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Tiki Central Forums Locating Tiki Aruba Motel & Tiki Restaurant, Tucumcari, NM, Tucumcari, NM (restaurant)
Aruba Motel & Tiki Restaurant, Tucumcari, NM, Tucumcari, NM (restaurant)
Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 702
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2009-03-22 5:34 pm   Permalink

Name:Aruba Motel & Tiki Restaurant, Tucumcari, NM
Type:restaurant
Street:1700 E. Tucumcari Blvd.
City:Tucumcari
State:NM
Zip:
country:USA
Phone:
Status:operational

Description:
As stated on the back of the postcard:
Twenty-eight tastefully appointed unusually well maintained rooms, combination tubs and showers; central refrigeration and hot water heat; room phones; cable tv, and heated swimming pool. Distinctively different \"TIKI\" Restaurant.



 
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Tiki Shaker
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Joined: Jun 28, 2008
Posts: 702
From: Menifee, CA
Posted: 2009-03-22 5:36 pm   Permalink











Renamed the Tucumcari Inn. Recent photos from Expedia.







Recent photos from flickr.









[ This Message was edited by: Tiki Shaker 2009-03-22 17:57 ]


 
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Tipsy McStagger
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Joined: Nov 21, 2004
Posts: 3493
From: HELL
Posted: 2009-03-22 8:44 pm   Permalink



damn!..i wish i visited this place when i took the route 66 through tucumcari......we stayed at the blue swallow motel.....i wonder if this place was remodeled by then. ..it 1994 when i took the trip....

,,anyway, those tikis are identical to the kontiki motel sign in arizona....probably made by the same sign manufacturer back in the day......the other sign with the spears is a common design as well .. I have seen variations on it with the same basic structure and different wording......in fact, there is a motel on the route in tucumcari with a middle eastern them and if i recall, it employs the same spear style sign....maybe even the same one after the they tore down the aruba sign, this place might have bought it and reused it...


 
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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4082
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2013-02-26 12:35 pm   Permalink

I got a different postcard from the Aruba motel.




Close up of the Tiki sign.



The Tiki restaurant.


Those sure look like Tikis on the roof of the restaurant.


And the cool architectural features around the pool, including Tiki torches and a shield and spear feature on the pool building.


But wait, there's more! I also got an old photo showing a close up of the sign.


Now where have I seen those Tiki masks before???

DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11004
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-02-26 8:00 pm   Permalink

I'm not sayin'.

Now I remember that place, thanks DC. Good score on that sign photo


 
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 451
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2013-02-26 8:55 pm   Permalink

Very cool! Makes me wish I was born earlier to see some of these great spots.

 
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