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I just acquired my second postcard of the old POLYNESIAN Condominium Apartment/Motel on 291 Ocean Shores Boulevard, Ocean Shores, WA, 98551. "A deluxe 70-unit oceanfront motel located on the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Facilities include: Kitchen - Fireplace - TV - Phone - Heated indoor pool - Restaurant - Lanai Room - 150-capacity convention hall. RECREATEION: 180 Hole golf course (Home of Pat Boone Celebrity Golf Classic) - deep-sea fishing - clam-digging - beach combing - dining - dancing - RELAXATION. Rates from $15 - $35"

Together they show an interesting mutation of the Tiki sign. I hope I've got them in the right order. Neither card has been used or postmarked. The reverse of each card is almost identical.

  • On the back of both cards is a stylized depiction of the mask on card #1's sign.
  • The second card has an area-code in front of the phone #
  • The second card lists the golf course as the home of the Pat Boone Classic, the first does not.
  • The second card has room rates, the first does not.
  • The style of the first seems (to my eyes) to be early 1960s while the second has more of a late 1960s, early 1970s look. I could be wrong.

Both nice signs though. Does anyone out there know more about this old motel/resort?

Sabu

[ Edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy on 2002-11-07 17:38 ]

T

I agree - the second looks much more 1970s...

Z

I have the top card and it is postmarked 1962. The first version of the sign gets my vote (love the colors).

[ Edited by: zulumagoo on 2002-11-07 18:03 ]

T

Hey!

The photo of the hotel is the same exact one in each card, only the signs are different.

Hint - check out the cars in the parking lot and the breaking waves; the white foam lines are exactly the same.


A thing of tiki is a joy forever

[ Edited by: Tiki_Bong on 2002-11-07 18:06 ]

T
thejab posted on Thu, Nov 7, 2002 6:37 PM

I'm sure mrsmiley will appreciate the top sign with it's simple statment to "SMILE" vs. the bottom one that says "THANK YOU PLEASE COME AGAIN".

T
thejab posted on Thu, Nov 7, 2002 6:47 PM

It's probably still there. Here's their web site:

http://www.thepolynesian.com/polynesian/

T

I like how the only things they list for local information is a casino and a 3-screen theater! Sounds like my kind of town!

:tiki:

Thanks Zulu, for posting the 1962 postmark date on your postcard. I like having that kind of information for my records. Appreciate it.

Sabu

I found this matchbook and wonder if they ever had a mug of this tiki that looks like a shield.


yup, stayed there, it's real nice inside. Not real tiki anymore, but there is a big ol tiki out front of Maraiahs restaurant (the round building.) I have a photo out front, but no scanner, sorrrrry!
Had a real nice time, always wanted to stay there since I was
a kid, and finally did a few years ago.
Pea

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