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ALOHA INN SEATTLE, Seattle, WA (motel)
mrsmiley
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
Posts: 3171
From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2009-01-25 6:35 pm   Permalink

Name:ALOHA INN SEATTLE
Type:motel
Street:1911 Aurora Ave, N
City:Seattle
State:WA
Zip:98109
country:USA
Phone:2062836070
Status:operational

Description:
I found an ashtray from this place. Did a google search and found out it still exists, but it is now Catholic run transitional housing for homeless folk!
ALOHA INN SEATTLE
http://www.alohainn.org/ . Looks awesome! http://www.lihi.org/images/props/aloha_inn.jpg
The weird thing is the phone number on the ashtray is 285-6070 and the phone number on the website is 283-6070. Is the ashtray a typo and they kept the original phone number??





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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5808
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2009-01-27 11:14 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-01-25 18:35, mrsmiley wrote:

The weird thing is the phone number on the ashtray is 285-6070 and the phone number on the website is 283-6070. Is the ashtray a typo and they kept the original phone number??




The way things are going with the economy,
that might be my new phone number.


 
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dogbytes
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2009-01-27 11:31 am   Permalink

its much divier than the pictures show.

and only a mile from Canlis!


 
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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
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From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2009-01-27 1:17 pm   Permalink

"its much divier than the pictures show."

And how doe she know that? Well, never mind. We all agreed to never again mention Mrs Bytes' Aloha Inn Luau.

I thought the Aloha Inn "chain" had been discussed on TC before, but maybe not. I don't know if it was ever an actual chain or a franchise or just coincidence of naming.

There are a handful around still operating as motels. Or night clubs in the case of the
Aloha Inn in Marinette, Wisconsin ("You might see a celeb here. But he/she will probably be on one of the many flat screen TVs lining the walls. Aloha Inn is the place you’d likely go to to watch that big game but you’ll probably have so much fun, you’ll stick around longer." Road trip, anyone?)

Here's the slightly deceptive site for the Aloha Inn in Sparks, Nevada.

I have a postcard somewhere from an Aloha Inn in SW Washington. The image was taken when that Aloha Inn was fairly new. As with the one in Seattle there is no sign that it was ever Hawaiian in the least, except for the palm tree on the sign. I don't think it was even built around an A-frame.

But this Aloha Inn in Woodbridge, Ontario...


...Made some attempt at Aloha when decorating their smorgasbord.
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TorchGuy
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From: Renton, WA
Posted: 2009-04-15 07:11 am   Permalink

It's along Old Highway 99/Aurora, just a bit south of the Aurora Bridge and, yes, the supposedly fabulous (I must go) Pacific Rim-themed Canlis, which does have an incredible view. Highway 99 is home to streetwalkers, (mostly mafia-owned) strip clubs, old businesses, and seedy motels, many of those north of the bridge (Marco Polo, Seal, Klose-In etc.) having nifty neon signs.

South of Aurora Bridge are three motels: I forget the name (remodeled, used to have a shale rock front above the entrance that obviously used to be a great fountain), some dumpy little strip model, and the Aloha, a massive dark-wood-paneled block at streetside with a drive-under and a parking lot shoehorned in behind at the base of a steep hill. Besides a bit of a tropical design on the illuminated plastic sign panel, I can't see any hint of tropical decor, though I've never been in the lobby or out back. And yes, it seems to be housing now.


 
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Dustycajun
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2012-07-07 09:39 am   Permalink

The ashtray that Mr. Smiley started the thread with.



DC


 
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