tourism is a great source of income and the industry is having some bad days.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Blimey Sharon, I bet there's no room service at that price haha!