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Kona Motel, Anaheim, CA (motel)
ZuluMagoo
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Joined: Jun 26, 2002
Posts: 469
From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2005-09-10 4:24 pm   Permalink

Name:Kona Motel
Type:motel
Street:331 N. Brookhurst St.
City:Anaheim (SoCal)
State:CA
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:


The sign that remains is the best part of this place



The motel itself is nothing special


But the neon sign at night is very cool

If you are in the area at night, the LinBrook bowling alley is just a block or two south of here along Brookhurst with this awesome neon sign (the pin roates 360)





[ This Message was edited by: ZuluMagoo 2005-09-10 16:25 ]

[ This Message was edited by: zulumagoo 2005-09-13 20:33 ]


 
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TikiTrevor
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Joined: Jan 15, 2004
Posts: 205
From: Portland, OR (originally
Posted: 2005-09-13 4:23 pm   Permalink

Just a clarification, the bowling Alley is called LinBrook Bowl and has an awesome bar called the Kopa Room. Cork walls and ceiling and Karaoke 7 nights a week. You should check it out if in the area. Mixed crowd but good times. I will be there this Friday.

 
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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
Posts: 1083
From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2005-09-13 5:05 pm   Permalink

Nice discovery, that's a beautiful sign on that motel! I can't believe I've missed that motel, as we often make a stop when we're in that area to visit the Linbrook Bowl, and revel in the good fortune that the pin still spins and the sign is still fine (uh, and the bowling is still rolling).

-Randy


 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8929
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2006-03-03 3:55 pm   Permalink

I live like 1 mile from there.
How are the tropical drinks??
Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-06-19 7:21 pm   Permalink

While slipping away from the family vacation for an early morning tiki excursion I found this old tiki temple still standing.

Here are a couple of pictures to update this thread. The natives were restless so I neglected to get a picture of the pool. It is still there and full of clear water but was hidden behind the fence in front.








 
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tikiyaki
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Joined: May 18, 2004
Posts: 2710
From: The Exotic Port of REDONDO BEACH, CA
Posted: 2010-06-19 10:26 pm   Permalink

What's with the fast food color scheme on the sign? Are they trying to make weary travelers hungry ?

 
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abstractiki
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Joined: Aug 29, 2009
Posts: 604
From: Lodi, CA
Posted: 2010-09-09 6:38 pm   Permalink

While doing some Tiki research I came across this image of the Kona Motel postcard.





 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4356
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2011-05-09 3:37 pm   Permalink

This thread deserves a better scan of the old postcard.




Close up of the A-frame and the sign,





Another one of those frustrating postcards that did not get a good frontal shot of the sign... what was that photographer thinking??



DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11200
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-05-09 5:25 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-05-09 15:37, Dustycajun wrote:
Another one of those frustrating postcards that did not get a good frontal shot of the sign... what was that photographer thinking??



Especially since the sign is the most "Tiki" thing about the place. That A-frame looks more like a standard German 50s home than a native hut.



Bet you it was owned by some proper German immigrants to Anaheim.


 
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