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Royal Hawaiian, Baker, CA (motel)
tikipedia
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Joined: Aug 25, 2004
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2005-05-27 8:25 pm   Permalink

Name:Royal Hawaiian
Type:motel
Street:200 West Baker Blvd
City:Baker
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
This is on the road between Los Angeles and Vegas. Baker is one of those places where you stop to get gas and a snack before moving on.

Snapped the pix after a few days 4 wheeling in Death Valley, but we didn't stay there.

The Royal Hawaiian is just down the road from the Alien Fresh Jerky store, and the world's largest thermometer.







 
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DawnTiki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2002
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-10-06 6:32 pm   Permalink

I don't know why but the old image links don't work. A few weeks ago a friend of mine stopped on his way to Vegas and took these shots for me. My scanner isn't feeling well so I had to take a picture of a picture to post them.










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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2005-10-07 10:55 am   Permalink

stopped by about 7 yrs ago...didn't stay, just passin' thru..I believe it's just across the street from the world famous "bun boy" burger stand...a 60's knock-off of the the old bob's big boy stands...complete with their own bun boy character....watch out for the burgers...they come back to haunt you somethin' fierce!!!

 
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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-10-11 12:52 pm   Permalink

Hi all -
I took a road trip to Vegas last week, celebrating my "liberation" from my former rotten employer....and we stopped in Baker for breakfast along the way. Look what we found out in the desert!




Arne's Royal Hawaiian Motel - with your genial hosts, Jim & Renée!
I only found one lonely tiki...




I have no idea if there are more tikis on the property, the lovely ladies at the desk said there were not, and I didn't have the time to really check it out.



Lastly - here's a little game I tried at Binion's, of course it gobbled up my money as quickly as I put it in the damn thing.... I think this slot machine may have been discussed here before - but I'm stuck at home on dial-up, so I don't think I'll do a search just now.


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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-10-11 12:55 pm   Permalink

Well crap! And I thought I just discovered this guy! Oh well - here's a few pics of my own from last week...






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Doctor Z
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From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2005-10-11 2:35 pm   Permalink

They moved the tiki away from the building apparently - he used to by by the doorway and was 'secured' to a fake palm tree in a pot (being used as a trashcan) with a piece of twine. No other tikis about the place, I can verify that, so he's definitely a lonely lil' guy.

(The only $$ I've put into the "Tiki Torch" machine was picking up the back glass at a flea market many moons ago.)
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Gigantalope
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From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2005-10-11 9:07 pm   Permalink

That's sweet!

Thanks for sharing


 
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DawnTiki
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From: next stop Hulaville!
Posted: 2005-10-11 9:15 pm   Permalink

Nice pictures Tangaroa and my friend totally missed the Tiki Slot Machine! My friend who took the pictures for me played with color saturation in photoshop trying to get that surreal vintage postcard vibe. I love the effect!

 
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Polynesiac
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Joined: Jan 29, 2004
Posts: 2079
From: San Pedro, CA
Posted: 2005-10-12 2:43 pm   Permalink

How Funny! the wife and I were just out vegas way a few weeks ago and we stopped to eat at the Mad Greek and ran into this same place. I swear we took the exact same pictures! I was going to add mine to tiki places, but never got around to it...thanks for the post tanga, I hope you had a fun celebration of freedom...those are always good!
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christiki295
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2005-10-16 2:02 pm   Permalink

Mahalo for the tiki tip and photos.

I always thought that place had tiki possibility, but I never bothered to inspect. Now I will definitely have to check it out next time I make the (long) drive.


 
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Posted: 2005-11-06 2:38 pm   Permalink

topics merged.

 
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tiki-el
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Joined: Oct 15, 2005
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From: just out side Boulder
Posted: 2005-11-07 1:22 pm   Permalink

I'm going to have to go and check it out when I'm there next!

 
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Tiki Shaker
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From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2009-09-24 9:40 pm   Permalink

My brother and I stopped and took pictures on our way to Vegas...



















 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-09-24 9:57 pm   Permalink

Wow, it's till there, what a time warp. The long shot really makes it look like an oasis. Thank You.

 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2009-09-24 10:30 pm   Permalink

I had forgotten about that place.
saw it a few years ago, when we were going to Las Vegas to see Satan's Pilgrims.
We had gotten off for gas, and as we were driving down the road, I saw it out of the corner of my eye, and yelled pull in here.
they said, whoooa what are you freaking out about?

then as we drove around it,I said its not amazing, but look its vaguely
tiki.

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