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Aloha Motels and Inns
Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-06-14 8:24 pm   Permalink

I recently found a postcard from the Aloha Inn located in Madison, Wisconsin. I looked through my postcard collection and found a lot of other Aloha motels, inns and lodges so I thought it would be cool to start a thread for such.

Here is the Aloha Inn located in Madison.



A nice Tiki mask on the front of the building and it looks like Tiki poles flanking each side of the peaked roof.



The indoor "tropical" pool.



Next up is the Aloha Motel located in San Antonio, Texas.




It featured a cool old sign with palm trees and a hula girl.



The Aloha Phoenix, used to be called the Samoan Village.




This one is the Aloha Motor Inn located on Skaha Lake Road in Penticton BC, Canada.



Close up of the Tiki sign. You can see a few A-frame cottages in the back.



The Aloha Motor Lodge and Restaurant in Hilliard, Florida.






The Aloha Motel in Miami, Florida.



Close up of the A-frame from a different postcard.



Next, the Aloha Inn Motel in Altamont, Illinois with some Polynesian style to the building.



Another nice old sign.



And finally, a postcard with an artist rendering of the Aloha Motel in Virginia Beach, Florida.



Close up of the great looking roof-top pool.




Look forward to seeing some more Aloha added to the post.

DC


 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2011-06-14 8:54 pm   Permalink

Really hope the AFrame roof becomes the "In" design feature in architecture again soon...staying at an AFraame motel would be a lot more enjoyable just from the aesthetic side of things.

Love these postcards.


 
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Tiki Shaker
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Posted: 2011-06-14 10:54 pm   Permalink

Wow, that Virginia Beach illustration is something else! Looks like a kid did it!

Awesome collection Cajun... I'll have to dig around and see if I have any.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-06-15 3:03 pm   Permalink

Man, A-frames and late 50 American cars parked by them, what could be better!

Great thread, pal, wish I wuz home to scan some stuff to contribute....like isn't there an Aloha Motel in Palm Springs?


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-06-15 7:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-06-15 15:03, bigbrotiki wrote:
Great thread, pal, wish I wuz home to scan some stuff to contribute....like isn't there an Aloha Motel in Palm Springs?



Thanks Bigbro, you must be off to work again.

I don't know about the Aloha in Palm Springs, but there was one in Vegas with a pretty snazzy sign.




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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2011-06-15 8:37 pm   Permalink

Fun post DC,

I thought there was one in the Alhambra area but it's the Lanai Motel.


1745 W Valley Blvd. Alhambra, CA

So to apologize for the slight derail, here are a couple others with some help from Google maps -

The Aloha Motel in Lancaster, CA

42329 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA

The Aloha Motel in Santa Ana, CA

2409 South Main Street, Santa Ana, CA


and the former Aloha Motel in Hayward CA

250 West Jackson Street, Hayward, CA

Which is now the Aloha Apartments. Maybe Mr. Smiley can tell us something about this?

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-06-15 8:45 pm   Permalink

Bora Boris, thanks for playing the Aloha game!

Another Aloha Motel from Chandler, Arizona.



Which actually has Tikis as documented by TikiJackalope in this thread....

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6094&forum=2&hilite=aloha motel

DC


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Bora Boris
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Posted: 2011-06-15 9:04 pm   Permalink

Here's Palm Springs -


1080 South Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-06-15 9:34 pm   Permalink

BB,

Here are some better photos of the Palm Springs Aloha Hotel from flickr.



The sign says it all for Palm Springs - Pool TV AC!





No Tiki but a nice mid-century cool vibe.


DC


 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-06-16 5:06 pm   Permalink

Time for a matchbook entry into the Aloha club. The Aloha Motel and Trailer Park located in lovely Pond Creek, Oklahoma. Run by Red and Ruth.





Back of the matchbook just in case you needed to know your mileage.



DC


 
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Or Got Rum?
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Posted: 2011-06-17 3:15 pm   Permalink

Neat Thread DC, here a few not so clear shots gleaned from the web.

First a postcard companion to your Pond Creek Trailer park MB

Next an old one from Wichita, Kansas

Finally a neat bamboo framed sign and small motel from Port Orange, Florida






 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-06-17 3:54 pm   Permalink

OGR,

I like the sign from Port Orange, Florida.

Here is the Aloha Motel from Bellingham, Washington.

Photo from the opening in 1960



Postcard




Some current photos of the sign.





DC


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2011-06-19 10:54 pm   Permalink

It appears that for many Aloha Motels, the Aloha spirit did not extend beyond the signage

 
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Pele Paul
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Posted: 2011-07-07 4:10 pm   Permalink

wow! and all this time I thought i was the only one who got all gushy when I saw cool old hotels and motels and photos!! I remember staying at some cool places back in the 70s as a kid, too cool!!!!

 
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tikiyaki
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Posted: 2011-07-19 10:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-06-15 15:03, bigbrotiki wrote:
Man, A-frames and late 50 American cars parked by them, what could be better!




nothing....that's as good as it gets


 
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